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Samuel Amanya

Staff reporter District head Subscriber District Head in Kabale, Western Region, Uganda
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Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.

Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.

A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.

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Kabale Municipality Leaders Query Slow Road Works USMID Project 6 3

Multiplex Construction Company Limited was in 2021 awarded a 21.7 Billion Shillings contract to tarmac three roads in Kabale
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Schools Record Poor Turn Up of Learners Two Weeks After Reopening School Reopening 8 1

Several government-aided schools in Luwero, Masaka, Rakai, Mukono, Nakaseke, Gulu and Amolator, among other districts, are struggling with a very poor turn up of learners, many of them recording less than half of the student population they had before schools were closed on March 20, 2020.
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Another Secondary School Abruptly Closes Days after Reopening 3

Kashambya Community College, a Private Secondary School in Rukiga district had officially reopened on January 10, 2022, when all other educational institutions were reopened. However, they announced the closure on Wednesday and refunded school fees to all learners who had reported back to school.
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Kabale Nursing School Struggles with Accommodation, Transport Challenges 2 1

The institution which was established in 1972, currently has an enrollment of 500 nursing students. However, Dr Sophie Namasoppo, the Chairperson of the Institution's Governing Council says that despite registering a high number of students, they do not have enough space to accommodate them.
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14:53

Gov't Releases UGX 500M for Renovation of Maziba Primary School 2 3

The structures that include seven classroom blocks, head teacher’s office, staffroom, and store were destroyed by landslides in May 2020. However, there was no intervention from the government leaving teachers and parents uncertain if the school will reopen.
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12:29

Schools Create Safe Spaces for Pregnant, Breastfeeding Learners Soroti District 9 2

Charles Ondoki Torac, the Head Teacher of Holy Rosary Primary School in Gulu told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the school is welcoming all learners irrespective of their status. He says that so far the school has registered one Primary seven learner who came back with two children.