Why We Must Up Our Efforts to Tap Into the Women Potential for Development

By Benson Turamye Uganda will join the rest of the international community to mark the International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021. The day will be celebrated under the theme, Building on Women’s Strength for a Better Future in a COVID-19 World. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected many countries and indeed created many challenges that are seemingly insurmountable, nations around the world are slowly and steadily recovering. This year’s theme therefore, is an opportune moment to reminisce on how we can continue to engage the women in…

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Accomplishments from The East African Community Affairs

The Uganda Government through the Ministry of East African Community Affairs has a mandate to steer Uganda’s regional integration agenda in accordance with the objectives of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community. During the 5 year 2016-2021 NRM Manifesto implementation plan, the minister Hon Maganda Julius Wandera presented its status on the commitments made. Find full presentation here. Ministry of East African Community Affairs var hupso_url_t=”http://ugandapronto.com/2020/06/16/accomplishments-from-the-east-african-community-affairs/”;var hupso_title_t=”Accomplishments from The East African Community Affairs”;

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Uganda’s inflation declines to 3.7 per cent

Uganda’s headline inflation rate slightly declined to 3.7 per cent compared to the previous 3.8 percent following lower food crop prices that have been recorded during the period. Uganda Bureau of Statistics said on September 28 that this is a 0.1 percentage point decline from that recorded during the year ended in August 2018. Very high inflation adversely impacts on economic performance as it erodes on people’s income, while on the other hand lower inflation encourages economic consumption of goods and services which in turn leads to increased economic activities,…

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International Backers question South Sudan peace deal

A power-sharing deal signed Sunday by South Sudan’s leaders faces “considerable challenges” and agreements made may be “not realistic,” key international backers of the young country’s peace process cautioned Friday. South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011, but a little over two years later its leaders began a fresh civil war pitting President Salva Kiir against his former deputy Riek Machar. Kiir and Machar signed a deal Sunday in Khartoum that will see Machar return to the government as the first of five vice presidents. The accord is to…

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