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US Disappointed with Museveni’s Refusal to Assent to GMO Bill

The US has expressed disappointment over the uncertainty of the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012 that president Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign into law. This is the second time President Museveni is returning the same bill, popularly referred to as the  GMO Bill, to parliament for reconsideration. The president refused

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President’s Office Dispatches Team to Monitor Manifesto Implementation in Westnile, Lango, Acholi

President's Office through the office of Director Manifesto Implementation Unit headed by Mr Willis Bashasha early this week Dispatched the team of Three Proficient Teams to Greater Northern Uganda in the Sub Regions of Lango, Acholi and West Nile to monitor manifesto implementation. According to a close source the exercise kicked

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Heroes Day Celebrations: Museveni Roots for Wealth Creation

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged all citizens to explore avenues that create wealth and lauded those who sacrificed and those who continue to sacrifice for the good of the country. Museveni said that Government has put a lot of emphasis on infrastructure development like roads and electricity, but still has

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Busoga Leaders Want President to Reconsider Position on Sugar Bill

Leaders in the Busoga sub region are opposed to the President’s proposals in the Sugar Bill, 2019 that he returned to parliament for reconsideration. President Museveni returned the bill calling for zoning. He said that the bill in did not address the concerns of the established big millers, noting that allowing

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Shs 48 Billion Soroti Fruit Factory Fails to Make Juice 3 Years After Completion

A fruit factory set up in Soroti from a Shs 48 billion Korean grant has failed to make juice under unclear circumstances, three years from its completion and expected commencement. The factory was constructed using a grant from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), with the Teso Tropical Fruit Union and

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PHOTOS: Kadaga on a Learning Mission at NARO

On Monday 4th January, Speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga led a team of leaders from Busoga region to the National Agricultural Research Organization’s Crop and Livestock Resources Research Institutes in Namulonge and Nakyesasa respectively on a learning mission of smart agricultural practices intended to boost agricultural production and

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Museveni Launches Mindset Change Initiative

President Yoweri Museveni has launched a new agricultural Programme known as ‘Kisoboka’ – (it is possible) – in Mityana District. The Programme, a mindset change agricultural initiative, is the brainchild of Mityana North Constituency MP and State Minister for Tourism, Hon. Kiwanda Geoffrey Ssuubi together with Mityana District Women MP, Hon.

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Tractor Assembling Plant to be Set Up in Eastern Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni has received and held discussions with Norbert Traublinger, the Chief Executive Officer of a German Werke Eicher Company who is interested in setting up a tractor assembling plant in Eastern Uganda. President Museveni encouraged his guest, to also consider starting a factory for manufacturing tractors in Uganda. The president

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Museveni Commissions Presidential Demonstration Farm in Lango Sub-Region

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Baralegi Presidential Demonstration Farm, in Baralegi, Okwang Sub-County in Otuke District in Lango Sub-Region. The farm is the third of its kind in the country, after Kawumu Farm in Luweero District and Kityerera in Busoga Sub-Region. President Museveni said that it is unacceptable for the majority of

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