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Kadaga asks president Museveni to take lead in FGM fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wants President Museveni to take lead in the fight against Female Genital mutilation in the country.  Kadaga was speaking on Thursday while meeting a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by the Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo …

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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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UNDP asks gov’t to address Uganda’s labour skill gaps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme – UNDP has asked government to address the skill gaps responsible for low economic productivity in the country for inclusive growth to be achieved. The UN Agency says investing in human capital should be at the centre of the …

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UNDP partners with TEF to empower 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development network of the United Nations, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) — Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering entrepreneurs — to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 …

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IGAD, NDA partner to improve quality of medicines in Nomadic regions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority is working on a plan to guarantee delivery of quality medicines to the population in nomadic regions. This is part of the efforts by the United Nations Development Program-UNDP and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – IGAD, to ensure safety, security …

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No real development in Africa without regional integration

UN’s Assistant Secretary-General Ahunna Eziakonwa is the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She spoke to Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor on issues pertaining Africa’s socio-economic development. In the recently released World Economic Situation and Prospects for 2018 report, Africa’s economic growth …

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Market women take new look at life

NGOs are shaping how women look at power, rights, money Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Kalerwe Market on the northern edges of Kampala city is a bustling open space; crowded, messy, and noisy. Squashed in the junction of two busy city roads; the Gayaza-Kampala road and the Northern bypass …

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UN board assesses body’s work in Uganda

UN board assesses body’s work in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On May 05, the Executive Board of the United Nations (UN) met President Museveni at State House in Entebbe to assess how the International Body’s work is impacting the country in terms of achieving its development related targets. Museveni …

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UNDP champions joint oil development

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda needs to team up with other countries under the East Africa Community, the Great Lakes Region and other African regions in the oil development process ahead of oil production slated for 2020 if it is to benefit from the resource, according to the United …

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