Other regions afflicted with high poverty levels include Busoga at 42% and Teso at 40%.
According to the 2014 Census report up to 56.6% of Ugandans aged 14 to 64(working age) live in the urban areas.
The challenges, she noted, have resulted in high crime rates, immoral behaviour, lawlessness, conflict, diseases, poverty, violence against children and...
Out of Uganda’s projected population of 40 million people at least 1.4 million are above 60 and qualify to be called elderly.
The increase in number of poor people also means that the rate at which poverty is being reduced is lower than the rate of population growth.
According to Global Age watch index 2015, Uganda is one of the worst countries for the elderly to live
There was a reduction from 43.7% in 2012/13 to 32.5% in 2016/17.
Top audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers covering July to Sept 2017 quarter claim that poverty is deepening with 70% of the people currently vulnerable.
Although an increasing number of Ugandans including women and children are rushing into new gold mines hoping to hit a jackpot, many spend long hours daily...
Chronically poor people are deprived of both the threshold income and access to basic human needs.
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