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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 which exposes them to indoor air pollution.

This was revealed during a Baraza at Katikati during which it was revealed that approximately 130.700 people die as a result of indoor air pollution.

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A survey by Uganda Bureau of statistics, house hold survey 2009/2010 which shows that approximately 130.700 people die as a result of indoor air pollution.

the Marketing manager of the Uganda National Alliance on Clean cooking Magala Julius says fact that women and children are exposed to respiratory illnesses there is need to upgrade to the renewable energy.

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The commissioner in charge of renewable energy in the Ministry of Energy Ndaula Godfrey says most Ugandans need to know that besides saving the environment, they equally spend a lot on using non renewable energy.

He says besides the health aspect they need consider saving adding that Uganda uses over 2m tones of charcoal an expenditure which is predicated to be high.

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The Uganda National Alliance on clean cooking opted to have sensitization drives dubbed as barazas geared at letting Ugandans know the dangers in over the use on non renewable energy such as cook stoves. BYTE

ACCORDING TO THE COMMISSIONER, Ndaula Godfrey they are taking this campaign in market places and schools so that Ugandans can learn to save the environment and also learn the dangers there in by over spending on charcoal.

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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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UMA ON BAIL OUT BONANZA

Kampala-The Uganda Manufacturing Association is to produce a genuine list for its members who should benefit from the proposed government bailout list, the Chairman of the association of manufacturers Amos Nzei has confirmed to the Trade Committee of Parliament. Nzei speaking before the media also denied reports that members of the association that appeared on the list

GOVERNMENT CLAMPS DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Kampala – Government is set to clamp down on all foreign petty traders in the country, in a move to eliminate illegal immigrants.

The assistant Commissioner in the Department of Immigration Ludovic Kamugisha says close Inspection of all foreigners in the country is on, and the department has set aside Ug Shs400m for legal services including

VOTER APATHY KILLING DEMOCRACY-CCEDU

Civic campaigns undertaken by the various stakeholders in the country especially before and during elections have a huge bearing on the factors that determine the outcome of such elections.In the run-up to the Feb. General Election, the NGO Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy undertook such campaigns and as a non-state actor, the NGO inevitably found itself clashing with the Electoral Commission.

AMURU WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON NUDE DEMO, LAND GRABBING

A group of women from Amuru district who stripped naked before former ministers Doudi Migereko and late Aronda Nyakairima over land grabbing have finally spoken out on their action. The women most of them single mothers in their 60’s decried of land grabbing in the district orchestrated by district officials, Wild Life Authority and members of UPDF.

MAKERERE DONS SUSPEND STRIKE

Makerere university dons under their umbrella body MUASA have suspended their 2 months long strike. The move comes after a series of meetings between the University Council and the Lecturers’ body about the stalemate at the ivory tower, all hitting a dead lock

GEN SEJUSA TRIAL KICK OFF AMIDST PROTEST FROM HIS LAWYERS

GCM Makindye: The trial of the former Director of Military intelligence Gen David Sejusa at General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has kicked off amidst protest from his lawyers.

His legal team led by David Mushabe wanted court to halt hearing

FDC'S DEPUTY SEC GEN ARRESTED

FDC’s deputy Secretary Harrold Kaija was today arrested from the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi while addressing journalists during their weekly press conference.

Plier to his arrest Kaija condemned the police for besieging

NAKASERO MOSQUE RAID: MUSLIM LAWYERS TAKE ON POLICE

Kampala - The association of Muslim Lawyers have taken on Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura to account for the raid made this week on Nakasero Mosque. The Police made an impromptu raid on the Tabliq sect Mosque Monday morning, and allegedly discovered rounds of ammunition, magazine, arrows and other weapons.

INSECURITY IS CAUSED BY POVERTY – OBIGA KANIA

By UTN Reporter

Namutumba - State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania has castigated poverty as the major cause of internal insecurity in the country.