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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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AMISON MOURNS MAJ GEN KARUHANGA

The African Union Mission in Somalia has mourned the passing on of Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, the first Commandant of the Mission in 2007. Maj Gen Karuhanga established the working formulae in Somalia for the Peace Mission, which all his successors have held. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira says

KAYIHURA ORDERS POLICE OUT OF BESIGYE HOME

Kampala - Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura has withdrawn Police out of Dr Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati. His order comes hours before the High Court Judgment this afternoon, in a case that Dr Besigye challenged his house arrest. In a press conference at Naguru, Gen Kayihura said given last evening’s Supreme Court Ruling, the Police finds it appropriate to withdraw security from the FDC strong man’s home.

CANDIDATES WIND UP CAMPAIGNS

Kampala - Presidential and Parliamentary Campaigns end today after three months of traversing the country.

The time limit given by the Electoral Commission is today at 6pm, two days ahead of the polling day. Most of the major candidates are making their final impact on the ballot box results publically, before embarking on the

KAYIHURA 7 OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS SUMMONED OVER BRUTALITY

Kampala:The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura is summoned by Makindye Chief Magistrates Court to answer to the criminal charges privately instituted against him and seven other senior officers in connection to the recent brutal clobbering of Dr Besigye supporters.

According to the criminal summons signed off by Chief Magistrate Richard Mafabi

BISHOP WAKULA ARGUES YOUTHS ON SKILLS

Iganga - Central Busoga Bishop Patrick Wakula has argued youths to endeavor get skills that would help them live sensible lives.

CSOs SPEAK OUT ON ELECTION SPENDING

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations dealing with Budget monitoring activities have urged the 10th Parliament to generate a strong legal instrument regarding debt management. The Organizations have singled out irresponsible borrowing indicated by non-performance loans as a major setback for the Country’s economic advancement, increasing the cost of debt management,

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,

RED PEPPER EDITORS SENT TO LUZIRA FOR DISTURBING MUSEVENI PEACE

By UTN Reporter

Editors of City Tabloid Red Pepper have been remanded to Luzira Prison for disturbing President Museveni’s peace.

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ALBINOS.

BY DOREEN ASOMO

Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate The International Albinism Day which will be held in Mbale.

Addressing the press at the Media center, the Chairperson Equal Opportunities