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Frank Tumwebaze declared unopposed for Kibale East parliamentary seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has declared the Minister of Gender Frank Tumwebaze, unopposed for the Kibale East Parliamentary seat in Kamwenge district. This is after his rivals withdrew from the race. They are Arthur Nuwagaba who was an independent candidate but leaning on National Resistance Movement-NRM …

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Ministers abscond from Parliament after loss in NRM primaries

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament has sought President Museveni’s intervention after ministers failed to attend plenary.  Several ministers were absent during plenary on Wednesday with the exception of the Minister of Gender Frank Tumwebaze. By 5:00 Pm when the house was adjourned, …

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Workers MP Lyomoki protests speaker ruling on NSSF bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday adjourned the plenary session abruptly following a protest from Worker’s representative Sam Lyomoki.  Lyomoki staged a protest against Kadaga’s ruling to have the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Amendment Bill, 2019 considered in the next two weeks.   Presented …

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Gov’t injects UGX 1.93 billion in youth livelihood program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will this month inject 1.93 billion shillings in the Youth Livelihood Program- YLP. According to the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze, 203 groups comprising of 2,236 youths from 26 districts will receive …

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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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