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Women body partners with Mastercard Foundation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) announced a new seven-year extension of its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to build on the success of its decade-long mission to elevate young women and men in Africa. Unveiled at Kampala on April 12 by John Chrysestom …

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Complaints force UBOS to extend deadline for census jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has extended the deadline for the display of shortlisted census enumerator and supervisor applications due to numerous complaints from applicants nationwide. The extension will last for an additional two days, with the new deadline set for April 12th, …

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Muslims appeal to UCAA for affirmative action on jobs

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Muslims have appealed to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) top management to consider affirmative action for them while recruiting staff to enable the Muslim community “move at the same pace” with other Ugandans. The Muslims also want management to at least designate …

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Activists demand juicy jobs for women in Green Economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inclusive Green Economy Network-East Africa (IGEN-EA) calls upon East African governments to invest in green economic sectors that drive women’s participation in the economy. In its International Women’s Day 2024, IGEN-EA which is a coalition of civil society organizations and private sector entities says …

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UDB: Approved loans to create 18,500 jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Development Bank reports that its total outstanding loan portfolio to Ugandan enterprises rose by 24 per cent to 1.6 trillion Shillings in 2023. The total loan disbursements in the year increased by 21 per cent. Over the period, some 691 billion Shillings was approved for …

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Creating jobs and developing skills

Why it is vital to sustaining the livelihoods of communities with right investments, made in right ways and places COMMENT | KUDA MUKOVA | Despite the immense developmental gains that sub-Saharan Africa has seen over the past few decades, there is no doubt that much work remains to be done. According …

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Better jobs mean better development

  Governments must learn how to enhance productivity and employment in labour-intensive service sectors COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | Conventional economics has always had a blind spot when it comes to jobs. The problem goes back to Adam Smith, who placed consumers, rather than workers, on the throne of economic life. …

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