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Time to undertake agricultural reform

President Museveni on his farm

  The government of President Museveni has implemented over a dozen interventions into the agricultural or rural development sector since coming to power 31 years ago, but with little success. The outcome of these failures are all too clear to everyone; rising income inequality, worrying levels of unemployment, recurrent food …

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Do not delay LC 1 polls any further

Minister of Finance and Planning Matia Kasaija

The basis and the practice for which the NRM Government is known and nationally recognized for, is the holding of the regular and timely polls. This underscores the essence of the democratic principles for which it came to power, more than thirty years ago. There are six tiers of these …

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Is the Local Content for the Oil Extraction Ready?

Oil in Uganda

Local content means participation in the Oil and Gas industry by Ugandan businesses, the public sector as well as individuals in terms of employment. When all issues involved in the extraction of Uganda’s oil go well, by 2020, we should be an oil producing and exporting nation. In preparation for …

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End use of wooden poles in scaffolding

Scafolding used often while building

Total E&P Limited, the oil exploration and production arm of the French oil giant, Total, have announced they will not accept the use of wooden poles for scaffolding during the construction process for the development of the oil and gas sector. This may be considered by some people as part …

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Marie Stopes: vital to fill void left by US funding withdrawal

Pregnant and in school

Available statistics from Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) show that it is giving a valuable contribution to our health services. Of the nearly one million people it has provided with family planning services, especially in maternal and reproductive health, nearly 400,000 unintended pregnancies have been prevented; about 90, 000 unsafe abortions; …

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