[Kampala, Uganda, 25TH January 2022] – Global ICT leader Huawei’s Sub-Saharan African region has achieved Continental HQ Certification for 2022 from the Top Employer Institute after being accredited in 9 countries.
These are South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius and Uganda.
The Top Employer Institute is a global authority on excellence in people practices. Through the Top Employers Institute certification programme, participating companies are annually assessed, surveyed and accredited as leading employers in respect of their Human Resources practices.
Coming at a time when COVID-19 has disrupted life and working conditions for people and organisations around the world, the award underlines the work Huawei has done to ensure that its employees across t...
The traffic police officer who was shot on Sunday evening by a UPDF soldier has been amputated at Victoria hospital in Kampala after the bullet shattered his left leg.
Mukebezi was shot in Ntinda while trying to tow a Toyota Prado TX military vehicle with registration number H4DF 1391 that had been involved in an accident.
Meanwhile, Police and the UPDF are still searching for the suspect who they say is still on the run.
The shooting of Mukebezi has since been condemned by many including Internal Affairs Minister, Maj Gen (Rtd) Kahinda Otafiire who on Tuesday, said the perpetrator will be brought to book.
Robert Mukebezi’s family members are seeking justice; they want the updf to be apprehended. The traffic policeman had responded to an accident in Naalya, when he was shot as the mili...
The Ministry of Internal Affairs through it's it's spokesperson Jacob Siminyu has directed all former Ministers and Members of Parliament to return the official and diplomatic passports.
Jacob Siminyu, said several former ministers and MPs are illegally holding diplomatic and official passports yet they lost such statuses.
Siminyu explains that an MP acquires an official passport only when he or she is still a serving legislator. The same applies to ministers with diplomatic passports that are only valid as long as they are still in the cabinet.
“Official and diplomatic passports are acquired because of the status you are currently holding. They are given to you because of the status. If you are a minister you get diplomatic and MPs get an official passport. If you lose the commissioner...
The looming RDCs/RCCs reshuffle could be a massacre with over 100 incumbents likely to lose their posts.
According to sources familiar with the exercise, both full RDCs and their deputies will be affected.
Sources say the consultation process on who should be retained, dropped and appointed with an input of various stakeholders was completed last month and draft names were sent to the appointing authority-President Museveni.
We have further learnt that the President has now forwarded the same names to the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) for vetting.
Sources knowledgeable about the vetting process intimated to us that this is the most critical phase which must be handled with a lot of scrutiny, a reason why the announcement has been delayed, though imminent.
A criteria i...
Three family members in Nsangi were electrocuted after touching a live electric wire this morning, police have confirmed. The incident took place in Kasenge Trading Centre at around 7am in the morning. Kampala Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire identified the deceased as Asimmwe Babirye, 35, Annet, 24, and Jeremiah Sekalenzi, 5.
The family are said to have illegally tapped power from the neighbourhood. “The electricity shook her. Her hands remained in contact with the live wire. She made an alarm, which attracted her sister Babirye Asiimwe who came out of the house to help her. Asimmwe touched her sister with bare hands to save her and she was also electrocuted. She too made an alarm and her five-year-old child, Sekalenzi, who came to help his mother. He too touched his mother and was elect...
It was immeasurable happiness at Matugga and Kagoma as customers won priceless gifts from Fortebet. Many of the winners couldn’t hide their joy after getting a number of gifts that included new brand phones, club jerseys, T-shirts and caps in addition to pens and wristbands. In total, over 300 punters at branches in the above areas at least walked away with something from Fortebet. The gifts were handed over by Fortebet Media Manager, John Nanyumba.
The phone winner at Matugga, nicknamed Ronaldo said, “I feel so satisfied with Fortebet for giving me this phone. Everyone here is my witness when it comes to playing the slot machine games. I feel so happy because Fortebet has given me a refund.”
Another phone winner from Kagoma said, “I am happy with my phone. I am going to be betting from m...
President of Republic of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera has pledged to honour each member of the Flames with $1,200 whilst the reserve squad will receive $600 each if they progress to the round of 16 of the #AFCON2021.
The Flames are this evening taking on Senegal in Group B,who are the number one team in Africa in a-must win game.
Among the pardoned prisoners is Venezuelan national Toralys Rodriguez Fagundez who has been in Luzira prison since 2018 on charges of drug trafficking, Rodriguez was arrested upon arrival at Entebbe international Airport aboard Ethiopian Airline on June 17, 2018 in possession of suspected cocaine. President Yoweri Museveni has exercised Article 121(1)(a) of the constitution to pardon 79 prisoners. Museveni signed the pardon, which was based on public health and humanitarian grounds, on Jan 3.
“In exercise of the power vest in me under Article 121(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and on the advice of the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy, I hereby grant pardon to these persons,” reads Museveni's letter. The prisoners were serving sentences at different pris...
Tears and grief engulfed parents of New Crest junior school in Kawempe and St John's School in Kyotera, following the death of their children in the fire out break.
The territorial police are still investigating to ascertain the cause of the fire. Apparently the fire started at around 3am today (15/01/2022) from one of the female pupils’ dormitories.
Police have confirmed four female pupils died while three sustained serious injuries.
“The territorial police of Kawempe are actively investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division Kampala City, where four children have been confirmed dead,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said.
Police also said that they have evacuated those with injuries to Kyadond...
A section of Angry chiefs have explained why they took a decision to fire Busoga king Kyabazinga Nadiope Gabula IV, according to their January 03 notice and declaration.
According to Kawunhe Wakooli II, the chief of Bukooli chiefdom, one of the 11 chiefdoms which elect the Kyabazinga, all Basoga should know that as chiefs, they have chosen Edward Columbus Wambuzi Muloki of Bulamooji Chiefdom as the new Kyabazinga.
Kawunhe went ahead to say that Wambuzi had finalized plans of announcing his cabinet for his reign as the rightful Kyabazinga of Busoga.
Kawunhe also told the Basoga that it was the chiefs with the responsibility of electing the Kyabazinga and that they were now tired of how Gabula had turned the Kingdom into a hub of dishonest deals who pride in hypocrisy, and false accusatio...