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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 due 16th March 2016 during which organizations in renewable energy seek to advocate for its use to replace the existing sources of energy.

The chairperson of the Alliance Abudil Kwezira who quoted the survey by Uganda Bureau of statistics, house hold survey 2009/2010 which shows that approximately 19.700 people die as a result of indoor air pollution.

According to Abudil Kwezira the fact that women and children are exposed to respiratory illnesses there is need to upgrade to the renewable energy.

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The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance adds that the low energy consumption per capita in Uganda has largely contributed to slow economic transformation by limiting industrialization as well as value addition.

According to Susie Ssebunya the secretary to the Alliance calls for more efforts to rollout to the different modern renewable energy technologies especially to the remote areas where biogas remains the only source for energy.

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Although approximately 30,000 households have access to renewable energy in the country, Uganda is reported to be performing slightly below Kenya compared to the rest in the region. This now leaves question on whether the 2020 target will be achieved on use of renewable energy.

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JUDICIARY ACQUIRES NEW TECHNOLOGY

Kampala - The judiciary has launched a new closed circuit audio-visual evidence taking link technology to bolster the process of receiving evidences from the most vulnerable witnesses in court. The audio-visual link will help the court circuits across the country receive evidence without a person physically appearing in court to give evidence.

Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says

WINNIE BYANYIMA WANTS PRESIDENCY

Former Mbarara Municipality Legislator and FDC strong woman Winnie Byanyima is considering giving a shot to the presidency. Winnie did not reveal much when her interests will come to fruition, but bares the mind that she has the ability and the mantle to take on the highest office in the Country.

BUDGET: URA LISTS AVENUES TO RAISE 15.1 TRILLION

BY JOSEPHINE NAMANDA AND AMINAH NAMATOVU

Kampala-The Uganda revenue authority has announced new avenues through which it will raise the required shs 15.1 trillion as tasked in the National Budget read last week.

Imperial Royale Hotel ordered to refund over Shs5.8bn Chogm cash

Kampala: The Commercial Court in Kampala has ordered Imperial Royale Hotel to compensate government with over shillings 5.8bn in form of damages for having breached an agreement when it failed to provide accommodation to selected delegates of the Common Wealth Head of Governments- Chogm in 2007 despite having received an advance payment from government to do so.

WOMEN JOIN VOICES TO CALL FOR PEACE AHEAD OF FEB POOLS

Kampala: Women activists in Uganda have launched women’s situation room in Kampala bringing together 15 eminent women from Uganda and Africa in an effort to prevent and respond to election-related incidents.

The women situation room Uganda shall be located

REGISTRAR DIRECTS NAKAWA CHIEF ON BESIGYE FILE

The Chief Registrar of the Ugandan Judiciary Paul Gadenya has allocated Nakawa chief Magistrate Elemye Mawanda to handle the file for the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye who was earlier toady transferred from Moroto government prison to Luzira prison.

KATOSI ROAD SCAM, SUSPECT ASKS COURT TO PLEAD GUILTY

Joe Ssemugooma, the former AG Director Finance and Administration with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has expressed his willingness to plead guilty to the corruption charges and also refund the tax payers money that he allegedly took in connection to the famous Mukono-Katosi road scam

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This development happened mid morning when the hearing of the

JEEMA VISITS BOBI WINE

By UTN Reporter

The leadership of Justice Forum-JEEMA has paid a courtesy call to People Power Icon, also Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine at his home in Magere.