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Mbarara regional IG office suffers staff shortage

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The officer in charge of the Regional Inspectorate of Government, Mbarara region, Siraje Sempagala on Friday told the committee on parliamentary and legal affairs that the acute shortage of staff is affecting the war against corruption in the region. Sempagala said that the office that is …

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Germany faces biggest teacher shortage in 50 yrs: association

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Germany’s education system is facing the “biggest shortage of teachers in 50 years” as a result of education policy failures, the country’s teachers’ association said on Friday. The problem is largely “self-made,” association president Heinz-Peter Meidinger told the Rheinische Post newspaper. The number of new teachers has …

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Shortage of speed guns hampers traffic police work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shortage of speed guns is hampering the work of traffic police officers on major highways. According to the Police Director in charge Traffic and Road Safety, Dr Stephen Kasiima, the police have only about 20 functioning speed guns. Kasiima revealed this at the launch of …

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DPP threatens to close offices over staff shortage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has threatened to close its offices across the country over inadequate staff. DPP Mike Chibita says that his office has for years been grappling with shortage of staff now totaling to 600 personnel in their upcountry offices and …

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Queues at petrol stations as fuel shortages hit Khartoum

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Residents queued for hours outside fuel stations in Khartoum on Wednesday as an acute shortage of petrol and diesel hit the Sudanese capital. The drop in supplies came on top of rising food and electricity prices that led to sporadic anti-government protests in January. Long queues …

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Nigeria petrol shortage bites at Christmas

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Long queues formed at petrol stations across Nigeria Tuesday, with motorists sometimes waiting up to 24 hours to fill up their tanks, as Africa’s number one oil producer faces a crippling fuel shortage. “I couldn’t travel. I would have loved to travel to Osun State …

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October shortage exposes empty talk

By Patrick Kagenda When long-distance truck drivers went on strike in protest against the poor state of the Malaba Border Post parking yard on October 20, the government left the Uganda Revenue Authority to resolve it. It did not work. On October 28, President Yoweri Museveni passed Malaba on his …

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