The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has advised Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze to take matters of mistreated Ugandans abroad to the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agency (UAERA).
Oulanyah also tasked UAERA to expeditiously handle the repatriation of workers stranded in foreign countries under uncomfortable working conditions.
Oulanyah said labour export agencies that are licensed and operating within the law, subscribe to UAERA through payment of insurance, and should handle repatriation or treatment of workers.
“So there should not be any burden to any parent that their child is stranded somewhere and they are looking for money to repatriate them or that they should refund money before they are brought back,” Oulanyah explained.
The Deputy Speaker made the remarks in response to a concern raised by Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze on Thursday, 01 August 2019. Nambooze said that youth who sought employment abroad through labour agencies were stuck and unable to return to Uganda.
Nambooze noted that following the Deputy Speaker’s directive on18 July 2019, several girls are stranded at the Uganda embassy in the United Arab Emirates as they wait for support to return home.
This was after Nambooze raised procedure in which she asked Oulanyah to inform Parliament of a decision he had taken about setting up a select committee to investigate issues of mistreated Ugandans that go to work abroad because she was receiving new cases of Mistreated girls.
MP Betty NamboozeNambooze claims that when she raised the issue of 53 girls that were stranded at the Ugandan embassy in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the ambassador retaliated by chasing away the girls.
Uganda Airlines announces fares, flight schedules to 7 destinations
The Uganda National Airline Company Limited, trading as Uganda Airlines will on Wednesday 28th August 2019 take to the sky with its maiden flight heading to Nairobi, Kenya.
The development was announced on Friday morning, during a media engagement breakfast which was held at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala. Uganda Airlines Director Commercial Ms. Jenifer Bamuturaki said the two aircraft CRJ 900 are brand new, with the atmosphere interior, first operator in Africa of this kind and are ready to take to the skies effective 28 Aug and have already undertaken demonstration flights.
“The CRJ900 has two classes, Business Class that has 12 seats and Economy Class with 62 seats, making a total of 74 seats on each of the aircraft with more leg room, more cabin space, bigger overhead baggage bins than the Embraer, wider galley space for better inflight service, more head space for taller persons and mood lighting-first of its kind” .Bamuturaki also announced promotional fares to all destinations for a period of two month.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), approved a code; UR for Uganda Airlines following the issuance of the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) at the end of July. The Airline Chief Executive officer Ephraim Bagenda in his presentation said “Come 2020 December we expect to boost the National Carrier by receiving 2 Airbus and we will expand to more routes within Africa, to London, China, Hong Kong, India, as well as United Arab Emirates,
The airline also announced that they have offices in Kampala, at Victoria University House, opposite Esso Corner on Jinja road. Other offices are at Victoria Mall in Entebbe Town and a ticketing office at Entebbe International Airport. The offices will be used for ticketing and booking. Across the network, the Airline will have its own offices in some destinations and others will be served through GSA’s (General Sales Agents).
Don Mubiri Systems Manager says travelers shall have the opportunity to book tickets and check in online as an additional service through the Airline Website.
Fares and destinations
The Airline will fly to 7 destinations starting with Nairobi, Mogadishu, Juba and Dar Dar es Salaam on 28th August 2019 and on 13th September 2019, roll out Mombasa, Kilimanjaro and Bujumbura.
The aircraft will fly to Nairobi and Juba twice a day, Mogadishu four times a week, Bujumbura, Mombasa and Kilimanjaro three times weekly and will go to Dar es Salaam daily.
Passengers will part with as low as USD 278 for a return ticket to Nairobi, USD 225 for a return ticket to Juba and USD 590 for a return ticket to Mogadishu. To Kilimanjaro, passengers will pay USD 311, Bujumbura USD 292 and Mombasa USD 325. All fares inclusive of taxes.
Uganda Airlines promises to have more direct flights and convenient timings and will ensure On-time departures.
