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Janet Museveni “government is yet to fulfill its pledge on increasing salaries”

By Damali Mukhaye. Education and Sports Minister Janet Museveni has written to all Public Universities assuring them that the government is yet to fulfil its pledge on increasing the salaries of their staff. In a letter addressed to the chairpersons of all Public University Councils dated April 3rd, Mrs Museveni notes that the government’s commitment to enhance the pay of staff to the level where a professor’s salary is Shs 15 million is still on and binding. This follows threats by staff members from the six universities including Kyambogo, Makerere, Busitema, Mbarara and Gulu to lay down their tools after learning that their enhancement had not been included in the budget estimates for 2017/2018. The minister also met all the …

Stella Nyanzi rejects disciplinary proceedings and suspension for insulting the First Lady

By Damali Mukhaye. Controversial Makerere University research Dr.Stella Nyanzi through her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde has rejected the disciplinary proceedings and her subsequent suspension for insulting the minister of education and First Lady Janet Museveni. Dr. Nyanzi was officially suspended from the university after she was accused of using social media to insult and castigate the minister despite warnings against the same. In a letter addressed to Dr Nyanzi dated March 30th from the Director Human Resources, she was suspended from the university on half payments following a directive from the university appointments board and was advised to appear before the board for further disciplinary action. In response on behalf of Nyanzi, the Center for Legal Aid has written back to …

Moses Magogo declared sole candidate for FUFA president

By David Kugonza The Northern Regional football association (NRFA) has declared the Federation for Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president Eng. Moses Magogo as the sole candidate for the upcoming FUFA Election NRFA chairpersons from across districts of Lango and Acholi Sub-region have vowed that the incumbent Eng. Moses Magolo would be retained after a long consultative meeting held at Town View Annex Hotel Lira to produce a successor who would challenge Magogo Speaking on Wednesday evening, Dr. Patrick Bernard Ogwel the FUFA representative Northern region said the meeting was to align all the NRFA chairpersons with election road map. He said the NRFA had observed that there was no one to challenge Magogo in the coming election. Dr. Ogwel notes …

EC Boss Pitches Camp In Aruu As Voting Kicks Off

By Julius Ocungi The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama and five other commissioners including his deputy have pitched camp in Pader district, to ensure total transparency as the by-election for Aruu North County constituency gets underway.   Addressing candidates’ agents and other some stakeholders during a pre-polling meeting held at district council hall on Thursday evening, Justice Byabakama appealed to candidates and their supporters to maintain law and order as they go to the polls today. Responding to claims by independent candidate Henry Komakech that there were plans to rig the election through polling officials, the commission chairperson said they were there to ensure that the entire exercise is free, fair and transparent to avoid chaos. The race for the Aruu …

Former Nigeria oil minister and other officials charged with money-laundering.

A former Nigerian oil minister and three election officials have been charged with money-laundering. The ex-minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been accused of bribing the officials before the 2015 elections. She was not present to enter a plea, and was described on the charge sheet as being at large. In the past she has rejected accusations that she was corrupt. Ms Alison-Madueke served under President Goodluck Jonathan. He lost the election to Muhamadu Buhari. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says one of the three officials pleaded guilty, and the other two not guilty. Story By BBC News