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How to deal with congestion and infrastructure gaps in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Timely completion of infrastructure projects is a key ingredient to economic growth. It should be prioritized. This was a shared view at the recently held ‘Innovation Series’, a thought leadership forum organized by Brainchild Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala. …

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Experts call for balanced investment in infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economics’ Analysts have said it’s time for the government to start increasing budget allocated to the social sectors which have for years been dwarfed by works, transport and energy sector investments. Both experts from government, research institutions and international agencies spoke in unison during a …

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Specialists welcome plan for wider road reserves

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers and Physical Infrastructure specialists have welcomed a move to widen Uganda’s road reserves from the current 15 to 40 meters. They say that wide reserves are important for the future development of Uganda’s road infrastructure. The nod comes amid the discussion of a draft …

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Lira Municipality records increase in local revenue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira municipality has recorded a slight increase in local revenues, thanks to the improved infrastructure under the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development- USMID project. The Project, funded by the World Bank has seen key infrastructural installations set up. Roads in the Central Business District …

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MPs want regional consultations on roads bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the committee of physical infrastructure have called for regional public hearings on the Roads Bill 2018. The objective of the bill among other things seeks to expand road reserves from the current 15 meters to 40 meters on both sides of …

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Parliamentary Budget Committee Recommends Capitalization of UDB

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Budget Committee has recommended for the allocation of money to capitalise Uganda Development Bank-UDB. UDB is a public enterprise wholly owned by the Government. It is a Development Finance Institution that is focused on accelerating socio-economic development through sustainable financial interventions in …

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Government launches 5 year refugee health plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Estimated to cost $583.4 million, the Ministry of Health on Jan.25 launched the Health Sector Intergrated Refugee Response Plan 2019 – 2024 in which they will provide drugs, infrastructure and cater for human resources for health in refugee camps and the host community. Speaking at …

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