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MINISTER TASK UGANDANS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

By: Shamim Batariwo

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

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FARMING: GOVERNMENT TO FUND DROUGHT-RESISTANT CROPS.

Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.

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WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO POLLUTION-RESEARCH

Shamim Bataliwo

The Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC) have expressed concern over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking

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ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION: RIVER RWIZI THREATENED

By Shamim Bataliwo

Leaders in Mbarara district are calling on the National Environment Management Authority - NEMA, to apply military strategies in protecting the Wetlands and save the only historical River Rwizi which si the only source of water in 9 districts.

The leaders are concerned about human activities and urban

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LANGUAGE BARRIER DERAILING PROCESS OF KARUMA DAM CONSTRUCTION

Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.

The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done

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WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance, UNREEEA have expressed dismay over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking which exposes them to indoor air pollution.

This was revealed during a press conference at Hotel Africana for the alliances Annual General Meeting

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ELEPHANTS ATTACK VILLAGES IN NWOYA

Gulu - There is roaming food insecurity in Nwoya district as communities adjacent to Murchison National park are displaced from their ancestral land by wild Elephants. The elephants cross into community land uncontrolled, destroying gardens, property and sometimes taking human lives. This has caused a lot fear and unrest among the communities

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RESIDENTS DRAG NFA TO COURT OVER FOREST

Encroachment on Central Forest reserves in Kyegegwa District is taking a new twist, with residents of Kanyabatooro – Kikuba dragging the Forestry Body to Court, accusing it of unlawful eviction The over 200 residents in the two parishes claim that NFA evicted them unlawfully and contrary to the Presidential Directive and therefore have been authorized by the State House to re-encroach

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MULAGO GETS PHOTEOTHERAPY MACHINE

By Ntale Younus

Mulago - In a bid to save the lives of over 60 babies that are born prematurely, the Angella Katatumba Development foundation has donated a Phototherapy Machine and Syringe pump worth 10 million shillings. The donation follows a memorandum of understanding that was signed between the hospital and the foundation in 2014 under the Mulago Yaffe campaign.

YOUTHS ELECTIONS TURN CHAOTIC

Mukono – Police in Mukono had to use live ammunition to disperse and rescue Mukono electoral returning officer, Sarah Kalyowa from the rowdy youths who had turned chaotic during the elections of youths councilors.

The youths had turned up to elect, only to find voters registers

Gen Lakara Tours Amison Bases In Somalia

Mogadishu - Commandant of the AMISON forces in Somali Capital Mogadishu Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara has taken a rare tour of all the AMISON bases in the war ravaged Country. Maj Gen Lakara visited the bases that are manned by the Uganda and Kenya Contingents in Badhere Camp and El Adde, which were both once AL Shabaab dens of terror.

40 WITNESSES TO TESTIFY AGAINST KAMOGA

Government has lined up over 40 witnesses to testify against terror suspects including the leader of Tabliq sect Sheikh Yunus Kamoga for their alleged participation in the killing of Muslim clerics last year. Principle State Attorney Charles Richard Kaamuli said during a pre-trial session

EC DENIES ILLEGALLY NOMINATING MUSEVENI

Supreme Court: The Electoral Commission (EC) has denied allegations raised by Amama Mbabazi that President Museveni was illegally nominated as a presidential candidate to participate in the 2016 race for the country’s highest office.

Mbabazi had in his petition, faulted the electoral body for having nominated President

MAN JAILED FOR TOUCHING WOMAN’S BREAST

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - A 24-year old man has been charged and remanded at Luzira prison for touching a woman's breasts and shoulders.

KANYAMUNYU SPENDS XMAS AT LUZIRA

Court in Kampala has remanded city business man Mathew Kanyamunyu and all his thee co-accused to Luzira, over the murder of one Kenneth Watmon Akena. The Grade One Magistrate at Nakawa Court, Noah Ssajjabi remanded

COVID-19: PREPARE FOR THE WORST-ANGELA MERKEL

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says her Country should prepare for the worst times at the hands of the Corona Virus pandemic in the coming weeks.

JUDGE ORDERS FOR PRE-HEARING IN BESIGYE DEFIANCE CASE

Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma has ordered parties involved in the defiance case filed against the largest opposition political party FDC and its former presidential flag bearer Dr Kizza Besigye, to first hold a pre-trial hearing before he can conduct the actual hearing.

Justice Kavuma who led a panel of five justices of