Economy

East African Community Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDT) rolled out

Submitted by on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 10:15

The EAC Secretariat and its Partner States rolled out the RECDT system from Malaba (boarder between Uganda and Kenya) and Mirama Hills (boarder between Uganda and Rwanda) on September 8, 2020. The tracking system is as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that called for more efficient means of monitoring spread of the virus.



Uganda Elected to Africa Standards Committee

Submitted by on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 10:14

The Standards Management Committee (SMC) is responsible for managing the implementation of procedures, due process and standards harmonization programmes for timely execution in Africa.

Ugandan National Bureau of Standards Development Manager, David Eboku, was in September 2020 elected by the African Organisation for Standardization (ARSO) to be part of the Standards Management Committee (SMC)

https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11301


Intensive Care beds at National and Regional Referral Hospitals

Submitted by on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:52

In August, 2020, the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero accompanied by other leaders commissioned 10 newly installed ICU beds; 8 at Lira RRH and 2 at Lira University Hospital to support COVID-19 Response and Emergency Medical Services.

Government in August 2020, also purchased 13 million face masks which were distributed to citizens above 6yrs in different parts of the country in abid to prevent the spread of COVID 19.


Launch of the LLIN Mosquito Net 2020 Campaign

Submitted by on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:51

Government of Uganda is conducting the third Universal Coverage Campaign for the distribution of mosquito nets. The campaign dubbed ‘Under the Net’ will see the distribution of 27.5 million Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) throughout the country. The main objective of this campaign is to increase access and ownership of nets in communities across the country. This campaign is further expected to create a culture of net use and sustain the gains achieved by the previous campaigns which led to a reduction in the malaria prevalence.



Domestic Revenue Mobilisation Strategy, FY 2019/20 – 2023/24, launched

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:38

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA); Development Partners such as USAID, World Bank Group, DANIDA, KFW, DFID, Ireland and Norway; civil society; and Uganda’s business community drafted and launched Uganda’s Domestic Revenue Mobilisation Strategy (DRMS) for FY 2019/20-2023/24.


Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal Hospital Commissioned

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:37

The hospital was officially commissioned on 2nd October 2018 to serve as a center of training, research and medical development. The facility will offer world-class maternal and neonatal care to all mothers and babies in Uganda and will contribute to a reduction in the high rates of Maternal and newborn Mortality in the country. Construction of this hospital commenced on 8 June 2015 by Arab Contractors and was completed and equipped in August 2018. The 450 bed capacity hospital was completed at a cost of USD 25.14m; a loan obtained from Islamic Development Bank (IDB).


Government steps up to improve infrastructure in the country to stimulate growth

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:33

Investment in infrastructure development especially in the transport, energy and ICT has underscored significant contribution to economic growth. Government continues to invest in infrastructure development to create an enabling environment for private sector growth and increasing household incomes. Thus, Government commissioned the Isimba Hydro Power Plant (183MW) in 2018 to increase the power supply. As a result, the installed generation capacity increased from 867MW in 2014 to 1254 MW in 2019.