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11:10
11:10

Floods Cut Off Major Bridges in Busia District 4 2

On Wednesday, River Solo burst its banks and swept part of Solo Bridge while Nakhola Bridge was flooded by the water from part of River Malaba.
20:45
20:45

Busia Boda Boda Elections Suspended over Irregularities 4

According to the union, most of the voters who turned up for the elections were reportedly non-members who had illegal boda-boda identity cards. The cards were allegedly issued by George Byansi, one of the contestants for Busia municipality.
17:35
17:35

Prices Chase Ugandan Christmas Shoppers from Busia into Kenya 3

In Busia local markets a pair of adults' shoes ranges between 30,000 shillings to 45,000 shilling compared to Kenyan market which is between KES350 (Ugshs: 11025) to KES: 600 (UGX18900).
10:36
10:36

Stop Conning Clients! RDC Warns Busia Money Changers 2

The D'RDC says that they have registered several complaints from traders and travelers who were conned by the money changers in the process of exchanging Ugandan currency to Kenyan currency.
16:24
16:24

Residents Want Construction of Tororo-Busia Road Expedited 4 1

The contract for the construction of the 141 Billion Shillings road was awarded to the China Railway 18 Construction Company limited.
15:21
15:21

Fire Guts Commercial Building In Busia 3 2

The fire that gutted the building which had four shops and a video hall reportedly started after 2am. Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed in the fire.
09:29
09:29

Busia LC V Chairperson Pushes For Marijuana Processing Facility 2 1

Marijuana farming is common in Buhehe, Masaba, Masinya, Masafu and Lumino sub-counties. While addressing farmers at Dabani sub-county headquarters, Mugeni said that once the government embraces his proposal to include a marijuana processing facility in the export zone market, they are ready to source potential cannabis investors to produce drugs and create jobs for locals.
11:07
11:07

Power Connection Stalls in Masafu Sub County As Workers Protest Delayed Payment 2 1

On Tuesday, more than 20 casual labourers laid down tools demanding salary for the last two months.
10:54
10:54

Taxi Drivers, Boda-boda Riders Rush In Kenya For Petrol 3 1

In Busia district, a litre of petrol at a pump fuel station costs between Shillings 4,530 and 46,10 up from Shillings 3,670 while those vending in plastic bottles have hiked a liter from Shillings 3,800 to between Shillings 4,700 and 4,800.
17:59
17:59

Artisan Miners in Busia Living in Fear over Eviction 3 1

The Chinese investor is constructing a USD 200 refinery covering 300 acres of land in the four villages of Alupe, Agoriat, Akipenet, Amagoro in Mawero parish, Buteba sub-county.
14:19
14:19

Construction of Roads in Busia Stalls Over Structures Built in Road Reserve 3

Construction of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27 Kilometers- Kms Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents constructed residential houses, wall fences on the road reserve. The owners of the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
11:42
11:42

Kenyan Fish Mongers Protest Over Impounded Trucks 6 4

Godfrey Ongwabe, the national chairperson of cross border trade, told URN that when he followed up on the impounded fish with the Ministry of Agriculture he was told that it was immature and lacks a clear place of origin.
09:10
09:10

Construction of US$ 200M Gold Refinery Starts In Busia 5 9

Lui Hui, the general manager of Wagagai gold mining company limited, says that they will construct the gold refinery in two phases with each phase costing US$ 100million. He says that they expect to complete the first phase in 2023.
07:30
07:30

Busia Road Rehabilitation Works Stall Over Fuel Shortage 4 2

George Mwidu, the Busia District Engineer confirmed to URN that they are unable to continue with the works because of fuel shortage. He explains that they can’t access money from the central government because the district bank account system is down.
09:51
09:51

Construction Of USMID Roads Launched in Busia Municipality 7 2

The 19 Billion Shillings road project is funded by World Bank and the construction works have been awarded to Dott Services Limited.
08:35
08:35

Residents Block Water Project Pending Older Road Compensation 6 3

Allan Sempewa, the UNRA spokesperson says that they have financial challenges causing delays. He appealed to residents stay calm as whoever was valued and assessed during the road project will soon get money.
12:34
12:34

RDC Suspends Busia Boda-boda Leaders Over Alleged Extortion 5 3

The angry boda-boda riders who protested were from Busia and Namayingo districts. They accused leaders of Busia joint motorcycle boda-boda rider’s association- BJMBA of routinely extorting cash from them and making unnecessary arrests as well.
09:25
09:25

Busia Residents Assault Councilor for Mobilising Them To Block Road Rehabilitation Works 3

Remigiyo Wabwire, one of the residents in Bukalikha village affected by the road works, says that they were surprised to see the district councillor mobilizing them to protest the road works, which left them without any other option but to attack him for fighting the development of their area.
08:11
08:11

Contractor Directed to Fix Defects On Busia Market 3 4

They cited several defects that includes; linking iron sheets at the upper floor, broken door shutters on some of the lockups, cracks on walls and poor drainage systems among others.
15:57
15:57

80 Kilometres of Roads Listed for Rehabilitation in Busia 4 2

The poor state of roads has raised concern from the public because they had become impassable to cyclists and motorists.
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