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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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BESIGYE CHARGED AFRESH AND REMANDED TO LUZIRA

The FDC Former presidential candidate Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has been produced before Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court and charged afresh charges of treason without his lawyers.

Because the charges of Treason are capital in nature,

Former LRA Fighters Lose Savings

Gulu - Police in Gulu is hunting for one person for allegedly swindling money belonging to a financial SACCO for former fighters of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Stella Atim, the manager of the SACCO has allegedly gone into hiding, after swindling over 22m shillings, pulled together by over 60 members of the SACCO.

KABAFUNZAKI CASE ADJOURNED

By UTN Reporter

Kololo - Embattled Minister of State for Labor Herbert Kabafunzaki has this afternoon appeared before the Anti corruption court for mention of his Corruption case and two others.

UGANDANS ENJOYING TOO MUCH FREEDOM-MUSEVENI

It was color and pomp at State House Entebbe as President Museveni was hosting dignitaries, politicians, churchmen, and other guests at the Annual Thanks Giving Service. Media gurus, artists, Comedians, Members of Parliament and notable businessmen were among the revelers at the annual event that turns State House into an open prayer ground.

BAGUMA DODGES COURT AGAIN

Jailed former Kampala Central Police Station commander ASP Aaron Baguma who is facing murder charges has not been produced before Buganda Road Court by Kigo prisons authorities as he was reportedlky sick.

Jackson Musinguzi , a principal officer at Kigo prison where Baguma

2 CHINESE WOMEN FOUND DEAD

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Kampala – One man has been arrested in connection with the death of two female Chinese nationals who were found dead in a house in Nakulabye, Kikoni a Kampala Suburb.

GOVERNMENT SETS CONDITIONS FOR LUKWAGO

The government has set conditions for embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, if he is to be reinstalled into his office. One of the conditions, Lukwago has to step off what they refer to as “his high horse” and work with the National Resistance Movement if his new term in office is to yield any results both for himself and his supporters.

TEAR GAS ROCKS FDC OFFICES AS BESIGYE IS ARRESTED

Kampala: Police has fired tear gas at the FDC Headquarters, Najjanankumbi after the police suspected FDC supporters to be planning a riot.

The Police used its helicopter to fire tear gas dispersing

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