What Uganda needs to attain middle income status by 2020

By Thomas Bwire Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in nominal terms, Uganda needs to meet a per capita income threshold of $1,033 to graduate to middle income status by 2020. Bank of Uganda economist Thomas Bwire looks at two key requirements to accelerate income growth in the country. The 2014 population census puts population growth rate at 3.03 per cent per annum and in the last five years, the exchange rate has depreciated at an annual rate of about 10 per cent. Uganda needs to meet a per capita income…

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NGO steps up Epilepsy awareness campaign

By Ambrose Gahene Epilepsy Support Association Uganda {ESAU}, a local Non Governmental Organization has called upon Government and stakeholders to step up awareness campaign to eradicate Epilepsy cases in Uganda. The call was made by ESAU Director Augustine Mugarura, during a stakeholder’s dialogue at Hotel Africana last Friday. Mugarura said Epilepsy has been treated as an abomination by many communities in Uganda and the world at large, yet it’s a brain damage and curable disease. He said the disease could have been eradicated long time ago in Uganda, had stakeholders…

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