The study indicates that up to 44 per cent of households in rural areas now use solar photovoltaic (PV) connections up from only 21 per cent of the rural population that was using the same in the financial year 2016-17. Similarly, more households within the urban areas, are using solar power from 8 per cent in the financial year 2016/17 to 23 per cent last financial year.
Brian Semujju a lecturer at Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University said that in the absence of the methodological challenges, the findings imply that radio in Africa has faced stiff competition from newer sources of news/information in urban areas, while in the rural areas, radio has to compete with other economic priorities.
The aim of re-basing is mainly to ensure that new items in the economy, which could have become more important that before, are included and their weight put into consideration.
The annual headline inflation for the year ended March 2021 now drops to 2.7% from the 4.1% that was recorded before rebasing.
Over the last 30 years Uganda has registered an increase in the number of Elephants from 2,000 to 6,000, Giraffes from 350 to 1,600, mountain Gorillas in the three countries from 350 to more than 1,000 and other animals, but these and others compete for land with humans.
The findings which were arrived at through monitoring via phone call by Uganda Bureau of Statistics and United Nations agencies in 13 urban areas, refugee hosting districts and the Karamoja region were received by Eng. Hillary Onek the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees who said this gives pointers on what areas deserve attention of government resources.
Justice Owiny-Dollo who presided over the oath taking at the High Court in Kampala on Thursday said it was wrong for the Authority to make the access of the Identity Cards, a night-mare for citizens and urged them to provide the service at a record time.
Dr Kawaase specifically wants researchers to consider a more extensive study on how Sickle Cells conducts itself in the African multicultural communities that are even known to have a higher resistance to some diseases.
Dr. Paul Mukasa, the Research Director at Bugema University, says with their enhanced skills in research methodologies, the network will now produce qualified studies that will eventually inform policies that are relevant to improving communities in the region.
Francis Ssematimba, the Chairperson Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU Masaka district and head teacher of St Maria Gorrete Mpugwe Primary School told URN that none of the enumerators had turned up to collect the data as promised.
The exercise will result in a comprehensive list of schools and educational institutions and their locations, stored on a central customized Global Positioning System- GPS software.
Speaking during the exercise launch in Masaka district on Tuesday, Ssekalegga explained that assembled teams of field staffs; comprising of UBOS enumerators, who be guided by parish chiefs and Town agents, to physical locations of the schools where they will capture the required data using GPS devises.
Professor Frederick Wabwire-Mangen, the principal investigator told URN in an interview on Monday that there was a need to establish the abilities and capacities of health facilities across the country for proper government planning.