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UNRA needs three weeks to repair Kabale-Kisoro road

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has announced that it will require approximately three weeks to repair the damaged section of the Kabale-Kisoro road and make it motorable. The road section collapsed at Bwaara village on Thursday morning, resulting in heavy traffic on both …

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New law to impose 30 per cent tax on betting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Lotteries and Gaming (Amendment) Bill, 2023 that will revise the existing tax of 20 per cent under the existing law to 30 per cent for a gaming activity. Clause 48(1) of the Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016 states that ‘an …

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Kasumba and Opio win Seniors Regional Golf Open

Kampala, Uganda | PHILLIP CORRY |  Fred Kasumba and Jennifer Opio have claimed the overall Men’s and Ladies titles at the Seniors Regional Open for Central Uganda. Kasumba, returned an impressive score of 71 to claim his second title in 3 years at the par 72 Kitante course on Saturday. “It …

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Private sector reports better business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |A new study of the private sector operations in Uganda shows an increase in the rate of job creation across sectors in Uganda. The study done over the month of April on corporate companies found that staffing levels rose in response to greater new orders, …

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District Veterinary Officers get 1000 meat inspection kits

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hosts Workshop to Strengthen Veterinary Public Health Services in Uganda. Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF workshop to support District Local Governments (DLG) in producing quality and safe animal products for human consumption and the …

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Otikokin clan demands blood compensation for slain minister

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Otikokin clan, to which the slain Minister of State for Employment and Industrial Relations Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola belonged, is demanding blood compensation. Engola, who was also a deputy clan elder (Awitong), was shot dead at his home in Kyanja on Tuesday …

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