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Memberss of Parliament on Thursday had a conference at Kampala Serena hotel to discuss the retirement benefits scheme’s challenges.

The conference that had a physical as well as an online audience revealed the presence of a huge gap in the Uganda’s retirement sector with the majority of the people involved in the informal sector.

The debate on retirement benefits is entangled in issues of widespread unemployment, this web dosage http://crewchiefpro.com/wp-admin/includes/class-core-upgrader.php lack of a minimum wage, stomach poor social protection among others.

Dan Ngabirano of Development Law Associates said that much as there are informal retirement benefit schemes like Makerere and NARO, a significant number remains uncovered.

He further revealed that most of these sectors are faced with lack of sustainability.

“Since social security is a sensitive sector, it must not be entrusted to private institutions,” he added.

Richard Byarugaba, Managing Director of NSSF disclosed that the fund supports the law on retirement benefits though they still have concerns on specific provisions of the law.

“We’ve built an institution that is able to compete in the liberalized sector. Data shows that Ugandans don’t like saving. The Average NSSF payout today is Shs12m. People receiving their benefits today weren’t earning much back then,” Byarugaba said.

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He further revealed that 4 trillion of what government has borrowed has been from NSSF and this has been used to improve the Infrastructure.

Hon Tim Lwanga however questioned Uganda’s need for a law on retirement benefits when most people aren’t covered by the scheme.

Currently, Uganda has 4 major retirement benefits schemes which include the Army, public service pension, NSSF and Parliament retirement benefits.
Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has assured that Uganda’s security forces are making giant strides in the fight against criminal gangs and terrorist groups which have claimed lives of dozens of innocent people including Muslim Clerics, search http://ccalliance.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-server.php Chimp Corps report.

“We take this opportunity to reassure the Muslim community and the whole country that we are winning the fight against these organized gangs of criminals, site http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-post-comments-list-table.php ” said Gen Kayihura on Friday.

The Inspector General of Police, page who recently came under fire for not stopping a trail of brutal killings especially in Kampala city, was quick to add that similar murder could take place as he is not God.

“Yes, we can’t guarantee that there will be no incident where we may lose innocent lives in this fight,” he added.

Kayihura made the remarks in Jinja during Eid El Fitri celebrations.

The Muslim fraternity has in recent weeks expressed shock at the rate at which Sheikhs are being slaughtered by unknown gunmen.

Gen Kayihura said, “the security forces are working 24 hours, 7 days a week, to ensure you are safe and secure. There is no reason for panic or fear. Instead we ask for your vigilance and active participation in this fight.”

During the Idd celebrations, some Muslim leaders said their departed colleagues were always warned in cell phone messages before being shot dead.

The police chief said, “When you get threatening messages on your phones report to the police promptly. The only way we can avenge our fallen heroes is to be more vigilant, fearless, resolved to rid our country of evil elements and forces of darkness. Without a doubt, the martyrdom of our fallen heroes shall not be in vain.”

He described the recently murdered Sheikhs Hassan Kirya as “a young, dynamic, inspiring Muslim leader and patriot.”

Kirya was gunned down in Bweyogerere this month by assassins who were riding a motorcycle.

This murder, which Kayihura described as “cowardly”, followed earlier cowardly killings of Muslim leaders especially since 2012 in different parts of the country.

Prosecutor Joan Kagezi and police officer, Tito Okware were also murdered by gunmen.

“No doubt, they were killed either because they rejected or even preached against evil forces (Authors of Bloodshed of Innocents) or because they were committed and effectively worked (eg Joan Kagezi) to bring to justice the cowardly criminals or worked for peace in our country. We pay tribute to them. We honour and celebrate their memory as heroes of our country and humanity,” said Kayihura.

Arrests

He said irrespective of the murder, police are gratified that during the holy month of Ramathan, God blessed the country with the extradition to Uganda of Jamil Mukulu, the infamous leader of the terrorist organization, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and two other ADF leaders, Matovu and Umar, after their arrest and detention in Tanzania.

“This is a very significant victory for the people of Uganda, the East African region and beyond, in our fight against terrorism,” he observed.

“This achievement is the latest in a string of victories we have registered against ADF, (which was decisively defeated militarily long time ago) and allied elements especially since December, 2014, after the murders of Sheikh Ductoor Muwaya and Sheikh Bahiga,” added Kayihura.

“We have broken up and disrupted ADF criminal gangs in Eastern Uganda, Central and Western regions.”

Kayihura said police have so far arrested and detained over 40 suspected killers and their collaborators including confessed killers who are now facing charges of murder, terrorism and crimes against humanity.

He said the hunt for other “cowardly criminals” still at large continues.
Members of Parliament on Thursday had a conference at Kampala Serena hotel to discuss the retirement benefits scheme’s challenges.

The conference that had a physical as well as an online audience revealed the presence of a huge gap in the Uganda’s retirement sector with the majority of the people involved in the informal sector.

The debate on retirement benefits is entangled in issues of widespread unemployment, website http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-connection-banner.php lack of a minimum wage, http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/flamingo.php poor social protection among others.

Dan Ngabirano of Development Law Associates said that much as there are informal retirement benefit schemes like Makerere and NARO, a significant number remains uncovered.

He further revealed that most of these sectors are faced with lack of sustainability.

“Since social security is a sensitive sector, it must not be entrusted to private institutions,” he added.

Richard Byarugaba, Managing Director of NSSF disclosed that the fund supports the law on retirement benefits though they still have concerns on specific provisions of the law.

“We’ve built an institution that is able to compete in the liberalized sector. Data shows that Ugandans don’t like saving. The Average NSSF payout today is Shs12m. People receiving their benefits today weren’t earning much back then,” Byarugaba said.

He further revealed that 4 trillion of what government has borrowed has been from NSSF and this has been used to improve the Infrastructure.

Hon Tim Lwanga however questioned Uganda’s need for a law on retirement benefits when most people aren’t covered by the scheme.

Currently, Uganda has 4 major retirement benefits schemes which include the Army, public service pension, NSSF and Parliament retirement benefits.
Traders in the western Mbarara Municipality are contemplating street demonstrations after they were ordered off the roadside by the Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA] Executive Director Mrs Alen Kagina.

The traders in Biharwe Township along the Kampala-Masaka road, viagra dosage http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-9cb8ea34a9ebb6e2657ec4d7e52cdc4c.php majorly dealing in matooke [bananas] were directed to find somewhere else to do their business.

Mrs Kagina who was touring the progress of the works on the Mbarara Bypass and Mbarara-Kabale roads reportedly attributed the increasing number of accidents in the area to the traders.

She was told that owing to the narrowness of the road, try motor vehicles including large trucks which park to buy bananas as they leave for Kampala, often close off the road leading to traffic jam and accidents.

The place Mrs Kagina observed was unacceptably unhygienic and lacked toilets.

About 150 traders however, who were given one month to leave the road, told reporters, that they would not heed to the directive.

Chimpreports understands that the Mbarara district council had allocated them another distant piece of land to open up their banana market there.

This place however, the traders say is swampy, inaccessible and that the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company ltd (UTCL) has been relocating people from it to set up transmission lines.

One of the traders Ahmed Ssempungu told us they would not accept to be relocated to a place that cannot accessed by customers.

 

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