Category «News»

Enforce labour laws, Kadaga

Foreign investors must be compelled to create employment for locals. As Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the international Labor Day, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga says she wants a law that will require such investors provide employment opportunities. Kadaga says Uganda should emulate other countries where each foreign investor is required to create employment for a certain percentage of the locals. She is asking MPs to take interest in this matter and move a private members bill because government has been slow to act. The national Labour Day celebrations are being held at St. Peter’s College in Tororo district under the theme; “Skilling Uganda for increased labour productivity – A shared responsibility”. President Yoweri Museveni …

No make-up, mini skirt for police officers

The mini-skirt law is catching up with its enforcers. Female police officers that wear make- up and mini- skirts are in big trouble. The deputy Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola says serious disciplinary action is to be taken against female officers who go against the set guidelines. This follows concerns raised by MPs on the committee of defense and internal affairs that police men had right to do dress however they want. Ochola has told the committee that the guide lines for the police women not to wear miniskirts and lip stick and for police men not have mustaches is not new as reported in the media, but it has been part of the police standing orders. Ochola …

Nakivubo stadium re-opened

  Nakivubo war memorial stadium has been reopened. After 5 weeks of closure over tax arrears, the stadium has been  reopened following agreement between the Uganda Revenue Authority and the stadium management on the terms of payment. This has been confirmed by the stadium manager Ivan Lubega. The tax body had taken over the stadium after management defaulted on Sh388m in tax payments. The debt had piled over a 5-year period after Value Added Tax and Pay As You Earn amounts were not remitted to the tax body. Officials indicated that Nakivubo management had issued 12 posted dated cheques since the year 2011, and that 10 cheques have bounced to date. Only two cheques worth sh10m were successful. Lubega says …

20 witnesses testify in Bombo murder case

Four more witnesses have testified against the UPDF soldier accused of killing 10 people. The Court Martial sitting at Bombo health center has heard testimonies from four more people including 14 year old Grace Chandiru whom Private Patrick Okot is alleged to have attempted to rape. The others are the CID Bombo Police station and Lt Geoffrey Odongkara who recovered the gun near Nyimba factory in Bombo town after the shooting. This brings to 22, he number of witnesses with one more still expected today. Private Patrick Okot is accused of shooting dead 10 people and injuring several others in Bombo town last month. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery and failing to protect army war materials. …

Justice Ogoola decries corruption in the Judiciary

Corrupt tendencies in the Judiciary are on the rise. The Judicial Service Commission has revealed that more cases regarding the integrity of judges are being reported. While appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee today, the commission’s chairperson, Justice James Ogoola said the vice has surprisingly crept up to the upper courts, such as the Court of Appeal. Justice Ogoola however links the graft tendencies to the low remuneration of judicial officers, which has left several of them in huge debts hence need for urgent attention. The commission is seeking about 1.7 billion shillings in the 2013/2014 budget to cater for unfunded priorities, including recruitment of more judges.