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Gov’t commits to end violence against children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has committed to protecting children’s rights and preventing violence against children. The commitments shall be presented before the World Solutions Summit set for February 2022, which is aimed at addressing key policy challenges facing the Group of Twenty (G20) and other global governance …

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Gender committee approves NSSF midterm access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Committee of Parliament has approved the 20 percent midterm access for National Social Security Fund (NSSF) savers aged 45, and have saved for 10 years. The NSSF bill which among other things sought to allow for midterm access of …

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Minister Amongi intervenes in Lango Cultural Institution conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Betty Amongi, has said that Yosam Odur Ebii is the legitimate paramount chief of Lango. Amongi made the statement after meeting 118 out of the 149 gazetted clan heads of Lango from the two cultural factions. The factions …

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MPs task gender ministry on Covid-19 cash criteria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development to explain the criteria used by the government to come up with the beneficiaries of the COVID-19 relief cash. The Minister Betty Amongi appeared before a joint committee comprising both the Public …

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Gov’t lists beneficiaries of Covid-19 relief cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has released a list of the groups of people who will benefit from the Covid-19 relief cash. While announcing the second lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19, President Yoweri Museveni said that his government was going to support vulnerable people whose income …

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KCCA speaker declines to fill two positions on land board

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala Capital City Authority Speaker Abubaker Kawalya has declined to convene a council sitting to fill positions on the Kampala District Land Board after the Minister for Kampala vetoed appointment of two members over allegations of fraudulent land transactions. Kawalya says there is an …

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KCCA earmarks UGX9 billion to deal with potholes in Kampala

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has set aside Shillings 9 billion to patch potholes on different city roads. The money comes from the Authority Budget for 2020/2021 for infrastructure works in Kampala, which includes road construction.  The Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi told journalists at the …

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KCCA to adopt electronic procurement system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA is in the final stages of developing an electronic Procurement system.  This is part of KCCA’s plan to turn Kampala into a Smart City through the use of technology and shall do away with manual handling of bids as suppliers …

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Lukwago lashes at contractors delaying on projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has expressed dissatisfaction with contractors who deliver shoddy work or take long to deliver on projects. He expressed his disappointment during a meeting with suppliers of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA at the second annual KCCA Suppliers’ Conference held at Imperial …

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