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Cabinet Approves Shs 200 Billion Loan for Rural Electrification

The loan will fund extension of power connection deeper in rural areas

In the wake of relentless calls for a minimum wage to be established in the country, discount http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-webhook.php Cabinet has approved Members to serve on Uganda’s Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

The Board according to information Minister Maj Gen Jim Muhoozi will undertake studies and make proposals about a minimum wage in Uganda, order http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/email.user.deleted.text.php for Government’s consideration.

Among other roles, http://certoclear.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product-reviews.php the board will be undertaking a comprehensive study on the wage trends in different sectors of the economy by analyzing employment trends, cost of living, and wage trends by profession and geographical regions.

The Board’s recommendations of the board shall be presented to cabinet again for approval within a period of nine months.

Government has over the past been years been under pressure from various unions for ignoring the minimum wage which is required of each country by the UN’s International Labor Organization.

Ministry of labor however fears that rushing to fix a minimum wage without regard some of the factors may destabilize the macro-economic framework and affect employment trends.

The Members who have been approved to the Minimum Wage advisory Board include:

Mr. Christoper Manyindo Kassami –              Chairperson

Mr. Chris Kanya –              Member

Mr. Turyasiima Milton –              Member

Ms. Nazziwa Juliet Musome –              Member

Wapakhabulo Fred Robert Namawa –              Member

Mr. Pajobo Joram Bruno –              Member

Ms. Kusasira Dina –              Member.

Government will consider the proposals by the Board to review the minimum wage in Uganda, which was last set by Government in 1984 at Shs 6,000 by Statutory Instrument No. 38 of 1984. After the currency reform of 1987, the minimum wage was adjusted to Shs 60.

“Such a wage is, indeed, inconsistent with the cost of living and other aspects of employee welfare in Uganda today. The Minimum Wages Advisory Board, will, therefore, float proposals to ensure that our workers are not exploited, especially those in enterprises without vibrant Labour Unions,” said Minister Muhwezi.

“This will also ensure that investors are guided on national benchmarks regarding wages for purposes of stable and harmonious business operations in Uganda.”

 

 
In the wake of relentless calls for a minimum wage to be established in the country, illness http://centruldedic.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php Cabinet has approved Members to serve on Uganda’s Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

The Board according to information Minister Maj Gen Jim Muhoozi will undertake studies and make proposals about a minimum wage in Uganda, for Government’s consideration.

Among other roles, the board will be undertaking a comprehensive study on the wage trends in different sectors of the economy by analyzing employment trends, cost of living, and wage trends by profession and geographical regions.

The Board’s recommendations of the board shall be presented to cabinet again for approval within a period of nine months.

Government has over the past been years been under pressure from various unions for ignoring the minimum wage which is required of each country by the UN’s International Labor Organization.

Ministry of labor however fears that rushing to fix a minimum wage without regard some of the factors may destabilize the macro-economic framework and affect employment trends.

The Members who have been approved to the Minimum Wage advisory Board include:

  1. Mr. Christoper Manyindo Kassami –              Chairperson
  2. Mr. Chris Kanya –              Member
  3. Mr. Turyasiima Milton –              Member
  4. Ms. Nazziwa Juliet Musome –              Member
  5. Wapakhabulo Fred Robert Namawa –              Member
  6. Mr. Pajobo Joram Bruno –              Member
  7. Ms. Kusasira Dina –              Member.

Government will consider the proposals by the Board to review the minimum wage in Uganda, which was last set by Government in 1984 at Shs 6,000 by Statutory Instrument No. 38 of 1984. After the currency reform of 1987, the minimum wage was adjusted to Shs 60.

“Such a wage is, indeed, inconsistent with the cost of living and other aspects of employee welfare in Uganda today. The Minimum Wages Advisory Board, will, therefore, float proposals to ensure that our workers are not exploited, especially those in enterprises without vibrant Labour Unions,” said Minister Muhwezi.

“This will also ensure that investors are guided on national benchmarks regarding wages for purposes of stable and harmonious business operations in Uganda.”

 

 
Cabinet has approved Government borrowing of US$70.73million [about shs 210 billion] from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for implementing the Grid Rural Electrification Project.

The development of rural electrification programs was in the past based on a Rural Electrification Strategy and Plan (2001-2010) that aimed at increasing access to electricity in rural areas from 1% in 2001 to 10% by 2010.

However, treatment http://crankygenius.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/widgets.php to meet the increased power needs of Uganda’s rapidly growing economy, the target was moved to improving the connection level beyond the current 20% in rural areas.

According to Information Minister Major Gen Jim Muhwezi, the proposed Grid Rural Electrification Project will provide sufficient power transfers from the existing hydro-electric power stations to meet the growing electricity demand. It is also expected to reduce transmission losses by improving system efficiency, stability and reliability.

“The project will be implemented through extending the national electricity transmission backbone to 15,807 new consumers by 2022. It will also enhance Uganda’s on-going industrial development by providing stable electricity in all regions of the country,” said Muhwezi.

 


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