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South Sudan: Crisis as KCB Bank Staff Strike

KCB bank in South Sudan is struggling to cope with a staff strike announced today

Police have confirmed that one person was killed in today’s scuffle as police and the army battled supporters of the FDC Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango informed ChimpReports that only one man was killed in the brawl at Wandegeya, troche http://cerlalc.org/wp-includes/class-oembed.php a Kampala suburb.

He said however, buy more about http://cycling.today/wp-includes/theme.php that the body was still undergoing postmortem to establish exactly what killed the man.

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Onyango said the deceased was only identified as Daniel.

Photos emerged Monday evening of the said victim who according to reports was shot dead as Besigye’s procession tried to force its way into Makerere University.

However, http://contentisbae.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php according to Kawempe Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa, more than three people lost their lives in the late afternoon scuffle.

Munyagwa told NTV news that on top of the Wandegeya victim; people were shot dead in Kisekka and Kaleerwe township.
In the midst of growing concerns of armed robberies and gun murders in Mbarara district, try http://chienyenthinh.com/components/com_jshopping/controllers/content.php a group of four armed men this morning terrorized the western municipality, abortion http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-includes/default-filters.php shooting and killing one civilian.

Business was paralyzed around Mbarara town on Monday morning as the armed men raided one of the banking halls and took off with millions of shillings.

According to eyewitnesses, http://dangerdame.com/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php the gang attacked Crane Bank, after trailing one of the city businessmen identified as Prof. Hosia Muhanguzi and made away with his Shs. 110 million.

Hosia owns Hosma Book Shop on Mbaguta Street, which also deals in stationary and printery.

The assailants followed him to the bank and attacked his employee who was carrying the box containing the money.

Placing both of them on gun point, Hosea says the bandits managed to leave with all the money.

As they made their way out, one of the people in the neighborhood who came for rescue was shot by the fleeing men.

Kakoza Tumusime who was working at Kacuma Washing Bay on Mbarara-Kabale road died as he was being rushed to Mbarara Hospital.

Julius Atuhaire an eye witness told Chimpreports the attackers used a Toyota Premio to flee the scene at Andrew’s Kakiika.

However, as they shot in the air to scare off the locals, one of the assailants was overpowered and stoned to death by angry residents. His riffle apparently run out of ammunition.

Police through Monday afternoon deployed heavily around Mbarara town and intensified the hunt for the three robbers.

Mbarara’s OC CID Taban Chiriga said investigations are on to arrest those who escaped. He also confirmed that the riffle of the killed robber had just been stolen from a police officer.

Chiriga appealed to businessmen to always carry sufficient security when moving such huge sums of money.
In the midst of growing concerns of armed robberies and gun murders in Mbarara district, look http://csv-vidin.eu/components/com_k2/views/item/view.raw.php a group of four armed men this morning terrorized the western municipality, shooting and killing one civilian.

Business was paralyzed around Mbarara town on Monday morning as the armed men raided one of the banking halls and took off with millions of shillings.

According to eyewitnesses, the gang attacked Crane Bank, after trailing one of the city businessmen identified as Prof. Hosia Muhanguzi and made away with his Shs. 110 million.

Hosia owns Hosma Book Shop on Mbaguta Street, which also deals in stationary and printery.

The assailants followed him to the bank and attacked his employee who was carrying the box containing the money.

Placing both of them on gun point, Hosea says the bandits managed to leave with all the money.

As they made their way out, one of the people in the neighborhood who came for rescue was shot by the fleeing men.

Kakoza Tumusime who was working at Kacuma Washing Bay on Mbarara-Kabale road died as he was being rushed to Mbarara Hospital.

Julius Atuhaire an eye witness told Chimpreports the attackers used a Toyota Premio to flee the scene at Andrew’s Kakiika.

However, as they shot in the air to scare off the locals, one of the assailants was overpowered and stoned to death by angry residents. His riffle apparently run out of ammunition.

Police through Monday afternoon deployed heavily around Mbarara town and intensified the hunt for the three robbers.

Mbarara’s OC CID Taban Chiriga said investigations are on to arrest those who escaped. He also confirmed that the riffle of the killed robber had just been stolen from a police officer.

Chiriga appealed to businessmen to always carry sufficient security when moving such huge sums of money.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has Monday warned broadcast media houses of sanctions should they breach what the regulatory body describes as “minimum broadcasting standards” as the country braces for what appears to be a decisive electoral exercise on Thursday.

“As Ugandans prepare themselves for the Presidential, view http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mvc/package.module.mvc.php Parliamentary, symptoms and Local Council elections, ask the role of Radio and Television broadcasters in the provision of information which enables citizens to take meaningful decisions, is greatly recognised and valued,” read UCC’S statement.

“It is, therefore, imperative that the broadcasters behave professionally in compliance with the Communications Act with specific regard to compliance with minimum broadcasting standards.”

The Ugandan broadcasting media is growing fast, providing live feed to its readers.

