The seat fell vacant on March 20 following the death of former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah in Seattle, USA. Oulanyah was the Omoro County MP from 2001 to 2005 and then from 2011 until his death.
“The party’s electoral commission has successfully assessed the 8 candidates who expressed interest for the Omoro County seat.
The candidates Included Charles Ochora, Simon Toolit former MP for Omoro) and Mr Okoth Abok Secondo, Brian Odwar, Flavia Apiyo, Oscar Kiiza, Denis Oluba, and Isaac Ojok, finally they selected Simon Tolit and he was revealed by the party principle Robert Kyagulanyi, at Kamwokya Kampala.
"We shall win this because our flag bearer is experienced and determined. He ran last time and his victory was stolen by the dictator," Mr Kyagulanyi said.
Mr Tolit has previou...
he Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development, Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom has today conducted spot inspections of various factories to assess the labour related issues faced by workers. The visit started at Rose Foam mattresses factory in Mbalala, along the Mukono-Jinja highway and later extended to Tian Tang industries, Royal Van Zanten Flower Farm and Sunbelt Industries LTD in Namanve. By this evening, the Minister was still locked in a meeting with the management of Sunbelt to find immediate solutions to the reported wanton dismissal of workers and the poor working conditions including the lack of worker's contracts and appointments, non issuance of worker's identification cards, harassment, despicable sanitation and the lack of protective gears, among others.
The Minister promised ...
By Muhimbise George
The legendary adage that every society gets the leaders it deserves defines Uganda's political trajectory & for once I seem to agree that Museveni is the leader we deserve. I feel sorry to say that the Ugandan population remains the most foolish citizenry that any politician would wish to have.
Today the prices of essential commodities have shot up & government has declared to have no solution. Karamoja & Teso are on fire because of cattle rustling. Ugandans have been chased off the streets in the name of cleaning the city. Uganda's leading agricultural export- coffee, which also employs 12 million people, has been handed over to an Italian cone woman in a dubious agreement signed by the government & a brief case Company. The farmers in over 50 distric...
At the Athletics Kenya National Championships (26 -28 April), Shida Leni destroyed Kenyan opposition, by winning, on successive days, the W400m heats, semi-finals & final.
She easily won today’s final, with a Season Best’s time of 52.42 sec.
Shida has been coached, for the last 9 years, by the husband & wife coaching team of Kevin & Sue O’Connor. Kevin commented:
“It was cold & raining in Nairobi, which indicates she could have gone even faster today. Shida is the most determined and dedicated athlete I have ever coached. For example, at Silver Springs Hotel’s Espace Gym (which has kindly given Shida complimentary membership), she always tries to lift heavier weights during our weight-training sessions.
Two Chinese Nationals have been arrested for trying to block the minister for gender labour and social development Betty Among from inspecting the working conditions of employees at their Namanve based Sun Belt industries.
The minister's impromptu visit in Namanve and Mbalala industrial parks was intended to auditing the working conditions in the factories prior to the international labour on Sunday
At Pumps and Heels, a shoe making factories a Chinese international blocked access for the minister alleging that she was not invited, a thing that prompted the Minister order for the arrest of the two men.
Inside the factory it was later discovered that the hygienic condition was devastating as sewage system and toilets are seen spilling waste, the employees were found working without prote...
Residents of Ssanje, Kalisizo, Kyotera, Mutukula, Kasensero and Masaka town were treated to an exciting weekend after unexpectedly getting lots of gifts from Fortebet.
All the punters that were found at the branch at least received one of the gifts from Fortebet. These gifts included phones, wrist bands, pens, caps, T-shirts and team jerseys for the favorite European clubs. The gifts were given out inside the branches by Fortebet’s media manager, John Nanyumba.
“We have visited you before and we gave you gifts. We are back again to do the same and we shall keep coming back. We do this because we feel you are very special because you have made Fortebet the number one betting company in Uganda,” Nanyumba said shortly before the gifts handover at Kyotera branch.
In addition, bodaboda rider...
The NRM party director for mobilization, Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde has agreed with the leadership of Kampala market that it is high time they helped the vendors tackle poverty.
Meeting vendors and leaders in the Bugolobi market, Sseninde said fighting poverty is an individual initiative, noting that it takes one to find ways of lifting themselves from poverty before the government can assist them.
“Poverty has always been here before even all of us were born. Even in the Bible, poverty is talked about. It is however everyone’s initiative to find ways of dealing with it. The role of government is to provide an enabling environment like it has done now to ensure you can come to the market and work and earn something. In that regard, the government has put in place programs like the Parish ...
esearch findings released today by World Animal Protection has laid bare the most damaging human health impacts linked to industrial livestock production systems, including emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), increased zoonotic pathogens and rising human illnesses from consumption of livestock derived foods containing food safety hazards in Africa.
The report, The Hidden Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Systems, exposes how governments around the world are turning a blind eye to the public health toll of factory farming as well as the suffering of billions of farmed animals. The report builds on the concept of five pathways “through which food systems negatively affect our health” as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in their 2021 report Food Systems Deliveri...
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson headlines week-long commemoration of global vaccination efforts and calls for greater investment
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NEW YORK, 24 April 2022 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson is leading UNICEF’s global immunization initiative with a global message thanking the scientists, parents, health workers and others who have been so critical in helping to immunize children over the last two decades.
In a video released ahead of World Immunization Week, Neeson talks about how the efforts of scientists such as Jonas Salk, who developed the first vaccine against polio, and dedicated workers who fill vials at factories or delive...
The board chairperson of Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited, Enrica Pinetti snubbed Parliament’s Trade Committee which had invited her to explain an agreement signed with government to process coffee.
The company was instead on Monday represented before the committee by the company secretary, Moses Matovu, the company legal advisor Patson Arinaitwe and lawyer Anna Itaza.
The absence of the Italian investor didn’t go well with MPs who questioned her action, also noting that she had previously snubbed invitations by Parliament in regard to the stalled Lubowa Specialized Hospital project.
According to a coffee document dated February 10, 2022, Ramathan Ggoobi, the Secretary to Treasury signed on behalf of government while Enrica Pinetti, the board chairperson of Uganda Vinci Coffee Company L...