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MP Alex Burundo arrested in Sironko over procession

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alex Burundo, the Bulambuli County Member of Parliament and dozens of his supporters are in police custody for flouting Covid-19 guidelines. The suspects were picked up on Saturday evening by police in Sironko district while holding a procession. It is alleged that the MP led …

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New 2kms-long crack alarms Sironko amidst looming landslides

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As heavy rains continue pounding the highland Bugisu sub-region, a new 2 kilometre-long crack has appeared and is causing panic in Gombe town council sub county of Sironko district. The new crack has has cut through three cells and also struck a primary school …

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FDC struggling to field candidates in Sironko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic party leadership in Sironko is struggling to identify suitable candidates for elective positions in the district. Patrick Waniaye, the Sironko district LC V chairperson says that although they managed to hold primaries for the election of candidates for parliamentary and LC …

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Gov’t starts second phase of relocating landslide victims

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has started the second phase of relocating the landslide victims in Bugisu sub-region. The affected people are being drawn from the districts of Bududa, Namisindwa, Bulambuli, Manafwa and Sironko. Resettlement of people living in high-risk areas of Mount Elgon region to Bunambutye sub …

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Gov’t asked to support landslide victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of Members of Parliament have asked the government to support landslide victims in Sironko district. On Tuesday, landslides left several people dead while others remain trapped in the rubble. Reports indicate that River Sironko and River Namwege burst its banks, plunging the …

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THIS WEEK: Mudslides claim lives in Sironko

THIS WEEK: Mudslides claim lives in Sironko The mudslides that ravaged the mountainous district of Sironko in Eastern Uganda on Aug.28 is said to have left about four dead yet others were still missing by press time. According to Aid Organisation Red Cross, the mudslides destroyed villages of Marobo and …

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