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  • Government Earmarks 149 Billion for Senior Citizens Grants

    Government Earmarks 149 Billion for Senior Citizens Grants

    Government has earmarked a total of 149 billion shillings as it plans to roll out the Senior Citizens’ Grants program to 25 more new districts in the country by 2020. This will bring the numbers of districts benefiting under the senior citizens’ grant to 40 from the initial 15 pilot districts since the launch of […]

  • Northern Uganda worse place for Children- USAID Uganda Director

    Northern Uganda is the worst place to be a child in the world, Mark Meassick, the Uganda Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said. Mr Meassick was on Wednesday speaking at Acholi Inn in Gulu during the first regional forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. Meassick noted that […]

  • Pader Leaders Demand for Bank to Implement Grant for the Old

    Pader district leaders have demanded that Post Bank opens a branch in the district to facilitate implementation of the senior citizens grant program that is slated to begin in the district next year. Pader district is among those included to benefit from the second phase of the Senior Citizens Grant (SAGE). Under the programme, older […]

  • Gulu Pensioners ask Government for inclusion on SAGE Program

    Retired civil servants in Gulu district have appealed to the government to reconsider its policy on the Social Assistance Grant for Empower (SAGE) to include retired civil servants. With support from the British Department for foreign International Development and Irish Aid, the government has disbursed 87.2 billion shillings to elderly persons in 15 districts benefiting […]

  • Nwoya UPC candidate in Trouble over High Court ruling

    The recent high court ruling which declared Olara Otunnu as the legitimate president of the Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) has thrown a spanner into the works of the candidature of Brenda Atim Kinyera who had nominated as the UPC candidate for the Nwoya woman parliamentary seat. The trouble for Kinyera stems from the fact that […]

  • Nwoya NRM Leaning Independent Candidates Vow to Support Museveni

    NRM leaning independent candidates in Nwoya district who lost in the party’s primary elections have vowed to support Museveni in the 2016 elections. Tony Awany, one of those who lost in the NRM primaries and is now contesting as an independent candidate for the Nwoya county seat said he will not go against the party […]

  • UPDF 5th Division Gets New Commander

    The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) 5th division has got a new commander. The 5th division covers Agago, Kitgum, Lamwo and 11 other districts. The new commander, Brig Sam Kavuma had in June 2012 handed over to Brigadier Sam Kawaga when he (Kavuma) was deployed in Southern Sudan, then the Central Africa Republic (CAR) and […]

  • Nwoya Farmers Seek for Trees in Game Park due to Deforestation

    The LC3 Chairman of Koch Goma in Nwoya district has revealed that locals in his area have written to him to allow them cut trees for drying their sim-sim crops from the nearby Murchison Falls National Park. This follows the massive cutting down of the trees for charcoal burning leaving Koch Goma with virtually no […]

  • Pader, Lira Residents Plan Peaceful Demo Over Broken Bridge

    Pader, Lira Residents Plan Peaceful Demo Over Broken Bridge

      Residents of Puranga Sub County in Pader district and Aromo Sub County in Lira district plan a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday to protest the delay in construction of the Aswa bridge. The bridge which connects Pader and Lira districts was brought down two months ago by a heavily-laden lorry. Simon Lapoti Nono a resident […]

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