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CSOs write to president Museveni against building dam on murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have jointly written to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demanding him to declare that no dam is constructed at Murchison Falls. The letter dated 28th November is signed by Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director of Africa Institute for Energy Governance …

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Civil Society group wants clear spending of Petroleum Fund cash

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | As government and oil companies continue to negotiate on oil deals ahead of production, civil society organisations under their umbrella group, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have come out to advise on how oil revenues should be used. At a meeting in Kampala held last …

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CSOs condemn unregulated disposal of used condoms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society Organizations-CSOs in Hoima are up in arms against lodges and bars for allegedly disposing off used condoms in the open. Robina Tibakanya, the coordinator of National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS-NACWOLA notes that lodges and bars dump used condoms in …

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Increasing alcohol consumption in West Nile worries CSO’s

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organisations-CSOs in West Nile region have raised an alarm over the high levels of alcohol consumption in the region. A survey conducted by Arua District NGO Network-ADINGON shows that alcohol intake in the region stands at 75 percent with men taking the …

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CSOs demand environmental conservation in Albertine region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations operating in the oil-rich Albertine Graben are demanding for consistent efforts aimed at protecting the environment in the light of oil and gas exploration and production in the region. According to the CSOs, oil companies operating in the region have not …

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Uganda public debt burden to bite in 2019/2020 – CSOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSO) under the Umbrella Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group have expressed fears that impact of the highly shooting public debt is going to be much felt by Ugandans in the next financial year as government plans to spend more on debt …

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CSOs ask MPs to reject new taxes on mobile money, social media

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed introduction of new taxes on mobile money transactions and social media has met stiff rejection from civil society activists. Government has proposed to introduce a 10 percent final withholding tax on commissions by telecommunication companies to mobile money and airtime agents and Shillings …

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MPs, CSOs want government to invest in disaster preparedness

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation has challenged government to increase the budgetary allocation towards disaster response and management programs as a way of protecting Ugandans against floods. Addressing a press conference at Parliament Monday 26, March 2018, organized by Civil Society …

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