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BAT Certified for 3rd time as top employer  

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Top Employers Institute has named BAT Uganda as a Top Employer in Uganda and Africa for the third time in a row. BAT was amongst just 15 companies crowned the world’s best businesses to work for, during a virtual award ceremony. Globally, the BAT Group was …

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How MTN’s digital programme is empowering youth

The telecom company is currently implementing the Ambition 2025 Strategy premised on leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | As a child, Martin Tumusiime watched households and businesses frustrated with uncollected wastes in the Kampala suburbs that sometimes could end up in water channels, streets, or …

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Over 97000 fail PLE exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The results of the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations released on Friday indicated that at least 97000 pupils failed the exams and will have to repeat the class. Presenting the results at State House Nakasero, the UNEB Executive Director, Dan. N. Odongo said of the 832654 …

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Corruption at Entebbe Airport

The fish rots from the head’ say experts Kampala, Uganda | Mubatsi Asinja Habati | Since mid-January in Uganda social media platforms have been awash with videos of travelers through Entebbe International Airport complaining about cases of extortion of bribes and unlicensed payments by airport staff. Following the outcry, the Uganda Civil …

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Over 150 children taken off the streets in Kampala 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) rescued over 150 children from various streets of Kampala. The operation was carried out by the KCCA law enforcement team and the Uganda Police. During the operation,  a total of 13 suspected child traffickers were also arrested, and these will be …

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Oboth updates the country on Operation Shujaa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Jacob Oboth, said that the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF)’s “Operation Shujaa” against the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in DR Congo is on course. In November 2021, Uganda and DR Congo signed a Memorandum of …

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Parliament names select committee to probe NSSF

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara South Division Member of Parliament, Hon. Mwine Mpaka was named Chairperson of the select committee to investigate operations and management of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The other committee members include are Workers’ Representative, Charles Bakkabulindi, Karim Masaba (Indep., Industrial Division Mbale …

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Minister Namuganza censured over contempt of Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Monday censured the state minister for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development Princess Persis Namuganza over derogatory remarks and disrespectful conduct. There were 356 MPs in the house to vote. Of these 348 MPs voted in favour of censuring Namuganza, 5 voted against the …

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