Economy

New O’level Curriculum developed

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:42

The National Curriculum Development Centre (NDC) has developed a new curriculum where O’level students will have a chance to study both generic and vocational education concurrently. This emphasizes government commitment to skilling Ugandans for employment. Kiswahili will also be compulsory for senior one and two. The curriculum has also recognized the contributions of selected individuals to National Development.


Soroti University of Science and Technology opened

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:41

The University was opened in August 2019 and Offers two courses; Medicine and Nursing. Soroti University is being established as a “developmental university” that will become the engine for community engagement, empowerment and development. The programmes and activities in the university are shaped by the desire to transform lives, communities and the nation while responding to international and other emerging society needs.


Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal Hospital Commissioned

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:39

The hospital was officially commissioned on 2nd October 2018 to serve as a center of training, research and medical development. The facility will offer world-class maternal and neonatal care to all mothers and babies in Uganda and will contribute to a reduction in the high rates of Maternal and newborn Mortality in the country. Construction of this hospital commenced on 8 June 2015 by Arab Contractors and was completed and equipped in August 2018. The 450 bed capacity hospital was completed at a cost of USD 25.14m; a loan obtained from Islamic Development Bank (IDB).



Above Potential Performance in Agriculture and Service Sectors Improve Business Climate With A More Optimistic Future

Submitted by on Wed, 11/20/2019 - 08:57

The Business Climate Index (BCI) slightly improved from 95.61 in the previous quarter (January-March 2019) to 100.28 in the quarter (April-June 2019). The improvement was on the backdrop of increased sales turnover, incoming new business, reduced input cost, increased business activity, and general business optimism.  These changes were largely attributed to improvement in performance of the agriculture and service sectors.


Uganda ranks low in UN Human Development Index

Submitted by on Wed, 11/20/2019 - 08:55

The 2018 Human Development Report Update indicates that Uganda’s Human Development Index stands at 0.516 in 2017, placing the country at 162nd position out of 189 countries worldwide. As part of innovations in measuring human development, UNDP has introduced a dashboard to assess the quality of human development, measuring it along with 13 indicators. The 2018 update shows that in eight of the 13 indicators above, Uganda ranks within the bottom third.


Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal Hospital Commissioned.

Submitted by on Wed, 11/20/2019 - 08:53

The hospital was officially commissioned on 2nd October 2018 to serve as a center of training, research and medical development. The 9 storey facility will offer world-class maternal and neonatal care to all mothers and babies in Uganda and will contribute to a reduction in the high rates of Maternal and newborn Mortality in the country.

Construction of this hospital commenced on 8 June 2015 by Arab Contractors and was completed and equipped in August 2018.