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FARMING: GOVERNMENT TO FUND DROUGHT-RESISTANT CROPS.

Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.

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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

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ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION: RIVER RWIZI UNDER ATTACK

Leaders in Mbarara district are calling on the National Environment Management Authority - NEMA, to apply military strategies in protecting the Wetlands and save the only historical River Rwizi which si the only source of water in 9 districts.

The leaders are concerned about human activities and urban

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LANGUAGE BARRIER DERAILING PROCESS OF KARUMA DAM CONSTRUCTION

Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.

The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done

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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

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ELEPHANTS ATTACK VILLAGES IN NWOYA

Gulu - There is roaming food insecurity in Nwoya district as communities adjacent to Murchison National park are displaced from their ancestral land by wild Elephants. The elephants cross into community land uncontrolled, destroying gardens, property and sometimes taking human lives. This has caused a lot fear and unrest among the communities

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RESIDENTS DRAG NFA TO COURT OVER FOREST

Encroachment on Central Forest reserves in Kyegegwa District is taking a new twist, with residents of Kanyabatooro – Kikuba dragging the Forestry Body to Court, accusing it of unlawful eviction The over 200 residents in the two parishes claim that NFA evicted them unlawfully and contrary to the Presidential Directive and therefore have been authorized by the State House to re-encroach

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RESIDENTS, NFA SIGN PACT

Kyenjojo - The National Forestry Authority have signed an agreement with Over 200 thousands encroaches on Matiri Natural Forest in Kyenjojo district, to use the forest resource in a sustainable manner.

The groups, which will be doing preservative cultivation in the forest will be charged

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News

HEARING OF THE ELECTION PETITION UNDER WAY AT SUPREME COURT

Kampala - Security has been beefed up at the Supreme Court in Kampala as the hearing of the Election Petition case filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi kick off. Through his lawyers led by John Mary Mugisha and Severino Twinobusingye, Mbabazi filed the petition last week accusing NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, the Electoral Commission as well as

BOMBERS OFF FOR OLYMPICS

Kampala - The National Council of Sports has flagged off the national boxing team – Bombers to the Olympic game qualifiers in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The team comprised of five players and two officials plays the Cameron National side in the quest for the Olympics qualification. Among the players include Sula Segawa,

afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

JUSTICE FAITH MWONDHA AWARDED 100M OVER DEFAMATION

Court: Supreme Court Judge Faith Mwondha has been awarded 100 million shillings by the High Court in Kampala as damages when it found out that she was maliciously defamed by a local daily news paper.

Mwondha formerly the Inspector of Government (IGG) was reported by

FDC Introduces “Mamba” Truck

Iganga - Forum for Democratic Change youths have introduced a reportedly an armored Land Rover truck to man Dr Kiiza Besigye’s security during the Campaign Trail. The Truck was unveiled on Monday by a group of Opposition youths in Iganga. The Truck, painted with a green-look army paint to the residents in

FDC APPLAUDS KADAGA ON KAVUMA ‘STUPID’ ORDER

By Ritah Kwagala

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has applauded Parliament for its strong stance against the controversial interim order by Justice Steven Kavuma banning the house from discussing the Golden Presidential handshake.

The FDC Party Chairman Amb Wasswa Birigwa says Parliament has taken the right

HAJJI AZIZ KASUJA SUCCUMBS TO HEART FAILURE

Mulago - The former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) Hajji Aziz Kasujja has died at the Mulago Heart Institute following a heart attack two weeks ago. The outgoing Uganda's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia did not leave the intensive care unit since he was admitted a fort night ago. Kasujja, known for his irreversible decisions at his time

POLICE FOILS “TOGIKWATAKO” MEETING IN KAMPALA

By UTN Reporter

Police in Kampala has foiled a meeting organized by Civil Society Organizations working with Parliament to discuss the controversial age limit bill.

KABAKA INVITES BAGANDA IN MBARARA FOR END OF YEAR VISIT

Mbarara - Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has invited Baganda Communities based in Ankole region for a royal visit on the 28th Dec 2016. The visit follows a request by the Community through Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayega during the etofaali Campaign last year. The Representative of the Community in Buganda Lukiiko Hajji Hassan Mutaasa