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National roll out of elderly grant requires UGX 45.5 Billion

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Gender, Labor and Social Development Committee has recommended that the government allocates 45.58 billion Shillings to facilitate the planned national roll out of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE). This is in line with a plan by the Gender Ministry to …

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MPs summon Security Ministers over non-compliance with gender, equity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the budget committee have summoned ministers for Defence and security to explain why the sector failed to comply with gender and equity requirements. The decision stemmed from a presentation from Equal Opportunities Commission on the gender and equity responsiveness of the …

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MPs summon security ministers over non-compliance with gender and equity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament  on the budget committee have summoned ministers for Defence and security to explain why the sector failed to comply with gender and equity requirements. The decision stemmed from a presentation from Equal Opportunities Commission on the gender and equity responsiveness of the …

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Joint Committee stuck with NSSF Amendment Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A joint committee that is scrutinizing the National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill is stuck following a disagreement between Henry Musasizi, the chairperson of the Finance Committee and his Gender counterpart Alex Ndeezi. The Bill seeks to, among others, expand social security coverage and …

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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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Kadaga to resolve Gender, Finance committees rift on NSSF Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga says she will meet the chairpersons of the Gender and Finance Committees who have disagreed over the processing of the National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill, 2019. Kadaga told Parliament that she will meet both chairpersons in order to forge …

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Immigration directorate wants human trafficking law reviewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control is proposing a review of the Prevention of Trafficking in Person’s Act, saying it isn’t serving its intended purpose. This came up when officials from the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control appeared before the Gender and Labor …

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