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Business

Kenya Co-op bank safest investment portfolio, report

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya’s Co-operative Bank has intensified efforts to bail out small and medium scale enterprises hit hard by the Covid- 19 global pandemic 2020-2021 and are yet to recover. The bank has extended up to Ksh6.3 billion ($56.06 million) advanced from the European Investment Bank to help shore up SMEs in […]

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EDITORIAL

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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NEWS

Uganda Airlines pays managers outrageous salaries

By Our Reporter. The Uganda Auditor General’s report has discovered that Uganda Airlines operates without a well defined staff structure,  which has left tax payer’s money fleeced.. Legislators on the Parliament’s Committee on State Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) unearther dirt, high level corruption  and mismanagement in Uganda Airlines since the national carrier was revived […]

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POLITICS

William Ruto- from roast chicken hustler to Kenya’s 5th President

By James Wafula Workers Eye Bomas of Kenya Nairobi. Kenya’s “President-Elect” Dr. William Samoe Ruto has come a long way from the time he sold roast chicken while in secondary school at the busy Eldoret bus terminus in the 1980’s, to winning Kenya’s August 9, 2022 Presidential election against five times contender veteran opposition leader […]

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LABOUR

Theatrical and Domestic Workers Union elects new leaders

By  Lucy Anyango Ekadu. National Union of Theatrical, Domestic and General Workers (NUTDOW) held its extraordinary elective General assembly this month at Nob View hotel, Ntinda. The event was presided over by the Labour Commissioner at Gender, Labour and Social Development (GLSD) Ministry Mr Apollo Ozoma and National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) Chairman General […]

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POLITICS

Raila Odinga rejects Kenya’s Presidential election results

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya’s August 9, 2022 Presidential election results were thrown into a fresh spin after the main loser former Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga rejected the results terming them a mockery of democracy and a nullity that he would challenge using constitutional and legal means. Reacting for the first time since […]

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POLITICS

Ruto wins Kenya Presidency as IEBC faces credibility test

ByJames Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya’s Azimio coalition of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, 77, has rejected results of the August 9, 2022 poll announced by IEBC Chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati declaring Deputy President Hon. William Ruto, 55, winner of the hotly contested poll. Azimio claimed the poll was riddled with massive anomalies as later alleged […]

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LABOUR

Understanding Uganda’s Historic Relations with Sultanate of Oman

By Our Reporter. During the reign of Seyyid Said Bin Sultan in Zanzibar, Omani traders travelled deep inside Africa from the African Coast on foot crossing through dangerous swampy landscapes and bushes with high risks of being attacked by wild animals, snakes and insect bites with the aim of trading and spreading Islam.  The Sultanate […]

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LABOUR

Youth empowerment a prerequisite to skills development

By Hon Charles Bakkabulindi Workers’ MP. As Uganda pursues the vision of getting into the middle income category, youth unemployment has remained a major challenge for the country. Providing employment opportunities to the youth is paramount for the country’s economic transformation. A critical mass of youth require employment to increase their incomes and better their […]

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LABOUR

Unemployment effects in Uganda

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli, Female Workers MP. According to ILO, Unemployment is defined as “A situation where in a particular period a person is available for work, is actively seeking for work (paid or self-employment) but is unable to find an opportunity.” In Uganda today, the national unemployment rate stands at 9% of the […]