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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 UTN Reporter

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
MINISTER TASK UGANDANS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

By: Kizito Unusu & Nakyeyune Shadia

The Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Development has advised Ugandans to use sustainable energy as a way of reducing on the costs.

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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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BESIGYE MEETS EU OBSERVERS

Kasangati - European Union elections observers have held an early morning meeting with Forum for Democratic Change flag bearer Dr Kiiza Besigye at his home in Kasangati.

The EU Observers’ team of six, was led to the meeting by Eduard Kukan the head of the delegation in Uganda, to establish the cause of the scuffle between his supporters and the Police.

Besigye explained to them the wider understanding of the running

Rights Bodies react on Ssejjusa Arrest

Kampala - The abrupt arrest of David Ssejusa, the former coordinator of Intelligence services last evening has caused mixed feelings among a cross section of Ugandans. Human rights’ defenders say that even if the arrest was lawful, the denial for his legal team to access him is illegal. Speaking to UTN, the Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative

Kalangala Farmers Petition UN

Kalangala – Farmers from Bugala Island in Kalangala have petitioned the United Nations over their land that is reportedly occupied by Bidco a Palm oil firm.Through their umbrella organization Bugala Farmers Association, the Islanders allege that the Palm Oil Company has grabbed their land, and adamantly refused to compensate them for long.

VOTING UPDATES

Turn up quite high is Kampala district.

Areas in Kawempe Division, Nakawa and Kampala Central long queues are visible on most polling centers.

In Koome Islands, no voting Materials by

GEN SEJUSA TRIAL KICK OFF AMIDST PROTEST FROM HIS LAWYERS

GCM Makindye: The trial of the former Director of Military intelligence Gen David Sejusa at General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has kicked off amidst protest from his lawyers.

His legal team led by David Mushabe wanted court to halt hearing

BUSOGA ANTI CORRUPTION BANISH MP’s

IGANGA-The move by Members of Parliament to exempt their allowances of taxes has taken a new twist with Anti-graft bodies engaging the rural communities to fight against the move. The Anti-Corruption Coalition, Busoga region is the latest to wage a scathing war against the legislators who want to stop the tax body from taxing their allowances totaling to over shs. 8m.

POLICE SIEGE HOME OF BYANYIMA

By Nabbuye Rehemah

Police has besieged the home of Edith Byanyima sister to Dr Winne Byanyima over alleged possession of illicit goods.

Police publicists claim that the raid is

STANCHART BANK LAUNCHES MOBILE APP

Standard Chartered Bank has launched a mobile application, the standard chartered mobile through which its clients can check t their balances, transfer money and pay bills securely all through their smartphones.

The app is intended to make banking easier, faster and safer for

SPLA-IO RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.