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Government reviewing disability policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has commenced consultations to review the National Policy on Disability with a view of incorporating new strategies to reduce vulnerability among Persons with Disabilities. The process being conducted with key stakeholders at regional level also seeks …

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Rid your sector of unethical conduct, Tumwebaze tells UEARA

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze has directed external labour recruitment companies to rid their sector of unethical conduct and ensure that licensing conditions are strictly adhered to. In a meeting with the executive members of the Uganda Association …

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Pain of Middle East jobs

Why government faces dilemma in fighting human trafficking Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | When Bernadette Akampurira went to Jordan, an Arab country in the Middle East region, in search of the proverbial green pastures in March last year, she was hopeful. She was one of the thousands of Ugandans …

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Gender Minister, UN Women agree to step up fight against GBV

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Women Country representative in Kampala has decried the high cost implications of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and warned that it denies Ugandan communities resources they would have put in much-needed development projects. “Uganda is incurring over Shs77 billion in cost or …

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Govt supports Muhakanizi proposals on UTL revamp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has stepped up the search for an investor to revamp Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), with Cabinet approving a proposal by the Ministry of Finance to provide a range of incentives to attract competent bids. “Cabinet agreed to and approved the proposal by the Ministry …

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Govt warns telecom operators on sim-cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has been directed to investigate the existence of active sim-cards that are not properly registered and are being used by criminals. “All telecom operators are on notice, if they don’t switch off illegally acquired sim-cards they will be penalized …

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