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Masette Kuuya was Obote’s ‘Bituli Mia’, wanted Mandela Stadium in Nabumali

OBITUARY | Alfred Geresom Musamali | Hon Patrick Masette Kuuya, son of Abner Walyawula of Sibanga in the current Manafwa district, was the “Bituli Mia” of Dr Apollo Milton Obote’s Second Government (1980 to 1985). “Bituli” in some Ugandan languages means gaps, holes, shapes or openings while “mia” is Kiswahili for a …

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Dr. Ssemogerere’s death marks end of an era

OBITUARY | Michael Wambia  – URN | Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere aka Ssemo has been described as an “emperor” of Uganda’s democracy and his passing away is the end of an era. Dr. Paul Ssemogerere has been a thread and needle that attempted to bring different opposition groups to unite for …

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Veteran politician Yona Kanyomozi dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Veteran politician Yona Kanyomozi has died. Kanyomozi died on Sunday at Nakasero Hospital. Jimmy Akena, the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President, confirmed Kanyomozi’s death to Uganda Radio Network (URN) saying that more details will be availed. Kanyomozi, 82 has previously served in different capacities …

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UPC calls upon government to fulfill pledges to health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress has asked the government to address the welfare of medical workers in the country in order to prevent strikes. Medical doctors at government hospitals in Uganda under their umbrella association of Uganda Medical Association -UMA, are continuing their strike that started on …

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Besigye’s new Front

For pressure group, is competition with Bobi Wine’s NUP better than cooperation? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The People’s Front for Transition comes at a time when Dr. Kizza Besigye is marking twenty years since he first ran for president. After four grueling election cycles, Besigye sat out the …

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UPC demands for lifting of curfew hours to favor evening classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has called upon the government to consider extending the start of curfew hours from 7pm to 10pm purposely to allow evening classes resume with no interruptions. Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ …

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Kigezi UPC vice chairman resigns and quits party

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Tindimwebwa Kanyamukiza, the Kigezi region Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party vice chairman has resigned and quit the party citing unending party wrangles. In his August 2, 2021 letter addressed to Jimmy Akena, the UPC party president, Tindimwebwa says that he could not withstand the endless …

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IPOD drafting new MoU for political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD is in the process of drafting a new Memorandum of Understanding-MoU that binds all political parties with representation in Parliament. Four political parties namely the Democratic Party-DP, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, National Resistance Movement-NRM and Uganda People’s Congress-UPC signed …

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