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Publics Africa Commences I’m An Agripreneur Youth Programme To Boost Agribusiness In Uganda

Publics Africa Commences I’m An Agripreneur Youth Programme To Boost Agribusiness In Uganda

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By Our Reporter As a way of encouraging youth to engage in agriculture and to boost agricultural production through brand development and communication in Uganda's agribusiness sector, Publics Africa Communications,  one of the top Public Relations firms in Uganda, has rolled out the ‘I am an Agriprenuer Youth Programme’ and is calling for applications from all interested youth from all over Uganda. While announcing the commencement of the programme during a presser held Sunday, Joseph Kanyamunyu, the Managing Director, Publics Africa communications said this project is aimed at empowering youth through creating employment opportunities, yet ensuring food security in the country.   "We believe that in order to promote food security and tackle the youth unemployment prob...
Gov’t Bans Importation Of Chicks Over Deadly Influenza Outbreak

Gov’t Bans Importation Of Chicks Over Deadly Influenza Outbreak

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of Uganda has banned the importation of Day Old chicks and eggs from Netherlands and other countries following an outbreak of a deadly influenza that can easily be transmitted humans by the birds. The ban was issued by Dr. Aminah Namwabira,  the Senior Veterinary Inspector at Entebbe International Issued,  who revealed in a letter dated November 4th, 2020 that the government had taken this drastic measure in a bid to safeguard Ugandans from contracting the deadly influenza, especially at a time when the country is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic.   Dr. Namwabira’s letter, titled 'BAN ON IMPORTS OF DAY OLD CHICKS, HATCHING EGGS AND OTHER POULTRY PRODUCTS FROM NETHERLANDS’ reads in part thus; Following an outbreak of Highly P...
Min. Agriculture Asks Gov’t For Shs16Bn To Fight New Swarm Of Locusts

Min. Agriculture Asks Gov’t For Shs16Bn To Fight New Swarm Of Locusts

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By Elite Reporter Just as Uganda was still struggling with the fight against Coronavirus, a new calamity has befallen the country after a swarm of locusts invaded several parts of the country over the weekend. As a result of the new locust invasion, the Ministry of Agriculture  Animal Industry and Fisheries  has asked government for  Shs16Bn to fight the pests which are already causing massive destruction to plants vegetation and vegetation. This revelation was made by the Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangakai Ssempijja, who revealed during a  presser at the Uganda Media Centre that the money is needed as urgently as possible if the ministry is to mitigate the destruction being caused by the locusts. The insects descended on gardens of cow peas, soya be...
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