During the meeting, the officials noted that there are over six million nationals from the region working abroad. They noted that the workers face similar challenges such as lack of access to health care, delayed payment or non-payment of wages, physical torture, mistreatment, confiscation of personal and travel documents, sexual harassment and long working hours.
Dr. Fatuma Ahmed, the Consultant on Gender and Social Protection for the IOM's Better Regional Migration Management Project, says female migrant workers abroad are doubly disadvantaged because they are discriminated as females and as migrants.
Ganyana and Kutusa say the training will have a positive impact on their work going forward. Kutusa lauds AIGP Asan Kasingye who heads her Directorate for recommending her for the course.
A total of 181 police officers have been trained since 2015 when the first cohort graduated at the college.Yet, the Police force has over 47, 000 personnel, most of whom are below the rank of Superindentent of police.
The LC 1 Chairman of Kavanyanja Swaibu Sseggane says the two fishermen were new in the area. "They screamed for help when the hippo first attacked their boat but the local community feared that they would suffer a similar fate. The same hippo killed a young fisherman called Emmanuel Muyunga last week. So residents fear that part of the Lake now."
This law which was enacted in 2019, provided for the procedure of enforcing rights under Chapter four of the Constitution as well as the enforcement of rights and freedoms by courts of law. But even in its infancy, Judicial officers want the law amended on grounds that it has several contradicting provisions.
Meddie Kaidali, a resident says that several learners have dropped out of school after Primary Seven due to lack of a school. He explains that the nearest school, Comprehensive Secondary School is located 12 kilometers away from the area.
This comes at a time the country is trying to tighten it's grip on labour recruitment companies through enforcing the Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan Migrant Workers) 2021 and also follow on the implementation of the Bilateral Labour Agreement Uganda and Saudi Arabia signed in 2017.
The directive takes immediate effect for staff, and start on October 18 for all other visitors. This implies that all NMS staff, who are over 350 in number, and visitors, who are usually bidders and suppliers of drugs and other pharmaceutical products must present proof of vaccination to be admitted at the NMS head offices in Entebbe.
Those that defy the ordinance will on the first occasion pay a fine not exceeding shillings 20,000 and on the second occasion will lose an operating license and pay a fine not exceeding shillings 40,000.
The hospital currently has 45 COVID-19 patients. 15 of these are critically ill and thereby in need of oxygen full time.
Since there are only 25 medics handling the COVID-19 suspects and patients, Mubiru says the facility cannot admit any more cases.
Nakyeyune, Kyeyune's sister wants the government to compensate his wife Nakanwagi because Kyeyune died on duty, "defending NRM's votes". Charles Kabagambe who was leading the protestors insists that Kyeyune took the bullet intended for Mutebi Kabwama, NRM's flag bearer in the Entebbe Municipality mayoral race, and described how the killer soldier calmly took aim from his sitting position on the patrol pick-up.
Abodo, who before her appointment as DPP was a High Court Judge in the Criminal Division, says that the situation in some remand homes is tatamount “to child abuse.”
Since local governments and ministry of gender decry low funding for the remand homes, Abodo says that child offenders are better off being managed by Uganda Prisons Services.
On Tuesday, 113 Ugandans who were stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the COVID-19 lockdown, arrived at Entebbe International Airport aboard a flight sponsored by the International Organization for Migration- IOM. They were among the 136 females who were expected to board the flight operated by Air Cairo.
Mutebi, the Entebbe Division A chairperson defeated businessman Fabrice Rulinda, with 5,437 votes against Rulinda’s 3,474 votes. He polled a total of 5,437 votes while Rulinda got a total of 3,474 votes.
Also, one male Ugandan, in excitement, prostrated before Nnam and Kasujja.
He thereafter made 5 push ups before joining the queue to undergo screening and processing of for screening and processing of his travel documents inside the arrivals section.
Dr. Richard Mugahi, the National Coordinator for Quarantine Centres at the Ministry of Health, who led the team, says that Kenzo indeed received six visitors on the same day last week.
“However, his visitors saw him at the same time but they were all wearing face masks. They also stood at least 2 metres away from Kenzo who stood at his hotel room door,” Mugahi says.