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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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Bishop Donates Land For Health Center

Gulu - Retired. Rev. Bishop Nelson Onono of the Anglican Diocese of Gulu has donated over 3 acres of land for the construction of a health facility. The health facility will be used as a Rehabilitation Center for survivors of the Lokodi Massacre. While addressing residents in Lokodi Trading Centre in Gulu, Bishop Nelson Onono revealed that the health centre will be constructed with the help of a charity organization based in Sweden known as Bright Futures.

MINSTER MULONI TOURS KARUMA, ISIMBA DAMS

Karuma - The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Engineer Irene Muloni has made a six hour tour of Karuma Hydropower Project currently under construction in Kiryandongo district. The Minister’s tour was intended to establish whether the six hundred megawatts Hydro Power project is being constructed as specified by the owner’s consultants or, shoddy work is being done as claimed by the project management’s consultants.

GO FORWARD’S MBABAZI WANT SUPREME COURT TO ANNUL M7 CITING NON COMPLIANCE

Supreme Court: Go forward candidate Amama Mbabazi in the recent Presidential polls have asked the Supreme Court to annul the election of NRM Candidate Yoweri Kaguta saying the electoral commission contravened the set electoral laws.

This was raised as the lawyers were finalizing their submissions to the

MUSEVENI REPLACES GEN KATUMBA WAMALA WITH MUHOOZI

Kampala - President Yoweri Museveni, who also doubles as Commander in chief of the People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has shuffled the army leadership making the commander of the army, CDF, Gen. Katumba Wamala Junior minister for works, and promoting the UPDF 2nd Division Brig Peter Elwelu Commander of Land Forces.

Kalangala Farmers Petition UN

Kalangala – Farmers from Bugala Island in Kalangala have petitioned the United Nations over their land that is reportedly occupied by Bidco a Palm oil firm.Through their umbrella organization Bugala Farmers Association, the Islanders allege that the Palm Oil Company has grabbed their land, and adamantly refused to compensate them for long.

SOUTH AFRICAN DPP URGES GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO PROSECUTORS

The South African National Director of Public Prosecutions advocates Shaun Abrahams calls on African Government to provide top security to prosecutors given the nature of crime that happens of late. Mr Shaun was speaking at the first maiden memorial lecture for the late Joan Kagezi, who was slain by unknown assailants a year ago. Shaun was the main speaker at the lecture

COURT STAYS MUSEVENI CRITIC TRIAL

Kampala - Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has suspended the trial of President Museveni social media critic Robert Shaka until the disposal of provisions of the Computer Misuse Act, upon which the charges against him are based. The decision by the trial magistrate was prompted by Shaka’s lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde who presented copies of the said petition to Buganda Road

MAJ KIGUNDU KILLERS APPLY FOR BAIL

By UTN Reporter

The High Court Judge heading the criminal division, Justice Wilson Kwesiga has set 30th/March to hear the bail application filed by 4 tabliq Moslems, on remand for the allegedly murdering Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa.

ATTORNEY GENERAL WRONGLY JOINED TO MBABAZI PETITION-RUKUTANA

Supreme Court: Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has asked the Supreme Court currently inquiring into the alleged irregularities in the 2016 presidential election, to strike out with costs the Attorney General from Amama Mbabazi petition for wrongly being sued.

The attorney general who is the chief government legal adviser,