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Agriculture Cluster Project Flops in Gulu Over Embezzlement of Farmer's Money Gulu District 3 1 Top story

Michael Oneka, a farmer under Tidi –ma-myero Farmers’ Group in Bungatira Sub –County in Gulu District, says 12 of his group members paid Shillings 148,500 each totalling to Shillings 1,782,000 to Simon Lamex Ocaka, a staff of United Bank of Africa.
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UGX 6.5Bn Roads Commissioned in Buliisa District Government 6 1

In 2016, the government received funding from the World Bank to upgrade 30.4km of roads to first-class Murram in Buliisa. The roads include the 10.7km Ngwedu-Ndandamire -Bikongoro, 10.8Km Buliisa-Bugana and 8.9Km Biiso-Nyeyeremya-Waaki all in Kigwera and Biiso sub-counties respectively.
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Uganda Receives UGX117bn COVID-19 Loan from African Development Fund imf 1

This brings the total to USD 823.1m (3 trillion shillings) Uganda has received from three lenders: African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to COVID-19 since May 2020.
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Uganda Receives UGX 563bn World Bank Cash for Forest Management forest cover 1

The money will go towards the Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate-Smart Development Project under the Ministry of Water and Environment. This focuses on the Albertine Region and the refugee-hosting areas in Northern Uganda.
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COVID-19 to Cause Slash in Foreign Investment for Exploration Activities – Report World Bank 1 Top story

Last month, Uganda extended the deadline by six months to September 2020 for applications for those who wish to explore six blocks in the Albertine region. The report notes that “the fall in commodity prices—especially crude oil, metals, and minerals—will not only reduce their export proceeds but also slash the amount of financing brought by foreign investors.”
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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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Gov't Commissions Kaberebere –Nyamiyanja-Ryamiyonga Road Construction Bright Rwamirama 2 5

The 23.1km road stretch will cost Shillings 1.68 billion provided under the Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project [DR DIP], which covers refugee hosting districts.
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Uganda-South Sudan Border Market Fails To Attract Traders Lokung Subcounty 3 4 Top story

Obwona kibwa, the Lokung Sub county LCIII Vice Chairperson says traders within Ngomoromo village refused to occupy the market because they alleged its located far away from the trading center with no proper security.
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Lira Municipality Given Two-Weeks to Resolve Coronation Park Dispute USMID 1 1

The park was due for an upgrade and beautification under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development- USMID, a World Bank-funded programme designed to expand infrastructure and improve service delivery in selected municipalities across the country.
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Minister Amongi Intervenes in Lira Municipal Leaders, CAO Row Lira municipality 1 1

Last week, Lira municipality councillors asked the Local Government Ministry to transfer Samuel Ahabwe accusing him of failing to implement council resolutions. They cited failure to evict vendors from various streets and failing to stop Saving Grace Limited from managing Coronation Park, a public open space.
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Leaders, CAO Bickering Threatens USMID Program in Lira Lira municipality 1 1

Last week, Lira municipality councillors asked the Local Government Ministry to transfer Ahabwe accusing him of failing to implement council resolutions.
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Councillors Demand Transfer of Lira Municipal Town Clerk Lira municipality 3

Some of the notable council resolutions which they cited include removal of street vendors from major streets within Lira town including Obote Avenue, Noteber, Oyam, Kitgum among others. Geoffrey Ogwal, the Municipal Council speaker confirmed receiving two petitions from both local councilors and the executive committee. Ogwal says he has informed Ahabwe about the intentions and asking to prepare his defense.
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UNRA Starts Temporal Repair of Lira-Kamdini Highway World Bank 2

Mark Ssali, the UNRA Communications Officer says the temporal repair work includes feeling deep potholes with marram and opening of some filled up drainage lines on the highway.
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Proposed Expansion of Lira Coronation Park Hangs in Balance Lira Municipal 2

According to Ahabwe, they had proposed to construct a storied structure and stage in the park. He however, says they can’t execute their plans until Saving Grace, a private business company that was contracted to manage the park for a year at Shillings 5 million each month leaves the park. Ahabwe says the money is meant to finance construction of a one storied structure, public Stage at the public space.
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I Feel Vindicated over UCB Sale - Professor Suruma World Bank 3 1 Top story

Suruma, the Makerere University Chancellor was one of the few government officials that had tried to resist the World Bank/ International Monetary Fund call for privatization of UCB.
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