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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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FDC MEETS TO DELIBERATE ON CLAMPDOWN

The top forum for democratic change party leaders, have met today, to discuss issues concerning the police’s harassments and the continued FDC members’ arrests.

The party has also asked police to vacate their party premises

SOMALI PARLIAMENT SWORN-IN

Mogadishu - The 10th Somali Parliament has been inaugurated in a ceremony that saw 283 members take their oaths of office. Forty-one of the MPs will become senators in the Upper House while 242 will be members of the House of the People.

BUY UGANDA, BUILD UGANDA SME’s TARGET EXPORTS

Efforts to capacitate small and medium enterprises to effectively participate in the export market are being given utter focus. Export oriented bodies envisage market entry and extensive branding of Ugandan products as a key strategy. Exports in Uganda decreased to 234USD Million in May from 240USD Million in April of 2016.

DEFENSE LAWYERS WANT BOMB SUSPECTS ACQUITTED

High Court: Lawyers representing the 13men on trial for the 2010 Kampala twin bombings have asked High court Judge Alfonse Owiny Dollo to acquit their clients of charges of Terrorism, murder, attempted murder among others.

UGANDA STARTS PRODUCTION OF COVID-19 MEDICINE

Uganda has reached an agreement with the Indian government to facilitate the production of Hydroxychloroquine used in treatment of Covid-19

MUK,NCHE DEFEND HAJJ MBABAALI’S CREDENTIALS

Officials from the National Council for higher education and Makerere University have defended NRM’s haj Muhammad Muyanja Mbabaali’s academic documents in the Masaka grade one magistrate’s court. The duo has today told court that basing on the procedure followed by an applicant for the mature age entry at Makerere University Kampala, Haj Mbabaali duly acquired the said academic

CORONA VIRUS: KENYA TO START VACCINE TESTING IN AFRICA

Vaccine testing for Covid-19 has started in Europe. Nine volunteers of 800 expected were injected with the Vaccine Thursday in the Oxford University Hospital.

Rights Bodies react on Ssejjusa Arrest

Kampala - The abrupt arrest of David Ssejusa, the former coordinator of Intelligence services last evening has caused mixed feelings among a cross section of Ugandans. Human rights’ defenders say that even if the arrest was lawful, the denial for his legal team to access him is illegal. Speaking to UTN, the Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative

BUSINESS RESUMES IN KASESE AMIDST FEAR AND GRIEF

Kasese - It can never be the same for hundreds of families in Kasese, this new year after the bloody skirmishes that left hundreds family heads dead, while others were thrown into the dock. Amidst all fear, tension and grief, life is getting back to normal in the far western boarder district dominated by indigenous Bakonzo and Bamba Communities.