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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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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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