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Uganda’s debt is manageable, says government

Uganda’s debt is manageable, says government

By Samuel Ssebuliba Despite admitting that the economy is in distress, government has boasted of maintaining the debt to GDP ratio below East Africa’s threshold of 50%. Currently Uganda’s external debt is estimated at about Shs17 trillion, while the domestic debt stood at ...

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May 16th, 2017

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Cooperatives join NFA in drive to restore Uganda’s forest cover

Cooperatives join NFA in drive to restore Uganda’s forest cover

By Benjamin Jumbe The unprecedented loss of Uganda’s forest cover has prompted cooperatives to join the National Forestry Authority (NFA) drive to increase Uganda’s Forest Cover. According to the forestry authority, Uganda has lost over 1.3 million hectares of forest cover ...

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May 13th, 2017

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UMEME reports slowdown in demand for electricity in 2016.

UMEME reports slowdown in demand for electricity in 2016.

By  Moses Ndhaye. Electricity distribution company UMEME says there was a slowdown in demand for electricity in the year 2016. The chairman board of directors Mr.Patrick Bitature says traditionally the demand for power in the country has been at 9% each year, but to their ...

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May 12th, 2017

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Pork price drops following a swine fever outbreak in Serere

Pork price drops following a swine fever outbreak in Serere

By Joshua Imalingat An outbreak of swine fever has claimed over 50 pigs in the sub county of Labor in Serere district. The African swine fever is a contagious viral infection that spreads rapidly in pigs. Mr.Sam Opio, the Assistant District Veterinary Officer says the ...

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May 1st, 2017

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Hundreds Throng Northern Uganda Easter Agribusiness Expo

Hundreds Throng Northern Uganda Easter Agribusiness Expo

By Bill Oketch Farmers have thronged the northern Uganda Easter Agribusiness Exhibition held at the Mayor’s Gardens in Lira Town. The exhibition, which commenced on Monday, has brought together farmers and business people from different parts of the country and neighbouring ...

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April 13th, 2017

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