Safety of Ugandans in Oman critical, Mukwaya tells Sultanate of Oman

Safety of Ugandans in Oman critical, Mukwaya tells Sultanate of Oman

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Janet B. Mukwaya has met with H.E.  Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah al-Bakri, the Minister of Manpower of the Sultanate of Oman during which they discussed the creation of new opportunities for migrant workers and ensuring their safety. This was on the sidelines of the ongoing […]

DISASTER: Uganda in US$ 8.7 Billion debt as Kasaija reads 29 trillion budget

DISASTER: Uganda in US$ 8.7 Billion debt as Kasaija reads 29 trillion budget

Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija says Uganda’s debt at US$ 8.7 Billion is sustainable and way below the East African Community 50 percent ceiling. Delivering the 2017/18 budget in Kampala, Kasaija said the debt-to-GDP ratio, as of 31st of December 2016, was 33.5 percent, although in real terms it is 27 percent. Kasaija said those saying […]

Spell the rights of men in the homes – CEWIGO’S Kiconco Mutungi

Spell the rights of men in the homes – CEWIGO’S Kiconco Mutungi

Women in Uganda are calling upon those in authority to strengthen and implement laws that are geared towards protecting them if they are to be economically and socially empowered as Uganda strives to attain the long awaited middle-income status by 2020. The Executive Director Center for Women in Governance (CEWIGO) Bonnie Kiconco Mutungi says laws […]

Minister Mukwaya, Pius Bigirimana make Uganda’s cause to ILO states to tackle unemployment, poverty

Minister Mukwaya, Pius Bigirimana make Uganda’s cause to ILO states to tackle unemployment, poverty

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat B. Mukwaya has called on International Labour Organisation (ILO) member states to take “urgent action” against the effects of new global economic trends to avert negative social impacts. Addressing the 106th session of the International LabourOrganisation Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, Mukwaya noted that […]

Ibanda MP for 14 consecutive years, Museveni man Rwabita is dead

Ibanda MP for 14 consecutive years, Museveni man Rwabita is dead

Former Ibanda South MP and Uganda’s ambassador to Belgium Deo Rwabita died last night, Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. After losing his MP seat to Eng. John Byabagambi in the 2001 elections, a close ally of President Yoweri Museveni, Amb. Rwabita has served as in a number of ambassadorial positions in Rome in Italy, […]

Stanbic bankrolls Uganda Rugby Cranes ahead of Elgon Cup

Stanbic bankrolls Uganda Rugby Cranes ahead of Elgon Cup

Uganda vs. Kenya – 4.30pm, Legends Sports Club * Return leg on June 24 in Nairobi Stanbic Bank Uganda have timely renewed their two-year-long affair with Ugandan rugby ahead of Kenya’s visit for the first leg of the Elgon Cup, five more games this year. Sonia Karamagi Kasagga, Stanbic Bank’s Senior Marketing Manager on Tuesday […]

Downtown Kampala traders give MPs 30 days to sort affair – between landlords and tenants

Downtown Kampala traders give MPs 30 days to sort affair – between landlords and tenants

Traders under their umbrella body, Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have given Parliament a 30 days ultimatum to enact a law which regulates the tenants and landlords. Speaking to media today, Issa Ssekito (pictured up) the association spokesperson said, the law which is already in the making has over stayed in parliament since 2013 yet […]

Uganda media owners called ‘hyenas’

Uganda media owners called ‘hyenas’

Experts have faulted media owners for using their powers to infringe on the rights of journalists they employ. During a post-Press Freedom Day media conference organised by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) the experts agree that the Uganda Police Force comes top in human rights reports for […]