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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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VOTING UPDATES

Turn up quite high is Kampala district.

Areas in Kawempe Division, Nakawa and Kampala Central long queues are visible on most polling centers.

In Koome Islands, no voting Materials by

SAND MINING AFFECTING WETLNAD

The National Environment Management Authority, NEMA has for the second time stopped a Chinese Company to carry out sand mining in Lwera Wetland for breaching the terms and conditions under which they are supposed to operate while sand mining.

The Chinese company, Hong Hi Jeng Cai received a license for sand

INDIA PREMIERE PLEDGE TO ENHANCE TRADE IMBALANCE IN UGAND

BY Babirye Rose Nagawa and Namuli Daphine

The visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to enhance trade and investment between Uganda and India

FDC PRAYERS: BAD OMEN FOR MUSEVENI, KAYIHURA

Kampala - The FDC free my vote campaign entered into a full month with the FDC activists attending the prayers at the Najjanankumbi head office. The prayers and FDC supporters all in full anticipation that the FDC presidential flag. Police kept tight guard at the FDC headquarters Najjanankumbi before drama ensued of a security detail inside dressed casually as

SUDAN REBELS RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ORDERS FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF PROF BALUNYWA

UTN Reporter

The replacement of the embattled Principle Makerere University Business School, Prof Wasswa Balunywa hits a snag following his reappointment by President Yoweri Museveni barely

FDC OPPOSITION PRESIDENT DR KIZA BESIGYE ON PROSESSION TO MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Kampala:The Opposition President and Presidential aspirant Rtd Col. Dr Kiza Besigye is currently in a procession to Makerere University after he was released by Police shortly after his arrest.

Dr Besigye is expected to address a rally at

POLICE TO CONTINUE WITH BESIGYE HOME SIEGE

Kampala - Police says it will emphasize on redeploying at both the home of Dr Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati and at the Forum for Democratic Change Offices in Najjanankumbi, along Entebbe.

For over two weeks, Police lodged its 24/7 deployment at the FDC Offices

Museveni Covered More By Media - Report

Kampala - A report by the African Center for Media Excellence has indicated that the Media in Uganda is covering Incumbent Yoweri Museveni more than any other of the eight contenders in the Presidential race. The report also indicates that there is a sustained dominance of three candidates; NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change