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51% of operation wealth creation beneficiaries dissatisfied- Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty one percent of the people involved in the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC are dissatisfied, a new study by Kabarole research and resource center has revealed. The study covered Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kamwenge and Ntoroko districts in Rwenzori region involving 512 households. …

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Govt expects FID in early 2020

Uganda woos new oil investors in Cape Town Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Despite the current stalemate in the local oil and gas industry, the government remains optimistic that the joint venture oil companies involved in commercializing Uganda’s petroleum resources will reach a final investment decision before April, 2020. …

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Security operatives raid FDC office in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Plain-clothed security operatives have raided the offices of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) political party in Kasese town. According to Kasese FDC district chairperson Saulo Maathe, the security officers, about 30 of them, raided the party offices along Alexander Street and started ransacking …

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Multiple loans obatined by teachers worries UNATU

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU is concerned about multiple loans acquired by teachers. Several primary school teachers abandon classes in fear of being arrested after obtaining multiple loans from money lenders, which has disrupted classes. Zadock Kamusiime the UNATU National chairperson says that it …

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Uganda’s first human breast milk bank opens in February

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Starting February 2020, women with excess breast milk and would love to donate to babies whose mothers cannot breast feed will deposit it at the Human Breast Milk bank in Nsambya hospital. The Primary Health Care State Minister, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu disclosed this …

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Bugisu farmers oppose Coffee bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers in Bugisu sub region have opposed the National Coffee Bill. The bill, which is before parliament, seeks to provide for the registration and licensing coffee farmers across the country. The bill also proposes that land, where the coffee is to be grown, …

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Uganda’s coffee earnings down by 25%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan coffee dealers are halting exportation of hundreds of tons of coffee to see if the global coffee prices will improve. As a result, Uganda’s coffee earnings dropped by 25% from $46.3m (Shs 169bn) in August to just $34.7m (Shs 125bn) in September 2019. …

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Tribute to Med Kaggwa; The gentle human rights advocate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A cross-section of Ugandan’s continues to pay glowing tribute to Med Kaggwa, the Uganda Human Rights Commission Chair following his death.  Kaggwa, who has been at the helm of the Commission suffered a sudden early on Wednesday morning while driving to office. He is suspected …

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