Titled Demography of Uganda and Selected African Countries: Towards More Sustainable Development Pathways, the piece of work is a scholarly tribute to Prof. Ntozi for his 45 years of dedicated and distinguished service in demography to Makerere University, Uganda, Africa and beyond.
Speaking at consultative workshop organised to disseminate findings of a preliminary digital audio broadcasting study that was conducted last year, Dr Roseline Akol, head of department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Makerere University, said digital technologies are dominating the communication world and Ugandans should not accept to remain behind.
Finance minister Matia Kasaijja has issued guidelines for a reservation scheme that could see locals participate in big public procurement in areas such as road works. The guidelines are issued under the The Buy Uganda Build Uganda policy that stipulates the need to support locally manufactured products, knowledge transfer and human capital development.
A source at Ministry told Uganda Radio Network that National Agriculture Research Organisation NARO has successfully tested the pesticides on gardens in Kakiri, Wakiso district, and found that they could control the fall army worms by about 70 if properly applied.
Christopher Kayirita, the Chairman General of COFTU says that the pension sector should be partially liberalized by leaving NSSF to operate with an improved Act and also allow other private schemes to operate.
The committee members noted that during the hearing several Civil Society Organizations-CSOs hinted on the settlement between Tullow oil and government in which, the oil firm was allowed to pay USD 250M as a capital gains tax instead of the previous assessment of USD 407M.
Frank Katungye, the Eastern Region Prisons Commander, says 420 applicants qualified to sit for the oral examinations today. He said in total 630 applicants were subjected to the written exams including those who arrived late from distant districts like Kween and Bukwo
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has penned a letter to government, through Kampala Minister Beti Kamya, seeking explanation on funding for the proposed installation of close-circuit televisionCCTV cameras in Kampala.
Luttamaguzi Ssemakula, the Nakaseke South Member of Parliament, says government secured a grant from World Bank towards the establishment of the plant but they are surprised that it is out of production.
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, the AU Senior Advisor for the Department of Trade and Industry, says geo-data should form the basis of literally any development initiative, adding that they want as many stakeholders and sectors as possible involved in the development and usage of geo-data.
The World Meteorological Organisation has released its annual State of Global Climate report chronicling impacts of global warming over the last year. The report says extreme weather and climate conditions have continued in 2017 even as the year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat.