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SENSITIZE UGANDANS ON DANGERS OF NON CHARCOAL SAVING STOVES

WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

The Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC) have expressed concern 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 Baraza at Katikati during which it was revealed that approximately 130.700 people die as a result of indoor air pollution.

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A survey by Uganda Bureau of statistics, house hold survey 2009/2010 which shows that approximately 130.700 people die as a result of indoor air pollution.

the Marketing manager of the Uganda National Alliance on Clean cooking Magala Julius says fact that women and children are exposed to respiratory illnesses there is need to upgrade to the renewable energy.

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The commissioner in charge of renewable energy in the Ministry of Energy Ndaula Godfrey says most Ugandans need to know that besides saving the environment, they equally spend a lot on using non renewable energy.

He says besides the health aspect they need consider saving adding that Uganda uses over 2m tones of charcoal an expenditure which is predicated to be high.

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The Uganda National Alliance on clean cooking opted to have sensitization drives dubbed as barazas geared at letting Ugandans know the dangers in over the use on non renewable energy such as cook stoves. BYTE

ACCORDING TO THE COMMISSIONER, Ndaula Godfrey they are taking this campaign in market places and schools so that Ugandans can learn to save the environment and also learn the dangers there in by over spending on charcoal.

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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 MARTIAL ORDERS KABAZIGURUKA’S ARREST

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Makindye - The General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has issued an arrest warrant against Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka after he refused to turn up in court for hearing of his treachery case.

KYAMBADDE CALLS FOR STANDARDS AND QUALITY

Kampala - Poor branding and lack of marketing has been presented to be core resultant factors for the poor performance of local products on the general market scene. Uganda is a hot bed of entrepreneurs, but with products that are often not branded, or rather poorly packaged. This notion was presented during the award giving ceremony

3m Fees For Nomination

Court in Kampala has okayed the three (3) million charge by the Electoral Commission for persons intending to contest for Parliamentary seats in the forthcoming 2016 polls.

EDUCATION MINISTER LOSES POLLS

Preliminary results in the Feb polls indicates that several incumbent have lost especially those from the ruling NRM Party..

Among these include some Ministers more so those who

Poor Youths Stake 45m On Aine

The Poor Youths have staked a 45M cash Bounty to whoever leads them to information about Christopher Aine’s whereabouts. This comes way after Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura staked a whopping 20M bounty for the same. The youths, led by Norman Tumuhimbise are known for among other things, unleashing yellow pigs at Parliament on several occasions.

UNATU TO BLOCK SEXUAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

The Secretary General of the Uganda National Teachers’ Union has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to ensure that Comprehensive Sexual Education Curriculum is not adopted by in schools due to what he says is its gross negative effects to learners.

James Tweheyo and a cross section of education sector players

TEACHERS DEMAND FOR FREE SANITARY PADS

A section of Primary School Teaches have demanded that they also benefit from the free sanitary pads meant for disadvantaged pupils. This follows a pledge by the President during the 2016 presidential campaign, to avail sanitary pads to all disadvantaged pupils in rural schools. The pledge came at the heal of the increasing number

GEN LEVI KARUHANGA’S RISING STAR PUT OUT

Disturbing questions and theories have started emerging over the sudden death of Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, the Chairman of the General Court Martial. The calm, lanky general reportedly collapsed at his home, Thursday evening and pronounced dead shortly at Nakasero Hospital. According to Defense spokesman Lt Col Paddy Ankunda,

Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says