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Changes to clearance for staff working in shifts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has offered new guidance for government departments and agencies, private companies and service providers listed as essential. On Thursday last week, the works ministry started an automatic renewal of the electronic movement permits for essential workers after the expiry of 14 …

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I don’t need lectures about democracy -Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has said that he doesn’t need lectures about democracy. Museveni was on Wednesday speaking at Kololo Independence Grounds after he was sworn in as President of Uganda.  “It is quite comic and laughable to hear of some actors in the world giving …

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Security in Agago recoveries 26 stolen cattle

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Twenty-six cattle raided by suspected Karamojong rustlers have been recovered by Local Defense Unit-LDU and local leaders in Agago district.  The cows were recovered on Tuesday night during a manhunt for the suspected rustlers following their raid in Biwaga Parish in Lira-Kato Sub County on …

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UBC negotiates for UGX 1.2B supplementary to expand radio network

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation has told Parliament that it will need supplementary funding of 1.2 billion Shillings to expand its radio transmission network to underserved regions.  According to a statement by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba, the money will …

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Nurses board lost UGX 5Bn revenue during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination board lost over Shillings 5bn in revenue during the nationwide lockdown triggered by COVID-19 pandemic last year.  This came during an interface between the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination board officials led by the Executive Secretary, Helen Mukakarisa Kataratambi …

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