Government hails industries with best safety practices

By Moses Kidandi

The Government has started recognition of various company’s for setting up best practices for the benefit of their employees while at work.

The recognition from the ministry of gender labor and social development is in line with companys that have ensured best safety standards mainly providing working facilities like safety gear,provision of elevators in their building structures and provision of walk ways for persons with disabilities.

The first recognition went to the century bottling company limited, manufacturers of Coca Cola products is meant to encourage other companies have best practices in ensuring the safety of their employees at work.

The public affairs and communications manager century bottling company Moreen Kyomuhendo is urging fellow industrialists to borrow from their experience and ensure the safety of their staff at workplace.

Over 200 workers get injured while others get killed as a result of accidents at work places which has been attributed to lack of safety gears.

Uber introduces new safety policy

By Patricia Osman
Uber has introduced a new hour’s policy for driver-partners across Sub-Saharan Africa, including Uganda to help enhance driver and passenger safety.
Aaron Tindiseega, Country Manager for Uber in Uganda says the new feature on the app prompts drivers to go offline for six straight hours after a total of 12 hours of driving time.
He adds that drivers who do not take long enough breaks will not be able to log into the app and take trips before that period expires.