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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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Amuru residents blame teenage pregnancies on domestic violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Amuru district have attributed the high cases of teenage pregnancies in the district to domestic violence. Statistics from the Human Rights Focus indicate that 4,062 young girls were impregnated in Acholi sub region since the Covid-19 lockdown in March up to mid-August 2020. …

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Can Uganda steer out of poverty?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Ugandans could drift into poverty unless government comes up with measures to cushion those that have been rendered jobless as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, there are fears that poverty levels in …

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