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MPs criticize extra funds allocated to Emyooga in Kampala and Wakiso

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have raised concern over the government plan to give an additional 50 billion Shillings to Kampala and Wakiso districts under the Emyooga, a government initiative aimed at wealth creation and employment. The initiative is part of government strategies to transform …

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Wakiso engineer succumbs to COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tom Felix Mudaali, the senior assistant engineer of Wakiso district is the latest victim of the novel coronavirus disease-COVID-19. Mudaali breathed his last at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he was admitted in intensive care over the weekend in critical condition. Wakiso district LC …

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NRM primaries in Wakiso opened to all willing voters

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | There were mixed reactions in parts of Wakiso on the guidance given by National Resistance Movement-NRM chairman Yoweri Museveni, allowing non-registered members of the party to participate in the ongoing primaries. Museveni recently guided that all party members with cards, but whose names do …

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Wakiso district drills boreholes to curb water crisis

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has drilled three boreholes to curb water crisis. The boreholes were drilled at Kyampisi village Kyengera town council, Kakiri town and Buddo village. Drilling of each of the boreholes cost 30 million shillings. The boreholes are expected to serve more than 1,000 …

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Wakiso district staff to undergo Covid-19 testing

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will screen Wakiso district staff for Covid-19. The district has registered more than 50 COVID-19 positive cases and two deaths. About 200 staff will be tested at the district headquarters in Wakiso town council starting on Monday. The District Health …

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Wakiso takes lead to institute district human rights committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has taken the lead to institute a district human rights committee as recommended by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) many years ago. The acting chairperson of UHRC, Dr. Katebalirwa Amooti says that whereas 27 districts including Budaka, Bukedea, Busia, Hoima, Isingiro, Kiboga, …

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Wakiso receives 2.4 million face masks for free distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has received 2.4million face masks from government for free distribution to residents as part of the Covid-19 preventive measures. The mask distribution exercise was officially launched by Wakiso Resident District Commissioner, Rose Kirabira at the district headquarters on Wednesday. She revealed that …

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Wakiso district leaders disagree on delayed city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika has expressed reservations on the omission of Wakiso from the list of administrative units which attained city status this financial year. Wakiso was among the new areas approved for elevation to attain city status. However, the operationalization of …

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NIRA to issue over 150,000 National IDs to Wakiso residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA has finalized arrangements to distribute over 150,000 national identification cards to Wakiso residents that hadn’t been collected by the beginning of the lockdown. The distribution exercise which is scheduled to start tomorrow will take place at selected centers in …

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