The Monday afternoon clashes between Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters and security forces in Wandegeya were covered live by television and radio stations.

UCC said it would continue providing regulatory oversight based on the clear principles of transparency, accountability and fairness as enshrined in The Uganda Communications Act and shall “without hesitation invoke its regulatory powers to sanction those non-compliant media houses found to be in breach of the above minimum broadcasting standards in accordance with the law.”

With political tensions flaring, the government is hugely expected to regulate media content.

The UCC was established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Commission Act, No. 1 of 2013 to regulate the telecommunications, radio, television and postal and courier services industry in Uganda.

The body warned that where a broadcast relates to national security, the contents of the broadcast must be verified before broadcasting.

It also expressed discomfort at what it called irresponsible use of social media.

“The Commission is concerned that while citizen journalism has its many advantages, it has the potential of disturbing peace and stability especially if used in a negative way,” read the statement in part.

“The Commission, therefore, calls for professional and responsible behaviour among broadcasters and users of social media by exercising self-regulation.”

 
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has Monday warned broadcast media houses of sanctions should they breach what the regulatory body describes as “minimum broadcasting standards” as the country braces for what appears to be a decisive electoral exercise on Thursday.

“As Ugandans prepare themselves for the Presidential, find http://cuveeboutiquespa.com/site/wp-includes/class-wp-locale.php Parliamentary, troche http://clasharama.com/wp-includes/class-wp-meta-query.php and Local Council elections, cost http://context-beermann.de/templates/context_beermann/warp/classes/helper.php the role of Radio and Television broadcasters in the provision of information which enables citizens to take meaningful decisions, is greatly recognised and valued,” read UCC’S statement.

“It is, therefore, imperative that the broadcasters behave professionally in compliance with the Communications Act with specific regard to compliance with minimum broadcasting standards.”

The Ugandan broadcasting media is growing fast, providing live feed to its readers.

The Monday afternoon clashes between Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters and security forces in Wandegeya were covered live by television and radio stations.

UCC said it would continue providing regulatory oversight based on the clear principles of transparency, accountability and fairness as enshrined in The Uganda Communications Act and shall “without hesitation invoke its regulatory powers to sanction those non-compliant media houses found to be in breach of the above minimum broadcasting standards in accordance with the law.”

With political tensions flaring, the government is hugely expected to regulate media content.

The UCC was established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Commission Act, No. 1 of 2013 to regulate the telecommunications, radio, television and postal and courier services industry in Uganda.

The body warned that where a broadcast relates to national security, the contents of the broadcast must be verified before broadcasting.

It also expressed discomfort at what it called irresponsible use of social media.

“The Commission is concerned that while citizen journalism has its many advantages, it has the potential of disturbing peace and stability especially if used in a negative way,” read the statement in part.

“The Commission, therefore, calls for professional and responsible behaviour among broadcasters and users of social media by exercising self-regulation.”

 
 

South Sudanese working for the Kenya Commercial (KCB) South Sudan Limited have declared an indefinite strike starting Monday, visit this http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-invites-endpoint.php leaving customers stranded.

The Staff under their umbrella body, http://ciencialili.org/components/com_banners/controller.php National Staff Association of KCB South Sudan limited staged a peaceful demonstration in juba Monday morning to protest the bank’s refusal to increase their salaries.

Paul Ajok Garang, http://cotro.com/wp-includes/embed.php Chairperson of the National Staff Association KCB South Sudan, said they want their salaries increased by 600 percent.

Ajok says the strike follows failed negotiations between the National Staffs union and the Banks’ management.

“We are out here for a peaceful demonstration. We have been in negotiations with our Bank Management to adjust our salaries for the past two months. And at some point we have reached a deadlock because we are not agreeing,” said Ajok.

KCB South Sudan is the largest Commercial Bank in South Sudan, operating 21 branches throughout the war-torn country.

Ajok accuses the Bank of favouring foreign employees whose salaries have been adjusted since south Sudan devalued its currency late last year.

“The Bank employs mostly south Sudanese (overt 300) and there are few expatriates who are mostly Kenyans.  During the devaluation, the salaries for the expatriates was adjusted and added automatically to the devaluation multiplier by 600 percent,” he said.

Ajok added: “So these people that you are seeing here also want their salaries to be adjusted by 600 per cent… we are doing the same work as our colleagues who are from Kenyans, we don’t see any difference. So our main reason is simple. We want our salaries to be adjusted the same way. That is by 600 percent.”

Asked how far they will go on with the strike, the Chairperson of the National Staff union said: “Definitely we are striking for the resolution of our issues. So long as these issues are resolved, we shall return to work. But as long there are not resolved, we shall continue striking and also respect the labour laws.”

The KCB strike is the second to hit the Banking sector- following last month’s strike that also struck Equity Bank South Sudan, the second biggest Commercial Bank in country.

KCB could not be reached for a comment by press time as the known phone numbers of the bank’s management were switched off.

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