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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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JIGGERS, AIDS THREATEN BUIKWE FISHERMEN

Buikwe - Residents of Buikwe district have decried the rising rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the district coupled with increased criminality. The residents says their leaders have not taken much interest in containing the situation through

PHILIP OMONDI STADIUM RENAMED STAR TIMES STADIUM

Lugogo - Effective 1st July 2017, Philip Omondi stadium the home ground for KCCA FC will be renamed Star times stadium. This follows a mega billion sponsorship package Star Times gave to the “Kasasiro” club totaling to shs. 1.6 billion running for four Years.

MEDICS CALL FOR ALCOHOL POLICY

Kampala - Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance,an association fighting for tough regulations on alcohol consumption calls on Parliament to consider restrictive laws on alcohol use. The alliance calls on Parliament to collectively support the Alcohol policy in order to pass the Alcohol Bill.

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

BESIGYE BLASTS IPOD OVER MUSEVENI MEETING

Jailed Forum for Democratic Change strongman Col. [Rtd] Dr. Kizza Besigye has lambasted opposition politicians who met President Museveni under the auspices of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue or IPOD.

Besigye’s rebuttal comes after it emerged that the politicians

WORLD FOOTBALL STAR & STARTIMES AMBASSADOR NWANKWO KANU IN UGANDA.

Star times brand ambassador Nuwankwo Kanu is in Uganda today with emphasis to be put on talent development, Digital migration and sensitizing Ugandans on none communicable diseases.

CLIMATE CHANGE: GOVERNMENT ISSUES DIRECTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE BUDGETING

Mukono - The Ministry of Finance has directed all Government ministries and department to incorporate Climate Change in their budgeting processes, as a measure to combat the world’s apparent largest threat. The Ministry of Finance has sent out a Government memo to trickle down to the lowest leadership and governance level, directing all departments

COOPERATIVES BILL TO BE TABLED IN HOUSE

After decades without proper laws governing cooperatives, the ministry of finance, bank of Uganda and Ministry of Justice have come up with a cooperatives bill that seeks to guide cooperatives in the country.

During the consultation on the proposed cooperatives Bill, some members of the Uganda

SALAAM MUSUMBA WINS ELECTION APPEAL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal in Kampala has ejected Kamuli Municipality MP Rehema Watongola out of Parliament after failing to raise the required minimum academic papers equivalent to senior six.

The court also declared the Kamuli Municipality seat vacant, ordering fresh polls. Former Kamuli district Chairperson, also opposition FDC Vice President Salaam Musumba had challenged Hajjat Watongola’s election.

The three justices of the Court of Appeal Richard Buteera, Barishaki Cheborion and Paul Mugamba, ruled that when MP Watongola’s academic papers were questioned, she failed to prove the authenticity of the same, prompting them to declare her nomination illegal and subsequently declared her seat vacant.

The justices also ordered Watongola to pay Musumba all the costs. Hajjat Watongola and Ms Salaam Musumba contested for the Kamuli Municipality seat in Last year’s general elections, alongside other two, before Watongola became victorious.

Musumba challenged her opponent’s election in the high court, which concurred with her, that Hajjat Watongola’s academic papers were wanting. Watongola immediately appealed to the higher court.