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FDC elects new Rukiga district chairperson

Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Michael Kwarikunda Mbareeba has been elected unopposed as the new Rukiga district Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party chairperson. Kwarikunda was elected on Tuesday during the district and sub-county party leaders conference in Katungu, Mparo town council. The meeting was presided over by Jack Crissy Sabiti, …

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President’s office intervenes in Muhanga town council land dispute

Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the President has intervened in a land feud between Muhanga town council authorities, residents and State House officials. The 32 acre piece of land is located at Nyakitabire hill, Muhanga town council in Rukiga district. Last month, two State House officials, Constance …

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Banana rust thrips disease ravages Rukiga district

Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Rukiga district are worried about their plantations following the spread of the banana rust thrips disease to their area. The disease has affected several banana plantations in Bukinda, Kamwezi, and Rwamucucu sub-counties and Muhanga town council. An infected plant starts with changing from …

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Leaders in Kigezi renew demand for hospital in Rubanda, Rukungiri

  Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Kigezi are demanding the establishment of a government hospital in the districts of Rubanda, Rukiga, and Rukungiri. The leaders argue that due to the lack of government hospitals in the three districts, all Covid-19 patients that need special management are taken to …

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Rukiga district FDC party chairman defects to NRM

Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medard Ensinikweri, the incumbent opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party chairperson for Rukiga district has defected to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Ensinikweri handed over the FDC party card and t-shirt to Twaha Selubowa Yalyakumanyi, Rukiga district NRM party returning officer on …

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Rukiga NUP coordinator arrested

Directorate of Public Prosecutions has sanctioned Turyasingura’s file leading to his arrest Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Mutambuuka Turyasingura, the coordinator for the National Unity Platform (NUP) party in charge of Rukiga district has been re-arrested. Turyasingura was arrested on Thursday by police at his home in Muhanga town council. Derrick Katebire …

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Rukiga district NUP coordinator arrested

Muhanga police raided Turyasingura’s home and arrested him without giving any explanation Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Turyasingura, the coordinator for the National Unity Platform-NUP party in-charge of Rukiga district has been arrested. Turyasingura was arrested on Wednesday by police at his home in Muhanga town council. Derrick Katebire …

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Kabale, Rukiga ambulances grounded

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health service delivery in Kabale and Rukiga districts is being hindered by the lack of ambulances. Rukiga district does not have a government ambulance to rush patients with emergency cases to health facilities. The only double cabin pick-up is grounded at Kamwezi health …

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