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Uganda To Launch Locally Made, Solar Powered Vehicles Before The End Of 2019

Uganda To Launch Locally Made, Solar Powered Vehicles Before The End Of 2019

The minister of Science Technology and innovations Dr Elioda Tumwesigye has assured Ugandans that before end of 2019, Uganda will be having its own made solar powered buses plying on the roads of Kampala and Entebbe. In 2014, Uganda Investment Authority commissioned two companies- Kiira Motors Corporation owned by Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, […]

Ugandan Star Fights Gender Violence, Poor Hygiene In Bidi Camp

Ugandan Star Fights Gender Violence, Poor Hygiene In Bidi Camp

Local hip-hop star, GNL Zamba, in his Ensi Bwekuba Blow says “when the world gives you a blow, reiterate with a punch. You should never accept a single mess to pull you down forever”. These lyrics perhaps match, Joyce Gaba Awula, a 19 year old South Sudanese refugee giving hope to her fellow refugees at […]

19 Killed In Kapchorwa Bus Accident In Uganda

19 Killed In Kapchorwa Bus Accident In Uganda

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred today afternoon at Towei hill in Sipi town council, Kapchorwa district. The accident occurred when a government-owned bus, registration number UG 2833E belonging to Kiryandongo Technical Institute, lost control and veered off the road at about 4.30pm along the Kapchorwa-Sironko road. It overturned several […]

School Girls Resort To Banana Fibres Over Lack Of Pads

School Girls Resort To Banana Fibres Over Lack Of Pads

An independent survey carried out in more than 25 primary schools in Kagadi District has revealed that schoolgirls are using banana fibres as sanitary pads during their menstrual cycle, something that has greatly contributed to school dropout rates and absenteeism. This was contained in a report released last week by Hygiene Water and Sanitation Caritas […]

Women NGOs Want Minimum Wage To Protect Employees In Uganda

Women NGOs Want Minimum Wage To Protect Employees In Uganda

 There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime was speaking at a high level roundtable dialogue entitled ‘is […]

Women Are Using Coffee To Secure Land

Women Are Using Coffee To Secure Land

 The goal is to put coffee-farming in the hands of young people by encouraging land-owning farmers to let younger family members use their land “My kids now eat potatoes, cassava and beans,” the 23-year-old said of the crops, which are eaten by the poorest, and that they grow on one-third of their holding in Kyampungu, […]

Head Of The House Never Goes Into The Kitchen – Museveni

Head Of The House Never Goes Into The Kitchen – Museveni

Do people still believe a woman’s place still is in the kitchen in the 21st century? Well, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni seems to think so. The 74-year-old has come under fire for his sexist comments after he said that cooking is not a man’s role, reports AFP. Museveni said he has not stepped into the kitchen since […]

Uganda To Deploy Ebola Vaccine To Border Points

Uganda To Deploy Ebola Vaccine To Border Points

Uganda has announced that it will deploy an Ebola vaccine even though there is no outbreak of the disease in the country. Minister for Health Jane Ruth Aceng announced a plan to start vaccinating frontline health workers from November 5, due to fears that the outbreak currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon […]

Nuns Launch Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Nuns Launch Campaign Against Domestic Violence

 In a bid to end domestic violence in Kabarole District, nuns of the Holy Cross Sisters family Virika have initiated community debates to increase awareness about the vice. The move has been prompted by the increasing cases of domestic violence in Karangura Sub-county, a challenge they say is hindering development in the area. Rev sister […]

Emergency Toll Free Service Collapses In Uganda

Emergency Toll Free Service Collapses In Uganda

 Members of the public in distress calling police telephone numbers that the Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola, issued last Friday are being charged for the air time after the national emergency free toll lines (999 and 122) broke down. President Museveni on Saturday stated in a letter that all phones at the police […]

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