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Support local firms in the oil and gas supply chain post COVID

  COMMENT | Joseph Mukasa Ngubwagye |  The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges across all aspects of society. Healthcare systems have been strained, schools closed, and economies constrained. The energy sector has not been spared. Many oil producing countries have suffered big losses, and their economies have been threatened due …

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Use recovery from COVID-19 to tackle climate change: UN chief

United Nations | XINHUA | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged countries to use recovery from COVID-19 to tackle climate change. “We have a choice: business as usual, leading to further calamity; or we can use the recovery from COVID-19 to provide a real opportunity to put the world on …

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Truck drivers welcome electronic COVID-19 tracking system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Community Secretariat has rolled out its Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System that will enable authorities to electronically track positive COVID-19 cases among truck drivers. Under this system, a Covid-19 digital certificate issued by one country will be mutually recognized by …

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EAC rolls out regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Community (EAC) secretariat and its partner states have unveiled a new mobile application to enable the issuance of the EAC COVID-19 digital certificates that are mutually recognised by the partner states. The app dubbed the Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System …

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COVID-19 threatens 3.8 million jobs-EPRC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The private business community has cast doubt over the viability of government policies aimed at supporting the economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  These include tax deferments, and financial packages. In the 2020/2021 budget, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development provided more …

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COVID-19 patient escape stirs panic in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There is an uproar in Gulu City following incidences of escape by COVID-19 patients who had been admitted for treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. In less than two months, the treatment unit at the facility has already recorded three cases of patients who have …

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