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Three arrested for vandalism of railway locks

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three men are in police custody for theft of railway locks in Te-obia cell, Ayago ward, Lira-city East division, a kilometer away from Lira railway station. The suspects including Emmanuel Omara, Emma Okello, and Samuel Kaka, are accused of vandalizing and stealing 342 pieces of inner …

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62 arrested for vandalism of electricity infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Crime Intelligence and the army have arrested 62 suspected vandals of electricity infrastructure. The suspects who were found in possession of conductors, transformers, wood and metallic poles were arrested in areas of Kampala, Wakiso, Luweero, Masaka, Mpigi, and Mityana districts. Out of the 62 …

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Vandals drive transport ministry to embrace concrete rail sleepers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has resorted to the use of concrete sleepers over the steel ones in restoration of the railway to curb vandalism. Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the Minister of Works and Transport, made the revelation while appearing before the Committee on …

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Fort Portal city leaders want street lights connected to national grid

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal City Council is considering connecting street lights to the national grid to curb vandalism. In 2017, solar-powered street lights were installed in the town because they are cost-effective. However, there have been concerns from residents and leaders over the vandalism of solar street …

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Ministry of works deploys military to curb theft of rail sleepers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Works and Transport, General Edward Katumba Wamala has issued a ‘shoot on sight’ order targeting vandals stealing rail sleepers and materials used for the ongoing repair of the meter-gauge railway-MGR. In February this year, the government contracted China Road and Bridge Corporation-CRBC …

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Three arrested over vandalism of street lights in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three suspects are in custody at Fort Portal central police station accused of vandalizing street lights in Uganda’s tourism city. Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Region police spokesperson identifies the suspects as Majid Musisi, Ramathan Kassim and Godwin Mwesige. According to Twesige, the trio that …

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Indian national, 18 others detained over vandalism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An Indian businessman in Kampala is part of nineteen suspected vandals of electricity infrastructure arrested by the joint anti-vandalism task force in Kampala. The joint operations involving the Uganda Police Force-UPF, Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF, and power distributors Umeme commenced last week within Kampala, Wakiso …

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Hoima city security committee suspends metal scrap business

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima city security committee has suspended the metal scrap business citing massive vandalism of government property. Both the city authorities and security committee accuse scrap dealers of the rampant theft of solar panels, manhole covers, and batteries among other items on major streets within the …

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Umeme, security agencies to crackdown on vandalism of power lines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have launched an offensive against power theft and vandalism of transmission lines and distribution infrastructure. The government has in the past three years intensified investment in the electricity generation, transition and distribution operation throughout the country. But despite these investments, the Ministry of …

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