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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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GUNSHOTS ROCK ENTEBBE TOWN

Gunshots rocked Entebbe town at the Chief Magistrate’s court as Prison officers fired live bullets to disperse rowdy NRM youth who attempted to fight and obstruct journalists from filming their party loyalists who were remanded to Kigo prison for assaulting scribes and causing malicious damage to their gadgets. The situation became tense after the NRM supporters failed to pay Shs 5m bail

UGANDA REPLACES SOMALIA COMMANDANT

The Commander of a new battle group from the Uganda People’s Defense Force under the African Union in Somalia has arrived in Mogadishu. Col Ronald Bigirwa, the commandant of Group 18 jetted into Somali Capital with a batch of Solders. Group 18 replaces Group 15 that was based in Arbiska

BWANIKA WRAPS UP IN MASAKA

Masaka - Peoples’ Development Party Flag bearer Dr. Abed Bwanika wrapped up his campaigns in Masaka his home district.

Bwanika implored the locals to usher in a new dawn in Uganda’s

I AM SARROUNDED BY ENEMIES- KAYIHURA

The period closing the year 2016 full of mayhem on the side of the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura. After getting involved in endless battles with his seniors, the General also realized that he was surrounded by enemies that have secretly worked hard to foil all his endeavors.

POLICE ARRESTS 0VER 200 IN NEW YEAR PARTIES

Kampala - Police in Kampala has arrested more than 220 people following the New Year celebrations.

MASAKA GETS FREE SOLAR POWER

About 1500 households in two villages of Buwunga Sub County in Masaka district have been registered to benefit in a free solar power project. Masaka district woman MP Mary Babirye Kabanda announced the endowment from the United Kingdom and Australian based ‘Crossing Borders’. In two separate meetings with the residents of Bulando village in Bulando parish

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

KACITA GIVES KCCA ULTIMATUM ON HAWKERS

Kampala - Traders under their umbrella the Kampala City Traders’ Association-KACITA have given Police and Kampala Capital City Authority an ultimatum of two days, to remove all street vendors off the City Streets. This comes after a series of failed negotiations with different powers in the city to have the hawkers off the streets. The traders have always complained that the hawkers

SSERUNJOGI BEATS KIBEDI IN ROUND TWO

The High Court in Kampala has upheld the victory of Charles Musoke Sserunjogi as the Kampala Central Division mayor.

Sserunjogi’s victory had been challenged by his political rival Kibedi Muhammed Semata Nsegumire of the ruling National Resistenace Movement on grounds of conniving with the returning officer of Kampala District