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Minister intervenes in dura limestone quarry ownership row

Kamwenge, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The state minister for mineral development Sarah Opendi has intervened in the controversies surrounding  Dura Limestone Quarry, whose ownership is claimed by both Kitagwenda and Kamwenge districts. The contest emerged after the creation of Kitagwenda district in 2019, a result of which, the new leadership …

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Parliament approves new cities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has approved the creation of 15 new cities across the country. The approved cities will come into effect in a phased manner starting 1st July 2020 to July 2023.  The seven cities that will be operational effective this year are Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, …

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Energy Ministry given ultimatum to resettle Mubende miners

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural resources committee of Parliament has given the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development up to March 10th to resettle Mubende artisanal miners. In 2017, government evicted an estimated 60,000 artisanal miners in Mubende district on grounds that they were mining illegally. The miners were …

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MPs reject mandatory assistance to accident victims

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have rejected a provision in the Traffic and Road Safety Act that makes it mandatory for road users to render assistance to accident victims.        This is one of the provisions in the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 (Amendment) Bill, …

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89 sub counties lack health centres -Opendi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former minister of health in- charge of General Duties, Sarah Opendi has said that the Ministry of Health has failed to extend health centres to all sub-counties across the country. She was on Thursday speaking at the handover ceremony to Robinah Nabbanja, the …

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Uganda will not dispense PrEP over the counter- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As HIV activists around the world are pushing for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to be accessed over the counter, the health ministry says that it will not be considered in Uganda. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Thursday, …

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1st Specialized Fistula hospital launched in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti district is home to the first Specialized Fistula hospital in East Africa. The hospital is found in Awasi village in Arapai sub-county along Soroti – Lira highway, six kilometers away from Soroti town. Alice Emasu, the Executive Director Fistula hospital, says construction of the …

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MPs plot to abolish medical board approval for treatment abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are seeking the abolition of medical board approval for legislators seeking treatment abroad. They want the approval to be provided by any medical practitioner approved by the board. The suggestions are embedded in the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2019.  Pian County …

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