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16:32
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Men Increasingly Taking on Work Traditionally Assigned to Women-EPRC unpaid care work 2 1

Prof. Paul Bakuluki of Makerere University’s Department of Social Work and Social Administration who was one of the investigators said men had started unpaid care work such as preparing food, fetching water and cleaning whereas their female counterparts are embracing non-traditional roles such as paying for food and meeting costs of health care.
11:49
11:49

Sugarcane Farming: Why Busoga Has Remained The Poorest Sugar cane 3 1 Top story

There is concern that despite the cultivation of sugarcane on a bigger portion of arable land, farmers in Busoga seem not to be reaping from one of the world's most traded crop. Dr. Mbowa observed that while sugarcane production has grown from about one million tons in 1961 to about five million tons by 2018, farmers in areas like Busoga continue to live in poverty.
12:30
12:30

EPRC Launches Project to Find Modalities for Rewarding Unpaid Care Work 3 1 Top story

Commenting about the project and women inclusion issues, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda said while they opened up a women’s desk at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, they have employed males to work there since women are not forthcoming.
19:45
19:45

Government Moves to Increase Credit Access for Small Agriculture-related Entrepreneurs Bank of Uganda 3

In the 10th edition of the Agriculture Finance, Year Book developed jointly by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Bank of Uganda and the Economic Policy Research Centre, the focus is on the small agriculture entrepreneurs.
09:24
09:24

Farmers Worried as China Tightens COVID-19 Measures on Fresh Imports 4

The declining quality is also very evident in the physical structure of animals especially in eastern Uganda, where, one respondent said "a cow can be mistaken for a big goat".
17:43
17:43

Poorer Ugandans not Seeking Healthcare- Report

Of the five countries analyzed in the study whose results were released on Tuesday, only Nigeria has out of pocket hospital payments below 25 per cent of the total household non-food expenditure. Other countries including Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania had expenditure on health above the 25 per cent threshold.
21:32
21:32

COVID-19 Threatens 3.8 Million Jobs-EPRC covid 19 3

Gideon Badagawa, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Chief Executive Officer says, this money is likely to be misused because the small and medium enterprises that they are supposed to go to, are not formal.
17:07
17:07

Gov’t Delays Taxes Worth UGX 129.4 Billion in Business Relief 2020/2021 Budget 1 Top story

The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has announced the deferring of taxes worth 129.4 billion as a short term emergency relief to businesses due to effects of the Corona virus pandemic.
11:09
11:09

Gov't Asked to Support Vocational Training 1 3

Ingo says African economies and Uganda in particular require a strong base of people skilled through vocational training to offer the required labor for the economy to grow.
11:42
11:42

Experts Recommend National Indoor Residue Spraying Campaign to Eliminate Malaria Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Freddie Ssengooba, a Professor of Health Economics and Health System Management, says government should prioritize indoor insecticide residual spraying just like the use of mosquito nets.
17:46
17:46

Eastern, Northern Farmers miss out on Agriculture Insurance Scheme 1 3

Latest estimates indicate that about seventy thousand farmers have so far accessed the agriculture Insurance premium subsidy scheme. But the Central and Western Uganda have seemingly taken the lion’s share of the premium now at about 40% according to study by Economic Policy Research Centre EPRC.
16:00
16:00

Uganda's Population Will Shoot to 55 Million by 2025-Experts 3

Experts warn without careful planning, this population structure might drive Uganda, one of the countries with the highest growth rate considering that the global average is 1.2% into high levels of poverty and conflict.
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16:51

Researcher Roots for Private Public Partnership to Access Quality Education Uganda 3 1

However Mwesigye says the using the case of Promotion of Equality in African Schools –PEAS intervention model, the PPP arrangement under the USE programme has proved to work better than public schools.
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