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15:11
15:11

Self-Styled Jesus Remanded For Opposing Census 2 2 Top story

On Wednesday morning, Jesus Navas Vera the King of Star Glopper Eden church and his follower El Shadai Gracy of Katikamu Luyima zone in Wobulenzi town appeared before Luwero Grade one Christopher Adyeeri Kingi Tindyeebwa following their arrest on Monday for refusing to be counted.
20:54
20:54

Self Styled Jesus Arrested in Luwero For Opposing Census 5 2 Top story

According to Kikonyogo, Navas' s followers told them that they didn’t believe in the exercise, which forced them to report the matter to the Police leading to his arrest together with his follower.
12:50
12:50

Moroto Enumerators Decry Lack Of Protective Equipment For Census Exercise rain season 1 5

On Monday, UBOS rolled out the census program to run for ten days across the country. However, the exercise comes at a time when different parts of the Karamoja sub-region are experiencing heavy rain that is washing away some bridges while other roads are submerged. Now, the enumerators have expressed concern over the lack of protective gear such as gumboots, raincoats, and umbrellas to ensure their safety and the protection of gadgets on rainy days.
08:40
08:40

Technical Glitches Frustrate Census Exercise In Gulu District

Geoffrey Otim, an enumerator at Teladwong C village in Patiko Sub- County told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that they couldn’t undertake the exercise after failing to log into the computer system.
11:43
11:43

Enumerator Arrested Over Loss Of Tablet Ahead Of Census 3 1

Richard Ssimbwa, the LC 3 Chairperson of Luwero sub county says that the tablet was allegedly stolen last night from the home of the enumerator who is residing in Bukalasa zone, Wobulenzi town.
20:40
20:40

No Files and Pens: Uganda’s 2024 Census Goes Digital 5 1 Top story

It will be the first paperless census in Uganda conducted on hand-held electronic devices or tablets in all the districts.
16:35
16:35

How Hybrids Are Affecting Seed Sovereignty of Small-scale Farmers In Acholi 5 4 Top story

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.
12:59
12:59

UBOS Rolls Out Mapping Exercise in Karamoja Karamoja sub-region 4 1

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.
17:09
17:09

Gov’t Clears Private Investors in Electricity Transmission Network 2

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.
16:29
16:29

New Survey Shows no Significant Changes in Uganda’s Key Health indicators in Five Years Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

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.
10:41
10:41

UBOS to Roll Out Community Profiling for PDM Programme in Acholi 4 1

James Muwonge, the Director of Methodology and Statistical Coordination Services at UBOS says the exercise will focus on collecting data on available services in all the Parishes across the subregion.
10:28
10:28

President Museveni Blames School Dropout on Illegal Fees 1 5

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.
07:36
07:36

62% Ugandans Aged Fifteen and Above Are Fully Vaccinated for COVID -19 - Survey The World Bank 2 1 Top story

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.
08:48
08:48

MPs Want NUSAF Projects Audited World Bank 3 1

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,
17:54
17:54

Misconceptions, Land Conflicts Threaten Census Mapping in Northern Region 6 1

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.
19:59
19:59

Twaweza Report Warns of Sharp Rise in Cost of Living food prices 2 1 Top story

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.
17:20
17:20

15 Percent of Women in Uganda Can’t Access Contraceptives-Survey Makerere University 1 3

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.
16:48
16:48

Cost, Access Issues Pushing Ugandans Off National Grid to Solar Energy 5

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.
09:24
09:24

13% Decline In Households That Own Radios - Survey 2

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.
21:32
21:32

Inflation Figures Change After Ubos Rebase Statistics Ubos rebasing

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.
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