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  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The World Bank has approved $230 million USD in funding to support Uganda's poverty eradication strategies centering on water supply, sanitation and irrigation. The funding will go toward rehabilitating and expanding the water
  • 13 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The government of Uganda has committed $16 million USD to construct irrigation systems in the area semi-arid region of Karamoja, which is known for long spells of drought. Ugandan Minister of State for Karamoja Aston Kajara on October 3
  • 8 Sep 2008- 19:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda VAMBECO enterprises, which was awarded a tender to rehabilitate the Bushenyi water supply, is starting work this month on the project. The project will be completed in about six months, according to Beth Muhanga, the Bushenyi district
  • 25 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan capital is facing a serious water supply and contamination problem that is likely to affect 2 million residents. Ill-planned urbanization and changing rainfall patterns are being blamed, and experts have warned that residents
  • 25 Aug 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) Finance State Minister Fred Omach is being asked to explain why the government failed to allocate funds for alternative water supply in water-stressed areas in this year's budget. Water and Environment Minister Maria
  • 4 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Food insecurity is growing in eastern Africa as rains have largely failed in the region. Millions of people in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Djibouti and Kenya are being pushed towards hunger and destitution, international agencies have
  • 14 Jul 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) The National Water and Sewerage Corporation is seeking some $30 million USD in funds for the Gulu-Tochi water supply and sanitation project. The project involves development of water intake facilities at Tochi stream,
  • 7 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Groundwater is the primary source of water supply to half a billion people in Africa and over 80 percent of Uganda's population, according to a conference last week by leading water experts from Uganda and around the world. In
  • 16 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The government of Uganda plans to increase storage of water for production from the current level of 48 percent to 52 percent of the projected national demand by the end of the 2008-2009 fiscal year, according to Minister of Finance,
  • 26 May 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHABITAT) in conjunction with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania this month pledged additional assistance to accelerate conservation activities at the world's second largest freshwater lake.
  • 18 May 2008- 23:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — The Ugandan government has finalized plans for constructing a majorr irrigation project in the western region to irrigate banana plantations. The plan is meant to increase production of bananas in the area. It is not yet clear how much
  • 18 May 2008- 23:08 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The World Bank is looking for an independent verification agent for a project to install water connections in Kampala. The bank is financing the project through the global partnership on output- based aid. The National
  • 5 May 2008- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The World Bank is committing over$1 billion USD in Nile Basin projects, World Bank senior water adviser David Grey said. "We are moving from dialogue to investment. As donors, we are committing over$1 billion USD
  • 28 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's government-owned utility the National Water and Sewerage Corporation has started operating a pre-paid metering system in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb. Officials from the utility say the decision to set up a prepaid water
  • 16 Mar 2008- 20:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's water services utility firm, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation is blaming a lack of adequate funding from the World Bank as the main reason behind the stalling of a water extension project. The firm says it had

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