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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.

Addressing journalists at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala, Energy Minister Eng. Irene Muloni said the increasing power tariffs, require every house hold to start using sustainable energy.

Eng. Muloni wondered why majority of Ugandans are still using charcoal, yet global demands require that every country by 2020 should shift to use of gas and energy saving facilities. Byte

Minister Muloni revealed that the ministry is considering extending energy to every district in the campaign to ensure that every Ugandan has access to sustainable energy.

According to minister, Uganda is the only country that exports electricity to the neighboring countries in the region. Uganda exports power to Kenya and Rwanda. Byte

The Ministry has embarked on a campaign to distribute free led bulbs to households in an attempt to aid a paradigm shift from the high consumption bulbs to energy saving facilities.

Assistant Commissioner in the Ministry of Energy Eng. Simon Kalanzi argued all households to adopt energy saving facilities and other facilities like pressure and gas cookers. Byte

The Ministry in partnership with Eskom Company have launched a partnership geared towards promoting efficient utilization of energy and the use of renewable energy.

Minister Muloni says government has constructed Karuma and Isimba hydro power stations that will produce at least 600MW and 183MW respectively to meet the current power deficit.

Report by Namuya Sununa, Nakiyingi Summayah and Juma Bark Yusuf

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WOMEN DEMAND FOR UNITY GOVERNMENT

Kampala - Women in Uganda have called for dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and parties that lost in the just concluded Presidential Elections.

This as the women advocate for a coalition Government between Museveni who emerged

AGRIBUSINESS:YOUTHS VENTURE INTO COFFEE FARMING

By UTN Reporter.

A group of Youths leaders have taken a countrywide tour, visting farming projects courtsey of several Civil Society Organisations interested in Agribusiness.

The youths where interested into several farming projects, key of which included coffee farming, after visting a Coffee project in Kibinge, Bukomansimbi district.

SALAAM MUSUMBA VS HAJJAT WATONGOLA IN ROUND 2

Kamuli - The National Resistance Movement Party has endorsed HajjatRehemaWatongola again to face off with FDC stalwart Salaam Musumba in the Kamuli Municipality by-election.

ELECTORAL OBSERVERS URGED TO BE OBJECTIVE-EC

Kampala: The electoral commission is urging all electoral observers to be objective as they look at the electoral process.

The remark has been made by the EC boss Eng. Badru Kiggundu at a National briefing of election observers on the 2016 general elections at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The briefing which is one of the final events of the commission in the run up

IGANGA DRIVERS FIGHT OVER FEES

Two people have been seriously injured in a violent row between different factions in Iganga Taxi Park over collection and management of daily fees. The fight started after officials of Iganga Taxi Drivers’ Association beat and injured the two this morning. The injured were identified as Abdul

Bwanika Conducts Door To Door Campaigns In Bundibugyo

People’s Development Party presidential hopeful Dr Abed Bwanika has combed Bundibugyo district looking for votes in a door to door mode. Dr Bwakina started his campaigns at the out skirts of the district, with his massage of changing the leadership for better lives in the countryside.

DP’S PLANS FOR 2018

BY RENITTA KAHINJU

The Democratic Party, DP has launched a strategy entailing the Party’s plans 2018.

The Democratic Party’s Spokesman Kenneth Paul Kakande revealed

LAWYER KASANGO & COURT CLERK CHARGED OVER PENSION SCAM

Kampala: City lawyer Bob Kasango and alongside court clerk Milton Mutegeya are charged before the Anti Corruption Court for allegedly conspiring to forge a judicial document in order to steal over shillings 15.4 billion pension cash.

The duo appeared before Anti Corruption Court Grade One Magistrate Peter

MUKONO LAST RALLIES

Mukono - Police was deployed heavily in Mukono Municipality as Parliamentary Candidates were finalizing their campaign trails.

Police struggled to draw lines between two enemy supporters of Democratic Party