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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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Wakiso district starts demarcation of wetlands

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Wakiso district natural resources department has started demarcation of wetlands to curb rampant encroachment. The exercise will involve resurveying wetland boundaries by planting trees and erecting pillars. More than 1,000 trees have so far been planted in Simbamannyo wetland Magogo parish. Rebecca Sabaganzi, the …

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Collapsing bridges force Wakiso to resort concrete structures

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has resorted to the construction of concrete bridges following the collapse of several temporary bridges. The district engineer Sam Mwesigwa says the move is aimed at saving the district from repeated expenditures on the same projects. He explains that five bridges caved …

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Wakiso district tops in violence cases against children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has topped the districts with the highest cases of violence against children, according to reports by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Out of the 1967 cases reported between January and April 2020, 934 cases were in Wakiso district, followed by …

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RDC ejects transporters seeking relief food from her office

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a commotion at Wakiso district headquarters when a group of taxi and boda boda operators stormed the Resident District Commissioner’s office demanding for relief food. The group pitched camp at the RDC’s office from the morning of Monday, May 11 seeking an audience …

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Residents grab food relief at Wakiso district headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was chaos at Wakiso district headquarters on Thursday evening when a group of residents grabbed relief food that was delivered by Koica Club of Uganda for distribution to vulnerable community members. The residents jumped on the Diana pickup truck where the relief food was …

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Wakiso district leaders query relief food distribution criteria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The exclusion of district leaders from the distribution of relief food in Wakiso district has sparked off misunderstandings with local leaders insisting that it may result in fraud. The government is distributing food to families whose livelihood was disrupted by the lockdown implemented as one …

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Funeral ambulance impounded carrying empty coffin, passengers

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security in Kasangati in Wakiso district impounded an ambulance belonging to Jambo funeral services for attempting to circumvent the current lockdown. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga says the ambulance registration number UAX 366M toyota land cruiser was intercepted at one of the security check points …

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