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Minister, AG table employment and law revision bills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has tabled before Parliament, a bill that seeks to amend the Employment Act, 2006 to provide for recruitment agencies to streamline the process of recruitment of employees for engagement abroad. The Government bill also seeks to introduce a clause on employment of migrant workers …

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Is the job market ready to absorb the thousands who graduate every year?

n Invest in structured graduate training programs to scale-up employment opportunities COMMENT | SHIRLEY BIRUNGI  |  Every year, the education news headlines usually focus on the tens of thousands graduating from the various universities. This, after the graduands receive their certificates, diplomas, bachelors, and any other form of accreditation upon completing …

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To Work Remotely: How prepared are we?

  COMMENT | MIRIAM KANYESGYE | The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged society in ways once considered unimaginable, forcing people to reconsider a wide variety of practices, from work to leisure, to basic travel and daily tasks. At the peak of the pandemic, a large proportion of the global …

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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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Activists want women at the forefront of Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economic justice activists are worried that the anticipated intentions of the Parish Development Model-PDM may not be fully realized if women are not allowed equal or even higher stakes in its implementation. The program is a new strategy designed to improve household incomes and lift …

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87% of youths are in insecure, unsafe informal jobs: EPRC research

Over 400,000 youths enter the labour force to compete for 9,000 jobs annually Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cash crop production, light manufacturing, construction, agro-processing, wholesale and retail trade, financial services, insurance, transport and tourism, have been identified as key sectors that need intentional support to create large scale job opportunities …

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Uganda’s PMI drops to 51.5 due to job losses, price pressures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 51.5 in December last year, down from 54.1 in November, Stanbic Bank reported on Wednesday. The new reading in the monthly report issued by Stanbic Bank, Uganda’s largest bank, attributed the decline to price pressures and a drop …

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