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Oxfam to unveil Shs77bn Impact Fund

The fund will target businesses providing decent jobs, women empowerment and innovations Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  UK-based global organisation, Oxfam, plans to unveil a 20million Euros (Shs77bn) Impact Fund to support small businesses in line with their goals. The fund, to be unveiled as a pilot project before …

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UNBS, MAAIF partner to tackle aflatoxins in food stuffs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards, UNBS, has allied with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF, along with civil society organizations to fight aflatoxins in the country’s produce, especially grain foods. Aflatoxins are poisonous compounds produced by molds/fungi when they invade not-well-dried foods such …

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Government to use Oxfam gender tool in Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The minister of state for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Asamo Grace Hellen has promised to support the idea of using a gender tool dubbed Gender Action Learning System (GALS) methodology as government moves to implement the Parish Development Model. This methodology was developed in …

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New report hints on Uganda’s tax opportunities

URA should make personal income taxes more progressive by raising PAYE entry threshold Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A new report published by Oxfam, Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute and other non-governmental organisations has identified gaps related to gender taxation, policy and administration, and that …

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Kitgum district veterinary laboratory lies idle

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kitgum District multi-million veterinary laboratory is lying idle due to a lack of a qualified specialist to operate it. The laboratory was constructed by OXFAM and handed to the district local government in 2008 to enhance animal health and improve livestock production.  It is equipped …

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Flood affected communities benefit from WASH project

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Communities hosting Internally Displaced Persons-IDPs in Kasese district have benefited from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-WASH project. The project was funded by OXFAM and implemented in partnership with Foundation for Urban and Rural Advancement (FURA) and Kasese district. The project focused on improving access …

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