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Mutebile: BoU to review policy on conflict of interest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Central Bank Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has said that they will review the Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) is currently investigating circumstances under which the Central Bank closed and sold seven commercial banks …

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Government to tackle food challenges using new global policy

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has promised to use the newly launched policy brief No.12 entitled ‘preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system’ to improve food security and welfare of the people. The policy written by …

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New policy brief on food to launch in Kampala  

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The office of the Prime Minister (OPM) together with the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition will launch a new policy brief on Nov.13 entitled ‘preventing nutrition loss and waste across the food systems’. This will be followed by a technical seminar …

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CSO’s cast doubt on zero tolerance to corruption policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anti-corruption Civil Society Organizations (CSO) have cast doubt on the zero tolerance to corruption policy passed by cabinet last week. The policy is envisaged to re-invigorate the government resolve and commitment to fight corruption. Its key action points include strengthening partnerships, coordination and synergies among …

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COMMENT: Uganda’s ‘model’ refugee policy

Why we need a more honest discussion on the Ugandan government’s portrayal as a global leader in refugee response COMMENT | LUCY HOVIL | Uganda has been hailed internationally for its generosity towards refugees. Since 2013, the country has welcomed close to a million refugees from South Sudan. Meanwhile in the …

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UWONET weeklong event targets policy makers

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) is holding the 4th National Women’s Week through several topical discussions on matters policy running up to October 27 in Kampala. The event that started on Oct.19, according to Rita Aciro-Lakor, the Network’s executive director is discussing socio-economic and political …

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New ICT policy targets telecom companies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The cost of internet and related services could soon drop further if the proposed sector broadband policy is implemented, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze, who spoke on the sidelines of the 19th ordinary session of the African Telecommunication …

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COMMENT: Uganda’s climate change policy

Specific interventions needed as uncertainty and variability of rainfall threatens economic progress COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI & FLORENCR NAKAZI | In the past five years, Uganda has experienced climate change and variability. This has been mainly exhibited through uncertainty of rainfall patterns for the two main cropping seasons (i.e. March to May …

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