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By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd October 2007 03:00 AM

Sembabule in blackout

SEMBABULE-The town is facing a water and power shortage following the breakdown of pipes and a transformer. The town speaker, Elly Jumba, said over 700 people were affected by the water shortage, adding that water was now being ferried in trucks from Masaka.

Sembabule in blackout

SEMBABULE-The town is facing a water and power shortage following the breakdown of pipes and a transformer. The town speaker, Elly Jumba, said over 700 people were affected by the water shortage, adding that water was now being ferried in trucks from Masaka. A 20-litre jerrycan of water, he said, now cost sh500-sh1,000. About the transformer, he said there was a stand-off between Umeme officials and the town residents, who rejected a replacement, saying it was inferior.


Fire burns Kasawo dorm

MUKONO-Property worth millions was reduced to ashes when fire gutted a student’s dormitory at Kasawo Senior Secondary School on Monday. Badru Sentongo, the headmaster, said the incident occurred at 4:30pm when students were in class. He dismissed claims that a short circuit caused the fire, saying the dorm lacked electrical connections. He added that 140 Senior One and Two students were sent home since they lost most of their belongings.

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