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Government moves to amend MoU on labour externalization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started a process to ensure that Ugandans employed in the Middle East get similar terms of employment as their counterparts from other countries. This is after it was revealed that the earnings and workload for Ugandans especially those working as house maids …

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Nurses, midwives strike illegal: Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing nurses and midwives strike is illegal. This is according to the Ministry of Public Service. The ministry’s declaration comes after nurses and midwives under their union, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council on Tuesday laid down their tools due to government’s failure to …

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Foreign investors ignorant of Uganda’s labor laws: Minister Amongi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some foreign investors in the country say they are ignorant of labor laws of Uganda and hence set exploitative regulations to govern their employees. This was revealed by the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development, Betty Amongi while addressing the press at the Uganda Media …

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Chinese national arrested for blocking minister from inspecting factory plant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An unidentified Chinese national was arrested on Wednesday for blocking the Gender, Labour and Social Development Minister, Betty Amongi from inspecting the working conditions of employees at the Namanve based Sunbelt industries. The minister was conducting a routine inspection of the working conditions in factories within …

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SAGE budget shortfalls affecting welfare of beneficiaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Gender, Labour and Social Development Committee has queried the inconsistent funding for the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE), saying that this impedes the effective running of the programme and the general welfare of the beneficiaries. The committee demanded that the Ministry of Finance provides …

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NSSF to spend UGX 50 Billion each week for mid-term access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will pay 50 Billion Shillings every week for the first five months to beneficiaries of the midterm access. This was revealed on Thursday by Betty Amongi, the Minister for Gender, Labor, and Social Development while announcing the guidelines, regulations, …

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Teso cultural leader burial set for February 19

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has set February 19 as the date for the burial of the Iteso cultural leader Augustine Osuban Lemukol. Emorimor died on Saturday at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he was admitted since January 27. Before he was referred to Mulago, Emorimor was admitted …

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