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Ssempijja admits to alarming food shortages in the country

Ssempijja admits to alarming food shortages in the country

The Minister for Agriculture, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja,on Friday told members of parliament that Uganda’s food crisis has worsened has reached an alarming stage. The minister also said currently the available food stocks can only serve the famine hit areas with people in dire need only up to June this year. Ssempija  said this while updating  […]

West Nile refugees resort to stealing food in the communities as hunger bits.

West Nile refugees resort to stealing food in the communities as hunger bits.

Refugees in West Nile have resorted to stealing food and animals from local communities due to low supply of food to refugees in their region. This was disclosed by West Nile Members of Parliament  who include; Women representative for Adjuman district, Jesca Ababiku and Obongi County MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, while briefing the media on […]

Delays in City compensations humper KCCA road works- Official

Delays in City compensations humper KCCA road works- Official

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has said the major challenge, that has delayed starting construction of some roads and drainage in the city is compensation for right-of-way to have these done. Addressing journalists at the Uganda media center recently, the Director  Engineering and Technical Services at KCCA, Justus Akankwasa, said that some of the […]

Government earmarks 20 billion for export of fattened beef

Government earmarks 20 billion for export of fattened beef

The minister of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja, has revealed that the sector has earmarked over UGX 20bn in the next financial year for beef fattening to boost Uganda`s meat export. Sempijja said this while officiating at the ground breaking ceremony  of the collection center for beef cattle opened up at the […]

MPs oppose pastor’s suggestion for men to undergo vasectomy

MPs oppose pastor’s suggestion for men to undergo vasectomy

Members of Parliament have expressed mixed reactions over a proposal by Pastor Joseph Sserwada of Victory Christian Center-Uganda to government suggesting that men be introduced to vasectomy as a national policy that will reduce a population explosion. The MPs however say the method should a matter of choice if one needs to adopt a family […]

Makindye MP Sewanyana wants secret ballot for LC elections as citizens demand public hearings

Makindye MP Sewanyana wants secret ballot for LC elections as citizens demand public hearings

The Member of Parliament for Makindye West, Allan Sewanyana, has suggested that a review of the Local Government (Amendment) Act 2014 whose provisions for lining up behind candidates while voting village council leaders be changed to secret ballot. He says that the law is impractical since many villages have a sizeable number of voters and that […]

Health minister frustrating Alcohol Control Bill 2016, says Nambooze

Health minister frustrating Alcohol Control Bill 2016, says Nambooze

The implementation of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016 hangs in balance again following claims by the Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze Bakirekke, that the minister of health, Ruth Aceng, is avoiding discussions with the legislator on the way forward. The Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016 was tabled last year in Parliament as a private […]

Police and KACITA warn vendors from operating on streets

Police and KACITA warn vendors from operating on streets

Police together with the Kampala city Traders Association (KACITA) have vowed not to accept vendors on streets during Christmas season. KACITA and police say that they will maintain the streets without vendors and there will be no compromise despite plea from vendors and politicians. This was disclosed by Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Emiliano Kayima and […]

MPs order UNRA to rein on staff who wrongly approved 65 billion to a construction firm

The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has ordered the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to give the committee names of all the Authority staff who initiated and approved the unjustified payment during the reconstruction of Mbarara-Ntungamo-Kabale –Katuna road a project that cost 65 billion shillings. The committee while meeting the […]

Environmentalists call on government to involve pastoralists in climate change fight

Environmentalists call on government to involve pastoralists in climate change fight

Environmental experts have asked government to aggressively consider engaging pastoral communities in issues of climate change so that they can  understand the burden and adaptive mechanisms to mitigate climate change effects since their activities are contributing to changes in climate. Speaking at a forum on engaging pastoral communities on enhancing adaptive capacity of climate change, […]

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