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Nine Die In South Africa’s Limpopo Road Accidents1 minute read

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Nine people have died in two separate road accidents in the city of Limpopo, South Africa on Sunday morning.

It was gathered that the one of the incidents occurred around 5:30am when two BMW sedans collided head-on on the D19 road outside Seshego in Limpopo.

Provincial transport and community safety spokesperson, Mike Maringa, said the driver of one the sedans was trying to overtake when collided with the oncoming vehicle.

Six people were confirmed dead on the scene while a seventh died in hospital. Three others were admitted to Seshego hospital with serious injuries.

The road is currently closed for traffic and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

Meanwhile, a policeman who was hit by a car on the N1 North before Allandale Road has died.

The officer succumbed to his injuries, despite efforts from Emer-G-Med services at the scene.

It is not yet clear what events led to the officer being hit by the car.

In the second incident, two people were killed in a crash in Maphalle in the Mopani district.

The driver of a VW Golf lost control and rear- ended a bakkie, Maringa said.

The man was certified dead on the scene and the driver of the bakkie died later in hospital.

Four others were rushed to hospital.

“Preliminary investigations revealed reckless driving as the possible cause of the accident.”

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Uganda Establishes First Free Zone at Entebbe Airport

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The government of Uganda through the Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has finalised plans to establish the first public free zone at Entebbe International Airport. The free zone is projected to boost export-oriented investment in the country.

The project will be implemented by the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) on a five acre piece of land acquired from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) at the Entebbe International Airport premises.

Under the arrangement, the project targets sectors which include food processing, mineral processing, warehousing, storage and simple assembly, where all operators in the public free zone will process their products for onward export through Entebbe International Airport.

The development of the Public Free Zone projected to cost UGX 48billion will, on completion house seven production units and trade houses such as offices of the Uganda Free Zones Authority, Uganda Revenue Authority, and other government offices to promote enterprise. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has already awarded UGX 12.5 Billion for the first phase of the project.

Speaking at the site handover event, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, the Uganda Free Zones Authority Executive Director, said the project is expected to contribute cargo volumes, create hundreds of direct jobs and significantly improve Uganda’s exports.

“On completion, the project will support increased production quality assurance and value addition to commodities that are widely produced by the masses to improve household incomes, create employment and eliminate poverty as well as improve the value of Uganda’s exports,” he said.

Alinda was speaking while handing over the site for the construction of the Entebbe International Airport Free Zone at which he said they had acquired five acres from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority for the development and contracted National Enterprise Corporation, the commercial arm of the UPDF for the construction.

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In an interview with NC’s Tolu Adeleru-Balogun, Politician and Gender activist Ndi Kato speaks on the demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality.

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