COMMENTS ON THE DEMAND BY MINISTRY OF GENDER LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THAT LABOUR EXPORT COMPANIES SUBMIT BANK STATEMENTS FOR VERIFICATION.

Export of labour in Uganda is regulated by the Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan Migrant workers abroad Regulations Statutory Instrument number 62 of 2005 which does not explicitly mention that thelabour export companies are required to submit bank statements. The Bank of Uganda Final Consumer Protection Guidelines 2011under guideline 7(3)(a) which provides for safeguarding consumer information and precludes financial service providers from disclosing information about a consumer to a third party except where the financial service provider is compelled by law to disclose the information or where the disclosure is made…

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Victoria University hands over 300 scholarships to Kampala Capital City Minister Hon. Betty Kamya

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Victoria University Kampala through its top leadership donated 300 scholarships to the youth in Kampala. The scholarships were handed over to Kampala Capital City Minister Betty Olive Namisango kamya by Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia and wife Naiya. Rajiv Ruparelia Group Managing Director said that the minimum qualification for the degree programme is two principal passes and one principal pass for those enrolling for diplomas. The minister thanked Victoria University for coming up with such a scholarship scheme aimed at improving the welfare of the youth in Kampala. She called upon the…

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Concerned citizens petition Kadaga over re-probing BOU by COSASE

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A group of 100 concerned Uganda citizens have petitioned the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to ban parliament’s new committee on commissions, statuary authorities and state enterprises (COSASE) from re-investigating Bank of Uganda especially on the shs 478 billion that the central bank official failed to account for during the first probe carried out under Abdu Katuntu as chairperson. The group led by Kakulu Sam Brian, a student pursuing B.A and Law at Uganda Christian university says the new chairperson of COSASE, Honorable Mubaraka Munyagwa is trying to play on…

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Magnificent Kingdom Kampala mall officially opens

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On Sunday 19,May 2019,it was pomp and glamour as another magnificent property,Kampala Kingdom was added on the list of the properties owned by Ruparelia group.The business and office building was officially unveiled to the public. Kampala Kingdom is a symbol of “respectable economy” hence government can not invest in beautiful roads and flyovers when private sector is not doing enough to put up quality and standard buildings that match the capital infrastructure of government.This means that beautiful buildings strongest foundation for economic development.A look at magnificent buildings shows how futuristic…

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Top Australian firm enters Ugandan to grow marijuana

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Daily Inspector can exclusively report that Heliochem Pty Ltd, an Australian based firm has partnered with Medcan Uganda Ltd to grow medical cannabis (marijuana) in Uganda, Heliochem is a subsidiary of THC Global Group Limited (ASX: THC), an ASX listed company, operating in the Health Care sector. Heliochem has already applied to Ministry of Health and other relevant bodies for a license to grow medical cannabis in Uganda. According to a letter dated May13, 2019 to Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, Heliochem says establishing a medical cannabis industry in Uganda…

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USA: Cannabis becoming a huge Job Creator

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Discussions about job growth in the USA tend to focus on industries such as technology and health care. But the biggest boom may be happening in cannabis. Even though cannabis use in some form is legal in only two-thirds of the states, the burgeoning industry is among the fastest-growing job markets in America. According to cannabis information hub Leafly’s 2019 Cannabis Jobs Count, cannabis directly employs more than 211,000 full-time workers in the U.S. Add indirect jobs and the total number of full-time workers dependent on the legal cannabis industry…

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Oil prospects should not divert you from creating jobs, wealth – President Museveni

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President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of Bunyoro, especially the youth not to be diverted by prospects in the oil sector and ignore engagement in job and wealth creation activities. “Oil is good and it is coming but don’t be swayed from engaging in wealth and job creation activities. Government has identified seven sectors that every Ugandan can get involved in to create wealth and improve incomes,” he said. The sectors include industries, commercial agro production, ICT and services sector. The President said government has also submitted a proposal…

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Sachet spirit manufacturers to lose licenses

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Effective June 1, 2019, any sachet alcohol found in shops will be burned while the manufacturers will have their licenses revoked, Amelia Kyambadde, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has said. “We had given the companies up to May 31 to comply with the ban on the manufacture of sachet spirits and if by June 1 we find sachets on shelves, licenses will be lost. Even the imported sachets will face the same fate,” she said. She said they have set up a committee that will be moving around…

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USA: Marijuana was legalized for medical purposes in 33 states

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Thirty-three states and Washington, DC, allow marijuana for medical purposes, although their approaches can significantly differ. Some allow medical marijuana dispensaries and home cultivation. Others only allow home cultivation. And some allow dispensaries but not home cultivation. There’s a growing body of research supporting marijuana’s use for medical purposes. Some studies and anecdotal evidence suggest marijuana can be used for various medical problems, including pain, nausea and loss of appetite, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. But a review of the evidence from…

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Re-shaping Engineering in Africa – FIDIC GAMA 2019

