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Tribal conflicts threaten Tororo NRM Primaries

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tribal conflicts threaten the success of the National Resistance Movement –NRM Party primaries in Tororo district, eastern Uganda. The multi-ethnic district is currently has two offices for the NRM party, one for the people of Tororo county, majority of them with Teso lineage …

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Mbale city, Tororo and Busia operating without ambulances

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Eastern Uganda are operating without ambulances. The ambulances in Mbale, Busia, Tororo and Kapchorwa are grounded over lack of funds for repair while others are beyond repair, forcing medical officials to rely on ambulances donated by well-wishers who include politicians and Non-Governmental …

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Tororo flood victims urged to go home – three months later

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Floods victims in Tororo district are living under deplorable conditions. The affected people from over 200 households were displaced by floods triggered by heavy rains that pounded Tororo district in March this year and pitched camp at Fungwe primary school where they have spent …

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Tororo District returns unspent sh5.1 billion to Treasury

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo District Local Government has returned sh5.1 billion to the national treasury as unspent funds for the 2019/2020 financial year. The Public Finance Management Act 2015 section 17 (2) stipulates that a local government that does not spend money that was appropriated to …

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Tororo health facilities run out of ART drugs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several health facilities involved in offering Anti-Retroviral therapy-ART services in Tororo district are facing a drug stock out. The affected health facilities include among others Mukuju health center IV, Malaba health III, Mulanda health IV, Tororo general hospital, and Nagongera health center IV. Health authorities …

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COVID-19 lockdown delays commissioning of Tororo central market

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The continued lockdown in Tororo district due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay in the commissioning of the Tororo central market. According to municipal officials, by March this year, the Contractor Young Jin Construction Inc. Company, a Korean firm had finalized works …

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Government approves 15 new constituencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has approved the creation of 15 new counties that will start operation next year. The Minister in charge of information (ICT & National Guidance) Judith Nabakooba said in a statement that Cabinet made the approval at their latest meeting on Monday at State …

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URA struggles to curb smuggling at porous border points in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA is struggling to stop smuggling at the porous routes of Malaba town council in Tororo and Busia districts. Residents still smuggle Kenya cement, rice, sugar, cartons of wheat flour, salt, white polythene bags, biscuits, sweat cones and PK chewing gums among …

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