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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Speaker Rebecca Kadaga blocks new BoU inquiry

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The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has blocked a new request for fresh investigations into irregularities at Bank of Uganda (BoU) and described the move by MPs on the House committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) as misguided and a waste of time. Ms Kadaga also wondered why Cosase members would waste time re-investigating BoU on the sale of seven commercial banks yet Parliament already pronounced itself on resolutions of the Abdul Katuntu committee report. The previous Committee chaired by Mr Katuntu investigated BoU for three…

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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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Members of Parliament pay last respect to fallen premier Apollo Nsibambi

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Fallen former Uganda premier Prof. Apollo Nsibambi’s body was Friday taken to the House for the MPs’ final respects, one thing stood out, over shadowing the somber moment; the unusual punctuality of the lawmakers. At exactly 10:00am, a delegation composed of Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, the Clerk to Parliament Ms Jane Kibirige and the second deputy premier, Al Haj Kirunda Kivejinja, was already assembled at the main foyer, to receive Nsibambi’s body. Other members included Ms Kasule Lumumba, the NRM Party Secretary General, the Government Chief Whip Ms Ruth Nankabirwa and…

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MTN Uganda chief executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte to return to Uganda

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The negotiations to have the deported MTN Uganda chief executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte return have been ongoing for almost three months. Vanhelleputte, who was deported in February, returned to Uganda yesterday. MTN first got a green light to have Mr Vanhelleputte back in a meeting with President Museveni on March 13 at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo in Kampala during the Africa Now Summit 2019. A source close to the presidency said Mr Museveni told the MTN delegation led by the company’s group chief executive officer, Mr Rob Shuter, that he didn’t…

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Former Kagoma MP Godfrey Taire Idhwege dead, Uganda police mourns him

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Former Member of Parliament for Kagoma Constituency in Jinja District, Godfrey Taire Idhwege is dead. Commissioner of Police Idhwege who served in the sixth Parliament from 1996 to 2001, died on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya, according to police. “The Inspector General of Police with deep sorrow regrets to announce the untimely death of Commissioner of Police Godfrey Taire Idhwege, who passed on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya. We do extend our heartfelt sympathises to the immediate family members, and the entire police fraternity,”…

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Mbale Youth leaders demonstrate over delayed city status

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Police in Mbale District have  today arrested 11 youth leaders who were participating in demonstration to protest a Cabinet decision to postpone the elevation of Mbale Municipality to city status until 2021. Mbale was among the 15 cities that were recently approved as regional cities but it was not included in the first lot of cities that will be elevated to city status by 2020. Municipal council that will become cities by 2020 are Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal and Mbarara. The detained youth leaders are; Mr Yassin Kawanguzi, the…

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UTB injects sh96m in Martyrs Day celebrations

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KAMPALA – For years, June 3, has attracted throngs of faithful and tourism enthusiasts to pay homage to the 45 Uganda Martyrs that laid their lives for the sake of Christianity. Experts argue that with the sites of the execution of the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic Martyrs revered internationally, kin attention should be paid to their development to boost religious tourism. Daniel Kiribwije, an export trade specialist advises that all energies should not only be concentrated on June 3. He suggests that the country can make much more money…

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Parliament approves Shs 1.6 trillion supplementary budget

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Parliament has approved the Shs 1.6 trillion supplementary budget request by government for the current financial year 2018/2019. Part of the money will cater for the on-going President Yoweri Museveni’s countrywide tours on wealth creation. The approved supplementary is in addition to the current 2018/2019 budget of Shs 32.7 trillion that was approved by parliament last year. The approval during the plenary session chaired by deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah followed a presentation of a report by parliament’s Budget Committee chairperson Amos Lugoloobi approving the funding and a minority report by…

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People are our biggest capital resource as a nation – President Museveni

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MASINDI STATE LODGE: President Yoweri Museveni has said that for any country to develop faster, it should first invest in its own population, which he said is the biggest capital resource for any country. “A country like China with a population of about 1.3 billion people still yearns to capture the USA population to expand its market base to increase on consumption of its products and services. Our government is keen on protecting our country’s human capital development. Uganda’s future plans are to ensure that there is full monetisation of…

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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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Mrs Bukenya files for divorce

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Dr Margaret Bukenya, the wife to former Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has filed for divorce. Through her lawyers Ligomarc and Co. Advocates, she accuses Bukenya of adultery. Bukenya and Margaret wedded on September 21, 1974, at St. Augustine Chapel in Makerere University. They lived in Mulago and Mable where they both worked as physicians. They lived in many places including Nairobi, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, before they returned to Uganda in 1992. The two have three children; Richard Mutawonga Bukenya, 45, Georgina Nabukenya Bukenya, 42, and Gilbert Roy Bukenya Kamoga,…

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Markets, strategic security will ensure Africa’s prosperity – Museveni

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President Yoweri Museveni has said market and political integration of Africa for strategic security will stimulate the continents prosperity and rapid economic transformation for the continent. “The modern way for prosperity is exchange of goods and services for sell, the more the buyers the better. We now have the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) where you can trade with anybody. East Africa is highly compatible, similar and linked. Our fraternity has not been fully emphasized,” he said. The President was delivering a lecture to 17 high ranking military officials…

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IGG Mulyagonja Builds Mega mansion in Kololo

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The Inspectorate General of Government Irene Mulyagonja, has constructed a mega mansion in Kololo. The expensive mansion sits on two plots, 31 and 39 along Rigeway Drive. Mulyagonja’s mansion is just opposite to Emmanuel Mutebile’s house on Kololo Hill. When completed, the mansion will be among the most expensive and luxurious mansions in Kololo. The storeyed house sits on half an acre with an extended wall fence which is about to be completed. Daily Inspector understands that the whole project could have cost Mulyagonja between 2 to 4 Billion Uganda…

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Parliament To Pay Social Media Tax (OTT) And Provide Free Data For MPs

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Parliament has awarded MTN a contract worth 197 million to provide monthly 5GB data worth 30,000shs and OTT worth 6,000 for each MP per month. This means parliament will spend Shs 197.8m annually on social media tax and data bundles Airtel Uganda and Africell Uganda did not succeed  during the preliminary stages of the restricted domestic bidding process. Robina Nabanja, the Kakumiro Woman MP and member of the Parliamentary Commission defended the move, saying it is right for the house to pay for the legislator’s OTT and provide them data since…

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IGG Irene Mulyagonja to quit her job as pressure piles up in her office

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President Yoweri Museveni will have to find a new Inspector General of Government (IGG) to replace troubled Irene Mulyagonja who is preferring life elsewhere as a judge of the Constitutional Court. A leaked shortlist of people who have applied for the job of Court of Appeal (Constitutional Court) bares the name of Mulyagonja, the current IGG. She however faces competition from 24 other distinguished learned judges. The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Justice Irene Mulyagonja, is among 25 candidates who have applied for the three vacant positions for justices of…

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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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