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African Development Bank’s SEFA provides $1 million to kick off modernization of Africa’s Hydropower Fleetbusin

African Development Bank’s SEFA provides $1 million to kick off modernization of Africa’s Hydropower Fleetbusin

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The modernization of hydropower stations is an opportunity to increase generation capacity at low-cost, and with relatively short lead-times and minimal environmental impact ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 16, 2021/ -- The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/3tZp0eB) has approved a $1 million grant for modernization of Africa’s aging hydropower fleet. The grant will fund the mapping and evaluation of African hydropower facilities’ rehabilitation needs. It will also support the preparation of modernization works for two pilot facilities to a bankable stage, a move expected to add 200 MW in generation capacity, create 150 jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 300 kilotons of CO2 annually. The modernization of hydropower stations is an opportunity...
‘Separate committee work from party politics’

‘Separate committee work from party politics’

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Legislators who chair committees of Parliament have been cautioned against 'smuggling' political party interests into their operations This was echoed by Bugweri County MP, Hon Abdu Katuntu on Friday, 10 September 2021 during a training of chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of committees of Parliament at Golf Course Hotel. Katuntu was one of the facilitators at the training and citing his 20 years’ experience as a Member of Parliament told MPs that the tendency of political parties to influence business of parliament is not new and that it must be fought if the 11th Parliament is to make a difference.  "If you think you are going to manage committees from your respective party headquarters, you will be the worst chairperson because parties want you to play politics," said ...
Uganda’s Prime Minister Nabanja launches Covid Relief Fund

Uganda’s Prime Minister Nabanja launches Covid Relief Fund

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Gulu resident and a boda boda cyclist, Oloya Geofrey became the first vulnerable Ugandan to receive Nabbanja’s Ka Money. Robina Nabanja  yesterday launched  the exercise of sending Covid relief fund to those Ugandans who were affected by the lockdown impact and also called the first people to receive this money to confirm whether they have got it. Prime Minister Robina Nabanja (R) and Aggrey Kibenge,the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Gender,Labour and Social Development in action..Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The project will see at least over 500000 households  receive this 100000 shillings from Government as Covid relief. At the same launch, the ministry of health says the announcing of the 42 days lockdown by government to curb the increasing cases of Covid...
Dr Rugunda hands Over Office to Rt.Hon Nabbanja

Dr Rugunda hands Over Office to Rt.Hon Nabbanja

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Kampala,Uganda: Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda,Uganda’s  Prime Minister Emeritus has officially handed over  Office to new  Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja. Rt. Hon.Dr Ruhakana Rugunda hands over instruments of Power to the new Prime Minister Rt Hon. Robinah Nabbanja.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The function took place in the morning of Tuesday athe Office Of the Prime Minister. Dr Rugunda who is now the Special Envoy for Special Duties in the Office of the President said, New Prime Minister Prime Minister Rt Hon. Robinah Nabbanja hands instruments of Power to the acting Permanent Secretary Mr Dombo after receiving them from Rt. Hon.Dr Ruhakana Rugunda .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “I congratulate Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja the incoming Prime Minister of...
Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo  bounces back as Vice President

Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo bounces back as Vice President

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I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to   the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below: 1.         H.E. the Vice President                      ─         HON. JESSICA ALUPO;                              &nb...

MTN awarded brand most admired for being helpful during the pandemic

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MTN Uganda along with its parent company have been recognised as the most helpful brands during the pandemic. The parent company came second after the World Health Organisation (WHO) whose core mandate is to support health causes around the world. The survey conducted by Brand Africa 100 covered over 80% of the African continent in a bid to determine Africa’s Best brands 2021. From the survey, MTN stood out for the support rendered during these challenging times. In this unprecedented time chock-full of uncertainty, MTN did not waiver when it took the decision to immerse all its efforts in assisting governments around Africa to combat the coronavirus. At group level, MTN worked with host nations to support the Africa COVID Communications and Information Platform and lau...
Parliament approves Shs44 trillion budget for 2021/2022

Parliament approves Shs44 trillion budget for 2021/2022

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Legislators have approved a shs44.7 trillion budget for the 2021/2022 financial year, which has seen a decrease of shs714 billion for the first time compared to the approved resource envelope of 2020/2021. According to the report of the Budget Committee, the drop this financial year is largely attributed to the projected decrease of shs2.4 billion in external financing for project support. Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi (seated) compares notes with Hon. Robert Centenary The report, presented during a plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on 7 May 2021 stated that the resource envelope is expected to be financed by domestic revenue constituting 76.7 per cent and 23.3 per cent of external revenue.   “It should be observed that shs200 billion will be drawn from the Petrole...