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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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Banks keep interest rates on hold

Mutebile maintains CBR at 10% and projects 6.3% growth of the economy Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Borrowers from commercial banks will not experience changes in lending rates in the coming few months after Bank of Uganda maintaining the central bank rate –which influences changes in interest rates market …

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MPs reject UBOS proposal to conduct census in 2022

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament on the Finance Committee have rejected a proposal by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) to conduct a National Census in 2022. The last national household and population census was carried out in 2014 and the custom is to hold …

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