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NGO extends UGX30Bn relief cash to private school teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the long-awaited government relief package to private school teachers becoming smoke and mirrors, a third party is coming on board to put some temporary relief cash in teachers’ pockets ahead of school reopening. Private school teachers at all levels are part of the groups of …

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PWDs in Wakiso ask gov’t to increase special grant

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Wakiso district have asked the government to increase the amount of money disbursed to them. The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development started giving out a special grant to organized PWD groups in the 2009/10 financial year. The purpose of …

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Pandemic accelerated cases of FGM – Gender ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda registered an increase in cases of Female Genital Mutilation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. FGM is the removing of the external genitalia of girls and young women in some traditional cultures. In Uganda, FGM is practiced …

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Gender ministry seeks additional UGX16Bn to support GBV victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is seeking additional 16 Billion Shillings to support the victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). According to the State Minister for Gender and Culture Peace Mutuuzo, the country is registering a high prevalence of Gender-Based Violence but the …

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MPs resolve to station NSSF supervision under gender ministry

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender committee of Parliament has resolved to revert the management and supervision of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to the Ministry of Gender. The fund is a government agency responsible for the collection, investment and distribution of retirement funds from employees who are …

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Gov’t tightens grip on external labour companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development seeks to tighten its grip on external labour export companies in fresh regulations for the recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers. Titled, “The Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers) Regulations 2021 Statutory Instrument 47 of 2021”, the regulation …

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Gov’t yet to disburse UGX 1.4Bn relief cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1.4 Billion Shillings is yet to be disbursed to vulnerable people as Covid-19 relief cash. This was revealed by Julius Kakeeto, the Post Bank Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Director Andrew Kabeera on Friday while appearing before the joint parliamentary team, comprising the Public and …

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