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Excitement as Arua, Mbarara assume city status

Uganda now has eight cities  1⃣ Fortportal 2⃣ Jinja 3⃣ Masaka 4⃣ Mbarara 5⃣ Mbale 6⃣ Arua 7⃣ Gulu Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the people of Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Masaka, FortPortal, Mbarara and Mbale, whose towns today became cities. “This is an acknowledgement of the growth these towns have experienced …

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Police recovers contraband cigarettes in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising police officers and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA operatives has impounded 313 packets of contraband super match cigarettes in Soroti municipality. The cigarette that is believed to have been smuggled into Uganda from Kenya was recovered from the home of 37-year-old …

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Installation of CCTV cameras starts in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The installation of Closed Circuit Television- CCTV cameras has started in Soroti Municipality. Officials in Soroti have said at least 28 poles are being erected for the CCTV cameras to be placed on. The exercise is spearheaded by the Uganda Police Force. The exercise …

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Soroti stuck with over 100 street children

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti district authorities are unable to help more than 100 children who have remained on the streets in Soroti town during the current lockdown. The children, who have been deriving their livelihood from petty jobs and handouts from sympathizers, now roam the empty streets …

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Herbalist arrested in Soroti for claiming COVID-19 cure

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police is holding a 24-year-old man who hoodwinked people in Soroti that he can cure COVID-19, with a concoction of herbal medicine. Speaking to Journalists at the Uganda Media Centre today, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they couldn’t allow the suspect, identified as …

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Desert locusts disrupt business in Soroti town

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses came to a standstill in Soroti town this morning as residents had sight of desert locusts’ invasion in town for the very first time. Many people abandoned their shops, offices and all other activities to have a glimpse of the migratory insects. Desert locusts that …

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Ex-Obote Minister Peter Otai to be accorded State burial

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Peter Iloot Otai, the former Minister of State for Defense in Milton Obote’s government will be accorded an official burial. Otai, 79, died in London on of January 2nd. He has been in exile since 1980’s when the National Resistance Army, NRA took overpower. …

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Over 50 schools in Teso face closure over registration

A sample of an on-line report from Uganda Schools Guide of 2018 indicates that Serere has 27 schools that are not registered while Ngora district has 24. The report shows that Soroti Municipality and Katakwi district have nine unregistered schools each while Kalaki district has three. Some of the listed …

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Soroti Municipality sets strategies to discourage teachers from cram work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti Municipal Council authorities are redirecting efforts to equip teachers with knowledge-based skills in problem-solving for learners. The development follows Primary Leaving Examinations, PLE results that showed that a number of candidates in last year’s examinations failed questions requiring knowledge application in problem- solving situations. …

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Adults pouring into street life in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A new trend of street dwellers is emerging in Soroti Municipality with adults pouring onto the streets. The adults that seem to be preoccupied during day scavenge the streets throughout the night looking for food and accommodation. Thanks to businesses that operate through the …

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