Amos Dembe Ashaba, the General Secretary of the Makerere University Administrative Staff Association Masa said government should harmonise staff salaries in public universities so as to avert strikes in future.
Boda boda and taxi operators in Kampala want government to remove national public holidays arguing that they affect their daily work routines and profits. Referring to national public holidays as days that only benefit people in government, boda boda and taxi operators that Uganda Radio Network spoke to believe that they would be better off if national celebrations like International Labour Day were scrapped from the national public holiday calendar.
Land Forces Commander, Major General Peter Elwelu, was today awarded the Rwenzori Star medal, five months after he led a military assault on the palace of the Rwenzururu King in which over 100 people were killed. Elwelu is among the 143 people awarded with Rwenzori Star medal, Golden Jubilee Medal and Police Medals in Pallisa district during the ceremony to mark International Labour Day.
The labour officers argue that the lack of labour inspectors hinders the enforcement of labour laws. The Employment Act 2006 provides for labour inspectors in the districts. The act also states that the inspectors are responsible for examining workplaces to ensure compliance to health and safety requirements, legal terms and conditions of work and observance of labour laws.
Speaking at the International Labour Day celebrations in Pallisa district today, Museveni warned that people should eat food relief carefully because they may be eating a school or a road. Museveni also warned that food aid may dissuade people from working who will instead wait for food aid from government.
But Ugandan workers believe that there is nothing to celebrate when workers rights are being violated, employees still earn a small sum for their sweat and the standard of living is high. They add that the Ugandan worker has no achievement to celebrate over the years.
Francis Kamulegeya, the Country Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Uganda outlines improved accessibility to markets and social services, reduced transport costs, increased production, improved trade, industrial growth and job creation as some of the priorities the budget should focus on.
Dr. Emmanuel Otto, the Agago District Health Officer says seven other cases are from the communities in Kalongo Town Council. He however, says no new case has been recorded since the outbreak was confirmed on April 27th, 2017.
While celebrations are underway at Saza ground in Pallisa, members of the business community are toiling to make ends meet. Dozens of men and women alike, are strolling the streets of Kampala with merchandise, hoping to find the next buyer.
Makerere University has declined to advertise the position of the School of Law principal as they await Council for Higher Education NCHE to grant it college status. Uganda Radio Network understands that the current acting school of law Principal, Dr Damalie Naggitta, wrote to the university management requesting them to advertise the position but her plea was not considered.
The trial of former Lords Resistance Army LRA commander Dominic Ongwen has resumed at the International Criminal Court this morning. The trial before Presiding Judge Bertram Schmitt and judges Peter Kovacs and Raul Cano Pangalangan was adjourned on April 5th for more than three weeks of recess. Today, the judges are hearing accounts of an unidentified female witness describing her life in LRA captivity.
Blaise Kamugisha, the National Coordinator of Crime Preventers, says they had gathered several views by the time the meeting disintegrated. He believes that many youths have turned to crime due to unemployment.
Experts in food and agriculture say the Fall armyworm could continue to multiply and become endemic across the African continent. This is part of the outcome of a two-day meeting convened by Food and Agricultural Organisation to tackle the outbreak of the pest which has now spread to twenty African countries including Uganda.
An Israeli firm behind the only nonsurgical medical male circumcision is remodeling its device over tetanus risk concerns. This follows confirmation by the World Health Organisation WHO that there was a higher risk of tetanus in circumcision performed with the elastic collar compression device compared to other circumcision methods that remove the foreskin at the time of the procedure.
Paul Wataka, the Luweero District Police Commander, says that the children stumbled on the gun as they were trying to find a peg where they could tie a calf. He says the minors decided to take the gun to Kasana Police Station, which is about a kilometer away from where they found it.
The move was aimed at streamlining university the academic, financial and human resource records in public universities through the Integrated Management Information Systems. The students were expected to receive digitalized identity cards under the new system.