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Gov’t seeks 286 billion shillings loan to restore forests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar has sought parliament’s approval of a 286 billion Shillings loan request from the World Bank to restore forests in the country. Anywar presented the loan request before Parliament’s National Economy Committee alongside the Minister of State for …

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World Bank cautions gov’t on excess spending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank spells a gloomy picture of Uganda’s economy this year, urging the government to mind its spending plans and increase the domestic revenue mobilization. The 16th Uganda Economic Update shows that Uganda’s economy will contract by 1 percent in the calendar year 2020, …

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The garbage, sewerage, and planning challenge to Uganda’s new cities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Uganda’s newly established cities need to plan and manage settlements to avoid the same pitfalls that befell Kampala, the Capital City. Government in July inaugurated seven new ‘cities’ by elevating former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara, and Fort Portal to city …

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