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Weakness of NSSF amendment Bill

The reforms the NSSF Act and Social Pension Schemes need for alignment with comprehensive social protection systems COMMENT | PATRICK AJUNA | The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) (Amendment Bill), 2019 presented in parliament recently has generated mixed reactions from the public on a number of issues of interest. This …

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MUSEVENI: Comment on recent crime incidences

COMMENT | Yoweri Kaguta Museveni | Condolences on the killing of the young Bazukulu Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa by the criminals as the two were at the gate of the former’s residence at 23:49 hours on the night of August 28th, 2019. Also condolences on the murder of Joshua Rushegyera and …

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How URA Customs is positioned to champion AfCFTA Agreement

The African Continental Free trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement: How is URA Customs positioned to champion this agenda? GUEST COLUMN | DICKSONS KATESHUMBWA | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Customs department was central in the negotiations that culminated in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Whereas legally binding effective on 30th …

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Eddy Kenzo’s 700-word missive to Rema

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo has written a 700 word missive on facebook following reports that his partner Rema Namakula is set to wed a doctor, Hamza Sebunya. Here it is, un-edited, mainly in Luganda and in uglish. ****** I wanted to record this on …

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Tackling youth unemployment

It is importance to identify and provide solutions to obstacles to youth participation in agriculture | MUSA MAYANJA LWANGA | According to projections from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the Ugandan population is expected to increase to over 55 million in the next ten years, with the youth (persons …

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Secret Lubowa Hospital dealings

The construction of the costly facility shouldn’t be shrouded because it took taxpayer money COMMENT |CISSY KAGABA | On August 6, 2019, the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine and Members of Parliament from the National Economy Committee were denied access to the site …

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Support National Graduate Scheme Bill

It offers a solution to the more than 500,000 unemployable graduates that enter the job market every year COMMENT | PATRICK AJUNA | Parliament is getting ready for debate of the National Graduate Scheme Bill, 2018 for debate in the following a series of consultations and discussions by its Committee …

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Leveraging Boda Boda platforms

Government can use their mobile sharing platforms to streamline transport industry COMMENT | REGEAN MUGUME | The Boda Boda business seems to be taking the Transport industry in the central business District of Kampala by storm with the introduction of new players like Taxify, Safe Boda, Uber and Mondo-ride among …

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