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Chief national planner wants OPM out of programmes implementation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Frustrated by years of government inaction as plans upon plans remain on paper, the Executive Director of the National Planning Authority, Joseph Muvawala has now demanded for the removal of the function of program implementation from the Office of the Prime Minister, so that it …

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EU asks gov’t to pass sexuality education framework

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union-EU has asked the government to fast track and pass the National Sexuality Education Framework. The call was made on Tuesday during celebrations to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child that took place at State House. According to the government, …

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Covid-19 slows Uganda’s progress on poverty alleviation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that the covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected its progress in poverty alleviation. The pandemic has also affected progress in eliminating hunger, providing education, clean water and sanitation, and provision of affordable clean energy. The minister for general duties in the office of …

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UN resident coordinator gives hope to child abuse survivors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda Rosa Malango has given hope to dozens of victims of defilement and forced marriages in Amudat, southern Karamoja. She encouraged the survivors to overcome traditional beliefs and culture by embracing education and ensuring they complete school and become …

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Wake up and beat poverty – Museveni tells Ugandan youths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged youths to engage more actively in commercial production to get out of poverty. He said that the youth are sleeping while the few who are partially awake are involved in subsistence production only focusing on survival. Museveni made reference …

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Speaker Kadaga receives SDG review report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN office in Uganda is awaiting confirmation from the president to launch a youth innovative campaign for solutions to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals were adopted by United Nations member states in 2015 as a universal call to action to end …

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UN appeals for UGX 1Trillion to support Ugandans during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 1.1 Trillion Shillings is needed to support refugee populations and food insecure populations in Uganda, whose lives have been further disrupted by the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. This  is part of the UN Emergency Appeal for Response to COVID-19 fundraising campaign which …

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Uganda borders closed to new refugees, asylum seekers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has announced today that the country will no longer welcome new refugees and asylum seekers. The move is in response to a presidential directive to close all borders as a measure initially to prevent but now to slow the spread …

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