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Masindi district probed over irregular recruitment of workers

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi district local government is under the spotlight over alleged irregular recruitment of workers. This follows numerous complaints raised to the IG by whistle blowers about the irregular recruitment of staff in the district. In a letter dated 15th August 2022, Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, the …

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Parliament passes NSSF bill, okays mid-term access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has today considered and passed the National Social Security Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The bill that allows 20% mid term access for workers who have saved for over 10 years and have reached the age of 45, now awaits presidential consent. “Today, I …

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Uganda clays returns to making profit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Clays Ltd, Uganda’s oldest clay building materials manufacture, has returned to making profit despite a slight decline in revenues in year ended December 2020, according to the financial statements.  The company reports that profit after tax for the period increased by 5639% to Ushs 4.9 …

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Soroti fruit factory workers strike over low payment

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Workers of Fruit Factory have laid down their tools over low payment. On Thursday,  37 workers out of the 65 staged a sit down strike after failed discussions with management. This attracted the attention of the Police and other security agencies. According to the workers,  …

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Riham picks 30 prize winners, celebrates Women’s Day in style

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world celebrated Women’s Day March 8, Hariss International (RIHAM) continued promoting programmes that show they are an organization that upholds diversity and does not define staff and customers by their differences. Riham last week celebrated, with all their female employees, their vital role in …

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Munobwa tea factory workers call off strike

Kyenjojo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Workers of Munobwa Tea Factory under Rwenzori Commodities Limited in Kyenjojo district have called off their strike after setting conditions.  On Monday, the over 1,000 workers laid down their tools over salary increment and poor work conditions. These included those who pluck the tea and …

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