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Babirye has seen it all as a traffic cop for 40 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last week, Robinnah Ssemakula Babirye, hang her police boots after 40 years of service. She retired at the rank of Inspector of Police -IP, having joined the police force in 1980s. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network -URN, Babirye said she has left …

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Crisis as schools hunt for teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many private school operators are currently hunting for teachers as educational institutions prepare for full reopening after close to two years of closure in Uganda. Due to the COVID-19 induced lockdowns, private schools in Uganda laid off their staff since many couldn’t afford to …

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Christmas road carnage

430 people died in road accidents last December. ‘Fika Salama Extra’ launched News Analysis | RONALD MUSOKE | Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, wants Ugandans travelling to their upcountry homes for the end of year festivities to do so cautiously. He is one of many leaders …

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Uganda Free Zones Scheme boost exports

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The contribution of Uganda’s free zones to total exports jumped more than seven times to 1.247 billion dollars in 2020/2021 from the previous year’s exports. This is about one quarter of the country’s total exports for the year. The Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)was created …

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Supreme Court seeks written submissions to decide Small Claims case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court in Kampala has ordered for written submissions in the case in which the Attorney General wants an interim injunction halting the implementation of a decision by the Constitutional Court allowing lawyers to participate in Small Claims. Small Claims are cases whose …

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MOH: Poor response by elderly persons to vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is concerned about the low response of elderly persons in the ongoing vaccination campaign against Covid-19 disease, Doctor Allan Muruta, the Commissioner for Integrated Epidemiology and Surveillance services has indicated. In March this year, the Ministry of Health launched a …

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SWITZERLAND TRIP: Fraudster cons Police Officers of millions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detectives from Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID are hunting for a fraudster who has collected millions of shillings from a number of police officers, purportedly to enable them attend a non-existent training trip to Switzerland. The Fraudster targeted police officers attached to the directorate of Police Medical …

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DEAL: Government agrees to pay interns immediately

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has rescinded it’s orders to expel all medical interns effective Monday for striking. The interns went on strike in May, 2021, following government’s failure to release funds that were meant for their allowances. Previously interns were earning between 750,000 and …

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