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List of 70 Ugandan Girls Stranded in Abudhabi out, None of them went through Licensed Companies.

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By Amon Baita

A list of 70 girls who are stranded at the Ugandan Embassy in AbuDhabi has
been released by the ministry of gender, labour and social development and none of the girls on the list indicates went through a licensed and
registered company by the government as it shows most of them went by
visit visas or could have been trafficked by individuals.

The list that was released contains passport number details,names and
departure status (Sponsor individual  names ) who facilitated their
travel instead of government labour externalisation approved
companies.

  An official from the ministry said that all girls on the list  had
gone to secure themselves informal jobs as house maids in the Middle
East traveled to the Arab nation as tourists without any guidance of
registered Recruitment Agencies under the Ministry of Gender and
Labour.
“At the moment, they’re residing at the Uganda Guest House within the
Embassy of Uganda in Abu Dhabi”.He said.
 With high rates of unemployment levels in the country ,Ugandans have
had the option of externalizing labor and try to make ends meet abroad
but the ministry maintains that it should be done within the right
procedures.
“We have said this before and we shall not tire to say it over and
over again. If you want to work abroad, make sure you do that through
licensed companies under the Ministry that are in place to ensure our
citizens get safe and secure job placements abroad and can be
monitored severally because we shall not be responsible for Ugandans
who go by themselves”,The Minister of labour Janat Mukwaya maintained
recently as the government of Uganda signed bilateral agreement with
UAE government.
“All these girls that are stranded at embassy possess VISIT VISAS.
They traveled on their own and thought they could get the jobs by
themselves which is bad because the employers will either not trust
your work ethics or take you up to exploit you if they’re
evil-hearted” the ministry official noted.

The Ministry called upon all Ugandans with intentions to work abroad
to use the legal, and secure channels to go abroad which is through
licensed companies supervised by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and
Social Development.

When we contacted Uganda Association of External labour recruitment
agencies(UAERA),The public relations manager Ronald Mukundane said
that those youths who venture on their own to find jobs abroad are
categorized as ‘Adventures’.
”Non of these girls on the list went through a licensed company as
indicated on the list”, and this category of youth are the ones who
make a lot of noise on social media whenever they get into trouble
while there hence tarnishing the image of our industry”,He said
arguing young Ugandans who intend to travel for work abroad to always
contact either the ministry of labour or the Association’s offices at
BMK house for guidance about licensed companies to go through.He also
asked the ministry in collaboration with the media and UAERA to
investigate those who could be responsible for these young Ugandans
since some individual names are indicated on the list as their
sponsors.

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development developed a
digital system to host all processes involved in labour exportation so
as to fight human trafficking in the externalisation of labour .
According to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr. Pius Bigirimana,
the External Employment Management Information System (EEMIS) has been designed to manage the entire application workflow ranging from
submission of an application to go and work abroad to approval.

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Chaka Demus & Pliers NOT coming to Uganda

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Chaka Demus & Pliers

By Our Reporter

Jamaican reggae duo, Chaka Demus & Pliers are not coming to Uganda, we can confirm. Popular for songs like “Tease Me” and “Murder She Wrote” among others, the Jamaican stars had been rumored to be the headliners for a Valentine’s Day show to be held at Kololo Independence Grounds. As it turns out, it is just that, a rumour.

Salavdo who is hosting the Africa Laughs show at the Kololo Independence Grounds on Valentine’s Day debunked the rumours while speaking to media on Tuesday.

“Chaka Demus & Pliers coming to my show were simply that — rumours,”  Salvado said. “This is why you have not see any artwork or official communication from us about them.”

Salvado, whose Africa Laughs show is returning for the 5th edition, further revealed that the show will instead feature Tanzanian bongo star Harmonize.

“Harmonize is going to bring the Valentines feeling to the show,” he noted.

The Africa Laughs show will also be graced by top comedians from across the continent like Nigeria’s Kenny Blaq, Kenya’s Eric Omondi, Congo’s Eddie Kadi and Zimbabwe’s Alfred Kainga. They will crack up comedy lovers alongside Uganda’s very own like Daniel Omara, Prince Emma, Ronnie Mc Vex, Agnes Akite and Madrat & Chiko among others.

The show is slated for 14th February this year.

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Comedian Salvado to celebrate 10 years in industry at Africa Laughs show

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Patrick 'Salvado' Idringi

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Arguably Uganda’s funniest man, comedian Patrick “Salvado” Idringi is set for a rib-cracking show dubbed ‘Africa Laughs’ come February 14, 2020 at Kololo Airstrip.

The natural, blunt and hilarious “Man from Ombokolo” who draws his humour from events in society and his village Ombokolo celebrates 10 years since he traded his engineering career for stand-up comedy.

Addressing journalists at a press conference held at Speke Apartments to officially announce the show, the much sought-after comedian revealed that comedy has changed his life and helped him grow as a person.

“I want to thank God that 10 years later, after I decided to take this path, I am still here and going strong.” Salvado told media. “I must say it has not been an easy journey but I have loved every bit of it and very excited to be celebrating this milestone.”

First held in 2013, Africa Laughs in partnership with The Singleton will this year be running its fifth lap and to celebrate the milestone, Salvado will be joined by international comedy giants like Kenny Blaq, Eric Omondi, Eddie Kadi and Alfred Kaingo in addition to our own crème de la crème, such as Daniel Omara, Prince Emma, Ronnie Mc Vex, Agnes Akite and Madrat & Chiko. Tanzanian bongo star Harmonize will also grace the event.

“Valentine’s Day also happens to be my birthday. Not only will I be celebrating 10 years in the industry, I will also be celebrating 35 years on this earth. It is going to a special show. ” He added.

Salvador’s blend of laugh-out-loud humour and attention to ridiculous details while narrating stories has earned him a widespread following across Africa and beyond, making the laugh fiesta the most-anticipated comedy show of the year.

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Why Ssebulime divorced Judith Babirye

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Judith Babirye and Paul Musoke Sebulime during their introduction ceremony.

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Gospel singer and Buikwe Woman MP, Judith Babirye is divorced again. The singer’s marriage to fellow MP Paul Musoke Ssebulime has been dissolved by court.

Babirye and Sebulime were married in a traditional ceremony held in July 2018 in Bunga, Kampala.

But barely a year into their union, Sebulime filed for divorce. According to court documents, Ssebulime testified that he had not seen or heard from Babirye since 22 December 2018. In fact, he did not know of his wife’s whereabouts for seven months he waited before petitioning court.

Ssebulime also accused Babirye of denying him conjugal rights. He said that the couple had not been intimate since the second week of August 2018.

He further said that Babirye’s attitude towards his friends discouraged him from freely interacting with them for fear of upsetting her and this caused him psychological and mental torture because he was forced to live a lonely life.

The family division of the High Court, on 20 December 2019, finally annulled their marriage on grounds of cruelty. It ruled that Babirye’s actions were not a demonstration of any commitment to the success of the marriage and therefore the two could no longer stay together as husband and wife.

Judith Bairye was married to Samuel Niiwo in her first marriage, with whom they have a daughter together. They divorced in 2017.

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