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Uganda Breweries Limited Becomes First Site in Africa to Go 10 Years Without a Lost Time Accident

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comedian MC Mariachi cracks the ribs of UBL staff.

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By Our Reporter

MC Mariachi is a great comedian. He knows how to work his audience, and how to adapt his jokes to the function at hand.

On Friday, he was invited to Uganda Breweries Limited as the two sites celebrated 10 years of no LTA at the Distillery and 5 years at the Brewery.

For starters, an LTA is defined as a Lost Time Accident. It is an “OSHA recordable incident in which an employee is not able to return to work or is assigned restricted work on the day or shift following the incident.”

Thus an LTA would imply that for example Benjamin sustains an injury while at work that sees him unable to report for work the next day.

That’s why the 10 and 5 years are a big thing. It is a very rare record that many Safety managers never get to see in their lifetime. That means for 5 years at the brewery and 10 years at the distillery, no single employee has had to miss work due to an injury or accident sustained while at work.

I was really impressed that MC Mariachi was very fast at using his jokes to send out different messages about the historical moment. If I am not wrong, UBL becomes the first site in Africa to hit a decade of zero LTA.

So Mariachi cracked jokes about the reflectors, the eye glasses, the ear plugs and even the engineering gloves. He also had his moment with the Supply Director whose ribs he cracked until he got into his wallet and handed him a note. Everyone was left in stitches.

He is a super chatterbox. And very funny at what he does.

Of course the laughter was a huge reminder that without working safe, we would not be there to have a smile. Employee productivity starts with safety.

The MD cautioned all the employees to even be more alert. Because the more years a site goes without an LTA, the more the chances of getting one. Good can breed complacency. Good can be the enemy of great. To the next 10 years of Zero harm, congratulations UBL.

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Engineer Peterson Mwesigwa Is Once Again Overall Best Student at LDC

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Peterson Mwesigwa could be the most intelligent Ugandan alive today. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Technology.

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Two years back, he was the first person to get a first class Degree at the Law School after over a decade of only second class degrees.

Now Mwesigwa is also the top student at this year’s graduating platform. He was awarded for topping everyone. He is surely an exceptional achiever.

A man standing at the interesection of the arts and sciences. An Engineer and now a lawyer.

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Andrew Mwenda on Loss of Mother: “I feel Empty and Lost”

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It has been a sad week as one of Uganda’s best journalists, Andrew Mwenda laid his mother to rest.

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While eulogizing his mother at All Saints Church, Mwenda described her as the most beautiful chic that ever lived. But one could not help but see the pain in his statements.

At 12 noon, Adyeeri Constance Muhangazima, was laid to rest in the great village of Kanyandahi.

Andrew Mwenda then took to Twitter to express his current pain and depression. He called it the biggest blow ever. He talked of feeling all lost and alone.

We can only pray for the best of comforting to the old man of the clan. Losing a mother is surely the hardest thing that ever happens to anyone in life. There is no hole deeper. It is a hole that cuts through a soul.

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Banzega: How Kisekka Market Mechanics Rob Car Owners; Ring Leader Revealed

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Many people in the past have shared nasty tales about their experiences with Kisekka market mechanics.

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BigEye.ug was able to speak to some mechanics who work at Kisekka market who revealed how the car repair scams happen. At Kisekka market, you basically pay for zero repairs on your car.

According to this mechanic, it is a big mistake for one to come by this area without calling up a specific mechanic. “We have cheap, good quality spare parts. But one should know that it usually doesn’t come cheap.”

These mechanics target naive drivers. They will warn you about someone wrong with your tyre and immediately offer a quick 5 minutes fix.

Before long others are taking off other tyres and claiming to be replacing car parts. Afterwards, they will give you a bill while your car has been stripped bare to the rims.

In order to survive, one has to pay or else the car won’t move. In Kisekka market, they call this method: “Banzega and Kusula masasi.”

We were also told that the ring leader is a one Bibi Atiriba; he runs his crime ring together with the nearby police post which takes a share of every bill. The police post will always rule in favour of the mechanics. “That guy has been to every prison in the country. He is feared by everyone. He is like a Kitatta but much more influential. He often brags that only Museveni can order him around,” this insider revealed to us.

“If you want your car to be repaired well, then it is best to just go straight to him. Or else wait to be scammed while in kisekka market.”

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