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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President meets youth council

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni met the executive leadership of the National Youth council at Dam waters, Old Boma Village, Jinja Municipality PRESIDENT`S REMARKS During the meeting, I urged that while we must protect our cultural heritage from Western Influence we should change our mindset as citizens and choose to abandon the traditional methods of working for only ‘the stomach” ( tic me cam keken, Okukorera enda yonka, aisoamakin akoik, okukolera ekidda kyonka, erikolera erirya riisa, okukolera olubuto lwoka). The West doesn’t have spectacles to see the difference between a woman…

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Section of MPs call for immediate implementation of ban on sachet waragi

Led by Western Region Youth MP Mwine Mpaka, the MPs claim despite the ban, production of sachet waragi still continues unabated. The MPs are concerned that this drink is destructing the youth. meanwhile Fifteen out of 26 alcohol producing companies have complied with the government instituted ban on production of alcohol in sachets. Speaking during an engagement between the East Africa Breweries board and business leaders in Kajjansi last week, Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, said 15 companies had complied with the March 31 alcohol sachet ban. “So far 15 companies…

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