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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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RABBIT BUSINESS STORMS KAMPALA

Kampala -The spate of raring rabbits in the agriculture fraternity in Uganda is one phenomenon that had sought little attention.

Today the idea seems to be drastically picking up, for many farmers have started picking

UCC SUED OVER SWITCHING OFF SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, MOBILE MONEY

Court:Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is sued for having directed telecommunication companies and mobile money service providers to block the use of mobile money and all social media sites.

The law suit was filed by human rights watchdog body, Legal Brains Trust before the

SHS.7BN MISSING IN MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Kampala - The over 7 billion shillings that had been allocated for the procurement of new beds in hospitals have gone missing following a donation of over 7000 beds by the government of the People Republic of China to Uganda government.The Health Committee of Parliament is questioning whether the director of planning at the ministry of health has set priorities of the ministry before any

CHEBROT LOSES ELECTION CASE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal confirms Kenneth Soyekwo as the validly elected MP for Tingey County in Kapchorwa District.

LOW STANDARDS HURT UGANDAN PRODUCTS

The low standards of Ugandan products are one of the key barriers that the country faces as it tries to penetrate the East African regional market. Calls to promote exports are being advanced, however, it can only be achieved if the products conform to the required standards for regional trade. These are some of the observations made by government

officials and the business owners in a move to promote product quality and subsequently consumption. Many SMEs are unaware of the required product standards in order to thrive in the local and regional market. This coupled with negative attitudes towards standardization have crippled businesses.

CHIEF JUSTICE KATUREEBE RAPS SECURITY AGENCIES

UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Chief Justice Bert Katureebe has called on security agencies in the Government to refrain from the fragrant abuse of the law in the course of exercising their duties.

ISRAEL SEEKS BASE IN UGANDA

Israel Government is seeking to build a base in Uganda in its efforts to combat terrorism. Israel ambassador Yahel Vilan who is here on an advance visit ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit says Israel seeks to fight terrorism by relying on a strong ally in the region.

UNEB WITHHOLDS 2,559 PLE RESULTS

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The Uganda National Examination Board has withheld over Twenty Thousand candidates’ PLE results pending further investigations.

SIX YOUTHS WHO CHAINED THEMSELVES ON POLES, CHARGED

Six youths who recently chained themselves on several street poles around the city in protest of the continued house arrest of Dr Kizza Besigye, the former presidential candidate of the largest opposition party FDC, have been arraigned before court and charged.

The six youth appeared before Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu