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MP attacks university staff association for neglecting their obligations

By Damali Mukhaye. The Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North, Thomas Tayeebwa has attacked leaders of staff associations in public universities for neglecting their teaching roles. According to Tayeebwa, it has been established that some lecturers who are supposed to teach students 10 hours a week are teaching only 1 hour a week. He adds that it has been established that lecturers have left the role of marking student’s scripts to master’s students. Tayebwa says with all these glaring gaps, it selfish for lectures to demand for more salary. He has now asked the varsity lecturers to strike a balance between asking for salary enhancement which favors them and the right of the students to study. However the outgoing chairperson …

Gov’t welcome M7- Kagame agreement

By Juliet Nalwooga. The government of Uganda has welcomed the memorandum of understanding signed by President Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame saying it is a step in the right direction. Yesterday the two leaders agreed to implement seven points among them; resumption of cross-border activities, including movement of persons and goods and also respect each other’s sovereignty among others. Officiating at the 3rd economic growth Forum, the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said when leaders in the region agree, it is a plus for economic growth of any country. The forum is running under the theme “accelerating economic growth for shared prosperity. Related Stories………. Museveni & Kagame sign MOU on security

GEN Tumwine maintains innocence

By Benjamin Jumbe. Gen EllyTumwine has maintained that allegations of him attacking and threatening Dokolo woman MP are lies. It follows Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee recommending that Gen. Tumwine is reprimanded for breach of the privilege of Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal and for being disrespectful to Parliament. The committee’s recommendation stemmed from its investigation into allegations of contempt of parliament leveled against Gen. Tumwine and his alleged attack on Cecilia Ogwal in the corridors of parliament. Speaking to journalists at parliament Gen Tumwine has said he was not given adequate time to defend himself hence the need to tell the public the real truth. Related Stories………. Gen Tumwine is a bully – Minister Opendi

KACITA challenges signing of Museveni-Kagame MOU outside EAC

By Damali Mukhaye. Kampala City Traders have challenged the memorandum of understanding which was signed between president Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, questioning why it was done outside the East African Community. The pact was signed yesterday in Luanda, Angola during the second (Kwadro-Pataite) Qua-Dripartite Summit, which was convened to find a lasting solution to the existing differences between Uganda and Rwanda. Speaking to KFM, the chairperson of Kampala City Traders Association Everest Kayondo says that as traders, they welcome the pact and opening of boarders since traders have lost a lot following the closure of boarders. He however says that the pact could have made more sense if it was witnessed by EAC member within the regions, a asserting …

Mao asks gov’t to strengthen road traffic regulations

By Prossy Kisakye. Democratic Party president Nobert Mao has asked government to strengthen  traffic regulations to avoid rampant accidents that have continued to claim lives  in different parts of the country. His remarks follows the recent motor accident that claimed over 30 people over the weekend in two separate accidents. One of the accidents was a head-on collision between a YY Coaches bus and a taxi on Tirinyi road, while in Rubirizi district a fuel tanker veered off the road crashing into three other vehicles and buildings before exploding. Mao said that traffic police should be well facilitated to implement all regulations aimed at combating road carnage and ensuring safety of road users. He added that there must be regular inspection …