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POLITICS

Uganda at 59: Can there be a peaceful transition?

By Our Reporters. Uganda turns 59 on October 9 2021, but is still dogged by the question of a peaceful transfer of power, having exchanged eight Presidents all through violent regime change. Former colonial power Britain granted independence to Uganda at the Kololo historical airstrip more than five decades ago. The British colonial  union flag […]

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Business

Kenya Co-op bank gives Nairobi SACCO 45 buses

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Fresh from winning the African  award as the best performing bank in the continent, Kenya’s Cooperative Bank has clinched a deal with  Metrotrans,  one  of  the  leading Savings  and  Credit Co-operatives in Kenya’s Transport sector. This comes under a backdrop of sustained transformation of the banks services that have consolidated […]

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ITUC condemns UAE over brutal deportation of African workers

By Our Reporters. The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement signed by (ITUC Africa) General Secretary , Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah said using excessive force, […]

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COVER

Museveni dissappoints workers as Kenya and Tanzania celebrate

By Daniel Bakalangude. mulungidaniels@gmail.com. This year’s May 1st International Labour Day celebrations were held at Kololo Independence grounds under the theme: “Mitigating the impact of COVID-19: Enhancing Productive Employment for Improved Livelihoods through the Parish Development Model.” President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni told workers and employers that the theme highlights the key role of the Parish […]

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LABOUR

Protecting rights of migrants is mandate of ILO and Trade Unions

By Daniel Bakalangudde. mulungidaniels@gmail.com Since migrants work in precarious conditions, it’s the mandate of both International Labour Organization (ILO) and trade unions to safeguard themselves of any kind of abuse. The Assistant Director-General and Regional Director, ILO ROAF, Ms Cynthia Samuel Olonjuwon made the remarks during a two-day Inter-Regional Forum on promoting Union to Union […]

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NEWS

Gov’t denies gagging public on poison discussions

By Daniel Bakalangudde mulungidaniels@gmail.com Government has insisted that they have not stopped anybody from discussing about the Poison or the matter of poisoning people. The State minister for information and National Guidance Godfrey Kabyanga informed the media  recently that  speaking about poison is not an issue but it will not in good faith if one […]

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NEWS

Uganda Gov’t plans to recruit 13,000 teachers

By Sarah Nansikombi. Uganda government has announced plans to recruit about 13,315 teachers that will replace those who did not return to class when schools reopened in January this year after two year covid – 19 lockdown, officials said.  Commissioner for Teacher Education and Training, Mr Jonathan Kamwana, said about five percent of the 347,219 […]

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Business

SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR KENYA’S FASTEST GROWING CO-OPERATIVE BANK

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Co-operative Bank of Kenya’s profit has jumped by more than half to Sh16.5 billion, helped by increased income and reduced expenses. The net profit for the year to December 2021- March 2022 was a 53 per cent increase from the Sh10.8 billion reported in 2020. The earnings raced past the […]

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DRC joins EAC amidst regional security concerns

AGENCIES. The Summit of East African Community (EAC) Heads of State at their 19th Ordinary Summit held on 29th March, 2022 admitted Democratic Republic  of Congo (DRC) following recommendation by the Council of Ministers. The Chairperson of the Summit, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, who is also Kenya’s President, informed the meeting that DRC had met all […]

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LABOUR

Effects of sexual harassment at workplace

By Sarah Nansikombi. The    effects of sexual    harassment can be categorized into physiological, psychological and in career related effects.  Sexual harassment in employment interferes with work when it is made a condition of employment or created an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. It causes physiological reactions to the person being sexually harassed such as […]

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EDITORIAL

Coffee crisis: Gov’t should revive CMB

By Ouma Stephern Bwire. The government of the Republic of Uganda represented by Ministry of           Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and Uganda Vinci Coffee company Limited signed the controversy Coffee agreement giving the company monopoly to manage coffee processing and exports. According to the February 2022 agreement, the design, financing, construction and operation […]

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LABOUR

Motivation is key to increased productivity

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli. Motivation means being guided into action in a manner that makes you feel vigorous and excited or enthusiastic.  When an employer motivates a worker, of course she or he will be activated into action which enables him / her to produce good results that are beneficial to the enterprise / […]

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LABOUR

The history of Minimum Wage in Uganda

By Agatha Namirembe. ArembeUPEU Chairperson Challenges and Solutions Social security is a broad term for the range of financial benefits available to virtually all workers.  It is a formal arrangement concerned with protection against socially recognized conditions including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, survivorship, death among others. Currently, some form of social security exists for […]