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New title on Gov’t land shocks Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Eng. Hillary Onek is shocked by the existence of a new land title that was fraudulently processed on the seven square mile piece of land that government secured to resettle the 1,780 people. Government acquired the vast …

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Gov’t revises Oil volumes to six billion barrels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The amount of crude oil so far discovered is six billion barrels, down from 6.5 billion barrels, the Uganda government has announced. Of the six billion barrels, the amount recoverable has also been put at 1.4 billion barrels, down from the initial range of between …

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Transformer manufacturer asks Gov’t for support to penetrate market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electrical Controls and Switchgear (ECS) limited, a local company that has ventured into manufacturing transformers has called for government assistance in penetrating the market. James Kalibbala, the managing director of ECS says they ventured into manufacturing of transformers last year, however, they have so far …

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Gov’t to support Busoga Education Initiative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is to support the Busoga Education Initiative, which aims at improving the education standards in the sub region. The revelation was made by the Minister of State for Education, Rosemary Seninde at a meeting of the Busoga Parliamentary Group …

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Ecweru blasts Bugisu Leaders for misleading Govt on Bududa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Relief and Disaster Preparedness State Minister, Musa Ecweru has blasted leaders from Bugisu region for allegedly misleading government on the issues of landslide victims. According to Ecweru, the leaders from Bugisu including Members of Parliament have been frustrating government interventions to support the mudslide …

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PSFU blames Gov’t for not Implementing their proposals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has accused government of failing to implement proposals they present during budgeting process. Speaking at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperative annual sector review, Moses Ogwal, the director policy advocacy at Private Sector Foundation said government usually accepts …

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Bududa: Gov’t to release sh32 billion for relocation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Finance to release 32.75 billion shillings to facilitate the relocation of 6,300 people at high risk of landslides in Bududa to Bulambuli district. At least 43 people were last week killed and over 800 displaced when mudslides swept Bukalasi, …

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Gov’t to borrow Sh148 billion to fight gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Director Uganda Media Centre, Shaban Bantariza said the decision was approved by cabinet yesterday during its weekly meeting. The borrowing was approved to support the strengthening of social risk management and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response project. The loan is required to …

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Gov’t to borrow Ugx 1.5 trillion for schools, health centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is planning to borrow USD 412 million (1.5 trillion Shillings) to construct secondary schools, upgrade health centres and run rural electrification projects. This will include USD 200 million (734 billion Shillings) to be borrowed from the World Bank for upgrading health centre IIs to …

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