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NDA warns pharmacy owners.

Pharmacy operators who have not had their licenses renewed will have to stay out of business starting today. According to the spokesperson of the National Drug Authority Fred Sekyana, guidelines were issued for all pharmacies to register with the authority by January and those that have not complied will not be allowed to operate. Ssekyana however says that the authority will still register new operators who are ready to operate in up country districts.

CID Quizzes MP Centenary Over Kasese.

The member of parliament for kasese municipality Hon Robert Centenary has been questioned by police CID at kibuli for allegedly making defamatory statement against the former minister for Defense Dr.crispus kiyonga . Its alleged that Centenary in April last year he accused Crispus Kiyonga of fuelling tension between security forces and the Rwenzururu Kingdom. He recorded a statement before CID detectives headed by the commissioner of crimes at kibuli CID Venus Tumuhimbise and later released. However speaking to centenary, he has asked s kiyonga as an elder from kasase to desist from opening fights with leaders of the same area.

Police judgment on Besigye’s case tomorrow.

The police disciplinary court is set to deliver its judgment on the eight police officer, who allegedly masterminded beating of Dr Col kiiza Besigye’s supporters last year. In May last year, the accused police officers are said to have led a team that brutalized FDC supporters who had gathered on road to welcome Besigye after being granted bail on treason charges. Speaking to media today, Denis Odongpiny, the court chairman said that they have so far received submissions from seven accused officers by Tuesday last week, leaving out Dan Tandeka who has not been around. He said that by close of business today, all officers will have made their submission pending judgment tomorrow. Others on the charge shit are Andrew …

High cost of electricity will not go down until African Development Bank loan is fully paid.

President Yoweri Museveni has expressed concern over the high cost of electricity, which he says will not come down until the African Development Bank loan is fully paid. The President was yesterday meeting the Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina at the sidelines of the 28th Ordinary AU summit of Heads of States and Governments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Presidents’ concern follows reports by Ugandan manufacturers and other big businesses that have complained of the high cost of electricity in the country, which they say makes their products uncompetitive in the region. Uganda is developing two more hydropower dams, Karuma and Isimba, on the Nile with a combined capacity of 780 MW. Akinwumi in his response gave full assurances to government …

Chairperson Orders for demotion of school heads with no first grade

Sembabule District Chairperson has ordered for demotion of head teachers of public schools that failed to get pupils with first grades in the 2016 Primary Leaving Exams. Sembabule District Chairperson, Dr Elly Muhumuuza made the directive while delivering his speech at a farewell party of the outgoing District Chief Administrative Officer Simon Bimbona. Muhumuza says that the Government loses a lot of money to financing public schools but it’s unfortunate that the school head teachers have not done enough to improve their schools performance in Primary Leaving Exams. Muhumuza says that there is no need of holding such school heads in leadership of public schools when pupils cannot pass. He wonders why pupils in private schools continues to pass yet …