Charcoal is important for most rural homesteads which are out of the reach of electricity and even for the urban poor or even those grappling with economic shortages. It provides an affordable source of fuel. This creates a dilemma because forests are prime in curbing negative climate change.
United Nations Population Fund in 2021 reported in its study that Uganda registered 354,736 teenage pregnancies’ in 2020. Between January and September 2021, 290,219 more were added to the negative statistics. It was further noted that this meant there were 32,000 cases recorded by month.
Years back a thief had to use a lot of brain work to break a safe or break into a house until they learned that lying and emotional games were the key to their success. Today a lot of approaches are thought through and combined into a tasty and believable lie to rob unsuspecting people.
As World Toilet day comes back to the fore this year. It is important that one of the challenges most women and girls face is addressed. That is infections picked off contaminated toilet sits. The rate of infections has gone up in recent years yet the toilet concern is not addressed.
2022 began and is ending with stories of children committing suicide in Uganda. The stories run in the mainstream news media. One of those stories was run on the Uganda Police Force portal indicating the suicide death of 11 year old Arafat Kasule a Primary 4 pupil at Kabira UMEA primary school.
Cause Effect Initiative Limited has environment as one of its core interests given the fact that the environment provides the medicinal, nutritional and life supporting therapy humanity needs and yet humanity has turned guns of what matters more.
Development simply put is about growth and progress. However it can be positive or negative depending on the outcomes. Forest and Wetland encroachment in Uganda, in the name of development, is one of the major causes of pollution, water shortage and this contributes to negative climate change effects.