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Ugandan cities, municipalities to benefit from UN agency programme

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | “Urbanisation has become one of the most pressing development challenges of the 21 st century. It could be one of the biggest drivers of economic growth but can also become a driver of inequality and marginalization.” That rephrased quote is from one of the documents posted …

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Rethinking Rwanda’s town

Kampala, Uganda |  AGENCIES | World Bank says growth higher than stated Large scale urbanisation has already taken place in Rwanda, with the pace of it much faster than official records suggest because the definition of urban areas needs refining. Urbanisation appears to have had a positive impact on structural …

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NSSF and high-end houses

Analysts question feasibility of Shs 650m houses in glutted market yet demand is higher for low end accommodation At the beginning of this month, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) commissioned a large-scale project worth Shs14.5bn to construct a housing estate at Mbuya involving 40 residential houses. This venture puts …

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African cities agree on need for better planning

  Full house here at the Victoria Ballroom. 600 delegates from 45 countries deliberate on how to #UrbaniseAfrica — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 24, 2016 Experts in urbanisation have called on African countries to invest in planning if they are to have efficient cities that work for their people. “If …

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Over 45 cities in Kampala for first regional urbanization forum

In Kampala for ECAC-DeF on Building Inclusive Growth and Livability in African Cities, follow with #UrbaniseAfrica @KCCAUG @The_IGC — Sarah Logan (@sarahalogan) May 22, 2016   Delegates arrive ahead of the E&C African Cities Dev’t Forum this Tuesday. #UrbaniseAfrica — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 22, 2016 Over 450 participants …

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Burning Uganda’s future

The impact of the charcoal industry on Uganda’s environment should makes us despair, comments Boaz Opio. Tree fellers should use the timber for making their own coffins. Because as they cut that 100-year old Mvule, they are killing a poor tree that has been busy supplying them with good air …

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