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Activists have highlighted the need to involve more men in the ongoing efforts to empower girls and eradicate cases of teenage pregnancies and early marriages. They say that it is important to engage the men who often times are the proponents of gender related acts like rape, defilement, discrimination which undermine girls over boys. This …

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As forecasts predict large amounts of rainfall in Uganda towards the end of the year, government is faced with a financial crisis of Ush 31 billion required to respond to emergency needs over the last one year. The Ush 31 billion budget is to cater for disasters that occurred in Rakai, Isingiro, Rubanda, Bududa, Sironko, …

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The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs has partnered with Makerere University to improve knowledge and skills in research and enhance epidemic response preparedness. UPDF health workers and biosecurity officers will offer human resource response to epidemics and natural disasters while also strengthening the capacity of its health systems. The two institutions inked a Memorandum …

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The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen. Wilson Mbaddi Mbassu, and other senior UPDF officials on Tuesday 15, 2017 met with US Congress Officials led by The US Ambassador to Uganda HE Deborah R. Malac. The Congress team and their host met at the MODVA/ UPDF Headquarters-Mbuya. Among the issues discussed include: the US …

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Dr Jackson Orem, the director of Uganda Cancer Institute [UCI], has said the much awaited Cancer Radiotherapy Machine will arrive in the country anytime from now. Dr Jackson Orem, flanked by Dr. Ddungu Henry, Dr. Noleb Mugisha and Dr Marisa Mika, was at the celebrations marking 50 years of existence of Uganda Cancer Institute in …

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An ‘active’ measles outbreak has been confirmed in the central districts of Kampala and Wakiso, a statement released by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday indicates. The Ministry says that surveillance and case finding reports have identified a total of 67 cases, 7 of which are confirmed by laboratory tests. “The most affected age group …

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The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Joint Chief of Staff (JCOS), Maj Gen Joseph Musanyufu, on Friday closed the two-day Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs workshop on Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms. The workshop was held from 3rd to 4th August at Mbuya hill Defence Ministry Headquarters in Kampala. Participants were drawn from financial heads …

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United Kingdom has extended condolences to Uganda upon the loss of soldiers in Somalia. The Assistant Defence Advisor, Col Mike Nicholls, in a condolence message dated August 3, 2017 to the Uganda People’s Defence Force [UPDF] Chief of Defence Forces [CDF], Gen David Muhoozi, said United Kingdom recognises the contribution Uganda is making in Somalia. …

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We note the concerns raised in the media regarding the potential risk of pollution of water bodies posed by oil and gas activities. Oil spills unquestionably are one of the significant risks in the petroleum production process, irrespective of where this takes place, more so in environmentally sensitive areas. Government has put in place robust …

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The US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac, has extended her sympathies to Ugandan Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) upon the loss of 12 soldiers who were killed by Al Shabaab militants in Somalia. In a condolence message dated August 1, 2017, Ambassador Malac said she was saddened to learn of the recent attack in Somalia that …

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