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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 […]

Administrative Assistant needed at Bioversity International

Administrative Assistant needed at Bioversity International

Job Title:    Administrative Assistant Organisation: Bioversity International Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Country Office Manager About US: Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. We deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to […]

Operations Officer needed at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Operations Officer needed at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Job Title:         Operations Officer Organization: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Director of Operations About Us: The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations. Busara’s mission is to work with researchers and organizations […]

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