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President Museveni declines to assent to PPDA amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has declined to assent to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (Amendment) Act, 2020.  The Act passed on February 21, 2020, was aimed at reducing bureaucracies  as well as ensuring efficacy and transparency in the procurement of public assets The Act …

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Kampala minister Extend Kitaka’s tenure

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the acting Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director will stay in office until the Public Service Ministry completes the process of recruiting a substantive ED. In her June 25th letter, the Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs says they agreed with the …

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Fewer couples embraced ‘scientific wedding’ concept

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several couples cancelled their weddings during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, even as the concept of scientific weddings took shape among Ugandan communities.   The concept started with a ban on public gatherings in March 2020 and a suggestion by president Yoweri Museveni that people can abandon …

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Traders plead for reopening as ministers inspect Kampala arcades

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Traders operating from arcades across Kampala have pleaded for reopening of the buildings to allow them to resume operations after more than three months of inactivity.  The arcades remained closed even when the government eased lockdown restrictions opening malls and other shops. But according to …

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25 taxi touts arrested for defying presidential directives

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mbarara has arrested 25 taxi touts for defying presidential directives. Following the suspension of public transport over Covid-19, President Museveni banned touts from the parks as a measure of curtailing the spread of the virus.  The touts were arrested in an operation conducted …

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Bobi Wine’s people power rubbishes ‘scientific’ election plan

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has said either the Electoral Commission organizes a normal election as commanded by the constitution and other electoral laws or abandons the plan for holding elections in 2021. Kyagulanyi told Journalists in Kampala that they were taken aback by …

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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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