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DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPPOSE COFFEE BILL

BY EMANUEL BAHEMBA MUGISHA AND NASSIWA RASHIDAH

Democratic Party (DP) bloc has opposed the proposal to the coffee law by government saying its demands are economically segregative

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Addressing media during a weekly press conference, at the DP offices in Kampala,

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UGANDA ASK RWANDAN, BURUNDIAN AND SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES TO RETURN HOME, ENGAGE IN AGRIC.

By UTN Reporter

The Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Eng. Hilary Onek has asked refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to return home following stable progress in the three countries.

Minister Hilary Onek was addressing delegates at the Intergovernmental

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RWANDA UGANDA BOARDER CLOSED

By Kitimbo Joyce

Business has come to a standstill at the Uganda Rwanda Boarder following a three days boarder closure.

There has been restricted movement at the main boarder points

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Rural Ugandan Women Cry For Fair Trade
Ugandan Civil Society Organisations have embarked on a campaign to re-energize rural women groups in agro-business to empower family economies across the country
GOVERRNMENT INVESTS IN MILK PRODUCTIVITY TO MEET GLOBAL DEMANDS

By Samuel L ugada

Government has invested in the Dairy Development Authority, DDA to increase on Milk productivity to enable Ugandan meet the global demands.

State minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,

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TRAVEL AGENTS CONDEMNS GOVERNMENTS’ DEFAULT

BY INKE BRIAN and TIBAINGANA FRED

The Uganda Travel Agents Association (TUGATA) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) have condemned Government’s decision to abolish travel agents to engage in travel transactions.

Addressing the media at

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BUDGET: URA LISTS AVENUES TO RAISE 15.1 TRILLION

BY JOSEPHINE NAMANDA AND AMINAH NAMATOVU

Kampala-The Uganda revenue authority has announced new avenues through which it will raise the required shs 15.1 trillion as tasked in the National Budget read last week.

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CSO’S DEMAND FOR MORE FUNDING FOR TRADE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations under the Budget advocacy group have called for increased funding for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and cooperatives if the country will make significant strides towards achieving the middle income status in four years.

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MUSEVENI PROMISES PENSION SCHEME FOR MPS SINCE 1962

President Museveni has pledged to okay the pension scheme for MPs who served from the first to the 7th parliament between 1962 to 2006 who were never covered in the enactment of the parliamentary pension scheme and other pension arrangements.

Museveni’s pledge fell amidst complaints from MPs who served

LOW STANDARDS HURT UGANDAN PRODUCTS

The low standards of Ugandan products are one of the key barriers that the country faces as it tries to penetrate the East African regional market. Calls to promote exports are being advanced, however, it can only be achieved if the products conform to the required standards for regional trade. These are some of the observations made by government

officials and the business owners in a move to promote product quality and subsequently consumption. Many SMEs are unaware of the required product standards in order to thrive in the local and regional market. This coupled with negative attitudes towards standardization have crippled businesses.

PYCHOLOGIST DESCRIBE DR NYANZI’S ACTION

Women in the recent past have adopted evil ways of striping naked to express their dissatisfaction with the their spouses or community for failing to attend to their problems. Causes of striping naked emanates from dismissal from office as result of discrimination, misunderstandings with their mangers and sexual harassment among other things.

WORLD FOOTBALL STAR & STARTIMES AMBASSADOR NWANKWO KANU IN UGANDA.

Star times brand ambassador Nuwankwo Kanu is in Uganda today with emphasis to be put on talent development, Digital migration and sensitizing Ugandans on none communicable diseases.

KOREA SETS UP FIRST ICT CENTRE IN WAKISO

The Korean Government in partnership with the SAMSUNG Uganda and the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports have launched a multi-million project dubbed, Solar School Project, that has come with provision of Solar energy in two secondary schools in Wakiso District.

The project is covering six countries including Uganda

afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

Police Warns Besigye On Night Rallies

Kampala - Police has issued are strong warning to Dr Kiiza Besigye to stop holding Campaigning rallies beyond the hours specified in the electoral laws. This comes in response to the rallies conducted in an un-scheduled rally that was held at 8pm in Igara town in Rushere, Mbarara district last weekend.The head of inter-agency communication task Team AIGP Assan Kasingye

BURUNDI MINISTER ASSASSINATED

The Government in Burundi is investigating the assassination of its Minister for Water, Environment and Planning Emmanuel Niyonkuru. Niyonkuru 54 was gunned down Sunday Morning near his home in Capital Bujumbura.

DPC CPS BAGUMA FINALLY CHARGED

Former Kampala Central Police Station, CPS DPC Aaron Baguma has been charged and remanded to Kigo government prison on charges relating to Murder of a business woman last year.

Baguma stealfully in company of his lawyer Abraham Mpumwire turned himself in