The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has advised judicial officers to embrace revolutionary methods in addressing corruption from its roots. Speaking at the13th East African Magistrates and Judges Association Annual Conference in Kampala, Rugunda said Corruption in the Judiciary must be addressed through courageous and comprehensive interventions. The premier added that possessing the best ICT systems, modern buildings, among other facilities without addressing laziness and corrupt would undermine transformation. He challenges the Judiciaries to focus on cultivating judicial independence, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service, and opening up courts to the poor and vulnerable, who feel excluded from the judicial process.
Students of Makerere University are today petitioning the minister of education Janet kataha over the closure of the university This follows president Museveni yesterday closing the university over the numerous strikes Speaking to kfm, the guild president Roy sembogo says they want the education minister to explain how the students should be involved in the issue of lecturers when they paid their university dues. They also want an explanation as to why the president had to order the closure of the university yet could solve the lecturers’ issues.
Legislators on parliamentary committee on National economy have rejected a loan request by ministry of finance for failure to follow up on earlier loans. Yesterday ministry of finance wanted to borrow 100 million US dollars from the international development association to finance the power grid expansion in northern Uganda. However legislators including Morice Kibalya , and Paul Musoke declined to support this request saying that ministry must provide them with satisfactory update from earlier loans whose implementation is still wanting However the minister of state for investment Gabdriel Ajedra said that the committee members to approve this loan to enable the Uganda Electricity Transmission company limited extend to that area
The Ministry of health has downplayed fears that mosquito nets could cause health effects on Ugandan people. This comes as the government plans to distribute 24Million nets in a mass campaign aimed at reducing the malaria burden. The exercise kicks off on 9th December till 24th April 2017. However there are continued fears amongst the public that these nets contain chemicals which lead to miscarriages. Now health Minster Dr. Ruth Achieng says mosquito nets are fully tested and certified on both international standards and locally by the national drug authority and national bureau of standards. She denies that there chemicals saying of the 6.5 M nets received already in the country all these have been tested as they await the …
Lecturers under their body Makerere University academic staff association have welcomed the directive for closure of the university President Museveni last evening ordered for the closure of the university to guarantee safety of persons and Property This follows a students’ strike yesterday in which they destroyed people’s property in kikoni and around the university The students’ strike was prompted by a move by lecturers laying down their tools over nonpayment of their accumulated incentive arrears amounting to 28biliion. Speaking to KFM, the spokesperson of MUASA, Dr Deus Muhwezi says the closure will give the university time to sort out their issues