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Parliament confirms Kadaga’s ailment

By Moses Kyeyune. Parliament has confirmed that the speaker Rebecca Kadaga is admitted at Nakasero hospital in critical condition. The Speaker’s private press secretary Sam Obbo has however indicated in a statement to the press, that doctors are managing the situation. Obbo says that Kadaga’s ailment was caused by fatigue and jetlag suffered on a long tour of Morocco and the United States of America, where she has been for close to a week. The speaker’s press man says that he hopes for privacy of his boss.

EAC universities to share same curriculum

BY TOM BRIAN ANGURINI. Private universities operating within the East African region will soon have a harmonized curriculum to ensure uniformity in the education sector development. This was revealed by Kampala University Vice Chancellor Professor Badru Dungu Kateregga while briefings inter East African private university members in Kampala. He says through this initiative students from the region’s universities who wish to move will be able to continue their education in a different country without having to begin the course afresh. Katerega adds that the East African Education Common Area Curriculum will bring in credit transfers, raised standards and performance of private universities.

A Sudanese national remanded for engaging in fake Gold

By Ruth Anderah. Three people including a South Sudanese National Lawrence Malong and a Congolese National Mike Lota Okitalunyi have been further sent on remand at Luzira prison on charges relating to a botched Gold deal in which an Ethiopian businessman lost 1.9 million US dollars . The 2 suspects are jointly charged with a Ugandan Businessman Thaddeus Zikusokawith charges of obtaining money from DessieWagnew by falsely pretending that they were selling to him 150kg of Gold whereas not. Wagnew who resides in South Africa but flies into the country to follow his case has explained that he met Malong through a friend who told him that he had a Gold trading licence and that he can help him export …

Prime Minister’s PS Guwatudde on spot over abuse of taxpayer’s money

By Moses Kyeyune. mkyeyune@ug.nationmedia.com Ms Christine Guwatudde, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister faces a sack, if Parliament adopts a report of the Public Accounts Committee, in which she is implicated for abuse of tax payers’ money. The committee wants the accounting officer relieved of her duties. At the core of the MPs’ concerns is the manner in which OPM accumulated arrears to a tune of shs 1.566 billion as of December 31, 2017, and failure to implement budget as approved by Parliament. “It was observed that an amount of shs 1.566 bn was irregularly incurred as domestic arrears outside the approved estimates appropriated by Parliament,” reads the report in part. The lawmakers noted an “unsustainable …

PAC wants Kagole Kivumbi sacked over misappropriation

By Moses Kyeyune. mkyeyune@ug.nationmedia.com The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has recommended for the sacking of Mr Kagole Kivumbi as Secretary to the Judicial Service Commission over alleged misappropriation of funds. The committee chaired by Soroti Woman MP Angeline Osegge, noted in its report on the audit inquiry of 2016/17 that Mr Kivumbi diverted funds from actual budget allocations. According to the report, whereas the commission received 3.356 bn (99.6%) of the budgeted 3.374 bn, a number of planned outputs were not implemented, constraining service delivery and the purpose of budgeting and budgetary controls. MrKivumbi is said to have attributed the diversion of funds to ‘urgent needs’ within the Commission, when he appeared before PAC last year. “The Accounting Officer …