Ugandan Digital Agency “Definite Creations” ranks 9th among top Web Design companies in the world
Ugandan website designing company Definite Creations has been ranked among the top global website designing companies by Yahoo Finance Magazine. The Ugandan website designing giant beat over 1,500 participating companies to a top slot.
Definite Creations is a premier digital agency in Uganda providing compelling digital solutions in professional website design and hosting services, search engine optimization and social media marketing, mobile Apps and software development to help businesses achieve more.
Participating in this ranking and emerging 9th out of the top 25, Definite Creations managed to beat over 1,500 participating companies from different countries based on price, portfolios, reviews, leadership and expertise.
Speaking to Definite Creations about this milestone, Lodi Daniel, the founder and CEO of Definite Creations admits that it’s a very humbling experience having your company feature on prominent magazine like Yahoo Finance, “I would like to give the glory back to God and thank all the team at Definite Creations for the great work they are doing thus far. And this is our renewed commitment to continue providing quality and effective Digital marketing services to our clients and urge businesses to embrace Digital to spiral their business growth” He added.
“Definite Creations is currently serving clients in Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa and this ranking will provide opportunities for us to tap into the global clientele”.
The survey was carried out by DesignRush, a B2B market place that features the top agencies around the world, including the best Digital Agencies, Logo Design, Branding, Digital Marketing, Website Design, ecommerce Web Design Companies, and more.
NSSF boosts this year’s KAVC International Volleyball tourney with Ugx 180M
Unlike previous years, this year’s NSSF KAVC International tournament will have the highest prize cash rewards courtesy of NSSF. The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) today announced an increase in the cash prize of this year’s NSSF KAVC International tournament, as well as an increase in total sponsorship package from 130m last year to 180 Million this year.
The winners for both Men and Women categories will bag USD 2500, the runners’ up USD 1,500 and the third place team USD $1000. It is a significant increase from last year when winners for both Men and Women categories took home USD 1,000, the runners’ up USD 500 and the third place team USD 300.This year’s tournament will take place from 2nd to 4th August 2019 at Lugogo Indoor Arena and the Hockey Grounds. Announcing the sponsorship, NSSF Deputy Managing Director, Patrick Ayota told the media in Kampala that an increase in prize money is intended to motivate and boost competition among the participating teams.
“As the tournament grows locally and regionally, it is important that our support matches the importance of this competition to both our Ugandan clubs and the others within the region. It is also important that we motivate the teams and reward the hard work that goes into preparing for a tournament of this magnitude,” he said.
He added that the Fund’s support to this tournament is in line with its social responsibility intervention to support youth initiatives.
“We are glad to play our part, along with other partners in sports, to nurture and grow local talent by exposing our Ugandan teams to the highest level of competition available in the region.”
“I liked what I saw from our Ugandan teams last year. I would like to challenge you to keep the trophies home,” Ayota added.
Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) President Milly Kure appreciated how far NSSF has brought the tournament and individual players for the last 11 years.
“The tournament provides a strong platform for individual players to showcase their talent and many of our players have competently utilized this opportunity and have been able to join professional clubs abroad,” Kure the KAVC said.
“Some of those players include Ronald Kitusi and Emma Kato playing for Kirehe club in Rwanda, Sharon Amito playing for UTB-Rwanda, Daudi Okello in Turkey and Cuthbert Malinga playing for Marek Union-Ivkoni in Bulgaria. This has reinstated hope in the younger players and rekindled the essence of Volley ball in Uganda” she said.
The funds will be used to boost the preparations and the tournament itself.The cash support will go towards hiring competition venues, purchase of competition and technical equipment, cash prizes and accolades for outstanding players, teams working lunches, Referees and officiating expenses, and a publicity drive.
The 2019 NSSF KAVC International has attracted about 40 teams from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania.
Ugandan teams are expected to put up a spirited performance at the back of their excellent showing in last year’s tournament.
Uganda’s KAVC and Ndejje University for Men and Women categories respectively are the defending champions.
The two experienced sides overcame Rwanda’s Gisagara Volleyball Club and Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) in tightly contest climax to the tournament last year.
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