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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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Addressing Uganda’s poor growth

Why the citizens need a mind shift to deal with multidimensional poverty and persistent inequality COMMENT | JOHN DDUMBA-SSENTAMU | Uganda aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2040. This is classified by the World Bank as a country with Gross National Income per capita income above $4,096. That’s far …

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President Museveni launches parish development model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parish Development Model, a program meant to eradicate poverty through the execution of development activities at the parishes has been officially launched by President Yoweri Museveni. The 490 billion Shillings Parish Development Model replaces Emyooga, a presidential initiative on wealth and job creation which was …

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Oulanyah blames poverty in Northern Uganda on leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has tasked leaders from Northern Uganda to consider working in unison to redeem the region, saying it ranks poorest in the country. Oulanyah said the Northern region has received numerous ‘helping hands’ from government and development partners, but that …

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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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