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18:52
18:52

Can Uganda Grow at Bloomberg's 2% Forecast? World Bank

The economies of Ethiopia, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ghana, Rwanda and Kenya withstood the economic impact of the pandemic so successfully that they were among the world’s 10 fastest-growing in 2020. At least five of them are expected to remain in that elite growth club through 2022, according to forecasts by economists compiled by Bloomberg during the past three months
09:44
09:44

Forest Cover on Private Land to Disappear in Five Years - Report World Bank 3

According to the latest survey by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, UBOS, supported by the World Bank, the country could run out of forests outside of gazetted protected areas by 2025, if the current rate of depletion, is not checked.
15:39
15:39

COVID-19 Sinks 40m Sub-Saharan Africans into Abject Poverty - Word Bank economic recovery 3

“The road to recovery may be long, and it may be steep, but prioritizing policy actions and investments that address the challenge of creating more, better and inclusive jobs will pave the way for a faster, stronger and inclusive recovery for African countries,” said Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa regions.
14:56
14:56

Kitgum Municipality to Receive UGX 1 Billion Bonus USMID Fund World Bank 2 1

Kitgum was ranked the best among the 21 other municipalities on performance measures under phase two of the project. The ranking followed an annual assessment conducted by KPMG consultancy firm contracted by the world Bank.
16:03
16:03

World Bank Gives Uganda UGX 1 Trillion For Social Services Climate Change 1

The package will boost service delivery in education, health, water and environment, and micro-irrigation.
15:08
15:08

Uganda Secures UGX 56B COVID-19 Education Recovery Grant reading materials 2 Top story

The project is expected to run for 18 months and will benefit 14.6 million learners in pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education cycles, and 406,000 teachers and school administrators. It will focus on ensuring continued learning during the closure of schools and preparing the system for school reopening once the situation allows.
04:56
04:56

Amuru District Fails to Run Theater Services at Atiak Health Centre IV Primary Health Care 2 1

Samuel Akera, the Health Centre Management Committee Chairperson says that the fully-fledged theatre depends on the expertise of Dr Angelo Oceng, the In-charge of the facility, who gets overtaken by administrative duties of the hospital.
15:41
15:41

Billions of COVID-19 Cash Not Reached Ministry - Dr. Atwiine World Bank 2

The World Bank diverted $15million from the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project and Atwiine says this money is partly utilized to buy reagents, test kits and PPE. However, while other donors have recently announced new funds to the country including USAID that announced $2.3million new support to the country last week, Atwiine says they have no information about this.
11:23
11:23

Millions of Children in East, South Africa Can’t Access Alternative Learning Measures- UNICEF World Bank 1

The agency says that while they have already supported 21 governments with more than USD 5.4 million for remote learning and preparedness for school re-opening, radio as the preferred medium for delivering lessons only reaches four in ten children across East and Southern Africa.
14:51
14:51

Economists Advise Gov’t to ‘Go Slow on Loans’ in bid to Stimulate Economy lockdown 3 1

The caution comes amid a scramble by African countries to cushion their economies, support hard-hit sectors and provide social support to nationals, amid tough measures to contain the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, whose infection rate has gone beyond three million people countrywide.
16:39
16:39

CSOs Want Funding for Recruitment of Additional Health Workers save the children

In the letter to donors who include GAVI the vaccines alliance, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Global Financing Facility, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, the CSOs want the donors to commit and contribute to pooled and adequate funding for long-term investments in the health workforce.
14:58
14:58

Coronavirus Outbreak Slows Down USMID Project implementation in Kitgum World Bank 2 1

But officials at Kitgum Municipal Council say that the timeframe for procuring a contractor for the actual implementation of the project in June this year could be dragged behind schedule as a result of measures taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
18:11
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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.
11:22
11:22

Gov't Approves Extension of UGX 139B KCCA Road Construction Project City Authority 3 1 Top story

During the presentation of the budget to council in January 2020, the Ag. KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka expressed fear that the money hadn't been added to the KCCA budget, saying they would seek its inclusion such that the authority can spend it.
16:25
16:25

Funding For Disease Outbreaks to Expire Next Month World Bank 4

Dr. Allan Muruta the Commissioner Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health told Uganda Radio Network that for Ebola preparedness efforts alone, they have so far used over $36million dollars where by part of this money has come from the loan.
07:29
07:29

Ministry of Lands Cancels Design of 0.46km Kitgum Municipality Road World Bank 1

The road named after Uganda's former President Gen Tito okello lutwa is among the three kilometers road network selected by Kitgum municipal council to be constructed under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure development [USMID] programme. The project is funded by the World Bank.
17:22
17:22

Makerere Approves Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel World Bank 1 Top story

The Senate agreed that Chancellor Merkel is an outstanding leader who has tremendously influenced society including global health and health security and that she has exceptionally contributed to humanity, a recommendation that has been upheld and approved by the Council today.
12:14
12:14

Gov't Rejecting Loans from World Bank Uganda loans 2 1

Government of Uganda is rejecting most loans from World Bank in favor of loans from China according to the National Economy Committee of Parliament.
15:58
15:58

Towns in Wakiso Lacking Public Toilets Wakiso District 5 1

Michel Ssenoga, operating in Kira town, says lack of public toilets has forced some people in the municipality to resort to desperate means of disposing their waste like defecating in open areas, incomplete buildings and street corridors.
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