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Education Minister, Janet Museveni Promises salary arrears to all non-teaching staff by October.

Education Minister, Janet Museveni has told Parliament that government will pay salary arrears to all non-teaching staff, that arose after they were not included when Public University teaching staff got their pay upped last financial year. She says they will receive the money in October. Presenting a statement on the current standoff  between government and Public University non-teaching staffs, Jane Museveni also said she expects the ongoing strike to end by Thursday. Close to a fortnight ago, non-teaching staff at all public universities put down their tools protesting the failure of government to pay their arrears and also match their salaries across all public universities. This forced government to go into dialogue with them to hatch a way forward. However, …

The MVP at the 2016 Uganda Premier League Awards will walk away with a brand new Subaru Forester

The prize was displayed before the media at the Nelson Mandela Stadium tartan on Tuesday morning. FUFA Super League Limited (FSLL) board vice chairman, David Serebe, flanked by the Uganda Premier League manager Paul Kabaikaramu, FSL board member Humfrey Mandu and the head of communications at UPL, Axam Ssenkanyi graced the brief ceremony.  Here is the List of Nominations  2016 Uganda Premier Awards: Serena International Hotel, Kampala (6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m) Nominees: Footballer of the Season (MVP): Joseph Ochaya (KCCA), Erisa Sekisambu (Vipers) & Robert Ssentongo (URA) Goalkeeper of the Season: Mathias Muwanga (Sadolin Paints), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA) & Ismail Watenga (Vipers) Defender of the Season: Joseph Ochaya (KCCA), Musa Walangalira (JMC Hippos) & Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers) Midfielder of the Season: Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Richard Wandyaka (JMC Hippos) & Ibrahim Kayiwa (Express) …

State minister for health Sarah Opendi blames increased teenage pregnancies on indecent dressing by young girls.

The state minister for health in Charge of General Duties Sarah Opendi has blamed the increasing teenage pregnancies on indecent dressing by young girls. She says although the government has put in place a legislation to curb indecent dressing, its implementation has still failed. She says the country is losing 11 billion shillings each year, through addressing reproductive health issues among adolescents.

Record-breaking Michael Phelps adds to Olympic gold medals tally

Record-breaking Michael Phelps extended his tally to 21 Olympic gold medals as he won individual and team titles on day four at Rio 2016. The American, 31, comprehensively beat defending champion Chad le Clos in the 200m butterfly. The most decorated Olympian of all time then helped the US win the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay by a wide margin. British quartet Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and James Guy won the silver medal. Phelps has won more than twice as many Olympic gold medals as the athlete second on the list, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina (nine).

Defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Olympics after losing to Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in the third round of the women’s singles.

Williams lost 6-4 6-3 to Svitolina, ranked 20th in the world. Williams and sister Venus were knocked out of the women’s doubles on Sunday by Czech Republic pair Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova. Svitolina, who will face the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals, said: “It’s an unreal feeling for me. This is just a perfect moment.” Williams follows men’s top seed Novak Djokovic inexiting the Olympics after he was defeated in both singles and doubles. The 34-year-old’s exit means Angelique Kerber and Madison Keys are the only top-eight seeds remaining of what had appeared a very strong field.