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Tackling youth unemployment

It is importance to identify and provide solutions to obstacles to youth participation in agriculture | MUSA MAYANJA LWANGA | According to projections from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the Ugandan population is expected to increase to over 55 million in the next ten years, with the youth (persons …

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NEMA calls for removal of tax on gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Tom Okurut has called for the removal of the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to encourage its use among Ugandans, instead of cutting forests for charcoal and firewood. LPG was exempt from taxation in 2006. But the …

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Bad news over LDU recruitment

Political risk exposed Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND JULIAN SABIITI | Some of them forged documents. Others bribed. Many were rejected and many fainted in the physical recruitment training. But still they did not give up. The countrywide recruitment of Local Defense Unit (LDUs) that started on July 15 …

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UBOS names crops that earned farmers money

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS has released a list of ten crops where farmers last year earned better price than others. The list is contained in the new Producer Price Index (PPI) for agriculture released on Thursday. This is first-time UBOS has released …

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‘Uganda’s population now at 40 million’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s population has hit the 40 million mark, according to government statistics agency Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). According to UBS projections, Uganda’s population his the 40 million mark on Thursday at 4:00AM. This according to their population clock which updates growth hourly. The …

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Women unemployment high-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A report analysing women issues by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicates that there has been an increase in unemployment among women in Uganda. Titled Gender Issues in Uganda: An analysis of gender-based violence, asset ownership and employment, the report was done in partnership with …

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Govt to spend UGX 26BN on Education sector assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has embarked on a nation-wide data collection exercise across all education institutions in the country to facilitate planning. The exercise is spearheaded by Uganda Bureau of Statistics –UBOS in conjunction with the Education and Sports Ministry. It will be supported by the Department for …

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Price of construction sector inputs increases by 2%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of inputs in the construction sector went up by 2.0 percent for the year ending in January 2019 compared to 1.5 increase of the year that ended in January 2018. This is according to the construction sector indices released by Uganda Bureau …

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Irish Ambassador hails SAGE programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Irish Ambassador in Uganda, William Carlos has commended government’s plan for the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE) national roll out. Government plans to extend SAGE to all districts but also increase the age of beneficiaries from 65 to 80 years. The programme started …

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