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Hoima schools to be sensitised on environmental conservation and fight against malaria

Uganda has one of the highest global burden of malaria cases, with over 90% of the population at risk.

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Hoima, Fort Portal and Lira to benefit from sh611b water project upgrade

The sh611b (about 150m euros)   project to upgrade and expand the existing water and sewerage systems was necessitated by the rising demand of water in the said cities.

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IGP Katsigazi: Police to bolster security in oil-rich Albertine Graben

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi, has expressed his commitment to overcome manpower and logistical constraints, enhancing capacity to safeguard Uganda’s oil-rich Albertine Graben and investors. Speaking to journalists following an inter-agency security summit at Resort Hotel in Hoima City on Friday, March 22, Katsigazi emphasised the significance of oil as […]

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Hoima sidewalks: from arteries of mobility to battlegrounds of congestion

The sidewalks, once seen as arteries connecting and fostering safe mobility, have become battlegrounds where the right to walk freely is contested, in Hoima City. Joan Katusiime, a social scientist in Hoima City, told The Albertine Journal that pedestrians have crowded sidewalks, obstructing the view of drivers, particularly at intersections. This in her view reduces the time […]

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Breaking down trade barriers for East African Community’s prosperity

During the 60th Zanzibar Revolution anniversary celebrations held at Amaan Sports Complex in Zanzibar on January 12, 2024, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni cautioned the East African Community (EAC) against divisionism, labelling it as a setback to the region. Museveni is mindful that the strength in numbers is an undeniable advantage. Many EAC states are […]

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Controversy erupts over Bugoma forest boundary opening report

Beneath the lush canopy of Bugoma, Uganda’s crown jewel of biodiversity, an environmental clash rages. A leaked report, dated November 30, 2023, which The Albertine Journal has obtained, on the forest’s contested boundaries has ignited a firestorm of conflicting claims and accusations, leaving its fate hanging precariously in the balance. The survey aimed to ascertain whether Hoima […]

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Hoima drivers launch SACCO with a call for reforms to prevent imminent collapse

In the face of a syndrome jeopardising Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations (SACCOs), experts have highlighted mismanagement, embezzlement, and inadequate strategies leading to the downfall of many SACCOs. They called for urgent reforms, emphasising the effective utilisation of SACCOs to boost share capital and financial stability. During the launch of the Hoima City Tax and […]

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Hoima real estate boom turns to bust amid economic shifts

A decade ago, Hoima City’s real estate market thrived on the activities of the oil industry, witnessing heightened demand and profitability. Investors eagerly purchased land, leading to increased gentrification and soaring property values. Elevated to city status in the 2019 fiscal year, Hoima underwent a transformative phase, evolving into a bustling urban centre adorned with […]

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Bunyoro women on the forefront to reclaim their property inheritances

In this story, Robert Atuhairwe, focuses on the oil-rich Hoima district, where women are coming out to shift and demystify traditional beliefs and myths that land and property are passed from male head to male heir. ******************* Land in the oil-rich Bunyoro sub-region which has for centuries been communally owned is now being sold to […]

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Latest Auditor General report excludes key corruption scandals

In 2018, the government commissioned a two-storeyed building to house the Auditor General’s office at Hoima district local government headquarters with the aim of facilitating efficient auditing and enhancing accountability in the country’s mid-western region. To the dismay of anti-corruption campaigners, the office is yet to serve well its intended purpose. Many scandals and instances […]