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15:01
15:01

57 Districts Fail to Apply for Special PWD Grant PWDs 3 1 Top story

According to the Ministry, PWDs leaders in districts are expected to organize the PWDs in groups of between 5 to 15 people and submit their files to the district for final submission to the Gender Ministry for funding.
17:23
17:23

Fathers Top List of Those Abusing Their Children 2

Ngabirano says with these high numbers of abuse involving parents, the government now has to ensure that they focus on issues of parenting at the community level.
10:34
10:34

Karamoja Elders Tasked to Champion Positive Change karamoja subregion 2 1

Juliana Naumo Akorio, the Commissioner for Culture and Family Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says that the elders should use their power to champion social- cultural and healthy change among young people.
11:49
11:49

Fort Portal Remand Home Facing Congestion crime 1

Constructed in 1975, the remand home which was meant to accommodate 45 juvenile inmates is now home to 79 inmates.
16:51
16:51

UWEP Beneficiaries Struggle to Access Market in Masaka masaka district 7 1

Juliet Kakooza, the group Secretary for Bumu Women Winemakers, in Kabonera Sub County, Masaka district, says they are stuck with their products whose demands cannot be satisfied by the local market despite the increased production.
17:08
17:08

Violence Against Children High in Remand Homes the childrens act 2

The homes are gazetted to keep children aged 12 - 18 years, who find themselves in conflict with the law. However, instead of being rehabilitated, the children encounter several forms of violence such as sexual, physical violence, and exploitative child labour.
11:16
11:16

Seven Held Over Youth Livelihood Fund

Isaac Otam, the Youth Livelihood Program Dokolo District Focal Point Person, says they have only managed to recover Shillings 114 million out of the Shillings 600 million disbursed in the district.
12:38
12:38

Minister Orders Migyera Town Officials To Refund Youth Money due deligence 5 1

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development has ordered three officials of Migyera town council in Nakasongola district to refund shillings 7.7 million Shillings for causing financial loss to government. The officials in trouble include Migyera town clerk Herbert Kasibante, the town veterinary officer Steven Kabaseke and Community Development Officer Simon Nsamba. The money was meant for Suubi Kyakala Youth Piggery Project under the Youth Livelihood Programme YLP in the 2014/15 financial year.
08:30
08:30

CDO, Chairpersons Arrested Over Youths Funds 3 1

Mukiibi was arrested alongside two chairpersons of youths groups in Nakaseke district. They include Jimmy Nsamba, the chairperson of Mukisa Youths Stationery Group and Simon Kabugo from Butalangu Youths Tents and Chairs Group.
12:50
12:50

Youth Leaders Want Livelihood Program Guidelines Revised soroti district 1

Serere District Youth Chairperson Tom Ojulu says the provision requiring beneficiaries to pay a 5 percent interest on loans beyond the first year of acquisition, should be scrapped. Ojulu also wants the duration for repayment to be extended from one to three years.
16:49
16:49

Govt to Create Central Database For Elderly People 2

Under the enrolment exercise that kicked off this year, the ministry through its Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment SAGE, all elderly persons will have their details stored in a central data bank, to ease the ministrys payment of a monthly stipend.
16:59
16:59

Parliament to Investigate Labour Export investigations 1 1

Oulanyah directed the committee to investigate and report on the scope and nature of licensing regime for companies involved in Labour export.
17:09
17:09

Deaf Persons Want Govt to Prioritise Sign Language 2

In the petition read by Alex Ndeezi, the chairperson Uganda National Association for the Deaf, they note that the constitution requires government to promote sign language in educational institutions and service provision. They are, however, concerned that currently the deaf in Uganda pay for sign language interpreters to enable them access services.
07:34
07:34

Ntoroko Registers High Recovery Rate of Youth Livelihood Funds 1

Ntoroko district disbursed 532 Million Shillings to 67 selected youth groups in 8 sub counties as startup capital for income generating activities. 52 of these have made repayments to the tune of 499 million Shillings in a period of one year.
16:12
16:12

Lira Renews Campaign Against Domestic Violence lira district 1

Marry Akao, the Officer in Charge of the Child and Family Protection department in Lira District; says Agali, Ojwina and Agweng sub counties register the highest number of cases of domestic violence.
07:57
07:57

Orphans On Their Own As Kabarole Lacks Protection Policy national ovc policy 2

The Childrens Act 2003 mandates local governments to set up policies aimed at improving the lives of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
07:11
07:11

Learners Shun Functional Adult Literacy Classes fal instructors 3

Moses Mujuni, the Functional Adult Learning coordinator in Bugaki Sub County, says despite the existence of instructors, only 15 out of the 55 learners who had enrolled for the program have remained.
11:05
11:05

Gov't Increases Funding for Children's Homes Inspection orphanages 3

Fred Onduri, the Commissioner for Youth and Children Affairs says the ministry has been allocated Shillings 800 million in the 2016/2017 financial year budget up from Shillings 120 million the last financial year. According to Onduri, the previous funding could only enable them to do registration of childrens home.
07:13
07:13

Over 3,000 Cases of Violence against Children Reported Through Help Line unicef 4 1

According to Hashaka, although men frequently report cases of violence against children, they are also the biggest offenders. He however notes that many of the cases are not followed up to their logical conclusion due to lack of sufficient facilitation and manpower challenges.
06:58
06:58

Gender Ministry Seeks UGX 8B to Close Illegal Children's Homes childrens homes 2

Kaboggoza Ssembatya, the Assistant Commissioner Childrens Affairs Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, says the money will be used to trace and resettle children from the affected homes with their families and help establish an alternative care framework for those who do not have parents.
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