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Day: January 18, 2023

Gen Matsiko tips Jinja tourism students on patriotism.

Gen Matsiko tips Jinja tourism students on patriotism.

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The Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) Chief Political Commissar Maj. Gen. Henry Matsiko has urged youth to embrace unity and love in order to kick backwardness out of Africa. Gen Matsiko was addressing Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) students who are currently undergoing paramilitary training at the Non Commissioned Officers Academy (NCOA), Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja . “We need to love one another (patriotism) and extend this love to Africa (Pan Africanism) if we are to uproot the problems planted in Africa by imperialists,” Gen Matsiko said. Quoting Walter Rodney’s ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’, Gen Matsiko criticized the imperialists for draining Africa. “Imperialists are bad people. You shouldn’t love them at all. It is the reason you are undergoing this ideol...
50 Multiplex employees petition Lukwago over abuse of their rights.

50 Multiplex employees petition Lukwago over abuse of their rights.

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Over 50 employees from the Multiplex Limited Parking have petitioned the Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago seeking for his intervention in their claim of unfair treatment and abuse of their rights. The petition which was handed over to the Lukwago at City Hall raised a number of complaints including non-remittance of National Social Security Fund (NSSF), unfair deductions of wages, unpaid leaves including maternity and sick leaves. “We are here to talk to the Lord Mayor and we believe that at least some of the issues we have raised will be worked upon as soon as possible. We shall not tolerate unfair treatment in 2023 because nobody seems to care,” one of the employees said. The employees appealed to the Lord Mayor to intervene in resolving their concerns and ease their plight also rai...
“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

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President Yoweri Museveni has tried convincing UAE investors to set up business across different sectors of the economy citing that Uganda is a favorable and profitable investment destination with many untapped opportunities. “Uganda and Africa in general are like a gold mine and we are just at the entrance of the mine. You the business people need to take advantage of these opportunities” he said. The president was addressing the UAE-Uganda presidential initiative on investment summit in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. Museveni told the participants that although Uganda’s economy is growing at 6% per annum; the economy has great potential to grow faster with several opportunities that he encouraged the United Arab Emirates investors to take advantage of. The president who briefed the investors...
Fear in Masaka as volunteer security officer is killed

Fear in Masaka as volunteer security officer is killed

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Residents in Masaka district are living in fear after a well-known volunteer security officer identified as Bashir Matovu was hacked to death near his home. Matovu, a resident of Bisanje West village in Kimanya Kabonera division, Masaka City had left his home at about 6:30pm when he was attacked by machete welding assailants. He was then found dead, lying in a pool of blood, hours later. The deceased’s wife Maria Nalusiba said that she had not seen him since about 6pm that evening nor heard back from him. Matovu was well known around the village for volunteering to patrol the locality and daunt criminals from attacking the residents. He had taken it upon himself to encourage his fellow villagers to paddock their animals in one place where he would keep watch with others after there had bee...