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Finance Commitee approves UGX 10 Bn industrial research funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has resolved to approve a supplementary request totaling 10 billion Shillings for Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) pending an onsite visit at the entity’s Namanve premises on Friday. This was during an interface with Ministry of Finance officials led by the …

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Budget Committee rejects UGX 15.8 Billion supplementary request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Budget Committee of Parliament have rejected a fresh government supplementary request of 15.8 billion Shillings. The Committee received the request on Thursday from Gabriel Ajedra, the Minister of State of Finance in charge of General Duties. According to Ajedra, part of …

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Uganda positions itself to reap from bamboo boom

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda Industrial Research Institute- UIRI is considering several innovations to increase the commercial use of bamboo. Dubbed, the wonder plant, the evergreen perennial flowering plant is believed to be the strongest fastest-growing wood plant on earth. The previously unusable species have seen dramatic …

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Uganda’s industrial skills training center takes shape

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The long-awaited industrial skills training and production center project is taking shape following the completion of its construction phase. The Uganda Industrial Skills Training Centre, a brainchild of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), is supported by a USD 30 million (111.2 billion Shillings) …

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Kadaga commissions paper processing plant

MP Abigaba roots for investment in the manufacturing of eco-friendly paper bags to replace ‘Kaveera’ Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Government has been urged to invest in the manufacturing of eco-friendly paper bags made from banana stems. The eco-friendly paper bags will help waste disposal by households as Uganda moves to implement the …

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THIS WEEK: Innovators get Shs30bn boost

THIS WEEK: Innovators get Shs30bn boost Uganda’s budding innovations industry got a major boost when the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) announced that it had been allocated Shs30billion to support young innovators whose programs have stalled due to lack of funding. Prof. Charles Kwesiga, the executive director of UIRI told …

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HEALTH: Herbal medicine’s future

Two top practitioners speak to The Independent about their fears and dream Andrew S. Kaggwa Imagine a place where you can go for weight management, management of lifestyle diseases, nutritional support, and guidance and counseling on diet. Now on that list add herbal decoctions, distillates, ointments, creams, and lotions. Finally …

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