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World Bank Aims to Connect 300 Million to Electricity by 2030 Energy transition 2 Top story

Connecting 250 million people to electricity would open private sector investment opportunities in distributed renewable energy alone worth $9 billion. For the World Bank Group to connect 250 million people, $30 billion of public sector investment will be needed.
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Construction of 34.8Km Road Stalls in Lamwo The World Bank 2 3

According to Patrick Okot, the Palabek Abera Sub-County Chairperson, only 18.5 kilometers out of the 34.8 kilometers road have been worked on by the contractor since the agreement was signed in 2022.
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UNCTAD Urges Reforms On Global Debt Architecture G77 + China 1

The call comes amid rising debt distress concerns in the low-income and lower-middle-income countries – also referred to as frontier markets.
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Luwero District Registers 33% Increase In Local Revenue The World Bank 1 3

Erastus Kibirango, the LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district explains that the Integrated Revenue Administration System has helped them to eliminate tax leakages and improve efficiency in collecting revenue hence an increment.
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Lira’s USMID Projects Nears Completion The World Bank 1 5

Originally scheduled to be completed in 18 months, the contract period was extended twice to allow the contractors to finish the work. During an impromptu visit to various construction sites by a team from the World Bank and city council authorities, it was observed that the work remains incomplete.
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Groundwater, Vital Resource Taken For Granted The World Bank 1 Top story

Uganda is among the countries where over 50% of the urban population depends on groundwater.
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World Off Track On Energy Sustainable Goals Says Report Renewable energy 1

Up to 2.3 billion people still use polluting fuels and technologies for cooking, largely in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
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Luwero, Wobulenzi Town Council Officials Disagree Over Property Valuation The World Bank 1 4

Charles Rwakairu, the Chairperson of Wobulenzi Town Council Finance Committee, explains that the valuation rolls were compiled in violation of the Local Government Rating Act, which grants town councils, as semi-autonomous administrative units, the authority to assess and collect taxes.
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Gov't Wants World Bank to Refocus COVID Money Amid Low-Risk Perception The World Bank 2

According to Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health (MOH), while this money was meant to finance COVID-19-related work, they diverted it to cater for wider public health emergencies like the recent Ebola Outbreak, malaria and interventions related to halting the spread of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever.
07:36
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62% Ugandans Aged Fifteen and Above Are Fully Vaccinated for COVID -19 - Survey The World Bank 1 2 Top story

According to the report, the youngest respondents aged fifteen to twenty-four had the lowest shares of fully vaccinated respondents. The survey shows that a sizable share of the oldest respondents aged 65 and above remains unvaccinated.
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Construction of UGX 19Bn Northern Regional Incinerator Kicks Starts In Gulu The World Bank 4 1

Gulu District LC V Chairperson, Christopher Opiyo Ateker, says that a team from the Health Ministry and Gulu Regional Referral Hospital handed over the site to the contractor last week.
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Contractor Given Additional Time to Complete USMID Roads in Gulu The World Bank 1 2

Isiah Tumwesigye, Gulu City Clerk told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Wednesday that the contractor recently requested a contract time extension following numerous challenges it encountered.
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Delayed Procurement Stalls Repair of Gulu City Street Lights The World Bank 1

Isiah Tumwesigye, the Gulu City Council Clerk says that the works have been delayed due to the absence of some key components for the street lights.
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MPs Task UBOS Officials on Middle Income Status The World Bank 2 1

Members of Parliament on the Committee led by their acting Chairperson, Milton Muwuma of Kigulu County in Iganga District tasked Muwonge to explain their declaration of middle-income after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank disputed it.
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Twaweza Report Warns of Sharp Rise in Cost of Living food prices 1 2 Top story

According to the latest survey by Twaweza’s Sauti Za Wanainchi, market prices for staple foods have risen sharply approaching levels of 2017 when the East Africa region experienced food insecurity due to drought.
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Deputy Speaker Considers Contraceptive Legislation for Serving Adolescents The World Bank 1 4

Dr Mary Otieno, a Technical Advisor at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) implored the Parliament to pass the necessary policy legislation for adolescent health, to help Uganda achieve her Vision 2040 of reducing population growth rate from 3.2 per cent to 2.4 per cent so as to reap the demographic dividend.
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Legislators Want Uganda Land Commission Disbanded financial loss 1 4 Top story

For instance, through their lawyers, Leonard Kizito and Francis Kigonya wrote to the ULC Chairperson on January 6th, 2022 requesting Shillings 250 million for their 950 acres of land at Bugangaizi Block, which they sold to ULC at Shillings 950 million that the commission paid in several installments.
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World Bank Finds A Decade of Stalled Progress in Gas flaring The World Bank 1

Routine gas flaring is a significant source of Greenhouse gas emissions from upstream oil and gas operations. It is estimated to account for up to 9 per cent of the oil and gas industry’s top emissions, according to new data from the World Bank.
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World Bank to Fund Lira- Kamdini Road Construction The World Bank 4

In January, President Museveni directed the government takes over funding for the road after the World Bank set stringent conditions on environmental and social impact studies.
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