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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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ARMY SUSPENDS KASESE OPERATION

Uganda People’s Defense Force has suspended its operations in Kasese District against the royal youth brigade, Kirumira Mutima in the Kingdom. This follows a political out-cry by regional MP’s and the entire Parliament over the killings that have claimed over 110 lives, since Sunday Morning.

The Operation against the notorious group has been

SALAAM MUSUMBA WINS ELECTION APPEAL

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Kampala - The Court of Appeal in Kampala has ejected Kamuli Municipality MP Rehema Watongola out of Parliament after failing to raise the required minimum academic papers equivalent to senior six.

The court also declared the Kamuli Municipality seat vacant, ordering fresh polls. Former Kamuli district Chairperson, also opposition FDC Vice President Salaam Musumba had challenged Hajjat Watongola’s election.

The three justices of the Court of Appeal Richard Buteera, Barishaki Cheborion and Paul Mugamba, ruled that when MP Watongola’s academic papers were questioned, she failed to prove the authenticity of the same, prompting them to declare her nomination illegal and subsequently declared her seat vacant.

The justices also ordered Watongola to pay Musumba all the costs. Hajjat Watongola and Ms Salaam Musumba contested for the Kamuli Municipality seat in Last year’s general elections, alongside other two, before Watongola became victorious.

Musumba challenged her opponent’s election in the high court, which concurred with her, that Hajjat Watongola’s academic papers were wanting. Watongola immediately appealed to the higher court.

SLOW INVESTMENT BOTHERS UIA

Kampala - Uganda Investment Authority has vetted the investment sector, and indicated that the central region is displaying an outstanding performance with 232 licensed projects.Over the last financial year 2014/2015, UIA licensed a total of 372 projects compared to the 461 in 2013/2014, hence a 19percentage decline. The poor performance is blamed on the 2014

LOCAL COUNCIL AND MUNICIPALITY VOTING UNDER WAY

Kampala - Voting is under way country wide for local council iii’s, Division and Municipality mayors.

In Kampala, voting started considerably on time with

SSANGALYAMBOGO AWARDS BETTER PERFORMERS

Entebbe – Buganda Princesses Katrina Ssangalyambogo has launched a project that awards better performing school children in Entebbe.

KCCA SENSITIZE KARAMOJONGS ON HYGIENE

Kampala - As days draw closer to celebrate the International Sanitation and World Water day, Kampala Capital City Authority has embarked on a sensitizing drive in the city dwellers to improve hygiene in their communities. Today the authority started with a clean-up exercise in Makindye Division in an area occupied by Settlers from Karamoja region, prone to diseases due to poor hygienic conditions.

USPA TO AWARD SPORTS PERSONALITIES OF 2016

Lugogo - Sports Journalists under their body USPA, Uganda Sports Press Association will award over 60 Sports personalities who excelled in year 2016 in various sports disciplines.<\p>

The sports men to be awarded were selected basing on their achievements

Gen Lakara Tours Amison Bases In Somalia

Mogadishu - Commandant of the AMISON forces in Somali Capital Mogadishu Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara has taken a rare tour of all the AMISON bases in the war ravaged Country. Maj Gen Lakara visited the bases that are manned by the Uganda and Kenya Contingents in Badhere Camp and El Adde, which were both once AL Shabaab dens of terror.

FUELEX BOX CHARGED

Fugitive proprietor of Fuelex fuel stations who was arrested yesterday at Entebbe International airport , has this evening been charged in connection with smuggling over 13 thousand litres of fuel into the country.

John Imaniraguha who appeared before the Anti Corruption