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World Bank Finds A Decade of Stalled Progress in Gas flaring The World Bank 1

Routine gas flaring is a significant source of Greenhouse gas emissions from upstream oil and gas operations. It is estimated to account for up to 9 per cent of the oil and gas industry’s top emissions, according to new data from the World Bank.
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World Bank to Fund Lira- Kamdini Road Construction The World Bank 4

In January, President Museveni directed the government takes over funding for the road after the World Bank set stringent conditions on environmental and social impact studies.
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Power Connectivity Frustrating Teaching in Lango Seed Schools The World Bank 5 1

At Ogor Seed SS in Otuke District, Headteacher Christine Adong says that they are badly affected by the absence of electricity connectivity at the school, which compromises the quality of learning.
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Parliament Demands Appraisal of Agriculture Cluster Development Project The World Bank 3 1

The project that was rolled out in 2019 is a 6-year project intended to empower farmers to demand and access critical inputs for intensification of production with a resultant increase in marketable volumes to improve income and food security.
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IGAD Prioritizes Groundwater Management for Regional Peace, Security and Stability The World Bank 1 3

John Mulimba, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Regional Co-operation) notes that geo-water gaps in the region are being compounded by the ever-increasing human population, which requires an integrated policy approach to address the demand for freshwater.
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Government Takes over Reconstruction of Lira-Kamdini Road The World Bank 5 1

The directive was issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while in Oyam District during a meeting with the Members of Parliament and other leaders from the Lango sub-region, on Saturday. The meeting was, among others, discussing the poor state of the road, which stretches 78 kilometres from Corner Kamdini along the Kampala-Gulu highway to Lira town.
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High Health Expenditure Pushes Half a Billion People to Extreme Poverty The World Bank

Even before the pandemic, half a billion people were already being pushed into extreme poverty because of payments they made for health care. The organizations expect that that number is now considerably higher.
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Kitgum Municipal Officials Call for Increase of Road Fund Budget The World Bank 4 1

Kitgum Municipal Council Mayor, Richard Ojara Okwera says the Municipality has only 10 kms of tarmac roads which were provided by the government two years ago adding that the rest of the road networks are gravel.
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Vaccine Inequity Undermining Global Economic Recovery - New Data The World Bank

An acceleration in scaling up manufacturing and sharing enough vaccine doses with low-income countries could have added USD 38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had similar vaccination rates as high-income countries, according to the data.
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Kitgum Municipal Council Approves Chinese Firm for USMID Road Works The World Bank 2 1

Alfred Alexis Abonga, Kitgum Municipal Council Engineer disclosed on Monday that the firm defeated three other contractors. They are Zhongmei Engineering Group Ltd and Chongquing International Construction Corporation-CICO that presented high quotations and Sea Tape For Trade & Investment Co Ltd that failed to meet the requirement for technical personnel.
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World Bank Cautions Gov't on Excess Spending The World Bank 5

World Bank Senior Economist, Richard Walker says a discovery of a vaccine against Covid 19 will help tame the economic decline, but there still remains worry over the high borrowing rates, the possible effects of the general elections and poor budget management.
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LCs Arrested With Stolen Solar Panels The World Bank 2

According to Oceng, upon a search, they found 6 solar panels in the house of Onung, an LCIII councilor, 3 panels in the house of Okot, chairperson of business community and 1 panel in the house of Loum, the LCI chairperson.
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World Bank Maintains Funding Freeze on Tororo – Kamdini Road The World Bank 2 1

According to Works Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the World Bank is still not satisfied with the social safeguards in place, following controversies surrounding the compensation of households affected by the quarry used by the approved contractor Mota-Engil in Katine, Soroti District. The project has been halted since 2018.
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Gov't Injects UGX 3.7bn in Farmer's Cooperatives in Masaka The World Bank 3 1

Michael Okello, the Grants Officer in Ministry of Agriculture, says the grant is meant to support organised cooperatives to get the required capacities through, which they can effectively respond to emerging challenges in the agricultural sector that affect their earnings.
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Research: Ugandan Officials Might Have Hidden UGX 267bn Aid Money World Bank 1 Top story

In East Africa, Tanzania was also studied and researchers found at least $145m had been hidden by its elites. Researchers concluded that this was because politicians, elites and their cronies got access to aid money and instead of using it to work on projects that developed their countries, they hid it away for personal use.
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Kitgum Gets Additional UGX 2.7 Billion USMID Funds The World Bank 2 1

Emmanuel Banya, the Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the money is meant to aid implementation of the first phase of infrastructural development this financial year.
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Gov't Gets Consultant For Kitgum Municipality USMID Project The World Bank 1 2

Emmanuel Banya, the Kitgum Municipal Council Town clerk disclosed that government has procured Comptran Engineering & Planning Associates, a consultancy firm from Ghana that will undertake designing of roads in the municipality.
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Lack of Market Research Dragging Local Investments in Acholi sub-Saharan Africa. 3 1

Jackson Odong, the proprietor of Jarib Industries LTD, a local firm dealing in honey; peanut and rice processing in Gulu told Uganda Radio Network that the region lacks crucial market research information and mentorship programs, which would help them understand customer needs, and make well-informed market decisions.
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