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Don’t vote for GBV perpetrators – Minister Tumwebaze

Kabarole, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As the political heat gets turned up, the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has called on voters to shun contenders with a history of perpetrating Gender Based Violence (GBV). The Minister notes that such persons are not fit to be …

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Over 4,000 elderly persons benefit from SAGE program in Kabarole

 Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 4,212 elderly persons from Kabarole district have so far been shortlisted to benefit from the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment, a government initiative that extends financial support to senior citizens. The Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) was introduced as a pilot …

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Bible society celebrates 55-years of Runyakole/Rukiga bible

Mbarara, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Bible Society of Uganda has today celebrated 55-years since the English Bible was translated into the local dialect of Runyankole/Rukiga. The function, held at the Mbarara Boma Golf Course brought together leaders from several denominations whose teachings are etched in the Bible. The translation …

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MP Rwakajara to return Minimum Wage Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Workers representative Arinaitwe Rwakajara is optimistic that the new Ministers at the Ministry of Gender will help fast track enactment of Minimum Wage Bill, 2015 into law. Rwakajara is hopeful that Frank Tumwebaze who has replaced Janat Mukwaya as minister for Gender, Labour and Social …

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Kampala youth groups court big dreams under YLP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two youth groups in Kampala district are courting big dreams for transforming their seed projects into mega manufacturing industries. Management of the projects funded under the Youth Livelihood Programme says they are determined to overcome marketing glitches facing them to grow sales and break even. …

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MPs demand answers on progress of planned merger of gov’t agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Members of Parliament have criticized the government for failing to implement the merger of government departments and agencies. During the plenary session on Thursday presided over by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga the MPs argued that the slow pace of implementing the …

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MTN Uganda starts 20th anniversary celebrations with Expo

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | MTN Uganda has started its six month long campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an Expo that thrilled revellers with artiste performances, a circus, robotics, fireworks display and a special production from renowned Uganda playwright Alex Mukulu. Lillian Mbabazi, Jose Chameleone, comedian Salvador Idringi …

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Telecom listing

Good idea but needs to be cautiously handled Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s plan to have telecom companies list on the stock market is a goodstep towards inclusive growth but should be handled cautiously to avoid discouraging investments. Financial and economic experts who spoke to The Independent said …

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Paying more to avoid a tax

What reactions to social media tax reveals about attitudes Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance is puzzled by the current resistance to the social media tax which his government recently introduced. “Why don’t you want to contribute to your economy?” says Minister …

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