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In The Independent: New crisis over Karuma, Isimba Dams

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Top stories of This week’s The Independent. It will be at the news stands today

COVER STORY:
New crisis over Karuma, Isimba Dams

Senior officials at the Ministries of Finance, Energy and UEGLC, the government body in charge of electricity generation are desperate to stem the uncontrollable rise of the cost of Karuma and Isimba dams. Now, the matter might become a legal battle as a petition has been lodged at the High Court for an independent audit.

LAST WORD:
Against education and health

Andrew Mwenda maintains that it’s a mistake for poor countries like Uganda to increase spending on social services. He then goes ahead to give suggestions on where the government should spend most of its money, and why.

NEWS ANALYSIS:
Poor education for the poor?

Bridge International Academies, a chain of schools offering low cost education in rural communities in Uganda, is under fire from the Ministry of Education for alleged poor teacher training methods and quality of education. What do the school administrators say?

BOOK REVIEW:
‘I am Evelyn Amony’

Evelyn Amony was kidnapped at the age of 11 by the LRA from her home in northern Uganda and forced to become a wife to LRA leader Kony at 14. An excerpt from the book, reveals a harrowing tale of life in Kony’s quarters.

HEALTH:
Children to get sweet ARVs

Paediatricians have devised a ground-breaking solution for HIV positive children who refuse to swallow hard and bitter tablets.

BUSINES:
Pension for informal sector
Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Authority has licensed two new saving schemes for the informal sector, an innovation that brings on board previously side-lined players such as taxi-divers, vendors etc.

Frankly Speaking:
The Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, muses about his childhood dream and his admiration for a fellow prelate.

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