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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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Transport difficulties delay mask distribution in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The distribution of masks in various city divisions failed to kick off on Friday due to transport challenges. Local leaders were expected to start distributing the masks as had been communicated by KCCA, which received 2,067,500 masks from government last week.  In May, president, Yoweri …

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Confusion as private teachers wait for relief fund

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | There is growing uncertainty and confusion among private school teachers about the proposed teacher’s Relief Fund. Whereas many teachers are still green about the development, several others are holding endless meetings trying to figure out how they can benefit from the funds, which are meant …

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Boda Boda riders struggle to maintain SOPs on day one

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of Boda boda riders are struggling to implement the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs.  Boda bodas resumed their operations this morning following the relaxation of the nationwide lockdown announced in March to contain the spread of the Covid19. Last week, President, Yoweri Museveni allowed Boda …

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