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RVR workers return to work

Workers of Rift Valley Railway are back to work. The Uganda Railways Workers Union and management of Rift Valley Railway have signed a memorandum of understanding to return to work, days after they laid down their tools. In a meeting held between the workers and management, it was agreed that there will be salary increment …

BOU notes low profits for companies

A new survey on private sector investment shows a declining trend in net profits and dividends of companies. The 2013 Private Sector survey conducted by Bank of Uganda stretching from 2011 shows that net profits reported declined from 1.5 trillion to 1.3 trillion shillings. Retained earnings decreased to 992 billion from 1.1 trillion shillings, while …

Byekwaso brings silver home

The Uganda body building community is ecstatic after one of its own clinched silver at the World Body Building Championship in Slovakia. Ivan Byekwaso, who is the current holder of the Mr. Uganda belt, won silver at the championships held in Nitra city. Byekwaso’s manager, Kamal Sabuni says Byekwaso’s performance is a major boost for …

Road construction not safe

Road engineers must prioritise road safety during road construction. The Acting Executive Director Uganda National Roads Authority Kimeze Ssebbuga says road safety standards must be considered especially when designing and maintaining the roads. Kimeze says sometimes there is laxity in measuring and bending corners which become black spots for accidents. He further says duo- carriage …

Mulongo welcomes anthem modification

The proposal to modify the national anthem continues to draw more reactions. Bubulo East MP Simon Mulongo is one of those supporting the proposal saying this may help more Ugandans understand the anthem better. Mulongo notes that the anthem is currently understood by the elite and yet it’s a national property. Last week the Minister …