Category «Business»

Trade ministry makes great strikes with BUBU

By Damali Mukhaye The minister of trade Amelia Kyambadde has commended Ugandans for appreciating the locally produced products following the introduction of buy Uganda build Uganda policy. Addressing journalists ahead of the BUBU expo, Kyambadde says most government agencies in the country like Security agencies, medical personnel among others have started purchasing their uniform within the country which they used to import from China. She notes that the textile and steel industry has also improved in terms of sales since most contractors used to import cement and steel from aboard, a trend which has changed asserting that those who have not yet adopted this policy should do so. She notes that it’s now the role of the local Industries to …

NDCD chocking on Shs 322 million debt

By Moses Kyeyune. The National Curriculum Development Center is battling arrears amounting to 332 million shillings in the face of budget shortfalls. The audit report for 2018 indicates that the Center is mainly affected by inadequate budget support. In the year ending June 2018 for instance, National Curriculum Development Center was given 167.7 million shillings short of its budget. Due the increasing debts, the Center spent over 59 million on unplanned arrears, further constraining planned activities. The auditor general John Muwanga also highlights inadequate Transport Equipment to handle entity operations and delayed enactment of the Teacher Education Policy, which need urgent attention. Related Stories………. AG faults Ministry of Water, Education on wasteful expenditure

Kololo residents up in arms against bars over noise pollution

By EPHRAIM KASOZI Residents of the upscale area of Kololo in Kampala Central Division area up in arms against the bars and their landlords over noise pollution. The complainants among them owners, occupants of houses on John Babiiha Avenue, Acaca Avenue, Acacia Road, Windsor Crescent and Someo Road in Kololo are against operation of bars in their locality. In a formal complaint before court, the residents state that the bar operators have continuously erected large screens with music videos and flood lights reflecting in their property, emitting noise beyond the maximum permissible noise levels with permission of their landlords. Also sued is Kampala Capital City Authority and National Environmental Management Authority for allegedly failing to execute their mandate of ensuring …

Employers risk Shs 10 million fine if they break minimum wages law

By Nelson Wesonga& Moses Kyeyune Employers that the labour court convicts of breaking the Minimum Wages law will be fined up to Shs10 million for each offence. Alternatively, the will be imprisoned for not more than three years. Worse still, the court could fine them Shs10 million for each offence committed and also sentence them to up to three years imprisonment. Addressing a news conference at Parliament earlier today, the State minister for sports who also doubles as one of the workers’ MP’s Charles Bakabulindi said this would force employers to comply with the law. He added that the law will come into effect on a date that will be decided by the minister of Labour, Gender and Social Development …

Minimum Wage defaulters to face 3 years in jail

By Moses Kyeyune. Employers who fail to comply with the provisions of the minimum wage will face a 10 million fine or be sent to jail on conviction for three years. This, according to Workers’ MP Arinaitwe Rwakajara is contained in the Minimum Wage Bill passed by Parliament yesterday. Rwakajara, in a press conference at parliament this morning has emphasized that the bill is no threat to the investors and the basic pay will be reached by a tripartite arrangement comprising government representatives, workers representatives and  employers unions. A minimum wage will be announced for every financial year by a minister responsible for labor, and default on the figures announced will attract the sanctions. The bill now awaits the president’s …