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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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Nancy Kalembe promises post COVID-19 recovery plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate, Nancy Linda Kalembe has promised a post-Covid-19 recovery plan when elected president. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many parts of the world including Uganda were in a lockdown which affected the economy. Kalembe’s plan entails empowering community businesses, farming, job creation, land security …

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80 wives deserted broke boda boda husbands in Gulu during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many young men who started the year 2020 blissfully in Gulu city enjoying the company of their loving wives are now wallowing in loneliness. According to Emmy Ocen, the spokesperson of Gulu city Boda-Boda Association, at least eighty spouses of his colleagues have abandoned their …

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Over 900 school age going girls in Budaka district impregnated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 942 girls in Budaka district got pregnant in the first three months of the lockdown, health officials have revealed. According to health officials in the district, a survey conducted between April and July in only four health facilities indicated that over 900 school-age …

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COVID-19 bars buzz

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | How critical are bars when it comes to fueling economic growth? Is it possible to respect standard operating procedures where sobriety is doubted amidst rising COVID-19 cases? These could have been some of the questions that President Yoweri Museveni and his national COVID-19 taskforce asked …

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Amuru residents blame teenage pregnancies on domestic violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Amuru district have attributed the high cases of teenage pregnancies in the district to domestic violence. Statistics from the Human Rights Focus indicate that 4,062 young girls were impregnated in Acholi sub region since the Covid-19 lockdown in March up to mid-August 2020. …

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Boys, men faced increased sexual violence during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A survey by the Makerere University School of Public Health has indicated that many more men and boys are being battered, sexually abused, or forced into sex by women. The finding is based on a survey conducted in August 2020, among 2,500 adolescent boys and …

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