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By Lamwaka Norine Adokorach Nwoya – Uganda’s internet provider, Roke Spot Telecom Company has donated items worth seven million shillings to St. Jude Children’s home in Nwoya district. The company say it’s a way of giving back to the community. Timothy Mugenyi who’s the Human Resource Manager of the company says they believe in giving …

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By RACKARA EMMANUEL Gulu – State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities has noted that the “absurd poor roads, sub standard accomodation” are the major challenges frustrating tourism industry in Uganda. The Minister highlighted this last month during the World Tourism Fay celebration held in Gulu town. Mr. Godfrey Suubi Kiwanda told TND News in …

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Amuru – Founded in 2016, the construction of Atiak Sugar Factory Limited located in Gem village, Pacilo parish, Atiak sub-county in Amuru district is set to be completed ‘soon’. Once the construction is completed, and the factory starts working, it will be crushing 1,600 tonnes – 1650,000kg of raw cane daily. The factory will also …

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Zombo – Tea growers in northern Uganda are excited after government has earmarked Uganda shillings 2.5 Billion for the establishment of a modern tea factory. The factory set-up is expected to commence in the financial year of 2020/2021. This was revealed by Zombo Tea Outgrowers Cooperative Society Chairman, Okello Jimmy on Saturday when sub-county and …

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 Gulu – A 3 and a half year old child kidnapped on Sunday from Holy Rosary Church in Gulu town has rejoined her parents. Javia Gum was kidnapped at around 1pm, Otema Francis, the child’s father says. The kidnapper left a note for the parent, requesting them to pay (wire him/her) Uganda shillings 1.5 million …

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Zombo – Tea farming is destined to eradicate household poverty in northern Uganda, impoving the lives of farmers, says Edwin Atukunda Beekunda, the founder and executive director of the Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative Limited [EFOTI]. Mr Atukunda, who first introduced tea farming in Kamwenge district, adds that tea will, undoubtedly cause transformation in the region. …

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Northern Uganda – To demystify is simply to make something easier to understand; and this is what has been taken up to promote tea farming in northern Uganda. History tells us that in the 1950s, until independence on 9th October 1962, British Colonial Office Policy encouraged the development of co-operatives for subsistence farmers to partially …

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By Jimmy Komakech Acholi sub-region – Family members of those who fought under Front for National Salvation (FRONASA) in Acholi sub region are demanding for audience and financial support from President Museveni. They say their parents (many now dead) fought harder to help President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta get into power and stay for three decades …

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ZOMBO – In a letter dated 19, August 2019, Zombo Tea Growers Cooperative Society Ltd’s chairman, Mr. Okello Jimmy communicated the society’s desire to work with The Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative Limited. Titled: “Authority to work with the Cooperative Society and its members“, he wrote: “Following our earlier meeting with you at the district Farm …

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