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16:24
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How Viable is Uganda’s Nuclear Power Plan? nuclear energy 2

“Companies that are planning new nuclear units are currently indicating that the total costs (including escalation and financing costs) will go up to $8,100 per kW which translates into $9 billion for each 1,100 MW plant. Currently, Uganda’s annual national budget is $11 billion.
16:27
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Moroto COVID19 Task force Reverses Decision to Close Settlement Camp artisan miners 1

Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
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Government,Total, respond as Tullow's $900M Farm-Down Deal Flops tullow uganda pty 1 Top story

“We are therefore confident that as Tullow moves to re-initiate a new sales process, the JVPs will remain committed to fulfilling tax obligations” said Kasande in a statement. Total’s exploration & production President, Arnaud Breuillac in a statement said despite the termination of this agreement, Total together with its partners CNOOC and Tullow will continue to focus all its efforts on progressing the development of the Lake Albert oil resources. Tullow's Paul McDade’s statement said the Joint Venture Partners had been targeting a Final Investment Decision for the Uganda development by the end of 2019, but the termination of this transaction is likely to lead to further delay.
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Mubende, Kassanda Artisanal Miners Doubt Viability of new Mining Sites 1 6

Thousands of Artisanal and Small Scale Miners had been evicted from the mines two years ago, on grounds that their activities posed a security threat. It is said that most of the artisanal miners in the area were foreigners from the neighbouring countries of DR Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi.
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Speculators Overrun Rural Electrification Project in Kalungu district 2 2 Top story

George William Kyambadde, the LC I chairperson for Kibisi village in Kaddugala parish, says they are receiving a number of people offering to do wiring on credit. He reveals that the group which brands themselves as agents of “Marma Technical Services limited, are moving around luring residents to enter contracts whose terms and conditions are unclear.
17:46
17:46

Gov’t Explains Oil Production Delays ministry of energy 2

Robert Kasande, the Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, says the delays have been occasioned by a careful process that is intended to see Ugandans and government benefit fully from the oil resource.
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Wakiso District Moves to Support Artisanal Miners capacity building 4 1

Wakiso district is endowed with development minerals which are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. The development minerals include sand, clay, quarry stones and kaolin among others. The district has 78 stone aggregate sites, 293 clay sites and 150 sand mining sites.
07:58
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Mpigi Leaders Raise Concerns Over Proposed Kampala Oil Terminal oil production 3

Mugalu further observes that when such projects are put up in an area, there is a given radius where certain activities are impermissible. He however, says although the ministry has already developed the Kampala Oil Terminal project master plan, the district has no clue.
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Residents Storm Moroto Offices Over Surface Rights mining in karamoja 1 2 Top story

The residents who are drawn from various villages in Rupa Sub County are demanding over Shillings 300 million for leasing more than 100 acres of land in Nanyidik area in Rupa Parish to Sunbelt Company, a mining company dealing in marble.
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Masaka Municipality Fails to Maintain Street Lighting Project high power bills 1 6

Masaka municipality has failed to maintain the installed lights due to financial constraints, leaving the streets in total darkness. Records indicate that the municipality requires at least 21 million Shillings every month to keep the lights functioning.
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Speculators Hindering Mining Sector in Karamoja mining in karamoja 1 3

Jackson Angella Nawot, an elder and vice chairperson of Moroto District Mineral Watch Platform says the speculators have stood in the way for better bargaining power for the local community in the region.
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DAO Marble, DFCU Abandon Karamoja Mining Site dfcu bank uganda 1 1

The site was operated by DAO Marble Africa Limited, a Private Owned Marble Company with exclusive quarries across East Africa. DAO started extracting marble from the site in 2013 after securing a mining lease from the Energy and Mineral Development Ministry through the Department of Geological Survey and Mine
15:27
15:27

Kasese Residents Embrace Free Electricity Connection Policy 3

According to Gideon Thembo Mujungu, the Chief Executive Officer Kilembe Investments Limited, the power company that is implementing the policy in Kasese, Rubirizi and Sheema districts, there has been overwhelming demand for power under the free connection policy.Mujungu says a total of 200 power consumers have been connected especially in the sub-counties of Ihandiro, Nyakatonzi, Karusandara and Kitholhu.
15:28
15:28

One Injured, Three Arrested in Gulu Power Protest 1 5

The municipality has been experiencing intermittent power supply for the past five years. According to residents, supply is often disconnected for as long as 12-hours, a trend which has destabilized businesses and forced some factories to relocate.
07:46
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Gov't Criminalizes Sand Mining in Lakes and River Banks riverbanks 5 2 Top story

Dr. Jerome Ssebadduka Lugumira, a Natural Resources Management Specialist at NEMA, says the new policy is going to be aligned with the Mining Act of 2003 and National Mining Policy-2016 to develop an all-inclusive law for the minerals sector.
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Delayed UETCL Compensation Irks Moroto Residents 1

The government is currently undertaking the extension of a high voltage power line to Karamoja sub region with a USD 80 million 290 billion Shillings, loan from the Islamic Development Bank. A Chinese firm, Nanjing Paji Steel Power Manufacturing Company Limited, has been contracted to construct the 160 kilometers line from Opuyo substation to Moroto.
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Africa Gold Refinery Threatens To Quit global witness 1 3 Top story

Alain Goetz, the proprietor of Africa Gold Refinery told Uganda Radio Network the company is unhappy with the recent decision by government to license two new gold refineries.
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TILENGA Project: Residents Raise Red Flag on Compensations, Shoddy Works buliisa district 1 6

Simon Kinene Agaba, the Buliisa District Chairperson observes that a lot of land related conflicts in the area are fueled by speculators and variations in compensation.
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Motorists Cry Out as Fuel Prices Soar inflation in uganda 3 1

Pump fuel prices have been on the increase right from the beginning of the of the year. Some analysts have expressed fear that Uganda may face a situation similar to 2008 at the peak of the post-election violence in Kenya.
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Moroto Gets UGX 840M Regional Survey Directorate moroto district 1

The UGX 840 million building meant to serve Karamoja sub region will accommodate the regional surveyor, ecologists, and other staff from the directorate.
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