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Museveni pleads with employers to desist from laying off workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged employers to resist the temptation of laying off workers because of a slump in their businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at State House Entebbe to mark the International Labour Day, Museveni said some of the companies …

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LIVE: Museveni statement on Labour Day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will address the country on television and radio to mark the International Labour Day. The annual celebrations will this time not be held due to COVID-19 pandemic. Museveni is expected to hail the health workers for Uganda’s effort to contain the …

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South Africa’s Zuma quits rally after being jeered

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Jacob Zuma abandoned a Mayday rally on Monday after he was booed and jeered by trade union members demanding he step down. He was heckled by crowd members who sang anti-Zuma songs as he prepared to speak at the rally in …

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Uganda mulls over drinking, gambling hours

Uganda is considering regulating drinking hours to check increasing alcohol abuse, which President Yoweri Museveni says, affects productivity at work. Museveni stated on Monday that one of the big challenges the country must address in order to improve productivity of labour, is the problem of alcoholism and gambling. “I note …

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