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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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Four arrested for vandalizing water pipes in Kalaki

Kalaki, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing pipes connecting water to Kalaki and Kaberamaido districts. The arrest follows a severe water crisis that hit Kaberamaido and Soroti districts for more than one month. The suspects are Robert Kato, Samuel Lukyamuzi, Reuben Magezi, and Justus …

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Water crisis hits Kaberamaido, Soroti districts for weeks

Kaberamaido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A severe water crisis has hit Kaberamaido and Soroti districts. In Kaberamaido, residents have been struggling to access piped water for more than one month now, while Soroti joined the queue on Friday last week. The water crisis in Kaberamaido district started early last month …

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Over 700 road signs vandalized in Acholi and Lango sub regions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 796 road signs have been vandalized along the 952 kilometres national road network in Acholi and Lango sub regions by suspected scrap dealers. The vandalism estimated to cost Shillings 650 million occurred between 2020 to date. Henry Komakech, the manager Uganda National Roads …

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Four arrested for vandalizing multimillion irrigation scheme in Bukwo

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people accused of vandalizing a multi-million Shillings irrigation scheme in Bukwo district are in police custody. The suspects are Eric Sokuton, the Surum village chairperson, Toney Chebet, Benson Barteka, and Titus Kiprotic. Police picked up the accused persons on Monday on the orders of …

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30 arrested for leading strike in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city are holding 30 youths for leading a strike and vandalizing vehicles in Namulesa cell in Northern city division. Key suspects in detection at Jinja Central Police Station are Ezra Kube, Alex Lubaale, Tadeo Mugerwa and Abbey Waiswa. They are accused of …

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