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Prisons commander Ochakacon dies in Nwoya lodge.

Prisons commander Ochakacon dies in Nwoya lodge.

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The police in Nwoya district are probing the sudden death of Charles Ochakacon, the Division Prisons Commander attached to Amuru and Nwoya districts. The 54-year-old officer reportedly collapsed and died moments later on Thursday evening at Continental bar and lodge in Purongo town council, Nwoya district. Cosmas Adyebo, the manager of Continental bar and lodge in a report to the police noted that the deceased had booked a room for two days after arriving on Wednesday. He told police in a statement that the deceased had spent part of the night with a girlfriend in his room but she left him at around 1:30am Thursday morning. According to police reports, on Thursday morning, Ochakacon went to a restaurant operated by the girlfriend purportedly to take tea but instead bought an illicit local ...
Uganda’s public debt rises from Shs 57 trillion to Shs 70 trillion.

Uganda’s public debt rises from Shs 57 trillion to Shs 70 trillion.

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Members of parliament have raised concern about the continuous rise of Uganda's public debt which has increased by 22 per cent from Shs 56.938 trillion in FY 2019/20 to Shs 69.513 trillion in FY 2020/21. The MPs have asked government to develop mechanisms that will ensure the country returns to a low risk of debt distress. During plenary this week, the MPs approved two reports by the committee on national economy on the state of indebtedness, grants and guarantees and another one on the performance of the economy. According to committee vice chairperson Robert Migadde, the total public debt has increased over recent years due to the implementation of the government's investment agenda and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that caused revenue shortfalls. Migadde says that public debt is ...
Ugandans to pay Shs200,000 for National ID replacement.

Ugandans to pay Shs200,000 for National ID replacement.

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The Minister of Internal Affairs, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, has disclosed that Ugandans will have to pay Shs 200,000 for lost national ID replacements or make changes. Previously, the government has been charging Shs50,000. While appearing before the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee of Parliament, Otafiire said that the new fee structure will force Ugandans to be very careful with their IDs. “If you don’t want to pay the Shs200,000, then be careful with your ID,” he said. However, the proposed fee structure has raised concerns among several members of parliament on the committee, with the chairperson, RoseMary Nyakikongoro, saying the fees are too high for ordinary Ugandans. Nyakikongoro said that they will reject the new fee structure when it is tabled on the floor of parliament. M...
Medical workers strike over unpaid salaries in Lira district.

Medical workers strike over unpaid salaries in Lira district.

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Medical workers in Lira district have gone on strike over unpaid salaries. The more than 124 personnel argue that they have gone for at least three months without pay. On Thursday morning, the health workers from different facilities abandoned work and stormed the district headquarters demanding an explanation from the district authorities. The workers failed to meet the LCV chairperson, Chief Administrative Officer, and Human Resource Officer who were not available. Rashid Mwesigye Etwop, the district entomologist explained that the challenge started in March this year but the Ministry of Public Service responded and they were paid for only a month. Another health worker who spoke on condition of anonymity says that he has not been paid from May up to date. Dr. Pius Omach, a medical offic...
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