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2021 elections to cost 700 billion Uganda shillings

By Moses Kyeyune. The government has started pushing for their budgets for preparation of the 2021 general elections come 2021. The inductive figure of 700 billion shillings has been revealed by the state minister for Finance David Bahati as he appeared before the parliament local government committee. Bahati notes that given the magnitude of funding required and the need to undertake preliminary preparatory activities; about half of these funds will be required in the FY 2019/20 and the balance in the FY 2020/2021. According to electoral commission general elections report 2016, a tune of 420bn was used to organize the previous general election. Meanwhile, the 2021 general elections can only take place if the Supreme Court maintains the judgment issued …

Teacher arrested for selling fake UCE paper

By Damali Mukhaye.  The Uganda national examination board in conjunction with police has arrested one teacher for selling fake paper of the forthcoming Uganda certificate of education to the heads of schools. Addressing journalist, the uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo says that the teachers were caught selling fake science papers of physics, chemistry and mathematics and many schools have fallen victim of that. He says they have arrested one teacher while five are on the run, warning schools that have fallen victim to stop misleading students with the fake papers they have bought but rather concentrate in what they have taught them in class. He warns all those planning to sell fake exams since police and the board is aware.

Electoral commission bans processions after rallies

By Benjamin Jumbe. The electoral commission has banned forthwith any processions after political rallies. This is one of the measures taken to avoid a repeat of the Arua chaos in which one person was shot dead and others sustained injuries. Now addressing journalists at the release of the program for by elections of district chairperson and other lower local government councils in Busia, commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama said no politician will be allowed to have a procession after any rally. He further implores Ugandans to shun any acts of violence The district with a total of 151,798 registered voters has 234 polling stations

Namuganza attacks Kadaga over report

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The state minister for Lands Persis Namuganza has described report by Parliamentary committee Rules as bias and influenced by the speaker Rebecca Kadaga. The preliminary report seen by NTV pinned minister Namuganza for insulting speaker Rebecca Kadaga in the recent raw between them. However according Namuganza, this report was influenced by the speaker herself and its outcomes can’t be binding. She said that parliament can’t suspend her since the speaker is also the accused. These two Busoga leaders got entangled in a raw over local leadership.

Zaake back in the country, police pick him up at the airport and escorted him home

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has arrived at his home in Mityana amidst great jubilation and celebration from his supporters Zaake who has been in India where he went to receive specialized treatment, returned this morning and was received by security. The police escorted him to his home constituency in Mityana amidst tight security. He has been in India receiving specialized medical treatment after he was allegedly brutalized during the chaos that marred the Arua municipality by election.