September 2021

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Investment Clubs Association of Uganda (ICAU)

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The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed at driving development of a savings and investment culture in Ugandans through investment groups/clubs. The MoU will be in force for a period of five years commencing in FY 2021/221 with an aim of supporting the implementation of the National Development Plan III.

Ministry of Health partners with Tooro Kingdom by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

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Ministry of Health has partnered with Toro Kingdom by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will last five years to promote health within the region. The MoU is intended to increase sensitization, mass awareness and adoption of healthy behaviors and lifestyle changes to end HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancies, enhance maternal and child health, advocate men to adopt better health practices, among others. The signing of the MoU comes at a time when health indicators in the region are declining.

Government in a venture with development partners

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Government in a venture with development partners has injected euros 202m (824.7b) towards water supply in Kampala metropolitan area in a bid to improve bulk water transfer and supply within Kampala in order to satisfy the increasing water demand in the city. The five project components will be rehabilitation and upgrading of Ggaba I and II water treatment plants, restructuring and upgrading of water distribution system and urban poor service provision.

Uganda and DRC entered an infrastructural agreement

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Uganda and DRC entered an infrastructural agreement to construct 223 km of road project originating from Uganda to DRC. The project which is expected to spur trade between the two countries is jointly funded with Uganda meeting 20% of the total project cost ($334.3 million). This partnership is in addition to the collaborations made at regional level through the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Project spearheaded under the East African Community initiative on regional integration.

Ankole Diocese, UCDA Partner to Promote Coffee Growing To Improve Household Income and Transform Communities in Western Uganda

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Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is working with different religious institutions across the country to promote coffee growing in line with the third National Development Plan (NDP III). Ankole Diocese and UCDA launched a partnership to improve household income through coffee growing targeting 46,000 households. The seedlings will cover 50 acres out of the project target of 400 acres.

Improving Health and Safety of Workers and Actors in Uganda’s Agriculture Sector

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According to International Labour Organisation, every day, people die due to occupational accidents or work-related diseases and more than 2.78 million deaths occur per year globally. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries annually, resulting in more than four days of absence from work. To that effect, Government in partnership with FAO launched the Occupational Health and Safety Standard Operating Guidelines. By ensuring a risk-free working environment, employers and employees also minimise risks of contracting COVID-19.

FAO in Dialogue with Private Sector Players to Improve Biosecurity and Food Safety along the Poultry Value Chain in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas in Uganda

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These dialogues are premised under the Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL 2050), funded by USAID and implemented under the umbrella of the FAO Global Health Security Programme in collaboration with ministries in charge of livestock, health, and environment sectors.  As part of the implementation of project activities, FAO collaborated with the Makerere University Business School (MUBS), and the Ministries of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, Health and Environment to gather information in the two pilot districts of Mukono and Wakiso on poultry business models.

Solar-Powered Irrigation to Beat Climate Change, Improve Fortunes of Farmers in Uganda

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With the aim of empowering communities and farmers in districts vulnerable to drought and climate variability to cope with climate change and improve their farming outcomes, government installed the first solar-powered irrigation system in Kalungu district from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) under Uganda’s Climate Change Programme.

The Ground Breaking Ceremony for Construction of Mpondwe Border Export Zone and the One Stop Border Post

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Construction of Mpondwe Export Zone and One Stop Border Post (OSBP) is a project funded by the World Bank through Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project whose objective is to facilitate cross-border trade by increasing the capacity of commerce and reducing the costs faced by traders.

Construction of the OSBP was officially launched on 11th March, 2021 through a ground breaking ceremony officiated by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.

Uganda Airlines Flies Further With Its Brand-New A330neo

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Uganda’s Flag Bearer, Uganda Airlines, received its second Airbus A330-800 neo in February 2021. Uganda placed an order for two A330-800neos in 2019 as part of its ambitious plans to expand beyond the continent. This brought the number to a fleet of six aircrafts – two A330s and       four CRJ-900s. The A330 is in a three-class configuration – business, premium economy, and economy – with 20, 28 and 210 seats respectively.