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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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75YR OLD SUDAN PRESIDENT OMAR AL BASHIR SEIZE POWER IN A COUP

By UTN Reporter

President Omar el Bashir, 75years has finally stepped down following presser that was mounted onto him by the protestors.

President Omar Bashir’s resignation leaves

KITATA APPLIES FOR BAIL IN GENERAL COURT MARTIAL.

BY NTALE YOUNUS

The Jailed embattled Boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitata has applied for Bail before Makindye based General Court Martial.

Kitata through his lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa wants to be

DPP DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RED PEPPER

BY UTN REPORTER

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges against the Red Pepper publication staff.

This brings to an end the criminal prosecution of the publication’s proprietors

MAJ MUHAMED KIGUNDU SHOT DEAD

Sheikh Maj Muhamed Kigundu Husband to Maama Fina has been shot dead at Masanafu, along the Northern By-pass in Lubaga Division. Maj Kigundu 52,a Muslim cleric was shot along with his Body Guard Sergeant Mukasa, bringing the number of Muslim clerics murdered in cold blood to six in a space of four years.

The duo were driving in an army pick-up truck Reg.

WHO HOLDS POWER BEFORE PRESIDENT TAKES OATH?

Kololo - Although transition of power from the incumbent to a new government in uganda is absolutely a constitutional provision, Change of power from democratically elected president a rare notion because.

The current government comes to an end tonight and the chief justice

IMMIGRATION OFFICER ARRESTED OVER SELLING UGANDAN PASSPORT

By UTN Reporter

Security officers in Kampala have arrested one of the top immigration officer on allegations relating to involvement in selling Ugandan passports to foreigners who in turn use these passports in dubious

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

LAWYERS CONDEMN KAYIHURA SUPPORTERS’ COURT SIEGE

Kampala – Lawyers through their Umbrella Body the Uganda Law Society has condemned acts of violence that rocked the Makindye Court Thursday.

A mob allegedly mobilized by Pro-Kayihura supporters charged at the Makindye Magistrate’s

POLICE FOILS “TOGIKWATAKO” MEETING IN KAMPALA

By UTN Reporter

Police in Kampala has foiled a meeting organized by Civil Society Organizations working with Parliament to discuss the controversial age limit bill.