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Mabirizi institutes criminal charges against Bobi Wine

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has opened criminal charges against National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi on allegations of giving false information about his age.   In his documents filed before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court, Mabirizi contends that Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on two occasions gave false …

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URA appoints new customs boss

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Uganda Revenue Authority-URA board has appointed new commissioners to replace those fired in May 2020. The appointments made after the August 26, 2020 sitting saw Abel Kagumire appointed as the commissioner customs. Kagumire had been acting in the position since early this year. Richard Kariisa  has …

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Parliament renews call for gov’t to open remaining sectors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has reechoed the need for government to open different sectors still under lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  She made the call during plenary on Tuesday afternoon as Parliament resumed business after a two weeks’ recess.  In her communication to …

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Aine picks presidential nomination forms

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Christopher Aine has picked presidential nominations forms at the Electoral Commission. Aine arrived at Electoral Commission offices on Jinja road exactly 12:45pm on Monday dressed in an African shirt and khaki pair of trousers. Together with his driver and right hand man, they matched to the …

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Umeme profits fall by 64% in first six months of 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme saw its after-tax-profits fall by 64 per cent with the revenues affected by low demand for electricity and payments during the coronavirus lockdown. Umeme said in its half-year financials published today that the company’s profits had dropped to 22 billion Shillings in …

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Private schools seek UGX 90b to beat COVID-19 distress

Kampala , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Private educational institutions are seeking 90 billion Shillings in financial help, to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on schools and facilitate the re-opening process.  With budgets decimated by the economic downturn, many school owners are constrained financially, and can hardly pay for …

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Bunyoro religious leaders condemn Ndeeba church demolition

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Church situated in Rubaga division in Kampala was razed on Sunday night after a legal battle over the ownership of the land on which it sits. The land was previously owned by a Buganda Kingdom Princess Evairini Nachwa, who is said to have bequeathed …

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Museveni visits site of demolished Ndeeba Church

MUSEVENI: The bottom line is that the Church will retain this land and we shall build a new church Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT  | President Yoweri Museveni has today visited the site of the demolished St Peters Church, Ndeeba and resolved to address the matter conclusively with the religious leaders. He early …

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