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SCOUL fires 50 workers

LUGAZI-The Sugar Corporation of Uganda (SCOUL) has fired 50 of its workers who took part in a recent strike over poor remunerations. Workers’ MP Joram Pajobo said the workers were part of the 76 who were arrested and charged before the magistrate’s court.

SCOUL fires 50 workers

LUGAZI-The Sugar Corporation of Uganda (SCOUL) has fired 50 of its workers who took part in a recent strike over poor remunerations. Workers’ MP Joram Pajobo said the workers were part of the 76 who were arrested and charged before the magistrate’s court.

SCOUL fires 50 workers

LUGAZI-The Sugar Corporation of Uganda (SCOUL) has fired 50 of its workers who took part in a recent strike over poor remunerations. Workers’ MP Joram Pajobo said the workers were part of the 76 who were arrested and charged before the magistrate’s court. “We are negotiating with SCOUL to reinstate them,” he said. Over 150 workers staged a strike from November 14 to 27 demanding an increase of their sh60,000 take-home pay. They burnt over 200 acres of sugarcane and pine trees belonging to SCOUL and vandalised some tractors and buildings.


2 more held over bank theft


BUNDIBUGYO-Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Stanbic Bank robbery. Balinda Baluku, a resident of Bwera in Kasese district and Ssimbwa from Kampala were arrested on January 2 at Malaba. The western Police commander, Martin Abilu, said the suspects were transporting coffee to Kenya. The duo will appear in court in Fort Portal. So far, five people have been held in connection to the theft. Over sh1.3b was on November 4, 2007 stolen from the bank.


Tree planting project launched

MASAKA-A total of two million trees will be planted in the district by 2010. The district council chairperson, Vincent Ssempijja, said the tree-planting project had started in the sub-counties of Malongo Ndagwe and Lwabenge. Addressing journalists at his home recently, Ssempijja said Masaka was among the 37 districts to benefit from a sh750m dollar grant to improve the water, environment and forest sectors. The project was recently launched by the environment state minister, Jennifer Namuyangu.



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