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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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PENSION SCAM SUSPECTS HAVE CASE TO ANSWER

The Anti Corruption Court has ruled that three jailed former top officials of the Ministry of Public Service have a case to answer in connection to the alleged irregular budgeting of Shs88bn pension money.

In his ruling of ‘no case to answer’ presiding judge Lawrence Gidudu

PARLIAMENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO MATHIAS NSUBUGA

Parliament has today paid glowing tribute to fallen DP stalwart and former MP for Bukoto South Mathias Nsubuga Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda moved the motion

VOTE BUYING & SELLING

Northern: OYAM-Few hours left to the polling date, Anti-Corruption Activists are stepping up measures against Vote buying and selling, to allow citizens take good choices to cast their votes.

Vote buying and selling is known to be a big problem in many African countries including

FUFA LAUNCHES GABON 2017

Uganda’s Football governing body FUFA has launched a campaign to see the nation side; Uganda Cranes qualify for Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 in Gabon.

The Campaign coded “Mujje Tulumbe”, is to call for support from Uganda

GOVERNMENT GEARS UP TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN SCHOOLS

The Ministry of Education and Sports commits more efforts to support technological innovations in schools and institutions, in a wider approach to address multiple economic and social challenges in the labor market. While taking a tour though innovative and technological creativity of Students at the Galaxy International School, the Director for Basic and Secondary Education in the Ministry

PROF MAMDANI BLASTS VC DDUMBA OVER NYANZI

The under fire Director of the Makerere University’s Institute of Social Research (MISR) Prof Mahmood Mamdani has vowed not to cooperate with an investigations committee appointed to resolve a conflict that he is entangled in with one of his research fellows, Dr Stella Nyanzi. The standoff yesterday hit the boiling point when Dr Nyanzi staged a nude protest at the Institute, over her eviction by Prof. Mamdani from her officer.

UBOS LACKS DATA ON GENDER INEQUALITY

Matters relating to Gender inequalities on a number of occasions have been seen to be left uncensored in most institutions which according to the activists there is need to have data to plan for this. The Uganda Bureau of statistics, UBOS, school of women and Gender Makerere University with UN Women now say having data will help to get rid of discrimination is institutions and corporate entities.

OVER 30 ARRESTED IN KAMPALA

Police has arrested over 30 over what they claim to involving in illegal acts.

These were arrested from Naksero Market,

460 OFFICERS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

By UTN Reporter

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF has retired 460 officers from active service.

This retirement comes in a space