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Government to crack whip on Kampala landlords who dodge paying taxes

Government to crack whip on Kampala landlords who dodge paying taxes

The government is to start regulating rental fees in Kampala starting next financial year 2017/18 as a way of ensuring that landlords who often dodge taxes are checked. The proposal has been made by government, state minister for planning, David Bahati, before the Parliamentary Finance Committee recently. Bahati who was presenting proposed tax amendments for […]

Rights activists demand on Dr Stella Nyanzi and journalist Gertrude Uwitware

Rights activists demand on Dr Stella Nyanzi and journalist Gertrude Uwitware

Human rights activists under their umbrella body National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRD-U) have urged government to respect Dr Stella Nyanzi’s right to be presumed of sound mind, describing attempts by authorities to examine her mental state as a violation of her rights. The organisations also demand government to investigate the circumstances […]

MPs agree to re-table controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009 in changed version

MPs agree to re-table controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009 in changed version

Members of parliament have agreed to drop some of the clauses in the Marriage and Divorce BILL 2009 to avoid this controversial bill attracting more resistance from different groups of people. The MPs while meeting in a meeting to discuss the bill at Hotel Africana recently, said that they are going to leave out cohabitation […]

Parliament suspends MP movements as EALA draws near

Parliament suspends MP movements as EALA draws near

As the elections of representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) draws near, Parliament has suspended inland and external travels for MPs so that they can be available during Election Day due 28th February 2017. The travel ban is takes effective on between 27th and 28th February according to the House’s Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, who […]

Occupational Health and Safety Officer needed at Movit Products

Occupational Health and Safety Officer needed at Movit Products

Job Title:      Occupational Health and Safety Officer Organisation: Movit Products Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Occupational Health and Safety Manager About US: Movit Products Limited (MPL) is a leading Quality Cosmetics Manufacturer in Africa with operations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Movit Products Limited manufactures […]

Janet Museveni blames low quality education on budget cuts

Janet Museveni blames low quality education on budget cuts

The minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni, also the First Lady has blamed budget cuts to the ministry for the continued low delivery of quality education in the country. She indicated that in last four financial years her ministry has suffered budget cuts from 15% to 11%. The First Lady disclosed this last week […]

Ssempijja admits to alarming food shortages in the country

Ssempijja admits to alarming food shortages in the country

The Minister for Agriculture, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja,on Friday told members of parliament that Uganda’s food crisis has worsened has reached an alarming stage. The minister also said currently the available food stocks can only serve the famine hit areas with people in dire need only up to June this year. Ssempija  said this while updating  […]

MPs order UTL board to produce asset inventory to explain corrupt dealings

MPs order  UTL board to produce asset inventory to explain corrupt dealings

The select committee investigating asset stripping and financial fraud in Uganda Telecom Ltd has directed the UTL board to produce an updated asset inventory and explain disparities in salary payment for top management. The board chairman, Stephen Kaboyo, who led the delegation before the parliamentary probe committee chaired by Phillip Okin Ojara, Chua West MP was […]

Drought pushes food prices up in Eastern Africa as livestock prices fall

Drought pushes food prices up in Eastern Africa as livestock prices fall

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has raised an alarm over the current ravaging d rought throughout East Africa that has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the […]

MPs now make U-turn on export of casual labour to the middle east

MPs now make U-turn on export of casual labour to the middle east

The Parliamentary Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development has made recommendations to government on lifting a ban on companies that have been exporting labour outside Uganda to enable them resume their activities. Parliament last year unanimously voted to support a motion that asked government to put a total ban on the export of Ugandans […]

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