New business centre launched

Government has commissioned a business process outsourcing centre aimed at transforming Information Technology skills of graduates into jobs and promote Uganda as the leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business destination. The centre is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs for youth. Launching the 240-seater facility located at Statistics house, yesterday, ICT minister John Nassasira …

Day 4 of teachers’ strike, schools remain closed

The fight is still on. Teachers say their industrial action will continue until a 20% salary increment is implemented. This follows the setback they suffered in parliament yesterday after members adopted the budget without providing for their demands. Budget Committee head Tim Lwanga said his committee had failed to identify areas for possible cuts to …

Congolese Crimean Fever contained,camps closed

The Ministry of Health has closed the isolation camps that were set up for victims of the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever. The ministry says the outbreak that was first reported in August this year has been fully contained. The camps were closed after a 3-week monitoring period, during which they did not register any new …

Rebel MPs battle on before Supreme Court

The MPs expelled from the NRM today continued with the battle to retain their seats before the Supreme Court. The MPs want the Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional court ruling, ordering the speaker of parliament to stop them from accessing and participating in parliamentary activities. Their lawyers have also asked court to halt proceedings …

NRM moves to tackle internal dissent

The public spats that have rocked the NRM party could be alleviated soon. The party leadership has resolved to convene a meeting next month to resolve the impasse between the Executive, Parliament and other government agencies. Some of the more pronounced disagreements were between Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga and Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi; State minister of …