Investors to Fund Oil Refinery Venture

[Monitor] Kampala -The Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC), the venture of American and Italian firms that were on Tuesday commissioned to design, finance, construct and maintain the proposed oil refinery in Hoima District, will pick the Shs14….

[Monitor] Kampala -The Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC), the venture of American and Italian firms that were on Tuesday commissioned to design, finance, construct and maintain the proposed oil refinery in Hoima District, will pick the Shs14.6 trillion ($4b) capital expenditure, including government's share for the project, which will be recouped once it starts making profits.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

President Sympathizes With Algerian Plane Crash Victims

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday expressed his solidarity with the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and its people following the tragic accident near the Boufarik air base, by an Algerian airplane.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday expressed his solidarity with the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and its people following the tragic accident near the Boufarik air base, by an Algerian airplane.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Uganda’s 800m Trio to Hit the Track Today

[Monitor] Gold Coast -2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games medalist Winnie Nanyondo will lead Uganda’s three female 800m runners when their heats take place tonight at Carrara stadium.

[Monitor] Gold Coast -2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games medalist Winnie Nanyondo will lead Uganda's three female 800m runners when their heats take place tonight at Carrara stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Labour Officers Are Not Corrupt – Minister

Labour minister Joyce Simukoko says his officers were not corrupt as alleged in compaliants reaching his office. Simukoko said such unsubstantiated claims of corruption about labours officers were discouraging them from doing their job properly. She said in view of … Continued

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Labour minister Joyce Simukoko says his officers were not corrupt as alleged in compaliants reaching his office. Simukoko said such unsubstantiated claims of corruption about labours officers were discouraging them from doing their job properly. She said in view of the allegations of corruption of it’s officers, the Ministry has now constituted a committee in every district that will include the District Commissioner, Labour Commissioner, NAPSA, Mine Unions among others to conduct spot check inspections. “We have constituted labour committees hopefully with this we will hear less accusations on our officers because it is also a sin accusing someone of being bribed without any evidence. “So with this I don’t think there will be any company that will bribe the whole committee as being alleged unless that one is a biggest briber,” Simukoko said. She added that the labour offices were understaffed due to inadequate funding hence the need to allow officers execute their duties without any accusations that end up demotivating them. Simukoko has proposed to the Mine Unions to consider merging as one unit for more strength during negotiations. Speaking when she met Mine Unions, Simukoko – an ex-fierce trade unionist – said much as it was their right to work separately it was important that they consider working together. The post Labour Officers Are Not Corrupt – Minister appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

New Contractor to Complete Restoration of Winnie’s Brandfort Home

[News24Wire] The project to preserve and restore the house that late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was banished to in Brandfort in the Free State has been assigned to new contractors, the Department of Arts and Culture said.

[News24Wire] The project to preserve and restore the house that late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was banished to in Brandfort in the Free State has been assigned to new contractors, the Department of Arts and Culture said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Higher Education Institutions Role Highlighted

[ANGOP] Luanda -The higher education institutions in Angola, which are committed to cater for the society, must play the role of creating a social conscience that is crucial for any sustained project, said the Secretary of State for sector, Eugénio da Silva.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The higher education institutions in Angola, which are committed to cater for the society, must play the role of creating a social conscience that is crucial for any sustained project, said the Secretary of State for sector, Eugénio da Silva.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Court Papers Expose Officials Who Authorised Controversial Malabu Payments

[Premium Times] Court documents filed by U.S. banking giant, JP Morgan Chase Bank, have revealed the Nigerian officials who authorised payments of $875 million to accounts linked to a former Nigerian oil minister in the fraudulent Malabu deal, Dan Etete.

[Premium Times] Court documents filed by U.S. banking giant, JP Morgan Chase Bank, have revealed the Nigerian officials who authorised payments of $875 million to accounts linked to a former Nigerian oil minister in the fraudulent Malabu deal, Dan Etete.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria