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NIRA To Kick Off Mass Enrolment & Renewal Exercise Of National IDs Ahead Of 2025 Expiry

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) with mandate of registering all Ugandan citizens has announced the mass ID enrollment and renewal exercise which is set to start in June 2023 and end in August 2024. According to NIRA, the exercise is directed at renewing all cards issued between 2014 and 2015 in keeping with…

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Ruparelia Foundation Congratulates UWEC On 70th Anniversary, Pledges Continued Support

The Ruparelia foundation, under the Ruparelia group, has congratulated the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) popularly known as Entebbe Zoo upon making it 70 years in existence. The Foundation which also sponsors a lion cub called Arie [named after Dr Sudhir Ruparelia’s granddaughter and daughter to Ms Sheena Ruparelia], has also pledged to continue using…

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Vision 2040: Gov’t Constructs More 14 New Power Projects To Boost Economic Development

As one of the ways to attain the projected National Development Plan and Vision 2040 and to boost economic development, the government, through the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is implementing 14 new power projects in various parts of the country, in a bid to expand the national Transmission Grid. The main objective of…

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ERA Boss Eng. Waako On Why Industrial Consumers Pay Lower Power Tariffs Than Other Consumers

Although the Electricity Regulation Authority (ERA) acknowledges all power consumers, the demand for electricity by manufacturers remains 70%, that of other categories of consumers stands at 30%, yet the disparity in the tariffs remains a contentious issue, especially among consumers. Under Sections 10 and 75 of the Electricity Act 1999 as Amended, ERA approves the…

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Uganda Coffee Exports Generates Record US$876.4 Million

Uganda’s coffee exports generated a record US$876.4million in revenues for the just concluded 2021/2022 coffee year that ended on September.30. This represents a 39% increase in revenues compared to the previous year despite a decline in export volumes. Latest statistics from the state-owned Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) shows that the East African nation exported…

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