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05:33
05:33

Gov’t to Examine US Sanctions Against Ugandan Judges USA 1 2 Top story

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday sanctioned Soroti Resident judge Wilson Musalu Musene and retired judge Moses Mukiibi, lawyer Dorah Mirembe and her husband, Patrick Ecobu. The four allegedly deceived innocent Ugandan families into giving up their children for adoption.
13:14
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SAGE Beneficiaries in Lango Struggle to Access Payment Citing Long Distances 5 1

Nicholas Ojom, aged 87-year-old, a resident of Aromo Sub County says that he uses a Boda Boda to access payment at a cost of 25,000 million shillings, the exact amount he receives.
17:59
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Ministry of Gender Planning to Reduce Age of SAGE Beneficiaries 1 5

Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development while launching the program on Thursday in Lira says that they are plans to reduce on the age.
17:34
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MPs Query SAGE Roll Out Schedules 5 1

PAC is concerned that the beneficiaries of the SAGE programme have suffered from unnecessary and crippling delays owing to a poor roll out plan of the programme by the ministry.
05:58
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Gov’t Has No Duty for Stranded Ugandan Laborers Who Left Irregularly – Official 2

Martin Wandera, the Director Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations says that while the government does not authorize workers to go to Iraq for any other employment apart from security, a number of Ugandans involved in domestic work and other jobs have contacted the Ministry that they need to be helped to return home.
10:36
10:36

50% of Girls Unaware of Programmes Geared Towards Ending Child Marriages 1

Obadiah Kashemeirwe a Gender Ministry Official says that they found 50% of the population are unaware of the government Free Child Helpline.
12:00
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Authorised Labor Companies Pinned for Aiding Traffickers Mukono Municipality 4

Alex Sembatya, the Executive Director Make A child Smile, an NGO that rescues victims of trafficking, says the trend has changed as traffickers now establish connections within labor export companies who help them access desperate job seekers.
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
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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.
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Soroti Leaders Want Youth With Business Experience to Access YLP Funds 2 1

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

The children were rescued from an illegal orphanage run by Afaayo Children Ministries at Bukasa village, Zirobwe Sub County.
19:15
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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
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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
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Gulu Wants Misused YLP Funds Recovered Through Parents of Beneficiaries Gulu Univeristy 3 1

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.
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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
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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.
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