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Uganda’s ballooning pubic debt

Economists suggest that the government needs to balance investment in development and productive sectors Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda government plans to borrow Shs8.73 trillion from local and international lenders to fund the bloated Shs 45.4trillion budget amidst the coronavirus pandemic threat. According to the Ministry of Finance …

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Air pollution in Kampala

Comparison with Nairobi, Addis Ababa | AJIT SINGH, FRANCIS POPE AND WILLIAM ROBERT AVIS | The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive consequences of travel restrictions and industrial downturn has been a temporary reduction in air pollution. This has …

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Fear of another lockdown

Experts differ on handling rising COVID-19 cases | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Recent increases in coronavirus disease COVID-19 cases are causing anxiety among Ugandans. Many fear the government will impose another lockdown. By June 11 total confirmed cases were 679. That is a jump of 172 cases or 34% from …

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Mbarara varsity scientists fight COVID-19

 World Bank funds effort to produce WHO quality hand sanitisers | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) have started manufacturing hand sanitiser as part of their contribution to the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The hand sanitisers …

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How lies, fatigue are derailing Uganda’s fight against pandemic Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandans no longer fear the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and that is very dangerous. Government officials in charge of fighting the spread of the disease are increasingly getting under pressure including from fake news. When Betty …

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