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Wakiso business committee refuses to scrutinize budget over arrears

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district business committee has refused to process the district budget for financial year 2020/2021 due to outstanding arrears. Last week, Raphael Magezi, the Local Government Minister advised that as the country is still under lockdown with a ban on public gatherings, members of …

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Slow delivery of relief food frustrates residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross-section of dwellers in Kampala and Wakiso is becoming impatient after more than four days of waiting for government relief food in vain. The food, distributed through the Office of the Prime Minister is meant to support families whose livelihood was disrupted by …

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Govt relief food reaches 25,548 people in Kampala, Wakiso

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 25,000 people in the districts of Kampala and Wakiso have received relief food from the government over the last three days. The food was given out as one of the interventions to support families whose livelihood was disrupted by measures to …

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Wakiso leaders mobilize residents for gov’t relief food distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several village council chairpersons in Wakiso district have embarked on registering and mobilizing of residents within their jurisdiction in preparation for the scheduled distribution of food and other relief items amidst confusion of distribution pattern. The food distribution by government has been flagged off …

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Gov’t maintains food relief will only cater for Kampala, Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government will distribute food to Ugandans only in Wakiso and Kampala districts for now despite objection from Parliament on the methodology of distribution and question of beneficiaries. During a heated plenary on Thursday, Parliament chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga asked …

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Wakiso district health team tracking COVID-19 suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Wakiso District Health Team is swiftly moving to contain the likely outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the district as confirmed cases in the country jumped to 33. Due to high concentrated population, Wakiso is earmarked as one of the areas at high risk …

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Wakiso overwhelmed with distress calls of suspected COVID-19 cases

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Wakiso District Corona Taskforce is overwhelmed with distress calls about suspected corona virus victims because of increased tension about the pandemic. Most of the reported cases are of people who have just returned from the Middle East countries. Several reports have been registered from …

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Gov’t insists on wetland demarcation in Wakiso amid resistance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has vowed to demarcate all wetlands within Wakiso district. However, the programme is faced with resistance after locals expressed mixed reactions citing inadequate sensitization and hidden motives of evicting them. Ali Wamala Ngudde, a resident claims that some …

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Kyeyune shooting: Resident provides police CCTV footage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Undisclosed businessman in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district has reportedly handed police footage about the shooting of Daniel Kyeyune, a of People Power activists last week. Kyeyune was killed on Wednesday last week when security personnel opened fire to break up a procession by People …

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