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Power outages in West Nile irk MPs

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) are irked by the power outages in West Nile that have adversely affected the smooth running of Muni University in Arua City. According to Emmanuel Banya, Muni University Secretary, the science-based university is not connected to the …

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Clean Energy Fair 2022 goes to Arua City

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Households and businesses in the West Nile region will access clean energy products and information on their usage at the upcoming week-long Clean Energy Fair in Arua City. The theme for the Fair scheduled for September 28 to October 1 at the Market Grounds …

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Minister, expert disagree over West Nile power crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Executive Director, Dr Barirega Akankwasah, have disagreed over water levels at River Nyagak in West Nile. The two government officials were on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 appearing before the Committee on …

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West Nile battling surge in malaria prevalence

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several districts in the West Nile sub-region are recording an upsurge of malaria cases. Records indicate that the sub-region has 23 percent malaria prevalence which is nearly three times the national prevalence which currently stands at 9-percent. The districts of Madi Okollo, Maracha, Nebbi, Obongi, …

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MPs join forces in fixing erratic West Nile power supply

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has urged government to find a lasting solution to the sporadic power outages in the West Nile region. The House on Thursday, 11 August 2022 adopted a motion urging government to immediately address the electricity supply challenges in the West Nile region. The motion was …

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Arua district struggling to recover UGX 12Bn Emyooga funds

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Emyooga SACCOs in the West Nile region are struggling to recover the funds they disbursed. From 2019 to date, the government-funded 455 Emyooga SACCOs in West Nile through the Microfinance Support Center. Eighteen enterprises per constituency namely, taxi operators, fishermen, journalists, veterans, boda bodas, women …

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Theft tops half year police crime report in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Theft has been identified as the leading offence committed in West Nile sub region over the past six months. According to the police half-year crime report 2022, a total number of 902 theft cases were recorded in the region, contributing to 29.4 percent of all …

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