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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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News

Police Warns Of Terror Attack

Police in Kampala has arrested a suspected Al Shabaab fugitive after sneaking in the Country from Kenya through Malaba Boarder Point. The suspected identifies as Malik Monsoor was nabbed in Kampala, after police intercepting communication suspected to be initiated by members of terrorist group Al Shabaab.

OVER 30,000 HEALTH WORKERS UN ACCOUNTED FOR

Health work force stock of qualified health workers available on register for recruitment in public and private sector in Uganda are 81, 982 cadres. Records from health professionals council indicate 42,530are currently employed in public sector while one- third [29798] are either private practioners, unemployed or have migrated to other countries for green pasture.

EC Introduces Location Slips For Polls

Kampala – The Electoral Commission has introduced new Location Slips to be used by voters on the voting day to determine their polling stations. The Location Slips spells out the polling station for a particular voter, which is seen as a remedy to transferring voters’ names from their known polling centers. The slips will be used in the Feb 18th Polls, and will be required by

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.

COURT DECLINE TO GRANT INTERIM STAYING MPS MONEY FOR THE CARS

The constitutional court has declined to grant an interim staying parliament and govt to release money for the Mps cars despite of the pending case in court.

A single judge of this court Richard Buteera who doubles as the AG DCJ

The equal opportunities Commission Launched

CJ ASSURES COMMISSION JUDICIARY SUPPORT Backlog of 135 complaints awaits the newly sworn in equal opportunities commission that was sworn at Kampala High court in Kampala. This commission led by Sylvia by Nabatanza will have to deal with various discrimination including employment, tribal and properties among others.

CSO’s TAKE BATTLE ON MP’S SALARIES TO VOTERS

Kampala - A consignment of Civil Society organizations are set to launch a country wide campaign to preach against a move by Members of Parliament to exempt themselves from paying taxes. The NGO’s led by The Civil Society Advocacy Group-CSBAG are set to start a countrywide initiative to preach against the move by

OPPOSITION DIVIDED OVER PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMITS

Unmasking the cracks in the divided opposition in Parliament, four top opposition MPs have met president Museveni for monetary negotiations to front the agenda of lifting the veil to extend age limits and term limits of judges, president, the electoral commission chairperson and his commissioners among others. The MPs who are reported to have met with president Museveni

FDC Introduces “Mamba” Truck

Iganga - Forum for Democratic Change youths have introduced a reportedly an armored Land Rover truck to man Dr Kiiza Besigye’s security during the Campaign Trail. The Truck was unveiled on Monday by a group of Opposition youths in Iganga. The Truck, painted with a green-look army paint to the residents in