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Uganda needs food storage policy – Kadaga

  Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked cabinet to come up with a clear policy on food storage the lack of which, she said, is the cause of the current food shortage and famine in many parts of the country. Kadaga, who was chief guest at the wedding of …

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MPs Select Committee meets UTL board in Dubai

UTL still has potential to thrive again – Dr. Faisel Gergab The Chairman of Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC) Dr. Faisel Gergab has reassured parliament that Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) still has a future. He promised that the company will come up with a transformation plan to …

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No money for LC elections, New EC Boss

During a Feb.10 meeting with the media, New Chairman of Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama dispelled reports that the country will conduct LC 1 and 2 polls in March saying that the government has delayed to release funds. Byabakama who was unsure about when the elections will finally be held …

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Speaker pledges radio, TV as parliament week ends

On Feb.10, events to mark parliament week ended with a ‘public plenary’ where members of the public were engaged in discussions about the measures to mitigate adverse effects of climate change in parliament chambers. According to speaker Rebecca Kadaga, this was meant to give the public a feel of what …

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48 nominated for EALA

Parliament on Feb.10 released a roadmap for election of the nine members who will represent the country in the regional parliament – the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). In a statement issued by clerk to parliament 38 independent candidates and 10 party flag bearers had been nominated and were set …

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Government gets new TB detecting machines

On Feb.10, the Ministry of Health received nine tuberculosis testing machines worth $153,000 as a donation from the US government. Dubbed GeneXpert machines, the equipment that can form an accurate diagnose of a TB patient in just two hours will enable health workers detect and monitor both tuberculosis and drug-resistant …

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Prepare for rain, Uganda’s meteorological authority warns

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority has advised district authorities to prepare for possible disasters linked to the impending rains. They confirmed that rains will resume in early March with a peak in May that will be characterized by a lot of lightning and thunderstorms. The director of the meteorological authority …

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