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MPs recommend fact finding mission to middle east countries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development has recommended a fact finding mission to Middle East countries to investigate complaints about mistreatment of Ugandan workers. Uganda is expected to export 80,000 people to work in United Arabs Emirates in the next 12 months. Currently, …

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Museveni anti-corruption walk is mockery-Gen. Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The forthcoming anti-corruption walk by President, Yoweri Museveni is a mockery, according to Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the National Coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party. President, Museveni is expected to lead the country in a walk against corruption on December 04th, 2019. …

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Files of teachers accused of sodomy, defilement handed to DPP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID has forwarded the files of two teachers accused of sodomizing and defiling their pupils to the Directorate of Public Prosecution- DPP. One of the suspects whose names haven’t been disclosed is a teacher at King Fahad Islamic primary school …

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Women demand permanent sexual gender based violence court to curb crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET has asked government to fast-track the establishment of a permanent sexual gender-based violence court to ensure expedient and efficient handling of cases. Addressing journalists at the National Theater to kick start the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence, the UWONET …

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Court of Appeal commences hearing criminal cases in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A criminal Court of Appeal session has commenced at the High Court in Gulu. The session that will run from November 25 to December 5, 2019, will handle 44 cases to be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Justice …

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Transsion launches Infinix S5 on the Ugandan market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Chinese budget smartphone maker, Transsion, has launched a new device on the Ugandan market, completing the year with series of new devices on the African market. The new device dubbed Infinix S5 has been priced at Shs599,000. The new smartphone comes with a 32MP …

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Gov’t to decentralize payments to departmental level

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Finance has secured technology to facilitate decentralization of payments in departments of the various ministries to ensure that their heads are directly in charge of the spending. Keith Muhakanizi, the Secretary to the Treasury, told reporters on Monday, that this will …

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Police Council empowers RPCs to make transfers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Regional Police Commanders –RPCs will soon start transferring non-gazetted officers under their jurisdiction, URN has learnt. The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says the Police Council resolved last week to empower RPCs to transfer non gazetted officers under their jurisdiction. These include all policemen …

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