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World Bank’s funding to Uganda increases to UGX 7 Trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will get at least 7 trillion shillings from the World Bank for the period between 2021 and 2023, officials have said. The money is part of new funding round that the bank has put aside for the developing countries under the International Development Assistance …

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Desert locusts not destructive- Minister Rwamirama

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that the locusts that have invaded different parts of the country are mature and not destructive. According to the State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama, although Government is prepared to spray the locusts, the current locusts in the country could just …

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MPs pretending about New Lower Secondary School Curriculum – NCDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Curriculum Development Centre has said that Members of Parliament who claim that they were not consulted before the new lower secondary curriculum was approved, are not telling the truth. Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala yesterday, Grace Baguma, the …

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Mao unbothered by noise in Democratic Party

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Norbert Mao the DP President General has said those accusing him of misguiding the party are on a smear campaign to tarnish his name ahead of the party’s delegates’ conference next month. Speaking to URN, Mao said despite of the ‘noise,’ they are not going …

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Dry season saved Karamoja from devastating impacts of locust invasion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja would have suffered unprecedented crop losses if the desert locust’s invasion happened during the rainy season when the gardens were flourishing, officials have said. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, desert locusts are potentially the most dangerous of the locust pests because …

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Jackson Kafuuzi takes oath as Deputy Attorney General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kyaka South Member of Parliament Jackson Kafuuzi Karugaba has taken oath as the new Deputy Attorney General after a month of waiting. Kafuuzi who was appointed in a cabinet reshuffle in December had his work experience queried by the Parliaments appointments committee chaired by …

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Kakira sugarcane plantation set ablaze

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 600 acres of sugarcane plantations belonging to Kakira Sugar factory have been set ablaze. They were allegedly burnt on Wednesday by residents of Nailo village in Kakira town council, who were protesting the death of their colleague. The deceased, Batista Atayo, was on Sunday …

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28 Isimba dam workers held in China over coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 28 Isimba dam workers have been blocked from returning to Uganda from China over the coronavirus, a disease which has currently claimed over 1,000 lives. Xia Nenghai, the Project Manager of China Water and Electrical Company Ltd working on the Isimba …

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Government losing Billions to underutilised internet backbone infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is losing billions of Shillings due to the underutilisation of National Backbone Infrastructure-NBI and the e-Government Infrastructure-EGI portals. In the 2006/2007 financial year, Government through the National Information and Technology Authority-NITA-U secured funds to put-up a National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure to provide …

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