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GGOOBI: Uganda not ready for minimum wage

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has not yet reached the level of setting the minimum wage, Ramathan Ggoobi, the Secretary to the Treasury and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has stated. According to Ggoobi, it is bad economics to institute a …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: What next as Vinci coffee deal cools?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY What next as Vinci coffee deal cools?: Museveni defends, Buganda reacts THE LAST WORD On America’s sense of self: How self-righteousness is far more dangerous than self-interest and leads to human disaster ANALYSIS …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Muhoozi birthday diplomacy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER Birthday diplomacy of Gen. Muhoozi: Why crowd wanted him anointed but Museveni wasn’t baited THE LAST WORD The real problem with Vinci: The power, influence, exorbitant dubious deals and the inevitably coming fall of …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Hell in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER Hell in Karamoja: Does sub-region require military response only? THE LAST WORD Aiding the enemy: How US involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict is helping the rise of China to surpass America as the world’s …

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Vocational final exams not compulsory – NCDC

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Curriculum Development Centre –NCDC says it is not compulsory for learners to sit for the final assessment of the vocational subjects. This is in line with the new lower secondary curriculum that was introduced by the government in 2020 for skills …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Anita Among

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Anita Among: Emerging political powerhouse? THE LAST WORD In memory of Jacob Oulanyah: The former speaker’s political journey is a story of Uganda’s politics of conflict and reconciliation ANALYSIS The world must avoid …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Moratorium on land evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni’s moratorium on land evictions: Will President’s directive work this time? THE LAST WORD Behind the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Why the U.S should beware of the law of unintended consequences COMMENT Greening African cooking: …

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UPDF soldier confesses to murdering 6 in Jinja robberies

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lance corporal, John Nabinoli, the weapons director at the Non commissioned officers academy-NCOA, located in Gaddafi barracks, on Friday confessed to have masterminded five separate shooting incidents within Jinja city, in a spate of two years. Nabinoli alongside private, Patrick Amandwa, the armory guard …

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Police uneasy placing homosexuals in normal detention

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kayunga have raised concern about locking up self-proclaimed homosexuals with other suspects. Kayunga District Police Community Liaison Officer, Paul Ssali, says that they often find it challenging locking up other suspects with self-proclaimed homosexuals. Without giving figures, Ssali noted that homosexuality is …

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