The teaching of Kiswahili language in primary and secondary schools should be made compulsory and examinable - Cabinet

The teaching of Kiswahili language in primary and secondary schools should be made compulsory and examinable - Cabinet

By Daniel Muwanguzi

DECISIONS TAKEN BY CABINET OF UGANDA ON 04/07/2022 UNDER THE CHAIR OF H.E THE PRESINDENT AT STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE

1. Cabinet directed the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development to present a comprehensive paper on externalisation of labour in Uganda. This was after taking note of the reports that some Ugandans who work outside the country especially as domestic servants undergo untold suffering.

2. Noted that the World Population Day will be commemorated on July 11, 2022 at Kumi Boma grounds, Kumi district. The theme will be mindset change for wealth Creation; Ending child marriage and teenage pregnancy.

3. Approved the implementation of the 21s EAC Summit directive in Uganda to adopt Kiswahili as an official language of the community. Cabinet recommended that the teaching of Kiswahili language in primary and secondary schools should be made compulsory and examinable. It was further agreed that training programs for Parliament, cabinet and the media be initiated.

4. Noted the APRM 3rd Youth Continental Symposium being held from 4th - 9th July 2022 at the Common Wealth Speke Resort Hotel, Munyonyo hosting 800 participants drawn from all the African countries.

5. Approved the proposal to amend the Microfinance deposit taking institutions Act, 2003. The amendments will address the following;

i) Allow for the use of the words "Microfinance bank" by Microfinance deposit taking institutions.

ii) To provide for Islamic banking, agent banking and bancassurance in the microfinance industry.

iii) To allow special access to the credit reference bureau by other accredited credit providers and service providers.

iv) To adopt to new developments in the microfinance industry

v) To synchronise and harmonise the MDI Act with other laws and financial sector integration processes.


Dr. Chris Baryomunsi (MP)

MINISTER FOR ICT 

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