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MINISTER TASK UGANDANS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

By: Shamim Batariwo

The Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Development has advised Ugandans to use sustainable energy as a way of reducing on the costs of living but also reserve the environment.

Addressing journalists at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala, Energy Minister Eng. Irene Muloni said the increasing power tariffs, require every house hold to start using sustainable energy.

Eng. Muloni wondered why majority of Ugandans are still using charcoal, yet global demands require that every country by 2020 should shift to use of gas and energy saving facilities. Byte

Minister Muloni revealed that the ministry is considering extending energy to every district in the campaign to ensure that every Ugandan has access to sustainable energy.

According to minister, Uganda is the only country that exports electricity to the neighboring countries in the region. Uganda exports power to Kenya and Rwanda. Byte

The Ministry has embarked on a campaign to distribute free led bulbs to households in an attempt to aid a paradigm shift from the high consumption bulbs to energy saving facilities.

Assistant Commissioner in the Ministry of Energy Eng. Simon Kalanzi argued all households to adopt energy saving facilities and other facilities like pressure and gas cookers. Byte

The Ministry in partnership with Eskom Company have launched a partnership geared towards promoting efficient utilization of energy and the use of renewable energy.

Minister Muloni says government has constructed Karuma and Isimba hydro power stations that will produce at least 600MW and 183MW respectively to meet the current power deficit.

Report by Namuya Sununa, Nakiyingi Summayah and Juma Bark Yusuf

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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

EID BABIES AS KIBULI HOSPITAL GIVES BACK

At least 5 New born babies have been confirmed to have been born on Eid Day at Kibuli Muslim hospital.

Employees of KAD services a company which handles cleaning compound designing and fumigation of this hospital opted to give back to the parents who gave birth on this Eid el Fitri day.

PAY TV EXPLOITING UGANDANS

Media owners have expressed concern that audiences are being exploited by Pay TV service providers.

The Uganda Communication Commission switched off the analogue signal in 2014 to introduce Ugandans to a digital television services.

Since then, many people were advised to purchase

COURT QUASHES BAN ON VENDING UNPACKED MILK

Kampala - The High Court in Kampala has quashed with costs the government ban on vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and the 21 Municipalities across the country. While quashing the ban that was issued by State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama, Justice Yasin Nyanzi held that the minister’s ban was irrational as he didn’t consult the milk vendors

KAMPALA’S DENTAL CARE SCARES MEDICS

Kampala - Unlike flora which live by feeding using tap and buttress roots sucking water and other food nutrients from the ground, human beings feed by use of the mouth which makes it a significant part of their body.Oral calamity is identified as problem affecting the largest percentage of world populations. This phenomenon arises from careless and insufficient oral

UGANDA’S DEBT REACHES 9.6BN US DOLLARS

Kampala – The Country’s Domestic debt has been projected to slow down Uganda’s economy yielding from high rate of government borrowing. Uganda’s debt burden stands at 9.6billion us dollars, which is a detrimental factor to the developmental process due to the mismanagement of loans.

The recent development by government to bail-out ailing companies

ECWERU GETS TOUGH ON BETTING SHARKS

The Minister for Disaster Preparedness and refugees Musa Ecweru has called for tough sanctions on betting and gambling sharks to enable youths engage in productive activities. Ecweru says the betting houses especially in rural areas should be sternly regulated, and restricted to only certain hours of the day, so that youths can engage in productive agriculture.

POLICE RESCUE HUNDREDS FROM LAND-SLIDES, FLOODS

Police has rescued hundreds of families in Kasese from the dangerous floods that have washed away roads and other infrastructure in Rwenzori region. Another flooding and landslides have also ransacked areas of Bududa, Police has confirmed. This according to the director police fire brigade and rescue directorate assistant inspector general ofg police Joseph Mugisha

KASIRYE GWANGA PROMOTED TO MAJOR GENERAL

President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces, in an attempt to build a strong, professional Army for Uganda has yet made promotions in the Ugandan Army, UPDF.

Brig Kasirye Gwanga has been promoted from the rank of brigadier to