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COOPERATIVES SUBMIT VIEWS TO PARLIAMENT

By Shakira Namatende

The cooperative Union in Uganda will Wednesday submit their views to Parliament on the proposed Cooperative Societies Bill 2014.

The bill seeks to regulate groupings in the category of

Cooperative Unions that are taking a strong mobilization wave in the Country side.

The cooperative Union is seen as a strong force that draws people together into uniformity seeking to address their economic and financial challenges.

As one of the activities to celebrate the International Cooperative Week, cooperators in Uganda will submit their views to the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, seeking for among other things an independent ministry, and fully fledged cooperative bank, and a degree of autonomy from their mother ministry of Trade.

They cooperators led by Uhuru Institute for Social Development will also carry out a tree planting campaign as a gesture to restore the environment.

Earlier on, the same body flanked by Uganda Cooperative Alliance donated blood in different Blood Banks countrywide, as a social responsibility gesture.

In Kampala, it was held at the Constitutional

Square, and a total of 15,000 units of blood were collected country wide.

As Leonard Okello the Chief Executive Officer Uhuru Institute explains, the country has a dire need for blood, a resource that is not manufactured anywhere, but human generosity determines its availability.

Byte……….Okello

The Institute partnered with Nakasero Blood Bank in this campaign with a target of at least 20,000 units of blood country wide.

Okello says the cooperators work towards an improved livelihood of the society, economic independence and improved healthy labor force for the country.

Byte………..Leonard Okello

Lilian Nantambi from the Nakasero Blood Bank say the collection is significant an will work to reduce the need across the country.

Byte……… Lilian Nantambi (Blood Donor Recruiter

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Justice Margaret Oguli of the High Court-Civil Division

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The UBTEB Ex secretary Onesmus Oyesige revealed this

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The custodian of Kibuli and Wandegeya Mosques Dr. Prince Kasimu Nakibinge

I STILL LOVE MY JOB-OKOTH OCHOLA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Okoth has dismissed speculations that he is retiring from office soon.

This follows speculation that Okoth Ochola has persistently

MASAKA GETS FREE SOLAR POWER

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COURT ORDERS KATO LUBWAMA TO FILE DEFENSE

The High Court Kampala has summoned Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama to file his defense in the election petition filed by Habib Buwembo,a voter in the Constituency.

US ARMY VETERAN ROOTS FOR MODEL VILLAGES IN LUWERO

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The team that launched its initiative in Kikyusa Sub County in Luwero district,

EC Introduces Location Slips For Polls

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