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Oxfam says government wrong on land

Recommends different approach to issues in new report Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A new report by Oxfam, the international development and humanitarian organisation, has faulted the government’s land policies. Titled `Locked out; How unjust land systems are driving inequality in Uganda’, the report re-emphasised dealing with gaps in …

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Companies hired more workers in November – Survey

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Companies hired more staff in the month of November as demand for their products increased, a new survey has shown. The Purchasing Managers Index, published by Stanbic Bank and IHS Markit shows that the business environment improved to 58.6 points in November from the …

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Uganda has potential to end maternal deaths- Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda has the potential of bringing maternal deaths to zero with commitment from health workers and prompt appearance of mothers in health centres, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah says. According to Oulanyah, if health facilities are supported with sufficient funding and a well-motivated …

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Ministry of health surpasses measles-rubella immunization target

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More children were vaccinated in the concluded Measles-Rubella mass immunization campaign.  While the ministry had planned to vaccinate 18 million children,the number surpassed to 20 million. The mismatch between the planned and actual number of children vaccinated has led to a disagreement between the ministry …

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Households’ production of millet, beans falling – UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Farming households in Uganda are increasingly staying away from growing millet and beans, with the yields of both crops dropping since 2008, Uganda Bureau of Statistics has shown. Instead, the households are turning to cassava, maize, and bananas. These revelations are contained in the annual agricultural …

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Ugandans are much richer-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan economy is bigger than previously estimated, with new numbers showing Ugandans are much richer than had been thought, according to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). According to UBOS, they rebased the economy using the prices of 2015/16 financial year. This saw Uganda’s size …

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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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