This farming season alone, Nantume has already spent 600,000 Shillings for 150 kg of Diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer, 32,000 Shillings for buying two kilograms of DK maize seeds, and intends to purchase about eight liters of Weed Master each at 22,000 Shillings for killing the weed.
A team from UBOS has been deployed across all nine districts of Karamoja to capture the details of administrative units, household heads, physical features, and institutions such as health facilities, schools, and churches among others.
Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako, ERA’s Chief Executive Officer told URN that in the emerging markets of the Independent Power Transmission (IPT) model, a private player develops, finances, builds, and operates a single transmission network asset under a long-term tendered contract.
Hellen Namirembe Nviiri, the Director of Population and Social Statistics at UBOS notes that in Karamoja, the fertility rate is as high as 6.7 children per woman, while Kampala and Kigezi, have the lowest rates, it's at 4 children per woman.
Speaking during the National celebration of World Population Day in Alebtong district, the President blamed some schools for imposing exorbitant fees on parents, hindering their ability to keep their children in school.
According to the report, the youngest respondents aged fifteen to twenty-four had the lowest shares of fully vaccinated respondents. The survey shows that a sizable share of the oldest respondents aged 65 and above remains unvaccinated.
Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP noted that despite huge sums of money that the Government has spent on poverty eradication programmes, the people of Northern Uganda are being ranked the poorest in the country,
UBOS is undertaking the census mapping of all places in the country which includes the documentation of all areas from the smallest unit and marking of all land borders from villages to district levels.
According to the latest survey by Twaweza’s Sauti Za Wanainchi, market prices for staple foods have risen sharply approaching levels of 2017 when the East Africa region experienced food insecurity due to drought.
In the survey which was conducted jointly by the Ministry of Health, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), and Makerere University School of Public Health, researchers say sexually active respondents were asked whether they intended to get pregnant and they said no and yet they were not using any contraceptive method.
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.