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Minister Okaasai, Engineer Ziria Call On Ugandans To Embrace Opportunities In Renewable Energy

The State Minister for Energy, Sidronius Okaasai Opolot has urged Ugandans and the business community to embrace the usage of renewable energy because it’s one of the keys to Uganda’s socio-economic transformation. While delivering his speech during the Renewable Energy Conference on Thursday at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Minister Okaasai said Uganda is blessed with abundant…

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CJ Owiny-Dollo Hires 8 Lawyers To Defend Him In Justice Kisaakye Suit, Files Defense Against Allegations

Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and the Attorney General have asked the Constitutional court to dismiss with costs a petition filed by Supreme Court Justice, Dr. Esther Kisaakye saying it’s a disguised attempt to frustrate an on-going inquiry into her conduct and abscondment from duty. In response to the petition, they accuse Justice Kisaakye of wrongly…

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“Give Respect To Fundamental Principles Of Democracy”- TotalEnergies Rubbishes EU Parliament’s Resolution On Uganda’s Oil Projects

The European Parliament’s criticism of oil projects in Uganda failed to “respect the fundamental principles” of democracy, TotalEnergies has said. The company’s chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné had been due to speak to the European Parliament today. Total said it would provide a letter instead. The French company will not be represented at the hearing…

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Corporate Social Responsibility: ERA/NFA In Drive To Restore Forests For Sustainability Of Hydropower Generation

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), on Monday, September, 19, 2022, launched phase III of its Tree Planting Project at Wambabya Central Forest Reserve in Hoima District. The project, which is implemented in partnership with the National Forestry Authority (NFA), is part of ERA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative that targets to restore 60 Hectares of forest…

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Fight Against Corruption: Gov’t Knifes All REA Employees In Bid To Boost Service Delivery

The Government of Uganda have fired all the staff of Rural Electrification Agency (REA),  The Capital Times have learnt. This follows a notification from the Ministry of Energy that their contracts which end in October will not be renewed. Energy minister Ruth Nankabirwa says the cabinet has already approved the structure of REA, as a…

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UGX 800M Budget Shortfall Impeded UDC’s Valuation of Roko

Members of Parliament on the Finance committee have learned that Uganda Development Corporation-UDC’s move to carry out a valuation of Roko Construction Limited was unsuccessful after failing to access an 800 million Shillings budget from the Ministry of Finance. Patrick Birungi, the UDC Executive Director made the revelation on Thursday while appearing before the committee.…

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Deputy Speaker Tayebwa Warns Accounting Officers Against Bribing MPs To Increase Project Funds

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa has cautioned Accounting Officers of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) against acts of securing higher budgets than what the Finance Ministry allocates for projects by promising to give out kickbacks to legislators sitting on relevant committees. Tayebwa made remarks on Friday July, 8, 2022 at Hotel Africana…

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‘Let’s Work With Only Serious People’- PS Ggoobi Sacks Over 110 ‘Sleepy’ Accounting Officers

The Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Ramadhan Ggoobi has kicked out of offices 110 Local Government Accounting Officers for ‘disobeying his commands.’ Ggoobi announced the above action in his letter dated 7th July 2022 stating that following approval of the Budget for FY2022/23 by Parliament, the Ministry uploaded the Approved…

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Biomass to Electricity: Tears Of Joy As ERA Launches Pilot Project At Mulago’s Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit 

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has launched a Biomass-to-Electricity pilot project at Mwanamugimu Nutrition unit in Mulago Hospital. Dubbed Biomass to Electricity cooking, the clean cooking pilot project was launched Tuesday, April 12, 2022 and is intended to eliminate use of carbon-based fuel Like charcoal and firewood and replace it with clean cooking using electricity.…

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