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Archbishop pleads for children to return to church

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has asked the government to put in place strategies to enable children to attend church prayers again. According to the primate, the youngsters were not included in the arrangements as the …

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Fewer children suffered from diarrhea during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children seeking care for Acute Respiratory Tract  Infections (RTIs) such as pneumonia reduced by 48 percent at the height of the lockdown instituted to halt the spread of Covid-19. This is according to a new study conducted in Wakiso district between April …

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COVID-19 complicates education

Pandemic widens education gap as it impacts rural and disadvantaged children further Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The scene looks like a typical telephone call centre. Women and men sit before computers, headsets pinned to their ears, mouth-pieces ready and light projectors dangling from the ceiling. But this is …

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World Bank cautions gov’t on excess spending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank spells a gloomy picture of Uganda’s economy this year, urging the government to mind its spending plans and increase the domestic revenue mobilization. The 16th Uganda Economic Update shows that Uganda’s economy will contract by 1 percent in the calendar year 2020, …

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Banks record 874 Billion Shillings profits during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Bank of Uganda report has revealed that commercial banks recorded profits to a tune of 874 Billion Shillings between March and September 2020. This is despite the Covid-19 pandemic that led to the closure of many businesses after the country went into lockdown. According …

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Schools asked to emphasize remedial teaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools have been advised to embark on remedial teaching for non-candidates in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown. Last month, the schools were reopened for only candidates and finalists on condition that they adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. According to Uwezo country coordinator Dr Mary …

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