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New International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities

Forced displacement is a growing crisis that is too large and complex for governments and humanitarian agencies to solve alone

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced a joint initiative to create inclusive economic opportunities that will benefit refugees and their host communities. Among other goals, the initiative aims to mobilize private sector projects over the next five years to demonstrate the viability of…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and Partners Provide Vital Support to New Treatment Centre for Ebola Patients in Uganda

The 32-bed treatment unit in Mulago is built under the leadership of the Ministry of Health in Uganda, with the support of WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Luxembourg, Sweden and the United Kingdom, through WHO, have provided in-kind contributions of equipment and services worth US$ 995,000 (equivalent to over 3.6 billion ugx) to Uganda to equip the new Ebola Treatment Unit at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and the treatment and isolation units in Masaka and Jinja. The 32-bed…

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Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) urged to sensitise traders on new tax system

Thomas Tayebwa on Wednesday, 07 December 2022 adopted the report of the Committee on Tourism Trade and Industries recommending changes in the invoicing system

Parliament calls for sensitization of traders before the full implementation of the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing System (EFRIS). The House chaired by Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa on Wednesday, 07 December 2022 adopted the report of the Committee on Tourism Trade and Industries recommending changes in the invoicing system. According…

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Uganda: Parliament calls for countrywide power coverage

The committee report observed that the unreliable electricity supply is attributed to the region not being connected to the national grid

Legislators have called on government to ensure that electricity access across the country is improved for the benefit of Ugandans in different sectors of the economy. This follows a report tabled by the House Committee on Environment and Natural relating to the erratic electricity supply in West Nile. The report…

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Farmer Cooperative in Uganda

TİKA provided 2 hot press machines for the farmers who earn their keep from the oil derived from the nuts growing on shea trees

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided technical equipment support to the “Shea Butter” producers cooperative in Uganda. TİKA provided 2 hot press machines for the farmers who earn their keep from the oil derived from the nuts growing on shea trees which are quite common in the region between…

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Bolstering Africa’s health emergency readiness and response

The latest simulation took place against the backdrop of an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in partnership with Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, West African Health Organization, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UK Health Security Agency, Robert Koch Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today kicked off the region’s…

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Uganda: Government Tables Bill to Improve Sports Administration

The bill provides for the existence of the National Council of Sports, membership of the council and its finances

The Ministry of Education and Sports has introduced the Physical Activity and Sports Bill, 2022. The Bill was presented by the State Minister for Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang at a sitting of Parliament on Tuesday, 06 December 2022. The bill provides for the existence of the National Council of Sports,…

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Uganda: Sports Body on spot over briefcase federations

Currently, 51 sports federations have been registered by NCS and are entitled to government funding to facilitate the implementation of their activities

The National Council of Sports (NCS), a government body mandated to develop, promote and control sports in Uganda has come under the spotlight for allegedly registering briefcase sports federations. Currently, 51 sports federations have been registered by NCS and are entitled to government funding to facilitate the implementation of their…

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Uganda: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) warns of the latent reproductive health and child protection issues facing girls in emergency situations

The IRC through different programs is reaching out to these girls to provide information and services in addition to encouraging them to go back to school

Over 4,000 girls under 18 years reported for their first Antenatal Care (ANC) visit at various IRC supported health facilities in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement between Jan 2020 – Sep 2022. Furthermore, nearly 2,000 teenage deliveries were reported at the various health facilities in the same period. As the world marks…

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Uganda: African Development Bank Group commits $301 million to renovate the country’s meter gauge railway and bolster regional trade

The works entail the immediate rehabilitation of 265 km of MGR tracks between Malaba and Mukono, including the line to Jinja Pier and Port Bell on Lake Victoria

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is providing  $301 million to overhaul  the Kampala-Malaba Meter Gauge Railway (MGR) in Uganda. The railway line is part of the East African Community’s Northern Corridor linking the capital, Kampala, to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The East African Community Railway Rehabilitation Support Project…