Shock! Uganda’s population growth rate declines

Shock! Uganda’s population growth rate declines

LATEST statistics from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) reveal that the country’s population growth rate has plummeted from 3.2% in 2002 to 3% today. =(   The new population growth figure was revealed at a public symposium organised by UBOS at Statistics to discuss results of the 2014 national census.   However, experts warned that the population growth rate had not declined enough to enable Uganda to reap demographic dividend.   Demographic dividend is…

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Uganda and Kenya borrowing causing concern

Uganda and Kenya borrowing causing concern

Fitch has maintained a ‘B+’ rating with a stable outlook for Kenya while Uganda has a ‘B’ rating with a positive outlook. Other analysts say Kenya is borrowing more than other countries in the region and wonder why the Treasury is increasingly borrowing even when some of the funds never reach their intended users. Total public debt stands at Sh2.4 trillion which is equivalent to at least 46 per cent of the general economy. Kenya…

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