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Bugolobi wastewater plant operational

The Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant is now operational. The wastewater treatment plant, the largest in the country, takes care of the effluent from the capital Kampala. It is designed to reduce pollution of Lake Victoria. | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven years after the construction of the Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant …

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Uganda’s debt burden

 To borrow or not to borrow for infrastructure? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Julius Kapwepwe, the director of programmes at Uganda Debt Network, a debt monitoring NGO, Uganda’s national says, to control the country’s spiraling debt, the Ministry of Finance officials must ask themselves some questions every time they …

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Financing climate change in Africa

Global leaders commit to mobilise US$2bn to accelerate climate change adaptation Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As Africa struggles to emerge from shocks caused and accelerated by climate change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders have committed to prioritise actions that will help the continent emerge stronger, healthier and …

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Kampala-Jinja Expressway

  Needed today, won’t be ready by 2030 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda government on March 16 signed a US$229.5 million (Shs860 billion) financing agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the latest effort to raise money for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway. The Kampala-Jinja Expressway is being …

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Govt boosts participation of local firms in EACOP

Local players think initiative could be late as oil companies are already publishing expression of interest for field services Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda has started implementing a Shs 1.85bn project seeking to build technical skills of local micro, small and medium enterprises eyeing businesses during the construction …

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Africa can harness 4th industrial revolution

Doing so will require a new educational philosophy and investing in basic digital infrastructure. COMMENT | HANAN MORSY | Key features of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – accelerating digitalisation, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, robotics, and 3D printing – have obvious and important implications for education, employment, and the …

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