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Mukwaya wants ILO’s staffing composition reviewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat Mukwaya has called for a review of the staffing composition within the International Labour Organsiation (ILO) to reflect the organisation’s diversity in nature. “The universal nature of the ILO should be better reflected in …

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IEA Africa energy report paints bright future

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The reports says Africa’s natural resources aren’t limited to sunshine and other energy sources. It also possesses major reserves of minerals such as cobalt and platinum that are needed in fast-growing clean energy industries. Africa is set to become increasingly influential in shaping global …

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Land probe saves UGX 1 trillion from fraud as inquiry ends

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has formally concluded its operations ending more than two years of probing irregularities in the land sector. The seven-member team was appointed on December 8, 2016, by President Yoweri Museveni to inquire into the Effectiveness of Law, Policies …

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Prosecution amends charges against Dr Stella Nyanzi supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Director of Public Prosecution-DPP has amended charges against six supporters of jailed Dr Stella Nyanzi. The supporters are Simon Wanyera, Abdullah Waiswa, Augustine Ojobile, Joel Kabali , Fatuma Abalinabyo and Moses Katumba. These had earlier been charged with a number of offences including inciting …

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Nkumba University council halts Guild presidents’ impeachment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Nkumba University Council has halted activities related to the impending impeachment of the Guild president and advised the students to follow impeachment guidelines as stipulated. The students Parliament resolved, on Monday, to impeach the guild president Byron Luswata on grounds that he was corrupt, …

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Police starts electronic data bank for suspected stolen phones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area –KMP have started a data bank for over 14000 suspected stolen phones. A team of 14 Information Communication Technology – ICT officers from Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID headquarters at Kibuli are at the KMP headquarters at Kampala Central Police Station –CPS …

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Busia Inspector of schools arrested for stealing PLE fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | George Barasa the Busia Municipality Inspector of Schools has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 20 million shillings. Barasa was arrested on Thursday by the police with the help of the municipal authorities. It’s alleged that Barasa embezzled the money meant to register …

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