Migrant workers defend Middle East opportunities

Ugandans working in Middle East countries oppose proposals to ban exportation of labor to the region over reports of torture and violation of their rights by their employers. The countries include the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Jordan Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, Qatar and Afghanistan saying that decision is uninformed.

Stanbic Bank routes for all-round education

Holy Cross Lake View SSS from Eastern Uganda emerged victorious in the 4th edition of the Stanbic Bank National Schools (NSC) championships, following a highly competitive finishing round which involved four schools. The winners managed to beat off competition from Nyakasura School from (Western region), St Mary’s College, Kisubi (Central

Experts call for ‘natural’ farming methods

Scientists warn the agriculture sector is headed for doom unless local farmers are compelled to reduce on the use of dangerous chemicals like synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. A survey by agricultural support NGO Pelum Uganda shows that soil fertility is declining and output becoming more expensive due to mismanagement.

EAC Assembly Passes Supplementary Budget

East African Legislative Assembly, Arusha, Tanzania: 25 June, 2019: The Assembly late yesterday passed a supplementary budget amounting to USD 390,000 for the Financial Year 2018/19. The Supplementary budget is (to be utilized) for the repair and maintenance of the EAC headquarters in Arusha and to facilitate negotiations with development

‘Long-overdue Health Bill’ ready

Cabinet approves national Health Insurance Bill which when enacted will require Ugandans to make mandatory contributions and in exchange be given free health care for aliments covered under the minimum health care package Attempts to put in place a national health insurance failed after the relevant bill that wanted priority