Africa Covid19 Management 

UVRI, Uganda’s Central Covid Testing Centre Hasn’t Received Covid Funding from Govt, Says Director – Online news from Uganda and the East African region – SoftPower News

The Uganda Infection Research Study Institute(UVRI)which is Uganda’s central testing centre for samples for Covid-19 has actually exposed thatit has actually not received any Covid-related financing from government and has been required to divert a sum of Shs 780m suggested for other programs, to assist in the COVID-19 activities. The revelation was made by the UVRI Director, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu while appearing before the Parliament Public Accounts Committee chaired by Chwa West MP, Okin Ojara. Prof. Kaleebu stated that considering that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, government…

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Africa Management 

Museveni Appoints Gen Nakibus Lakara as New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo

President and Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s Armed Forces, H.E. Yoweri Museveni recently appointed Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara as the New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo Corporation (UAAC). Gen Lakara who is still serving in Somalia as AMISOM’s Deputy Force Commander in charge of operations, replaces Engr Fred Kyankya who was relieved of his duties. The development was confirmed by the Defence Spokesperson, Brig Gen Richard Karemire. “Engineer Kyankya was replaced by Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara who is still serving in AMISOM. In the interim, Col Emmanuel Kwihangana was handed the…

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Africa Management 

ASUU Alleges harassment, intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma have expressed worry over alleged harassment and intimidation of leaders of staff unions and disrespect of trade unions by the University management. They allege that the University management recently deployed a team of policemen to the school gate to prevent them from reporting for duty and even for essential services. Chapter Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Monday Igbafen in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday said the union is disturbed…

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Africa African Business News Management 

Nigeria nominates Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for post of WTO Director-General

According to the timetable announced by the Chair of the General Council, David Walker, the nomination period will close on 8 July 2020. Shortly after the nomination period has closed, candidates will be invited to meet with members at a special General Council meeting, present their views and take questions from the membership.

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Management 

Tanzania Opposition Leaders Link Attempt On Freeman Mbowe’s Life To Criticism On Magufuli Administration

Tanzania’s opposition party Chadema now says the last night attack on Freeman Mbowe was meant to silence him over hard stance on President John Pombe Magufuli’s administration. Chadema Secretary-General John Mnyika said the unknown individuals armed to the teeth accused Mbowe of frustrating government agenda through constant criticism. They reportedly told the Chadema national chairman that they were not sent to kill but to warn him. “Waliomshambulia Mwenyekiti Freeman Mbowe kuna maneno walikuwa wanayatamka zaidi ya haya ya kwamba wewe unaisumbua sana Serikali, walikuwa wanasema kwamba hatudhamirii kukuuwa lakini pamoja…

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