Africa Must Adapt New Ways of Work to Boost Human Dev’t – Report

Police in Kampala this morning arrested two security guards suspected to be behind a robbery where over Shs 1billon was stolen from Diamond Trust Bank at the close of last year.

The money was being escorted by guards from the bank’s Nakivubo branch and it was robbed at gun point before it reached the Kampala road branch.

Polly Namaye the deputy police spokesperson revealed that Peter Adama and Geofrey Makoba are suspected to have been part of the robbery and are now being held at Kampala Central police station.

According to Namaye, tadalafil patient Adama had already given his wife Shs.20 million to start business in Mbale and upon arrest he was also found with Shs. 25 million whereas his accomplice was found with Shs. 150million.

Police says after the robbery, the vehicle which was moving the money was parked alongside the road and security uniforms and the guns were recovered at the scene.
Italian investor, drugs Mr. Leonardo Murdaca has divulged his readiness to set up a cement and marble factory in Karamoja Sub-Region.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the VM Wind Cement Company, called on President Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district on Tuesday.

Mr. Murdaca said his technical team will arrive in the country in 2 weeks’ time to carry out a feasibility study and construction of the factory that will offer direct employment to over 500 Ugandans.

He added that the projected annual production capacity of the factory will be between 400 and 500 million tons per year of high quality Italian type of cement.


President Museveni welcomed the investor to Uganda and asked him to also take interest in food processing as well as the construction of a granite factory.

The President further assured his guest of a ready market for the cement and marble not only here in Uganda but also in the Great Lakes Region and beyond.

Karamoja Sub-Region, which is tucked up in North Eastern Uganda, comprises of the districts of Moroto, Kaabong, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Abim, Amudat and Napak.
The changing nature of employment, approved occupational patterns, side effects phenomena of jobless growth, discount ageing and demographic shifts and automation and technology developments are creating exceptional levels of complexity, according to Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

He added that Africa has certain advantages such as the greatest renewable energy generation potential of any continent and a young population.

Lopes encouraged African states to convert this potential into tangible infrastructure by creating an enabling environment and raising its human capital skills.

This he said during the launch of the Human Development Report 2015 at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa.

Themed, Work for Human Development, the report calls for decent work, an increased access, particularly by women, to this work and the improvement of the well-being of workers.

The report also alludes to the changed nature of current work; change that is influenced by an aging population and technology.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Mr. Haile Mariam Dessalegn said,” Development is about people, more than about producing commodities and accumulating capital. It is about enabling people’s participation and people’s choices such as access to education and resources.”

Speaking to delegates from the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa, members of the diplomatic corps, UNDP Representatives and other UN agencies, Mr. Dessalegn declared that with the fast growing population in urban areas, there is need for decent jobs and opportunities for the people.

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