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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

WOMEN DEMAND FOR UNITY GOVERNMENT

Kampala - Women in Uganda have called for dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and parties that lost in the just concluded Presidential Elections.

This as the women advocate for a coalition Government between Museveni who emerged

BAGUMA DODGES COURT AGAIN

Jailed former Kampala Central Police Station commander ASP Aaron Baguma who is facing murder charges has not been produced before Buganda Road Court by Kigo prisons authorities as he was reportedlky sick.

Jackson Musinguzi , a principal officer at Kigo prison where Baguma

CHEBROT LOSES ELECTION CASE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal confirms Kenneth Soyekwo as the validly elected MP for Tingey County in Kapchorwa District.

CATTLE THEFTY ROCKS MUKONO

Police in Mukono has rescued three people from being lynched by angry residents after they were found with two cows which they suspected to have been stolen from a farmer. The three suspected were identified as Wawe Umaru, Tonny Mukataga and Rogers Sserunjogi found with two heads of cattle reportedly stolen from a farmer in Katosi Village in Ntenjeru sub county Mukono district.

GOVERNMENT TO GIVE OUT 25M NETS

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate malaria day , ministry of health is set to supply 25 million treated mosquito nets to avert the dreadful killer disease. Malaria is the major cause of death in Uganda with approximately 70, 000 to 100, 00 Ugandans dying every year. 50% of the deaths are among children below five years, while pregnant

TEAR GAS ROCKS FDC OFFICES AS BESIGYE IS ARRESTED

Kampala: Police has fired tear gas at the FDC Headquarters, Najjanankumbi after the police suspected FDC supporters to be planning a riot.

The Police used its helicopter to fire tear gas dispersing

Migereko Blames Kasokoso Land Saga On Buganda Leaders

Kampala - Lands and Urban Planning Minister Daudi Migereko has criticized Politicians in Buganda for standing in the way to urbanize Kampala and eliminate slums. Pointing out the Controversial Kasokoso land Saga, Migereko decried the Political motives of the Members of Parliament and other local leaders in Wakiso District who supported the masses in the land to

Malaria Upsurge In Gulu

Gulu - Health workers in Gulu grappling with limited resources to combat an upsurge in Malaria cases.In most of the health centers, the outpatient department and laboratory are crowded with long queues of patient seeking malaria treatment.

MUSLIMS CELEBRATE COOPERATIVE WEEK

By Isaac Tenywa

Kibuli: In one of the events to celebrate the UN International Cooperatives Day, the Muslim Community in Uganda has joined the wave to celebrate the activities of the cooperators across the Country.