Premier Recruitment Limited Monday announced it was sending another batch of six ladies ready to leave for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to work as housemaids for two years. This is the third group the agency is sending to Jeddah. On 3rd March, five other ladies jetted off to Jeddah & Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, still to work as housemaids under a two year contract. The first lot, of eight ladies, left the on 19th February, 2019. Rajiv Ruparelia, the CEO Premier Recruitment, said the Uganda labour externalization industry is a vital source…

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Speke Resort Again Gets Ekkula Tourism Awards Nomination


The annual Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards are back and as the case has been in the past three years, Speke Resort Munyonyo has yet again been nominated in the category of Best Service/Luxury Standard Hotel. The five star hotel now faces a task to defend the accolade they have won in the past three years. They face competition from Imperial Royale, Sheraton Hotel, Speke Resort Munyonyo & Serena Hotel. Ekkula Tourism Awards recognizes and awards key Stakeholders in Uganda’s Tourism Industry. It is the biggest Annual Tourism Event…

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Eastern Scribes Slam cops over battering them


Sempala with Eastern region scribes pose for a memorable photo The media fraternity in the Eastern region of the country have expressed concern at the unfriendly relationship they encounter while executing their duty as the Police force continues battering them with impunity. Sempala Robert from HRNJ is flanked by Elgon region Police spokesman John Robert Tukei. The shocking remarks came to light Thursday during a public dialogue organised by the Human Rights Network for journalists (HRNJ) for the Eastern region held at the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Mbale campus…

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Kabale – The MTN Foundation handed over a refurbished and furnished Kamukira Health Centre IV in Kabale District to the health centre administration. The health centre got a complete facelift after MTN Foundation committed Shs300m for the cause that also included donating items like beds, mattresses, bedsheets, blankets and mosquito nets. This event took place on Friday 27th February 2019 at Kamukira Health Centre IV in Kabale District. “Through the MTN Foundation, MTN Uganda continues to show its commitment towards improving the livelihoods of Ugandans. We identified this health centre…

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Mps helped IGG to implicate BoU officials on diverting public from COSASE report

Inspector General of Government (IGG) Justice Irene Mulyagonja when they appeared before legal committee to present their budget at Parliment. Photo by Geoffrey Sseruyanghe

Few days after cosase report to the parliament of Uganda ,some  legislators in house put holes in the report  and triggered the nozzle to the team headed by Former Chairperson Abdu Katuntu to Inspector General of Government. In that process the letter was written to the speaker of parliament directing The Internal Security Organization (ISO) by the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja to investigate alleged misconduct of former members on the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) during the Bank Of Uganda Probe, a directive that…

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Smart Online Driver’s Association petition parliament over exploitation.

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By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura. Petitioners who offer special vehicle hire services under Uber and Taxify, petitioned the speaker of parliament over what they called unfair treatment and low fares by their parent companies. They accused Uber and Taxify companies of offering low fares to clients at the driver’s expense. And they are demanding that government takes over the regulation of the industry, to protect the special hire drivers from exploitation. The chairperson of the association, Musa Kawunga, said that despite the fact that both Taxify and Uber started with a…

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MTN’s 20 year anniversary celebration goes regional.


Kampala – MTN Uganda has today started off a three-month tour of the country with regional expos in major towns as part of its 20 year celebrations in Uganda. The regional expos are part of the celebrations that started in October 2018 with the MTN Expo at the Kololo Airstrip. On Monday, 25th February 2019, a team from MTN departed for Kabale, the first stop of the regional expos planned until 25th May 2019. In October 2018, MTN Uganda turned 20 years and under the theme “Celebrating the past, inspiring…

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Employees welcome minimum wage Bill.


By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura. Last week, parliament passed the minimum wage Bill, 2018. The Bill authorizes the Minister of labor to appoint a minimum wages Board to fix all sectoral minimum wages. Employees in Kampala welcomed the Parliament’s decision. According to the international labor Organization (ILO), a minimum wage is the minimum sum payable to a worker for work performed or a service rendered within a given period of time to cover the minimum needs of the worker, his or her family, in light of national economic and social conditions.…

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Uganda Airlines’ First plane arrives next month.


By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura. Uganda Airlines expects to receive  first of four bombardier CRJ-900 (CRJ9) planes from Montreal, Canada. the first aircraft in the country this coming month. According to Monica Azuba Ntege, Minister for works and Transport, the pilots of the Bombardier CRJ-900 jet were sent to Canada for training. She said they are supposed to meet with the manufacturer to clear a few issues and set the date when the first jet will be delivered. The Bombardier CRJ-900 hit the skies for the first test flight at Montreal…

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Premier Recruitment Sends Housemaids To South Arabia


Forty five females have this week left the country to start working in South Arabia city of Jeddah courtesy of labour recruiting agency, Premier Recruitment, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group. “This is our first departure and is the first of many, many more to come. We are very proud of this moment and wish all 8 ladies the best of luck in this new chapter of their lives,” Premier Recruitment said in a statement. In November last year, Rajiv Ruparelia, managing director of Ruparelia Group, announced that Premier Recruitment had entered into the labor export industry…

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