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Gender ministry to translate election material for the deaf, blind

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry will translate all election material to suit the interests of people with disabilities especially the blind and deaf. The State Minister for the Elderly and Disabled Sarah Kanyike disclosed this at a press conference at the government-owned …

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Court faults gov’t for failure to monitor migrant labor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry failed in its statutory duty when it failed to provide assistance to migrant laborers leaving the country and protect them from human trafficking according to a High Court judgment. Justice Musa Ssekaana delivered the judgment stemming from …

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National roll out of elderly grant requires UGX 45.5 Billion

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Gender, Labor and Social Development Committee has recommended that the government allocates 45.58 billion Shillings to facilitate the planned national roll out of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE). This is in line with a plan by the Gender Ministry to …

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Gender Ministry to crack whip on organizers of mentorship programs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As children mentorship programs gain popularity and organizers start earning big from initiatives, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says many of them are holding these as commercial ventures and are not guided on what exactly they are passing on to children. Innocent …

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Gender Ministry fails to justify UGX 3.7b domestic arrears payment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender has failed to explain an expenditure of 3.7 billion Shillings on domestic arrears over and above an appropriated budget. The Ministry was allocated 183 million Shillings for clearance of domestic arrears during the Financial Year 2017/2018. The officials Led by their …

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Performing artists petition Kadaga over new Legislation

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Federation of Performing Artists of Uganda (FPAU) has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga challenging the proposed regulations to guide the entertainment industry. The proposed regulations require artists to register with the Gender Ministry, submit lyrics for their songs and scripts for …

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