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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 …

RDCs cautioned against absenteeism

By Benjamin Jumbe. The minister for presidency Esther Mbayo has warned Resident District Commissioners against absenteeism. The minister was opening a week long retreat for RDCs and their deputies at the National Leadership Training Institute in Kyankwanzi yesterday. The minister said RDCs are supposed to be resident in areas where they are posted to be able to carry out their monitoring roles She further warned them against politicking advising those who wish to join politics to wait for the right time and use the proper channels to avoid mixing up work.

Opposition ignores M7 life presidency talk as LOP stings gov’t on reforms

By Moses Kyeyune. The opposition in parliament has chosen to ignore the resolution of the ruling party’s Central Executive Committee, to have President Museveni “lead the State in 2021 and beyond.” This has been announced at a press conference by the Leader of Opposition Betty Aol. Probed on why she would opt for silence on a matter so central to the governance of the country, Aol said that there are more pertinent issues to handle than President Museveni’s push for life presidency. The same has been re-echoed by Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze who doubles as the opposition’s publicist in parliament. While meeting at Chobe safari lodge, CEC members endorsed a number of resolutions to consolidate the party’s political and …

Mp Ssewanyana released on police bond

By Ivan Ssenabulya. Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has this afternoon been released on police bond. The legislator was being detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono district since Monday, after his arrest during a demonstrating at Kirudu hospital. He has ben charged with inciting violence and ordered to report back at police on Friday 22. The MP’s lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka has told KFM that to secure his release, they had to engage Katwe Police Station. Allan Ssewanyana together with residents were protesting the sewerage flowing from the hospital to their houses. Related Stories…………………… LOP blasts police over Sewanyana detention

Rukutana chased out of land probe commission

By Ruth Anderah The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukuntana was been sent out of the land probe commission for what the commissioners described as bad conduct. Rukutana was sent away by the Commission chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who said the matter would be referred to the president who is the appointing authority. This was after Rukutana refused to answer questions posed to him by lead counsel Ebert Byenkya in relation to 2.4 billion shillings allegedly paid to a one Dr.Kasasa over Mutungo hill Land. Rukutana had interfaced with the Land Probe Commission to explain the legal opinions he wrote confirming that an 87 year old Dr. Muhammad BuuleKasasa is the rightful owner of a contentious 639 acre piece of land and cleared …