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40 schools face closure over failure to meet standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 40 schools in Kasese municipality are facing closure for alleged failure to meet the minimum requirements. Emmy Kayiiri, the Assistant Principal Education Officer Kasese Municipality, says the affected include kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Some of the affected schools are Kasese …

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USMID beneficiaries want new guidelines revised

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Municipal mayors and Town clerks have opposed new guidelines in the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID project operational manual. The officials argue that the new guidelines are very stringent and affect the implementation of the project. They require that the beneficiary municipalities and districts …

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COMMENT: Nature vs. infrastructure

Environmentally reckless growth is not preordained; it is possible to make smart, sustainable choices COMMENT | MAXWELL GOMERA |  In November 2017, scientists working in Sumatra, Indonesia, made an exciting announcement: they had discovered a new species of orangutan, bringing to seven the number of great ape species globally. But one year later, …

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Obongi welcomes new district amid health, infrastructure gaps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah has promised to lend a hand in Obongi County’s efforts to end infrastructure and health challenges ahead of the county’s transition to district status effective July 1st 2019. Oulanyah presided over the annual Obongi day after touring several infrastructural establishments …

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COMMENT: New ways to finance infrastructure

To increase emerging markets’ share of infrastructure investment, the world needs more `patient capital’ COMMENT | JUSTIN YIFU, HAVARD HALLAND & YAN WANG | Lawmakers in the United States have introduced legislation that, if enacted, would create a new development finance institution (DFI) to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Unlike …

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River Nile infrastructure cooperation key – Mukitale

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buliisa constituency Member of Parliament has questioned the rationale of different states in the Nile Basin, constructing different power dams, calling it lack of a shared vision. Biraahwa Mukitale was responding to the keynote address on transboundary water cooperation, presented by Professor Emmanuel Kasimbazi, at …

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