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Uganda Wildlife Authority chokes on dwindling funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) has decried dwindling operational funds during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Bashir Hangi, the UWA communications manager says they will soon need a boost if the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue since it is operating on dwindling savings of about …

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Funds, guidelines slow Fort Portal tourism city operations

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal tourism city authorities are struggling to deliver services and improve infrastructure due to lack of funds and operational guidelines. Fort Portal tourism city is one of the cities that government operationalized in July. The others are Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, …

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Controversy surrounds gov’t grant to UNAA

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Controversy is surrounding the government’s grant to the Uganda North America Association (UNAA). UNAA is an umbrella of Ugandans living and working in the United States of America. The government gives UNAA USD100, 000 (368m shillings) every year with half of this money meant to …

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Auditor General queries absence of Petroleum Investment Framework

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Auditor-General John Muwanga has queried the absence of a Petroleum Investment Framework to guide investment of funds under the Petroleum Revenue Investment Reserve in Bank of Uganda. While presenting his audit report for the year ended December 2019 to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca …

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Clerks Director, MPs disagree over committee operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Bakwega, the Director Clerks in Parliament has disagreed with a section of legislators on the operations of house committees, particularly on work plans and funds. The heated discussion was part of the self-assessment exercise on the final day of the Third Annual Legislature …

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Mak school of public health seeks UGX 30 billion for new home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) have unveiled a fundraising drive to construct an eight-storied facility worth 30 billion shillings. This is in an effort to strengthen its scientific research, teaching and learning for the growing student population, currently at more than 800, with …

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