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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 due 16th March 2016 during which organizations in renewable energy seek to advocate for its use to replace the existing sources of energy.

The chairperson of the Alliance Abudil Kwezira who quoted the survey by Uganda Bureau of statistics, house hold survey 2009/2010 which shows that approximately 19.700 people die as a result of indoor air pollution.

According to Abudil Kwezira the fact that women and children are exposed to respiratory illnesses there is need to upgrade to the renewable energy.

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The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance adds that the low energy consumption per capita in Uganda has largely contributed to slow economic transformation by limiting industrialization as well as value addition.

According to Susie Ssebunya the secretary to the Alliance calls for more efforts to rollout to the different modern renewable energy technologies especially to the remote areas where biogas remains the only source for energy.

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Although approximately 30,000 households have access to renewable energy in the country, Uganda is reported to be performing slightly below Kenya compared to the rest in the region. This now leaves question on whether the 2020 target will be achieved on use of renewable energy.

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COURT QUASHES CSOs’ APPLICATION, ADMIT LAW DONS TO JUDGES’ BENCH

The Supreme Court in Kampala has this morning admitted the law dons at Makerere University as friends of Court known as Amicus Curiae in the Presidential election petition filed by former independent Presidential Candidate John Parick Amama Mbabazi. The Court also quashed an application by the Civil Society Organizations for the same. In the ruling read by Justice Stella Arach Amoko,

BLB Launches Land Tittle Financing

Mengo - Buganda Land Board has launched a new Financial Access Facility to enable tenant on the Kabaka Land, access financing from Banks. Apparently financial Institutions do not recognize land documentation on Kabaka’s Mailo Land as collateral security. The new arrangement, Lease Access Financial Initiative - LAFI was launched Wednesday in Kampala with over

Voting resumes tommorrow-EC Boss

EC Boss Dr Badru Kiggundu has announced that voting resumes tomorrow in areas where voters never exercised their rights.

Dr Kiggundu announced this during a

FORUM OF PARLIAMENTS ELECTION OBSERVERS DISMAY BESIGYE POLICE SAGA

Kampala: A group of Election Observers from the Forum of Parliaments of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region are in the country to observe the 18th Feb polls.

These expressed dismay over death of supporters of the FDC Opposition leader

BESIGYE ATTENDS CHURCH IN RUBANDA

Under a tight security, the former Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate Col Dr Kiiza Besigye attended two church services at Rubanda Catholic Church and later at Kaceerere Church of Uganda both in Rubanda district. Dr Besigye later addressed a rally in Rubanda town, garnering votes for the FDC candidate in the district Parliamentary race.

MUMBERE REMANDED TO LUZIRA IN BAD HEALTH

Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere, has complained of his deteriorating health situation after being denied access to medical treatment. Through his lawyers Caleb Alaka, Sam Muyizi, and Evans Ochieng, Mumbere told the Jinja Chief Magistrate Francis Kaggwa that he has been denied access to his personal medical doctor at Nalufenya, where he had been detained

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES GENDER EQUALITY INDICATORS

Kololo - Government has launched the National Gender Equality program that is geared towards creating inclusive opportunities for women, youth and Children, especially those involved in entrepreneurship. The Program will priotize dependence on technological advancement as a safe way to propel the numbers of well-off youths and women in the business sector.

VOTING UPDATES CONTINUES.....

 Incumbent Yoweri Museveni arrives at Kiruhura to cast his vote at 3:00pm.

 Polling Materials in several areas in Kampala had not been

AGE LIMIT DEBATE NOT OVER YET- KAFEERO

The initiator and mover of the ill fated private members bill Eng. Kafeero Sekitoleko seeking for an extension of retirement age of judges, has revealed that the battle for the same is not yet over.

Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko’s bill proposed that the Chief Justice’s