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Policies & second hand clothes in East Africa by EPRC

Background

In the 1980s, the East African textile industry was more developed along the entire value chain from cotton production and marketing, ginning and production of yarn to fabric and garments manufacturing. The state was quite instrumental in supporting this value chain through Cooperative Societies/unions running the mills and textile industries.

However the liberalization wave in the starting in the late 1990s resulted in a significant decline in cotton production while the import of second hand clothes increased. Since the signing of the East African Community (EAC) treaty in 1999, the EAC integration agenda has had much success in market integration as witnessed with the implementation of the EAC Customs Union from 2005, EAC Common Market Protocol from 2010 an the agreement on Monetary Union.

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Agricultural insurance for sustainability by EPRC

The National Development Plan (NDP) acknowledges the potential of agro-processing to create better paying off-farm jobs, improve food security, increase farmer incomes, alleviate poverty, and enable Uganda attain the middle income status.


For successful implementation of this agenda, agricultural production becomes critical to ensure consistent supply of agro-based raw materials required by agro-processing industries.


However, agricultural production faces a myriad of risks that are a threat to achieving the targets and eventual supply of raw materials. Notable among these are unprecedented drought and rainfall.

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Capitalise on high youth population says report

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Kampala- A new report on the state of the world population has recommended that the youth need to acquire relevant knowledge and skills if developing countries like Uganda are to benefit from them for social and economic progress.

The youth population in the country accounts for more than 78 per cent of the entire population that currently stands at 34.9 million people. The state of Uganda Population Report 2014 shows that youth are grappling with unemployment which remains a major challenge. 

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IMPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS

By Ayiga Patrick Obita; 5th November 2018

If you have been following my posts of recent, you should know that this is the third article I am writing concerning standards. After you have known why standards matter and how to develop standards that work for everyone, then you are left with the actual work of ensuring that these standards are now implemented.

This is because if they are not implemented, then there is nothing tangible to say about the standards than it being a document. As a Manager or Leader, it is your task to ensure that the standards are implemented and everyone is following. This gives you a situation of how is it going to be done.

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Govt spends sh39b annually on unsafe abortions by Straight Talk Foundation Limited in Uganda

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With many youths having unprotected sex and fearing to bear children, most of them resort to abortion a thing which has stretched government's budget to about sh39b.

Straight Talk Foundation Limited Executive Director, Susan Ajok said that government spends about US$14m (about 39b) annually on treating complications related to unsafe abortion with youths taking the centre stage.

She disclosed this on Friday during a fundraising ceremony at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

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Is Uganda’s debt sustainable? by EPRC in Uganda

Due to the civil servant strikes of 2017, the Government of Uganda intends to borrow UGX 700 billion to meet demands by civil servants. If the borrowing is realised, Uganda's public debt will increase further. Public Debt has always been very sensitive, owing to the complexities surrounding debt as a form of financing.

Partly, the decision to take public debt is made by a few people, yet its payment falls on all citizens. Uganda's public debt has been steadily on the rise at an average of 2% of GDP per annum since 2010 when it was within 22% of Uganda's gross domestic product (GDP). It is currently estimated at 37% of GDP implying a 2.4% percentage increment from 34.6% in financial year 2015/16.

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Abigail Leads the Next Generation By Educate in Uganda

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Empowered, ambitious, and brave, Educate! graduate Abigail Chepkwurui is making waves for gender equity and driving change in her community.

"I have to become a Member of Parliament." For Abigail Chepkwurui, a twenty-year-old Educate! graduate from Eastern Uganda, this is a goal she's been actively working toward since before joining Educate!. "I'll campaign for 2026."

Abigail is an activist, a community mobilizer, an entrepreneur, and an Educate! Mentor. More than that, she is a young woman who overcame every obstacle in her path–poverty, familial and cultural expectations, gender norms, and access to education–to discover her voice and create the future she imagined for herself.

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