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Day: August 16, 2022

Youths to benefit from € 7 million skilling project.

Youths to benefit from € 7 million skilling project.

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In a bid to stimulate job creation, the Z-Zurich Foundation has donated € 7 million to the Junior Achievement Uganda Project. The partnership will allow Junior Achievement Uganda to spread its operations to new countries namely Burkina Faso, DRC, Togo, Sierra Leone. In Uganda, over 10,000 youth will benefit from services such as mentorship, and linking Ugandan youth with global employers. The money is expected to support creative youths to undertake several productive ventures to employ other young people. There is a lot of support required to translate local challenges into global business opportunities. According to the National Planning Authority (NPA), Uganda graduates over 30,000 youth annually, yet only one in 10 finds a formal job. Therefore, youths have been urged to be innovative ...
Judiciary appoints 16 new acting judges.

Judiciary appoints 16 new acting judges.

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The judiciary has reshuffled 19 High Court judges and deployed 16 new acting judges in the latest changes. This was confirmed in a circular dated August 15, and signed by the principle judge, Flavian Zeija. According to the circular, the deployment of new judges takes immediate effect, while those on transfer, will assume date on a yet to be communicated date. The new deployments have seen High Court circuits such as Iganga, Hoima, Tororo, Luwero, Rukungiri and Moroto get resident judges. The deployments and transfers, according to the circular, were triggered by the existing workload at the different duty stations as circuits and divisions with heavy case backlog have received additional judges to deal with the existing caseload. Another factor considered for the deployment was the need t...
Ruto speaks out after IEBC boss Wafula declares him as  a winner of Kenya presidential  election.

Ruto speaks out after IEBC boss Wafula declares him as  a winner of Kenya presidential  election.

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I will work with my competitors in the role that the constitution assigns the people in the opposition. They will provide oversight over my government and I intend to work with them in that capacity. I never believed in the handshake stories, I made my position clear because I believe in democracy, I believe in a government that has checks and balances” he said. Ruto said President Kenyatta’s handshake with Raila had left Kenyans confused for the last four years saying it was the reason why they voted for him and his team to “When you have a gove that doesn’t have opposition, you run the high risk of having a government that is not accountable, precisely what we have seen in the last couple of 4 years. We have had a situation where those who should be in the opposition are running matter...
MPs in Busoga call for better health services.

MPs in Busoga call for better health services.

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Members of Parliament on the Committee of Health have promised to lobby government for better health services in the Busoga Sub-region. The legislators made the call following an incident that highlighted the glaring gaps in the health sector within the region. The incident involved a woman, Lydia Nekesa who lost her baby and uterus due to mismanagement at the medical centres she was taken to. Nekesa was admitted to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital after presenting with a ruptured uterus and still birth from Domiciliary Clinic in Idudi Town Council in Bugweri District. The clinic failed to manage her and referred her to Busesa Health Centre IV before she chose to go to Jinja Hospital. The committee interfaced with the leadership of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital and the District Health O...