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FIDIC-GAMA conference is a critical regional gathering and networking event providing a forum for engineers, contractors, government officials, private investors, funding agencies, construction equipment and material suppliers to discuss and tackle infrastructure development issues in a continental context. The conference draws 100s of attendees and is rocked by social events like dinners, galas, exhibitions among other.   FIDIC-GAMA 2019 is the 26th annual conference and being held in Uganda for the 3rd time. It is a conference created by consulting engineers for the world we live in, with real-hands-on work…

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Victoria University VC. Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma releases book on physiotherapy and occupational therapy

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On Thursday 9th  May 2019, Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, who recently bagged the record of Youngest Vice-Chancellor of Victoria university Kampala-Uganda released his latest paperback book Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (ISBN 9789388958509). Prof. Sharma said that this 246 paged book is for physiotherapy and occupational therapy students and professionals. The book is designed after considering undergraduate and postgraduate PT/OT curricula of several international Universities. Ms. Susan the President of the Uganda Physiotherapy Association said, “that she is happy and proud that the  Vice  Chancellor  of  Victoria …

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Rajiv Ruparelia donates Iftar items to over 400 Moslem brothers and Sisters in Bwaise

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Businessman Rajiv Ruparelia through his company Premier Recruitment donated iftar items to the Muslim communities in the areas of Bwaise in Kawempe division Kampala District. The items that were delivered in Bwaise by Premier Recruitment staff members included Posho, Rice, Sugar, Cooking oil among others. While handing over these items Sharifa Nanyombi said that  the leadership at Masjid Jamia in Bwaise wrote to Mr Rajiv Ruparelia the executive director Premier Recruitment to assist them with food stuffs to feed Muslims who break their fast at the mosque. Mr. Rajiv through his…

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HEALTH: Medicinal Value of Cannabinol (CBN)

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Cannabinol, or CBN, is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Studies have shown it provides a variety of therapeutic benefits, most notably serving as a sleep aid. Overview of CBN Cannabinol (CBN) is the product of degradation, or oxidation, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When THC is exposed to oxygen and heat, over time it breaks down to CBN, which is only mildly psychoactive. Findings: Effects of Cannabis on Effects of CBN While scientific research is significantly lacking compared to the more notable cannabinoids, THC and cannabidiol (CBD), evidence does suggest…

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Magnificent Kingdom Kampala mall opens

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The Magnificent Kingdom Kampala mall owned by Ruparelia Group of Companies is now open for tenants. The building which is one of the marvels in the skys of Kampala was opened yesterday and tenants are welcome to book themselves space. The mall sits on 14-acres of land and it is located on Nile Avenue, Yusuf Lule Road and De Winton Road, just to the North-East of Kampala CBD. The structure creates an attractive, well-planned mixed-use precinct to compliment the surrounding commercial node which includes Garden City, Nakumatt Oasis Mall and…

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President Museveni expected at International Infrastructure Conference in Kampala.

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President Museveni is expected to grace the 26th FIDIC-GAMA 2019 International Infrastructure Conference in Kampala. The conference, organized by the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers (UACE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Transport, will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel from May 12th to 14th 2019. UACE was in 1993 recognised by the Government of Uganda as the representative of the global International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Uganda. Group of Africa Member Associations (GAMA), the FIDIC Africa Chapter organizes annual international conferences on rotational basis…

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Another worker Birungi Jannet suffering in Saudi Arabia, She calls for government intervention.

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Just after days when state minister for youth and children affairs Nakiwala Kiyingi summoned two labour exporting companies over allegations of mistreatment of workers taken to countries in the Middle East after a video about a woman complaining about torture by her employer went viral, Daily inspector has landed on another Ugandan by names of Birungi Jannet who is also suffering in Saudi Arabia. In a conversation that our correspondent had with Birungi she revealed on how the once admired job has become a curse in her life. She told…

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President Museveni summons NRM caucus over Sugar Bill

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President Yoweri Museveni has called on Parliament to postpone the Sugar Bill and instead have more stakeholder engagements to save the sugar industry. “Why can’t you wait if things are not clear? Let’s postpone the bill and have more engagements with the stakeholders. There is no way we can fail to discuss with them. Let us be leaders not opportunists using peoples ignorance,” he said, adding, “The sugar issue can be planned in a good way…let’s wait until things are clear. I’am about to have my upcountry tours where I…

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LET GOVERNMENT STEP UP ON CANNABIS GROWING LIKE THEY DID ON FLOWERS SECTOR

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In 1992,when government allowed the growing of flowers,few people would no that the floriculture sector would grow and become our top ten foreign exchange earner contributing close to $30m in export revenues to our motherland Uganda according to Juliet Musoke,the Executive Director Uganda Flower Exports Association. Even then when government was starting to encourage investors to grow flowers,some government technocrats were not positive about the idea like they are trying to frustrate the growing of medicinal cannabis basing on clumsy reasons. Right now as we speak,Rosbud and Premier flower companies,the…

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