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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

RWOMUSHANA'S INSIGHT IN THE KASESE MURDERS

The numerous attacks on security agencies raises questions on the country’s state of security after the concluded general elections. Last evening Kasese district witnessed violent clashes between the UPDF, police and civilians. The clashes saw six civilians shot and dead. Security experts think the incidence is a

General Sejjusa Arrested

Kampala - Former Coordinator of Intelligence agencies Gen David Sejusa has been arrested. The former spy chief was picked up by Military Police and accompanied by plain cloths personnel from his home in Naguru, a Kampala suburb on Sunday Morning. An eye witness told our reporter that Military Police stormed Sejusa’s home at around 9:30am, and arrested him before he was whisked away to

KABAZIGURUKA DEFEATS COURT MARTIAL IN ROUND ONE

By UTN Reporter

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has stopped the General Court Martial from trying Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka until the main petition he filed challenging its jurisdiction is disposed of.

UPDF WITHDRAWS FROM CENTRAL AFRICA

CAR - The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has started withdrawing its forces from the Central Africa Republic.

The UPDF entered the Central African Republic in 2008, in a botched hunt for

KAYIHURA GIVES 200M TO NANSANA PROSTITUTES

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

It’s hard to believe that what started as mayhem in the metropolitan areas on Nansana and Entebbe has turned into a structural adjustment program to the area residents in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.

MUSEVENI TAKES OATH

President Yoweri Museveni has just Taken the oath of allegiance at the Kololo Airstrip, to lead Uganda for another five year term.

Museveni immediately after taking oath has been given the instruments

GOVT WANT SSEJUSA SUIT DISMISSED

The Attorney General has asked the High Court to dismiss with costs General Sejusa’s unjustified one billion shillings compensation claim on grounds that it was filed out of the stipulated 90 days.

Senior State Attorney George Kalemeera told presiding judge Margret

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

BRIEFCASE FIRMS BLAMED FOR COLLAPSING BUILDINGS

The Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering has pinned unregistered briefcase companies for the rampant collapse of buildings in Kampala and other parts of the country.

Another major contributing factor to the collapsing of buildings is caused