Gov’t speaks on traders’ strike

Traders continued with their strike in protest of the Pre-Import Verification fee, entering day three today. However, meeting consumers this morning, Trade Minister Amelia Kyamabadde asked traders to reopen their shops after government and the service provider agreed to renegotiate the fees on Monday. She has also advised not to mislead the public saying the …

Teachers threaten strike

UNATU Gen. Secretary James Twineyo

Teachers have resolved to lay down their tools again. The Uganda National Teachers’ Union has announced plans not to set foot in class rooms come next term, if government does not honor its promise of the 20% salary increase. Addressing a news conference this morning, the union’s General Secretary James Tweheyo said they had issued …

Parliament postpones Aronda vetting

Gen.Aronda Nyakairima

General Aronda Nyakairima will have to wait a little longer before he can be vetted by Parliament. The general who was recently appointed Minister for Internal Affairs was meant to face the vetting committee this morning but this did not happen. He arrived at Parliament just in time to face the panel but without giving …

Traders strike extended to Monday

The traders have resolved to stretch the strike until Monday next week. They had earlier called a three day strike in protest of the implementation of the pre-import inspection levy, but this has changed after a meeting held this morning. A meeting chaired by the chairman Everest Kayondo has resolved the traders keep their shops …

Kazinda jailed for 5 years

The interdicted principal accountant in the office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda has been sentenced to five years in jail. Anti-Corruption Court judge, David Wangututsi passed the sentence a short while ago. For abuse of office, Kazinda was sentenced to five years; two years for forgery; two years for making documents without authority and …