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Planning Authority asks MPs to control supplementary requests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority (NPA) has beseeched the finance committee of Parliament to discourage the use of supplementary budgets, as it undermines budget credibility. The NPA team led by the Executive Director, Dr Joseph Muvawala, on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 appeared before the committee chaired by …

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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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Uganda’s young men are dying

YOUNG MEN DYING: The puzzle of why numbers decline when they turn 20 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s demographic projections are interesting; particularly on population distribution by gender between ages 15-24 years. Demographers The Independent has talked to say it is a well-known fact that women in Uganda …

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NPA urges gov’t to reconsider teenage pregnancy guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority-NPA has asked the Ministry of Education to rethink its teenage pregnancy guidelines. The Ministry of Education guidelines on pregnancy were developed in 2020 following an increase in teenage pregnancies reported during the COVID-19 lockdown. Reports indicate that over 200,000 cases of …

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Global factors impacting Uganda’s economy: BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from Bank of Uganda and the National Planning Authority (NPA) have told Members of Parliament that the state of the economy is struggling because of global related factors. The officials were interfacing with the Committee on National Economy to discuss the state of the …

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Opposition MPs train on programme based budgeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Desirous of having a team that can influence business on the Floor of the House, the Leader of the Opposition (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga is rolling out trainings intended to improve the capacity of Opposition Members of Parliament to exercise their oversight role better. The first training …

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Uganda school system could lose up to 30% of learners

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A recent National Planning Authority (NPA) report on the re-opening of schools “Towards Safe Opening of The Education Sector in Covid-19 Times” indicates up to 30% of learners might fail to return. Whereas the report released in August acknowledged that worldwide, school closures …

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NPA advises gov’t to suspend construction of new roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority (NPA) wants the government to suspend the construction of new roads and direct the available resources to ongoing projects. The NPA Executive Director, Joseph Muvawala made the recommendation while appearing before the Budget Committee of Parliament to present their opinion on …

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