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11:40
11:40

Drivers Find Alternative Routes to Access Jinja city Bugembe 1 1

Other vehicles owned by utility service providers, which ferried excess passengers were also impounded, although most of their illegal passengers abandoned their transporters and fled.
17:33
17:33

Tasco Industries Casual Labourers Strike over Poor Working Conditions tax 4 2

The workers also accuse their bosses of failing to treat injured workers and using vulgar language.
22:49
22:49

Fire Guts Nile Agro Factory Again UPDF 3 2

A huge cloud of smoke coupled with a sharp flame was visible from all corners of the Jinja Central Business district which attracted crowds to gather around the factory gate. The crowd was later dispersed by UPDF personnel who tasked them to vacate the premises immediately.
12:37
12:37

Pollution of Breeding Sites Worries Fishermen in Jinja fisherman 3 2

They argue that the uncontrolled levels of pollution have deterred several fish species from multiplying because their breeding areas are contaminated with unspecified amounts of acidic waste from factories. The fishermen pinned Nile Agro and Skyfirt Leather Industries for establishing an extension of 50 meters into Lake Victoria.
12:30
12:30

Covid-19: Factories in Jinja Lay Off Staff factory 1 2

A section of the factory operators who on Thursday evening held a closed-door meeting with selected members of the Jinja district covid19 control task force noted that they were not ready for the stringent measures issued by the government.
15:02
15:02

Economist, Traders Ask Govt to Protect Businesses in Corona Virus Crisis service 8 2 Top story

Makerere University Business School-MUBS Economics Lecturer and Policy Analyst, Ramathan Ggoobi says the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has since been declared a pandemic is economically contagious and has attacked all sectors of the economy at all fronts.
10:37
10:37

Kakira Sugar Works Underfire from Farmers Over Supply Permits Busoga 1 5 Top story

Abdullah Luwangula, a farmer from Luuka district says the influence of politicians has jeopardised the industry as farmers stuck with mature cane are exploited and forced to sell their cane cheaply to middlemen.
19:42
19:42

Nile Agro Factory Closed After Monday Evening Fire Jinja 1 2

According to Francis Baganzi, the Human Resource Manager of the factory, the fire started from the thermic oil boiler, a key piece of equipment which controls all the activities of the factory. The machine reportedly exploded and burnt out into ashes.
20:48
20:48

Bidco Laborers Protest Poor Working Conditions strike 3 4 Top story

Lawrence Ojok who is attached to the loading and offloading department, said their employers have failed to explain the weekly tax deductions levied against them.
12:30
12:30

Former Tembo Steel Mills Employees Protest Non-Payment of Salary district 3 1

The angry employees on Wednesday stormed the factory at 6:00 am and sat outside the premises. They blocked trucks from either accessing or exiting the factory.
07:51
07:51

Busoga Farmers to Export Sugarcane to Kenya district 1 1 Top story

Under the MoU, the farmers are required to supply 600 tons of mature sugarcane to the company each day for a period of three months. They will receive Kenya Shillings 4,055 (approximately UGX 146,716) for a ton of cane, two days after delivery. Only farmers registered with the association will be allowed to supply cane upon endorsement by their chairperson.
14:57
14:57

Cassava Farmers Threatens to Set Starch Factory Ablaze

In 2017, Busoba Sub County donated 3 hectares of land to Yoogi Company, a private firm to construct a starch factory. The company asked farmers to plant cassava in large quantities to feed the plant.
14:18
14:18

Tea Growers, Processors Demand for Regulations global market 2

Patrick Sisa, a member of Mabale Growers Tea Factory in Kyenjojo says introducing a policy will not only improve on the marketability of Ugandas tea but also attract more investors to the sector that will in turn create more jobs for Ugandans.
17:40
17:40

Nile Perch Price Drops committee 3 1

A Kilogram of Nile perch now goes for between Shillings 6000 and 7000 from between Shillings 10,000 and 15,000 previously.
18:22
18:22

Modern Steel Factory Expels Twelve Workers company 4 1

Alex Kayanja, one of the affected workers, says to their surprise the managers expelled some of the workers who led their colleagues to demand for a pay rise. According to Kayanja, they refused to sign the contracts because they were never given chance to read it.
21:17
21:17

Nile Breweries Pleads with Parliament Over Chibuku Tax factory 1 1

Nile Breweries Limited has asked Government to scrap off the tax on Opaque beer saying it has led to the collapse of their Chibuku production line.
16:43
16:43

Museveni's Response to Feedback on Social Media, Mobile Money Taxes road 1 Top story

Premaz Kirabo Mayega was for scraping the tax. Tusime Peter wonders what will happen to those who had paid the 1. George Mugwanja said tax should be simple and easily collected. Henry Othieno wonders why we do not tax the multinationals. Hackim Niwazy, commends my message but informs me that they are taxing mere deposits. I have been following up all these issues for a long time. Here are my comments on each of the points:
12:17
12:17

Masaka Factory Closes Leaving 100 Workers Stranded aid workers

Blossom Uganda, the Masaka based Matchbox and candle factory has closed leaving over 100 workers jobless. Blossom Uganda stopped production two weeks ago without the knowledge of the workers and closed shop.
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