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Over 70% of working Ugandans lack social protection – UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than half of working Ugandans have no access to social protection as fall back when they retire or stop working. This is according to a report by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS from a survey conducted between June 2021 to December 2021 in the …

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Uganda’s young men are dying

YOUNG MEN DYING: The puzzle of why numbers decline when they turn 20 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s demographic projections are interesting; particularly on population distribution by gender between ages 15-24 years. Demographers The Independent has talked to say it is a well-known fact that women in Uganda …

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Uganda’s annual headline inflation increases to 10 pct

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s annual headline inflation for the year ending in September increased to 10 percent from 9 percent registered in August, Uganda Bureau of Statistics said Friday. The agency attributed the increase in the headline inflation to rising prices of commodities such as rice and sugar, …

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Tough times ahead as inflation rises to 9%

This is the 6th straight month it is rising causing anxiety in the interest rate market  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Uganda for the 12 months to August 2022, increased to 9.0%, up from 7.9% registered in July 2022, according …

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Bureau of Statistics tasked to explain middle income status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Human Rights have tasked the officials from Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) to explain how they concluded that Uganda had attained a middle-income status. UBOS led by James Muwonge, the Director of Methodology and Statistics was on Wednesday, 10 …

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42% of Ugandans living a deprived life: UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s first ever multidimensional poverty index report for 2021, has revealed that up to 42.1 percent of Uganda’s population lack in several socials and economic aspects of a normal human life. The survey conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, took into consideration a number of …

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UBOS asks gov’t to halt PDM roll out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureaus of Statistics-UBOS has asked the government to halt the roll-out of the Parish Development Model program-PDM, saying the statistical data required for its implementation isn’t readily available. PDM is a government program aimed at improving the livelihood of Ugandans, especially the 39% …

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‘Middle Income’ status

  Museveni’s dream and numbers that don’t lie Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since President Yoweri Museveni announced on June 7, rather surprisingly, that Uganda had attained Lower Middle Income status, the question has been why the President appears desperate for Uganda to attain that rank. Several views have …

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