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Uganda: Lira Hospital Faulted Over Failure to Recruit Specialists

The observation was made during the meeting with officials from Lira Hospital over the Auditor General’s report for the Financial Year 2020/2021

Members of Parliament have ordered the Director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr John Stephen Obbo, to provide evidence for non-absorption of Shs1.5 billion ring-fenced for hiring of medical specialists. Legislators who sit on the Public Accountants Committee (PAC-Central) are concerned that a number of hospitals including Lira Hospital received…

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“Our Africa by Merck Foundation” Seventh Episode now on GH One TV Ghana, NTV Uganda and KTN, Kenya

“Our Africa by Merck Foundation” TV program broadcasting on three Prime TV Channels: KTN, Kenya; NTV, Uganda and GH One, Ghana

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany released the Seventh Episode of their TV program – “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” at 2 pm on Sunday, 26th June 2022 on GHOne, Ghana, repeated at 1:30 pm on Monday; 27th June 2022. The rest of the 15 episodes…

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Uganda: Mpuuga Cautions Trinidad and Tobago Members of the Parliament over Campaign Money

Mpuuga advised the MPs to draft a law that establishes an independent entity to handle political party financing

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, has advised Members of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago to exercise caution when writing laws on campaign financing. Addressing Members of a joint select committee of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago  that is scrutinising The Representation of the…

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Speaker Among commends Cuba for support to Uganda

Among made the remarks during a meeting with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Sunday, 26 June 2022

Speaker Anita Among has commended the Government of Cuba for its continued support towards the implementation of various development programmes in Uganda. Among made the remarks during a meeting with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Sunday, 26 June 2022. “I acknowledge…

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Uganda contributes nearly $10 million to South-South Cooperation project with FAO and China

Investment in Phase III a vote of confidence and endorsement of success achieved so far

Uganda is contributing nearly $10 million to the latest phase of a South-South Cooperation project focused on crop and animal production with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Chinese government after the first two phases yielded dramatic results, including a quadrupling of rice production…

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Over $5 Million in Funding to Support Farmers and Agribusinesses in Uganda to Become Climate Resilient

The new project named “Strengthening Agribusiness Resilience and Competitiveness - STAR” aims to increase the resilience of smallholder farmers, women in particular

KOICA and ITC sign grant arrangement to enhance natural disaster resilience and competitiveness of farming households and agribusinesses in Uganda, particularly affecting women farmers in Northern and North-eastern Uganda. The Government of the Republic of Korea through its development agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the International Trade Centre…

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Global Environment Facility approves $18 million to support FAO-led projects in Africa and Latin America

Five countries will benefit from projects focusing on biodiversity and water security

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the decision of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to approve three FAO-led projects in five countries, totalling $18 million in funding. The three new projects – in Nigeria, Venezuela and a regional initiative encompassing Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda…

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1,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Uganda to Receive Start-up Boost

The project will incubate 1,000 young entrepreneurs and improve the start-up ecosystem in Uganda to increase youth employment and boost businesses

ITC and KOSME launch Youth Start-up Academy to improve start-up ecosystem in Uganda, increasing employment and business creation The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME) launched today the Youth Start-up Academy Uganda project. The project will incubate 1,000 young entrepreneurs and improve the start-up ecosystem…

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Uganda: Investor for processing fuel from cassava, Members of Parliament impressed

MPs were thrilled that the company is producing ethanol from cassava that will mainly be used in cooking reducing the pressure on forests through charcoal burning and firewood collection

Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry have commended Bukona Agro Processors Ltd, a local investor in Nwoya district who is processing cassava into fuel. MPs were thrilled that the company is producing ethanol from cassava that will mainly be used in cooking reducing the pressure on…

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Voluntary Local Reviews Gain Traction in Uganda’s National SDG Reporting Process After ECA’s Support

This development builds on the country’s first voluntary local review of the SDGs and African Union’s Agenda 2063

The Government of Uganda has scaled up the practice of voluntary local reviews – which monitor progress made by local governments towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and is bringing their outcomes to the forefront of its national SDG reporting process. This development builds on the country’s first voluntary…