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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

MP’S ASSURE MUHAKANIZI ON TAXING THEIR SALARIES

President Museveni is expected to approve the controversial income tax amendment Bill this week that seeks to have all MPs and judges among others’ emoluments not taxed.

We have learnt that the move was hatched during a two weeks NRM retreat

WHIP ON CHINESE PETTY TRADERS

SEATINI, a Civil Society Organization together with Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA have called for an immediate expulsion of all foreign traders and business men involved in petty retail Businesses.

LAWYER KASANGO & COURT CLERK CHARGED OVER PENSION SCAM

Kampala: City lawyer Bob Kasango and alongside court clerk Milton Mutegeya are charged before the Anti Corruption Court for allegedly conspiring to forge a judicial document in order to steal over shillings 15.4 billion pension cash.

The duo appeared before Anti Corruption Court Grade One Magistrate Peter

TANZANIA CLOSE MUTUKULA –UGANDA BOARDERS AHEAD OF POLLS

There is tension at the Uganda Tanzania Boarders after the Tanzanian authorities sealing off the boarder.

Security has been tightened at the Uganda-Tanzania Boarder- Mutukula

URA PLACES WBS UNDER RECIEVERSHIP

WBS Television has taken a turn for the better in the first receivership engagement in Uganda.

The move was revealed today in a press briefing by a joint team of URA officials, Uganda registration services bureau and the WBS TV administration.

ELECTORAL COMMISSION, CCEDU RECONCILE

By UTN Reporter

The electoral Commission has amended its ties with the Citizens elections monitoring body, CCEDU barely a year after the latter’s operations

BOBI WINE CHARGED BEFORE COURT MARTIAL AND REMANDED IN MAKINDYE

BY UTN REPORTER

Kyaddondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine has been charged before the General Court Martial in Gulu on allegations relating to illegal possession of weapons and ammunitions.

Bobi Wine appeared before the

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

KASINGYE REPLACES KAWEESI

By UTN Reporter

Naguru - The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has appointed AIGP Asan Kasingye to replace the slain AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.