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MUSEVENI: Increase Parish Model fund to Sh1.1 Trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked the National Resistance Movement-NRM party MPs to support the proposed increase of the Parish Development Model Fund budget from the current 200 billion to 1.069 trillion Shillings. In the current financial year 2021/2022, parliament appropriated only 200 Billion Shillings towards …

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Maj Gen Lokech is dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech ‘the Lion of Mogadishu’ is dead. “The IGP with deep sorrow regrets to announce the sudden demise of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major General Paul Lokech. He passed on from his home this …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: COVID and schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY COVID and schools: Why keeping them closed is dangerous THE LAST WORD The defeat of liberal imperialism: Why poorly armed Taliban triumphed over the US military after two decades of war COMMENT Urgent …

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Why Museveni is targeting Mailo

Experts say land issue might end badly, if not handled well Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since President Yoweri Museveni’s ‘attack’ on Mailo land ownership — one of the four land tenure systems under which Ugandans can own land—public debate has reached a crescendo with Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi …

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SECURITY: Museveni warns forces on torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned security forces against torturing people. Speaking on Saturday at Nakasero State Lodge, Museveni said nobody should be in the uniform if he doesn’t respect the people of Uganda. “Don’t bark at people that are not a people’s army, …

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