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Kitgum Municipality receives UGX 146 million UWEP funds

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Municipal council has received 146.6 million shillings from Ministry of Gender, Labour and social development for implementation of Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme [UWEP]. Benson Kidega Lugai, the Kitgum Municipality UWEP focal point person said on Friday that the fund will benefit 26 …

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Minister faults CDOs, town clerks for failing YLP, UWEP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Janet Mukwaya has faulted the community development officers in Entebbe municipality and Katabi town councils for failing the implementation of the Youth Livelihood Program and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program. Mukwaya, who is on a working visit …

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Police blocks Kaliro FDC meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police deployed heavily in Kaliro district on Thursday to block a scheduled consultative meeting by the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party at Nawampiti landing site. Police used tear gas and live bullets to disperse the FDC supporters who had declined to vacate the landing …

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Women oppose channeling UWEP Funds through districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Women’s Council has advised Ministry of Finance against channeling Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program – UWEP funds through the districts . During the Council sitting held at Bunyangabu district headquarters on Thursday, the council chairperson, Faridah Kimbowa, said that the Finance Ministry has …

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MPs want UWEP groups to venture into export

Kampala, Uganda | FRANK MUGABI | Women Members of Parliament have called for the elevation of Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) groups to increase production with an eye on the export market. The MPs noted that many of the women groups they have visited are engaged in sectors whose products are …

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MPs inspect UWEP-funded projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) and women parliamentarians under their umbrella body, the Uganda Women Parliamentarians Association (UWOPA) have embarked on a joint monitoring exercise of UWEP-funded projects in the Western region. The exercise covering the districts of Kanungu, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Mbarara …

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Women entrepreneurship program plunges into funding crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry is stuck with thousands of women groups seeking funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program- UWEP. The program, in its third year of implementation continues to suffer consistent decline in budgetary allocations from Ministry of Finance, Planning and …

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GENDER MINISTRY: There are no missing Youth and Women funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has dismissed reports of ghost groups and missing funds in the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP). The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, who also doubles as the ministry’s accounting officer, …

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Mukwaya visits West Uganda, says women’s fund UWEP starting to bear fruits

Kisoro, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT |  Gender Minister Hajat Janat Mukwaya has said the fruits of the Uganda Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) are begining to show countrywide, with more groups making big strides in fighting poverty in Uganda. Minister Mukwaya alongside the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana and the Programme line managers are …

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