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Ramathan Ggoobi’s big plan for the economy

Can he achieve it when the economy is still grappling with COVID-19? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ramathan Ggoobi, the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance/ Secretary to the Treasury (PSST) is promising to design and improve on a number of policies to achieve an all-inclusive economy. …

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Sugarcane farming: Why Busoga has remained the poorest

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busoga has the biggest number of sugarcane mills and huge acreage of sugarcane, making use of its fertile soil around Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga coupled with good rains. However, the persistent poverty in Busoga continues to raise questions whether cane cultivation is benefiting farmers. …

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Why gov’t interventions are failing to end household poverty

300,000 more Ugandans slid back to poverty mainly as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 2019/20 National household survey report released by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS, recently shows that 300,000 more Ugandans slid back to poverty mainly as a result of the …

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Bishop Ssemogerere blames poverty on greedy, selfish leaders

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere, the Bishop of Kasana-Luwero Catholic diocese and overseer of Kampala Archdiocesan Overseer has blasted leaders who are busy sharing the country’s natural resources at the expense of the citizenry.      According to Bishop Ssemogerere, although Uganda is endowed with natural resources, the …

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Mbale residents living with disabilities form SACCO to fight poverty

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale residents living with disabilities have contributed money and established a savings and credit society to help finance their individual engagements so as to reduce on the biting poverty levels. Operating under the Mbale Union of Disabled Persons, the newly formed SACCO intends to tap …

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Karimojong quit saving groups as poverty bites

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several village savings groups in Moroto district have collapsed following the withdraw of many members due to biting poverty in the region. A survey carried out by URN in Moroto district found that most members have opted to stay away from saving groups because they …

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Museveni targets to get all Ugandans from poverty in 5 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has set a new target that will finally end poverty in Uganda during his sixth elected term at the helm of the country. During his Saturday evening address, the president explained that under the new term, his government will emphasize social-economic …

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