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NEW NOTU LEADERS TO REVAMP THE FEDERATION

By Stephen Ouma Bwire- Editor. The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) General Council convened on November 15, 2022 with 27 affiliates attending and electing new top leaders of the federation’s Executive Board .Kabweri County Member of Parliament Hon Stephen Mugole was elected unopposed as Acting Chairman General after affiliates passed a “vote of no […]

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Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill 2022  is draconian

EDITOR STEPHEN OUMA BWIRE. Email:  oumastephen@hotmail.com,  stephen.ouma5@gmail.com Uganda Parliament this month passed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022. If the bill is assented to by the President, the new law will among others enhance the protection of children and prohibit the sending or sharing of information that promotes hatred. But the purpose of legislation is […]

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LETS END CORRUPTION IN UGANDA AIRLINES

By Ouma Stephen Bwire-Editor. Uganda Parliament’s Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE)   that is probing into the irregular operations of the loss – making Uganda Airlines, has reported death threats. Committee Chairman Mr Joel Senyonyi confirmed the threats,   adding that they would not backtrack from holding corrupt public officials accountable for causing financial […]

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GOV’T SHOULD PAY TEACHERS WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION

Stephen Ouma Bwire. Government suffered a big blow when talks called by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House June 17, 2022 to negotiate with Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) leaders and avert ongoing Industrial action, ended in a stalemate. The latest development is victory for UNATU, whose labour union has since 2006 been split […]

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UNATU AND UPSTU: Stop fights and serve teachers

By Ouma Stephen Bwire- Editor The struggle for salary pay rise of science teachers took a dramatic development with the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) joining the fight to demand for an all – inclusive salary enhancements including arts’ teachers.. This follows industry action spearheaded by Uganda Professional Science Teachers Union (UPSTU) which began May […]

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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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Lets stop torture and impunity

BY STEPHEN OUMA BWIRE. As the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government celebrated 36 years on January 26 concerns  have continued  being raised on escalating cases of arbitrary arrests, detention and torture especially of opposition members, and impunity. Repression directed at members of the public especially the youths by security agencies and rising cases of “abductions” […]

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TEACHERS NEED BETTER PAY TO REMAIN IN CLASS

EDITOR: STEPHEN OUMA BWIRE Email: oumastephen@hotmail.com /  stephen.ouma5@gmail.com / theworkerseye@gmail.com, +256 752 64 3296 /   + 256 702 64 3296 As Ugandan schools opened on January 10, 2022 countrywid  government did not address the plight of private teachers who have  not been paid a salary for close to two years because schools were close due […]