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Museveni asks religious leaders in Rwenzori to champion fight against poverty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked religious leaders in the Rwenzori region to spearhead campaigns against poverty by mobilising Christians to embrace government development projects. Museveni believes that if religious leaders take on development leadership, it could improve lives of Christians as opposed to only preaching …

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How Uganda started to tackle stunting – without a stunting plan

We spoke with Dr. Richard Kajura of the Makerere University School of Public Health about how the country significantly reduced prevalence of the condition by improving poverty, health, nutrition, education, and water and sanitation – by Exemplars News — August 04, 2022 SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | In the 1990s, Uganda …

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Gen. Otafiire asks ghetto youth to forgive gov’t for previous mistakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General Kahinda Otafiire has asked for forgiveness from the ghetto youths in Kampala, saying the government committed mistakes in the implementation of previous poverty eradication programs. He made the apology while addressing over 1,500 youths drawn from the ghettos in …

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42% of Ugandans living a deprived life: UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s first ever multidimensional poverty index report for 2021, has revealed that up to 42.1 percent of Uganda’s population lack in several socials and economic aspects of a normal human life. The survey conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, took into consideration a number of …

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Positive thinking key for Busoga transformation: Tayebwa

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has called for a productive attitude among the Basoga in order to move themselves out of poverty. The Deputy Speaker made the call at Nakigo Primary School, Kigulu South Constituency in Iganga district while officiating at a fundraising ceremony aimed …

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Busoga leaders want Govt support to fight poverty in region

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Busoga sub region have challenged the Vice President Jessica Alupo to spearhead efforts of rallying cabinet members to endorse the increase of the sub region’s economic empowerment. The leaders  said they want an increase from the current approved 4 billion Shillings, to …

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We are hungry because of laziness: Karamoja elders

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The situation of rob or beg prevailing in Karamoja is blinding the people to the more acceptable option of working for a living, their elders say. The Karamoja Elders Association has heaped the problems of hunger in their sub region on the locals for failing …

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