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Farmer’s Group stuck with rice huller

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of 300 small holder farmers in Gulu district is stuck with a rice huller despite the bumper harvest due to lack of electricity. It is now three months since Latyeng Farmer Group in Laliya Sub County, about 10 Kilometers North of Gulu Town …

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NSENYI PS: From pilot school to nutrition hub

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nsenyi Primary School in Kasese has become a functional nutrition hub, three years after it embraced the SNV Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) project in 2015. With its newly acquired status, the pilot school has now become a demonstration site where community members come for …

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Kisoro MP on spot for intimidating tea nursery bed operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bufumbira North County Member of Parliament, John Nizeyimana Kamara is on the spot for allegedly intimidating tea nursery bed operators in Kisoro District from joining their colleagues in Kigezi and Ankole regions to sue the National Agriculture Advisory Services-NAADS for nonpayment. On November 21st, …

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Farmers lift ban on supplying sugarcane to Kinyara

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Masindi have resolved to lift their ban to supply cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited. The farmers slapped a ban on supplying cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited on October 18th, 2018 following their failure to agree with the company on the final payment …

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How to stir industrial growth

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung offers suggestions ahead of new policy launch Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Policy documents alone will not industrialise Uganda. The government should lead this agenda by acting and learning from the mistakes and failures. Also industrial development should become a political priority in action and funding, not in …

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BoU maintains lending rate at 10 percent

The Bank of Uganda has maintained the benchmark central bank rate at 10 percent. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Governor BoU Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile says that the 12-month inflation forecast has improved slightly relative to October 2018 forecast. The Consumer Price Index data by Uganda Bureau of Standards indicates that …

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NOTU, Finance Ministry bicker over NSSF representation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) is embroiled in a conflict over its representation to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board. The 11th NSSF board was inaugurated by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija yesterday but without workers representatives from NOTU. The inaugurated board is …

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COMMENT: Behind new Sugar Act

Thank you parliament for ensuring that new law on sugar shifts from ‘bitter’ Sugar Bill to new ‘Sweat’ Sugar Act COMMENT | Michael Mugabira | The Parliament of Uganda delivered a land mark victory on Nov.21 by passing the Sugar Act to streamline the affairs of the sugar industry. The Sugar Bill …

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