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ERA on Climatic Change: Lowers  power tariffs  to reduce use of firewood and Charcoal

ERA on Climatic Change: Lowers  power tariffs  to reduce use of firewood and Charcoal

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Power regulator Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in December 2021 introduced a Cooking Tariff known as Declining Block Tariff, which would enable domestic consumers connected on the national power grid to use electricity for cooking, instead of charcoal and firewood. The main objective of introducing the Declining Block Tariff, which is applicable to consumers being supplied power by Umeme Ltd, was to discourage Ugandans from cutting down trees for firewood and charcoal, so as to mitigate the negative effects of deforestation to the environment. Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako, the Executive Director, ERA, says that the declining Block Tariff became operative in January 2022 and explains that the cooking tariff charges the power units used for cooking at Shs412.0 as opposed to the regul...
UWEC’s white tiger ‘baptised’

UWEC’s white tiger ‘baptised’

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The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) has ‘baptised’ a male Bengal white tiger ‘Yura’. Yura and another tiger at UWEC were imported in 2020 from South Africa in exchange for 25 monkeys before the animal centre invited individuals and companies to take up the guardianship role of the two big cats. Yuti Breweries Ltd under their flagship beverage brand Yura Beer have now signed an agreement with UWEC that gives them the naming rights for the White Tiger in the Entebbe zoo hence the name ‘YURA’ Yuti Breweries, in the process contributed UGX 30m towards conservation and animal welfare at Entebbe Zoo. Punit Shah, the Managing Director of Yuti Breweries pledged to have his company continue engaging in conservation activities and donations every year in order to create awar...
Man murders wife for using family planning.

Man murders wife for using family planning.

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Police in Kyegegwa have arrested a man identified as Innocent Kibwetere for allegedly murdering his wife Ronious Twikirize over the use of family planning’ According to the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, Kibwetere killed the deceases and stuffed her body in their marital bed for 4 days. Enanga revealed that, Kibwetere, a 47 year old, peasant of Bujunjura, Ruhangire parish, allegedly hit his wife with a blunt object, which caused an acute brain injury that killed her instantly on November 11, 2022. He revealed in a statement dated November 21, 2022 that the suspect became aggressive after learning that his wife aged 25 had started using family planning, following an earlier miscarriage. “After 4 days with the stuffed body of the deceased, the suspect called his sister-in-law on Nove...
Kampala Woman MP rushed to ICU in Nairobi

Kampala Woman MP rushed to ICU in Nairobi

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The Kampala Woman Member of Parliament, Shamim Malende has been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit after undergoing abdominal surgery at the Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Lubaga North Councilor, James Mubiru, who is with her in Nairobi told Uganda Radio Network-URN that she underwent abdominal surgery on Monday, November 21st, 2022 after doctors noted that she had digested a strange chemical, which affected her. He said that Malende regained consciousness following the surgery and doctors noted that she would be discharged in a month’s time. She was, however, rushed to the ICU unceremoniously Tuesday evening when she started complaining of severe stomachache before blacking out. Malende was first admitted at the Uganda Martyrs Hospital in Lubaga Division, Kampala after she reporte...
Buikwe residents blame lack of toilets on the near water table levels on Lake Victoria.

Buikwe residents blame lack of toilets on the near water table levels on Lake Victoria.

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At least 200 homesteads in the various villages of Najja, Ngogwe, Nyenga and Ssi sub counties in Buikwe district lack latrines. A survey carried out by district health workers and the embassy of Iceland indicated that 50% of the residents trek long distances in search for clean water, 49% drink unboiled water and 65% don’t have toilets, a thing that has contributed to diseases linked to poor hygiene. In an operation by the district officials to crack down homes without towns, the residents blamed the water table levels on Lake Victoria for the lack of toilets. “We are faced with the nearby water table levels which hinder us from digging deep into the ground. These latrines do not stay for long because they are weakened by water.” Said one of the residents who refused to identify himself...
Uganda’s Motor Rally Champion Lwakataaka Jailed, Pleads for rally Fraternity.

Uganda’s Motor Rally Champion Lwakataaka Jailed, Pleads for rally Fraternity.

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Mukono Magistrate Koburunga Patience has sent racing driver Ponsiano Lwakataka to two years in prison after he was convicted of forcefully breaking a resident's perimeter wall and threatening with a firearm in 2018 at Kiwanga village in Goma division Mukono Municipality Racing driver Ponsiano Lwakataka was arraigned with his brother John Ssekitooleko by Government prosecutor Johnathan Muwaganya. The evidence included breaking George William Kawoya's wall at Kiwanga village in Mukono, beating and harming a resident and threatening to shoot someone with a group of youths who are still at large. Based on the testimony, Patience Koburunga sentenced Lwakatakaka to six months for malicious damage while his brother Sekitooleko was sentenced to four months in jail. Before the second trial, Lwa...
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