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18:41
18:41

Children Should Formally Enroll in School at Five Years-Experts 5

Innocent Byaruhanga, the Assistant Commissioner Family Affairs in the Ministry told URN in an interview that they have recommended to Ministry of Education that children should enroll at least at five years.
13:41
13:41

Gender Ministry to Crack Whip on Organizers of Mentorship Programs 2 1

Innocent Byaruhanga, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of family affairs in the ministry says that it’s not clear what exactly children learn at the mentorship programmes even as organizers of such initiatives say they are bridging a parenting gap and yet are charging huge sums of money.
20:37
20:37

Soroti Leaders Want Youth With Business Experience to Access YLP Funds 1 2

Since 2014/2015 Financial Year, the district has received 956 million shillings but managed to recover 229 million shillings.
14:39
14:39

Gender Ministry Drafting Manual to give Guidance on Parenting 2 6

Byaruhanga says they met resistance with the initial guidelines hadn't addressed properly issues of sexuality and reproductive health but have now invited the Ministry of Health and Education to give their views on issues like at what point a child should enroll in school and when a parent should start talking to them about sexuality. The proposed age for such conversations to start is 10 years.
13:11
13:11

Adults Pouring into Street Life in Soroti Soroti Municipality 1 2

One of the street dwellers identified as Ochen has been in Soroti town for the last seven months. The 19- year-old has neither a house to return to nor any genuine work to earn money for survival.
10:38
10:38

Kampala Youth Groups Court Big Dreams Under YLP 1

Anthony Kawuki, a graduate of Economics from Makerere University says they intend to set up marketing outlets around Kampala to drive their sales. Currently, they are only producing ladies’ handbags on orders which can be as high as 500 pieces.
10:18
10:18

22 Children Rescued from Illegal Orphanage in Luweero Child Trafficking. 4 1

The children were rescued from an illegal orphanage run by Afaayo Children Ministries at Bukasa village, Zirobwe Sub County.
19:15
19:15

Oulanyah Rejects Select Committee on Labour Monitoring Fund Parliament 2

According to Mwine Mpaka money amounting up to 600 million shillings has been ending up on a bank account of Yassin Abdulaziz Musoke a labour officer based in Uganda’s Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia instead of the consolidated fund.
17:35
17:35

Gov’t Slashes District Mandate in Youth Livelihood Programme 4 1 Top story

Paul Onapa, the National Programme Manager Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) in the Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry, says the size of the youth group has also been cut down from 15 members to a minimum of five, with at least two being females.
07:35
07:35

MPs Recommend Fact Finding Mission to Middle East Countries labour export 1

The Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development has recommended for a fact finding mission to the Middle East countries to establish concerns of mistreatment of Ugandan workers abroad.
16:50
16:50

Gulu Wants Misused YLP Funds Recovered Through Parents of Beneficiaries Gulu Univeristy 1 3

Andrew Mase Onen, the district YLP Desk Focal Person, several groups have mismanaged the funds and less than 150 million shillings have been recovered from the groups in the four years adding that the district is considering tasking defaulters' parents to payback the money.
11:16
11:16

Moroto Leaders Unhappy Over Slow Progress of Remand Home Construction juvenile offenders 2 2

In a meeting between Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and district officials, Abdullah Maziwa, Secretary Works and Technical Services in Moroto District Council asked the unit to investigate both the contractor and Ministry of Gender.
17:12
17:12

Kitgum Fails to Recover UGX 420m YLP Funds Kitgum municipality 3 1

Kilama says only 30.3 million shillings [about 10 percent] have so far been recovered from only 24 youth groups between July 2016 and August this year.
19:41
19:41

Mentor Observes Need for Breaking Misguided Beliefs About Boys 4 2

Kuteesa, a literature graduate and self-made mentor and counsellor says every school holiday he handles more than 50 such cases under an initiative he has named the ‘Boys Mentorship Programme’. He says he embarked on this in 2014 after realizing that there are a lot of misguided beliefs about the boy child, yet society has also not done much to raise boys into responsible adults.
08:00
08:00

Karamoja Cultural Celebrations Underway in Amudat 1 2

Hannah Longole, the Executive Director of Ateker Cultural Centre says the cultural celebrations help revive and strengthen the positive cultural aspects for the development of the Karamoja Cluster communities.
16:40
16:40

Gender Ministry Formulating New Maternity Package for Working Mothers Ministry of Health 2

Nuliyati Nabiwunde, the Principal Labor Officer, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development says the Ministry is formulating a Maternity Protection Package in addition to the already existing parenting guidelines that will have a provision on breastfeeding for working mothers and what they should have in place at their workplaces to enable them to work and at various intervals check on their babies.
18:49
18:49

YLP Contributes 4% Jobs, Decreases Alcohol Consumption- Report Ugandan shilling 1 2 Top story

A statement by the Ministry on the impact of YLP shows that beneficiaries under the program have moved from unskilled, unpaid and temporal labour to skilled, paid and permanent occupations.
15:32
15:32

Role of MoU’s Questioned as Death Glares at Migrant Workers

Lawrence Egulu, the Commissioner in charge of Employment Services in the Ministry says one of the ways they as the regulator are ensuring safety is through the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with host countries on manpower cooperation.
16:55
16:55

Gov't to Export 80,000 Workers to UAE Government 1 2

According to the Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development Janat Mukwaya, the agreement paves way for protection of Ugandans seeking to work in the UAE, as the two countries will be able to discuss and exchange views about the workers and their rights.
16:00
16:00

Uganda's Population Will Shoot to 55 Million by 2025-Experts 3

Experts warn without careful planning, this population structure might drive Uganda, one of the countries with the highest growth rate considering that the global average is 1.2% into high levels of poverty and conflict.
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