In June last year, the IMF Board approved 722 million Special Drawing Rights (an equivalent of about USD 1 billion) under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement for Uganda, to help the country overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the approval enabled the immediate disbursement of 258 million USDollars (about 924 billion shillings) then.
In April last year, 4,200 beneficiaries in Arua central division were selected to benefit from the pilot program funded by the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the Ministry of Labour, Gender and Social Development.
The steady rise in prices since mid-last year had been attributed to a global recovery in demand, as countries reopened up their economies after disruptions by COVID-19. China was leading this demand, according to reports, as the industrial sector there returned to full life.
Godfrey Tumusime, the Vice-Chairperson of Smart Boda Association in Kawempe says that they united with more than five other associations to form KBA Fenna Boda Boda Association, under which they are registering riders.
FAO released an information note this week on the importance of Ukraine and Russian Federation for global agricultural market and risks associated with the current conflict.
The global reference price of fertilizer would undergo a 13 percent increase in 2022/23, relative to its already elevated baseline level. This increase would influence production costs for 2022/23 growing seasons.
The government first announced a ban targeting polyethene bags of 30 microns or less in 2007, and subsequent ones in 2009, 2015, 2018 and in 2021.
Bio Vision Africa says plastic waste and pollution is no a one-country issue and would be easier to tackle regionally and internationally.
The Kisoro Woman MP who also doubles as the Youth and Children Affairs State Minister,
Sahar Mateke Nyirabashitsi said that apart from Nyarusiza-Mgahinga road, which is completely cut off, other tourism roads in the district are in a bad state.