State Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs, Benny Namugwanya Bugembe, has told head teachers and heads of school management committees in Kampalas government aided schools that poor performance will not be tolerated. Namugwanya has been meeting head teachers and heads of school management committees in each of the five Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA divisions.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Makerere University Vice Chancellor, has termed as uneconomical the provision of meals to students, saying its a burden that the university has been carrying on. This is after the University Council earlier this week unanimously agreed to abolish provision of meals to its 2000 government sponsored students residing inside the university. Following the decision, each of the over 6,000 government sponsored students--those residing inside the university and those living outside the university--will receive 476,000 shillings per semester for feeding.
For the last eight years, the local facility at Luzira site has been abandoned. However, the government recently authorized Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited to use the dry-docking site for servicing of their Vessels.
Dr Paul Okullo, the director of Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute says that Amudat honey had been confirmed as the best in Uganda. He added that the institute is now collecting and processing other bee products like bee venom which is now in high demand for making antiretroviral drugs and anti-ageing products.
Stephen Kaboyo from financial market watchers Alpha Capital Partners, the shilling weakening was due to corporate demand pick up, while the strengthening is due to strong dollar inflows from commodities exporters.
The University Council resolved that starting with the coming Academic Year 2018/19; all new students will be admitted to study at Makerere on either the day programme from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or on the afternoon programme from 2:00 pm to 6:00pm.
The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija was expected to present before parliament, a commitment on funding towards the management of Nodding syndrome in the districts of Pader, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum and Omoro.
Dr Sekamatte cited the Ministry of Education, Health, Labour and Social Development, Agriculture, Water, Housing and Urban Development as sectors that need common conceptualization, objectives and goals and planning if they are to contribute to Ugandas human capital development.
There seems to be no headway in the investigations as General Kale Kayihura, who vowed to find the killers, leaves the police force. His 12 years as the top police officer ended yesterday, Thursday, when he formally handed over office to the new Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola. The investigations have failed to proceed beyond the initial rounding up of suspects. Out of the more than 40 people initially arrested, 23 of whom were charged in court, only three have been linked to the shooting.
One of the deceased persons was identified as Allan Agaba 20, from Kebisoni in Rukungiri district who was killed and dumped along Muhanga-Kisiizi road in Bwasha cell, on February 28.Two others have however not been identified.
The business has left a trail of damage, especially on the road network. Huge potholes are snaking through stretches of both tarmac and murram roads across the district. The most affected roads include Kireka-Luwunga-Kalungu-Kiziri, Kayindu-Bamunanika, Kyampisi-Bugodo-Kibirizi-Bamunanika, Kalagala-Lunyolya-Namawojja, Kakoni-Mpigi-Kiwangula-Nakafumu-Busika, Ngalonkalu-Timba-Janda and Kakala-Nakigozi-Tongo among others.
John Peter Ematu, the North Kyoga Regional Police Commander, says they have arrested a suspect in connecting to the attack. He however, declined to reveal the identity of the suspect, saying it could jeopardize police investigations.
Women activists in Uganda are mourning the death of their colleague, Christine Achieng, a human rights defender who had risen to humanitarian organisations in Uganda, Ghana and Zimbabwe. She had over 20 years practical experience in leading and directing programmes in the fields of social development and humanitarian work having worked in Eastern, Western and Southern Africa.
Mbine is on the remand while Ssali was sentenced to years in jail on his own plea of guilt. On Wednesday, prosecution led by Anthony Kurigishule, a State Attorney asked court to issue an arrest warrant for Sergeant Bataringaya following his failure to turn up in court.
The Council decided to maintain the overall force levels of UNMISS with a troop ceiling of 17,000 troops. This includes a Regional Protection Force whose capacity will not exceed 4,000, troops and 2,101 police personnel, including individual police officers, formed police units and 78 corrections officers.