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SENSITIZE UGANDANS ON DANGERS OF NON CHARCOAL SAVING STOVES

WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

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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ECONOMISTS CAUTION GOVERNMENT ON FREE TRADE AREA.

Economists and the Public Sector have advised Government against fully opening up the region for free trade policies in the tripartite trade.<\p>

If adopted, the move will open up a free trade policy for all countries in the East African Community region, Southern African Development Commission and the Common Market for East and Southern African

CIVIL SOCIETY SPEAK OUT ON COURT RULING

Election observers under their umbrella body Citizens Election Observers Network – Uganda (CEON-U) have noted with concern the gaps that were manifested during last week's Supreme Court ruling on the Amama Mbabazi election petition. The group is also demanding police to produce evidence showing that Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s freedom is a threat to State security.

Local Observers Decry Campaign Violence

Kampala - Citizen’s Electoral Observer Network has expressed concern over the misconduct exhibited by candidates during campaigns including insufficient voter education and information on voting rules and regulations.Citizen’s Electoral Observer Network has been monitoring campaign trails of various candidates since the campaigns kicked off late last year.

POLICE SIEGE HOME OF BYANYIMA

By Nabbuye Rehemah

Police has besieged the home of Edith Byanyima sister to Dr Winne Byanyima over alleged possession of illicit goods.

Police publicists claim that the raid is

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

Government Faults Mengo On Tittle Agreements

Kampala - Minister for Lands and Urban Planning Daudi Migereko has faulted the Mengo establishment for not implementing sections of the agreement which was signed when the Central Government was returning over 85 land tittles to Mengo. Minister Migereko said, the Central Government is concerned over the treatment of Bibanja holders in the country side

FRIENDS OF COURT AWAIT VERDICT MONDAY

Court is set to deliver its verdict on the application by Friends of Court, a consortium of Eight Civil Society Organizations, and Law Dons at Makerere University who want to join the Judges’ bench in the Presidential Elections Petition. The Petition was filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, seeking a nullification of Mr Museveni’s Victory in the General Elections held on 18th February 2016.

COURTS FIXES 17th MARCH TO HEAR BESIGYE HOME SIEGE CASE

Kasangati Magistrates Court has 17th March as the hearing date for the application filed by FDC Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, who is seeking orders to have the police that has camped outside his Kasangati residence evicted with immediate effect.

The FDC flag bearer filed the application through his lawyers last week.

GOVERNMENT DEFIES COURT ORDER ON KAVEERA

At the end of the last month high court judge Margaret Oguli dismissed the petition in which the plastic manufacturers sought for an injunction to NEMA activities against them but rather awarded costs for all the loses that could suffered by manufacturers. A few days later government as defied court decision to compensate losses suffered by the manufacturers in the process of enforcing