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NGOs inflows and exports help Uganda Shilling stay strong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda shilling has appreciated by at least 5.2% against the dollar since March, thanks partly to money coming into non-governmental organizations and low demand for dollars by importers. According to the quoting this month by forex bureaus, the shilling has gained as much …

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50% of girls unaware of programmes geared towards ending child marriages

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development has discovered that programmes put in place to empower girls and cushion them against early marriages and pregnancies are not utilized.  Speaking during a meeting with Members of Parliament on Saturday, Obadiah Kashemeirwe a Gender Ministry Official …

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Wakiso NGOs root for local languages as medium of instruction in schools

Wakiso, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A new report by a consortium of Non-Government Organizations in Wakiso District has rallied district leaders to advocate for the use of native languages in Primary and Secondary schools.   The consortium of NGOs led by Hyslink community Initiative indicated that many of the children studying …

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VOTER REGISTRATION: NGO forum hails Police, blasts GISOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) has hailed the Police for their role in securing equipment during the just concluded National Voters’ Register (NVR) exercise, but are unhappy about reported incidents of extortion involving Gombolola Internal Security Officers (GISOs). In a statement, UNNGOF commended the logistical …

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Gov’t ceases operations of 10,000 NGOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government has directed more than 10,000 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to cease operations. This follows a verification and validation exercise by Internal Affairs Ministry and National Bureau for NGOs. During the exercise 2, 118 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) were cleared to continue operations after they …

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NGOs urged to explore local funding options amid donor fatigue

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local and National humanitarian actors in Uganda have been advised to explore local funding options, and invest in the sustainability of institutions instead of relying entirely on donations and grants. The call follows a report titled “Money Talks; Assessing funding flows to local …

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