UDB Managing Director, Patricia Ojangole says they have created unsecured loan products based on the fact women have been proved to be better at debt repayment than men, and that there is need to take advantage of this.
Reports indicate that 51% of women in Uganda have been abused by an intimate partner in their life meaning that more than half of the women in Uganda have been victims of GBV. The global rate of physical and sexual abuse is lower at 1 in 3 women abused in a lifetime.
'We shall then compare the findings of NDA, UNBS and those of an independent laboratory and if the results are varying then we are going to be in trouble. So you cannot change these results. Go and do the exact thing and give us exact results!” - Committee Chairman Mwine Mpaka.
Dr. Joel Buzira a microbiologist at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) says they conducted a study at Mbarara hospital among pregnant women where they found women suffering from vaginal candidiasis were no longer responding to itraconazole and fluconazole.
Through mobile monitoring where researchers have placed devices on boda bodas around Kampala and Wakiso districts, Nantanda says they have found areas of Rubaga, Kawempe, Bweyogerere and Namugongo to have very bad quality of air, something that badly affects sensitive groups like children and the elderly of 70 years and above. She says Namugongo has had the worst measures among those areas.
Hiring private companies has largely been blamed for the high cost of power and unstable supply, and for this, the public view is dominated by calls not to renew Umeme’s contract at the end of its 20 years in 2025.
"Even if the contract is to be renewed, the government should leave the companies to operate in peace without threats of termination because this also scares investors away from the sector," says Ssebowa, former ERA Executive Director.