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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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POLICE CHOPPER KILLS ONE

By UTN Reporter

Kajjansi - A police Chopper has killed one person during a training session at Kajjansi near Kampala.

COURT QUASHES BAN ON VENDING UNPACKED MILK

Kampala - The High Court in Kampala has quashed with costs the government ban on vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and the 21 Municipalities across the country. While quashing the ban that was issued by State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama, Justice Yasin Nyanzi held that the minister’s ban was irrational as he didn’t consult the milk vendors

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

KAWEESI WIDOW DELIVERS BABY BOY

Kampala - The widow of the fallen Police boss AIGP Felix Kaweesi has delivered a baby boy a day after her hubby was laid to rest in Lwengo District in Tuesday

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

PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

POLICE OWNS UP KIBOKO SQUAD

Kampala - Preliminary investigations into the on-going masked Kiboko squad group has pinned crime preventers, informants and yet to be identified security personnel to be behind the eminent attacks on Besigye supporters. The police publicist Fred Enanga says they have managed to arrest six of the ring leaders who are going to help the police with investigations.

Among the suspects is a one Kalyango Innocent, Male Ssenyonga all Boda Boda stage chairmen operating as crime preventers in the city center. These usually masked personnel holding sticks, and police pepper spray became are concern after appearing in television footage seriously beating up Besigye Supporters where ever he appears anywhere in the city center. Surprisingly this happens amidst the presence of the police which has tentatively denied being part of the group. BYTE FRED ENANGA

The pressure amounting from the human rights activists and civil society organization forced the police to commence investigations and so-far they say they have arrested six personnel in connect ion to the above. He says the arrested that were initially recruited as crime preventers together with the divisional police commander Mission Fred attached to Katwe police station have already recorded statements at the police professional standards unit to help at investigations. BYTE FRED ENANGA

Enanga adds that the forces media monitoring unit is as well reviewing the footage to closely identify the faces of the other masked who are apparently on the run. He says once reviewed they will answerable to courts of law to answer charges related to assault and causing grievous harm. BYTE FRED ENANGA

PHILIP OMONDI STADIUM RENAMED STAR TIMES STADIUM

Lugogo - Effective 1st July 2017, Philip Omondi stadium the home ground for KCCA FC will be renamed Star times stadium. This follows a mega billion sponsorship package Star Times gave to the “Kasasiro” club totaling to shs. 1.6 billion running for four Years.

BUGANDA'S 9,000 MILO LAND GIVEN TO ROYALS

The Chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission Baguma Isoke has told the Lands Committee of Parliament ahead of the cabinet proposal to Amendment of the Land Policy of Uganda; that the controversial 900,000 square mails Buganda Kingdom claims that was taken by government, was never titled according to the 1907 and 1908 original titles of Uganda that were done by the colonial government.