UPC Decries Tribalism at Work Places

The government of Ugandan through the Ministry of Finance, cost http://charlieacourt.com/wp-includes/class-wp-matchesmapregex.php Planning and Economic Development has today signed a financing agreement with the Republic of Iceland under Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) for support to Buikwe fishing community development programme.

Speaking after the signing of the bilateral agreement, nurse http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-includes/class-smtp.php the Ministry Permanent Secretary, Keith Muhakanizi conveyed sincere appreciation to Iceland for the continued support to Uganda despite the several challenges that they go through as a state.

“This support of USD 7million is particularly welcome to support Government at a time when the fisheries sector is facing several challenges of dwindling fish stocks amidst lack of proper and sustainable use of fresh water bodies,” Muhakanizi noted.

Muhakanizi noted that the support has come at an opportune time when the country is faced with widespread ignorance and that it would be used  in sensitization of fishing communities, as well as tackling the lack of capacity by the District authorities to enforce laws and regulations in place.

“This support will also go a long way in enhancing the capacity of Buikwe District Local Government and bridge the gap to enable technical coordination between MAAIF and Local Government Ministry as the supervising Ministries and District fishing community.”

He vowed to ensure that the funds are appropriately used and that proper accountability is made.

Engilbert Gudmundsson, the Director General, Icelandic International Development Agency noted that the partnership will facilitate improvement of livelihood and living conditions of people in fishing communities in Buikwe District.

Buikwe District Chairman, Mathias Kigongo noted that the overall programme strategy is to support the district to implement its strategy and development plan for fishing communities.


“This will be done through the following sectors; education, fisheries, health and water sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), capacity development of service delivery agencies and gender and environment as cross cutting issues.”

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has highlighted the need to merge the Human rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission in the country if work and labor is to be equitably distributed among Ugandans.

While speaking to journalists in Kampala, viagra dosage http://chirofitroseville.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php the UPC spokesperson, thumb http://cieboucheabouche.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/tag.php Okello Lucima noted that the current distribution of labor in government and other big parastatles is portraying a high level of inequality among Ugandans.

“We are calling for a diversity hiring policy were work force must reflect and be represented by all Ugandans in terms of gender, capsule http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-settings-endpoint.php tribe, region, age , size and disability within the different places of work,” Lucima noted.

Lucima said most government jobs are managed and run by people hailing from a certain region in the country of a single tribe which has rendered the Equal Opportunities Commission ineffective.

He added that this is also seen in big entities within the country such as URA, Oil companies, high institutions of learning, KCCA, UBOS, NSSF, and UNBS which employs members hailing from the same region in the big positions.

“We believe that if the Human Rights Commission teams up with the Equal Opportunities Commission, this will help reduce such employment inequalities in the country,” he remarked.

Lucima retaliated that there is need for a diversity hiring policy which will force all workplaces to avoid segregation of any kind while offering jobs.


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