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19:29
19:29

EPRC to study Labor Market Institutions Amid decent Work Deficit 3

Commenting about this, Aggrey David Kibenge, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development said discussions for introducing the minimum wage are underway in cabinet. Kibenge noted that while there is advocacy for decent work, there is need to first create jobs locally as decent work is premised on four pillars including job creation, workers’ rights, social dialogue and social protection.
17:01
17:01

Journalists Remanded For Writing Stories on Alleged Corruption UNOC 1

In another file, Prosecution alleges that on May 15th 2023 within Kampala published a story titled Lawyer Kabali Justice Nkonge Clash over Court case file in grape Vine online media without a valid operating license from UCC.
09:48
09:48

Leaders Asked to Support Women Break Barriers to Advancement Skilling 2

Damalie Amaguru, the Uganda country coordinator for the Aga Khan foundation’s AGECS (Advocating for Gender Equality through Civil Society) project said breaking of barriers produces empowered women that can contribute to national and community social and economic progress.
13:18
13:18

Lands Ministry Cautions Women on Signing Family Land Purchase Documents As Mere Witnesses land exploitation 1

Obbo emphasized that women often contribute significantly to the purchase of land, yet they sign agreements as mere witnesses. This practice allows their spouses to sell the land without their consent in case of a disagreement.
16:43
16:43

Gov’t Signs Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in IGAD Region 3 1

IGAD’s Executive Secretary Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu stressed that free movement regime is in line with the aspirations of the Authority and African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063, which advocates for free movement within regional economic communities.
18:08
18:08

How Museveni, Aliker Got Entangled in America-Libya Politics United States 1 Top story

Dr. Martin Aliker, a veteran businessman, politician, diplomat and dental practitioner died on Monday. He was 95 and will be buried on Sunday at Aworanga, Gulu, where he was born in 1928. In his long and illustrious career at the intersection of politics and business, Aliker used his strong connections in powerful offices in different countries to position himself as a player in international diplomacy.
13:25
13:25

US Gov't Gives UGX 95bn for Refugees Assistance

The USAID Spokesperson, Jessica Jennings said her country was committed to non-discriminatory aid programs to Uganda despite the passing of the anti homosexuality law and the ruling by the court upholding it.
12:14
12:14

Constitutional Court Declines to Dismiss Anti Homosexuality Act, Nullifies Four Sections Richard Buteera 1 Top story

The petitioners, including West Budama MP Fox Odoi, human rights advocate Nicholas Opio, Makerere University Law professors Sylvia Tamale and Dr. Kabumba Businye, veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda, and USAID, argued that certain sections of the Anti-Homosexuality Law violated human dignity, freedoms of association and expression, and the right to engage in lawful trade and business.
09:29
09:29

Council for Abavandimwe Petitions Parliament Over Human Rights Violations Victoria University 2 1

Led by the Chairman Council for Abavandimwe, Frank Gashumba and their Vice Chairman Dr Lawrence Muganga, who also doubles as the Victoria University Vice Chancellor, the petitioners raised three major concerns namely; denials of IDs, Passports and exploitation during elections.
08:20
08:20

Experts Validate Guidelines for Mainstreaming Climate Change Finance in Uganda 1 1 Top story

Several financial sector players including the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Ministry of Water and Environment, sector regulators and policy bodies, public and private financial institutions such as Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies – SACCOs commenced the development of the draft guidelines in 2018.
10:29
10:29

OPM Urges Agencies, Institutions To Adopt Contingency Plans For Disaster Preparedness 1 2

Rose Nakabugo Bwenvu, Assistant. Commissioner Department of Disaster Preparedness and Management, says that having in place detailed strategy and plans is deemed essential for not only enhancing disaster preparedness but also ensuring swift and effective responses in times of crisis.
14:52
14:52

Makerere Lecturers Plead with Security Agencies for Spire Ssentongo's Safety 1

The lectures want the Inspector General of Police, Chairperson of Joint Forces Command of Uganda, and other relevant national regional, and international agencies to take immediate and concrete steps to afford Dr. Spire the protection he requires from any threats to his life and work.
14:10
14:10

Asuman Basalirwa To Consult On Counterfeits Bill 2023 1

Baslairwa revealed that consultations shall last three months beginning April 2024, and will take place at selected locations in the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Western regions of Uganda.
17:34
17:34

Adopted Children Have Rights to Inherit Property- Justice Zeija 4 1

Justice Zeija explained that adopting a child establishes a legal bond akin to that of biological parenthood, hence necessitating inclusion in inheritance rights.
20:14
20:14

Women In Uganda Demand Better Media Coverage 1

While unveiling the women’s month at Hotel Africana, the activists, led by Margret Sentamu the Executive Director Uganda Media Women’s Association-UMWA says that they want the media to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment as they report stories in the country.
18:11
18:11

Why Human Organs Are Donated Out of Love lung cancer 6 1 Top story

Guiding Principle 5 of WHO Guiding Principles on Human Cells, Tissue and Organ Transplantation states that, 'The human body and its parts cannot be the subject of commercial transactions."
10:09
10:09

MPs Reject Report on Refugees

Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, however, observed that the report had many loopholes, noting that the recommended policy review on refugees is a preserve of the Cabinet.
10:28
10:28

Ssenyonyi Demands Unconditional Release Of Jailed NUP Supporters 1 2

The LOP’s office released a list of 45 opposition supporters who are being detained at Luzira and Kitalya Mini-Maximum Prison. 15 of them are in Luzira including two female inmates; Olivia Lutaaya and Resy Birungi Nabbosa are being detained at Luzira Women's Prison while 30 others are in Kitalya Mini-Maximum Prison. URN could not verify the authenticity of the document.
13:27
13:27

Gov’t Targets to Issue 32 Million IDs by January 2025 1

State Minister for Internal Affairs Gen. David Muhoozi announced this in response to an outcry from Members of Parliament over the delayed process for ID renewals and issuance of new ones by the National Identification and Registration Authority – NIRA.
10:36
10:36

The U.S. Was the Biggest Donor to Uganda's Health Sector in 2023 1 3

The report shows that nearly 1.4 million Ugandans receive lifesaving ARVs through PEPFAR (more than 95 per cent of all HIV+ Ugandans) and over 1.2 million have achieved viral suppression that prevents the spreading of the virus.
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