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9 sex workers remanded by City Hall Court for easing themselves in the public

By Ruth Anderah. Nine sex workers have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison by City Hall Court for committing a nuisance by easing in the public. The nine ladies led by Harriet Akini have appeared before a grade one magistrate Patrick Talisuna and accepted the charges. They now remanded to Luzira prison until November 21st for sentencing. Prosecution says the convicts on November 15th 2018 at Kampala road did commit a nuisance by defecating /urinating along the road while carrying out their sex trade being a public place.

Museveni pledges to continue improving the working conditions of health workers

By Moses Ndhaye. President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to continue improving the working conditions of health workers as the country targets to have over than 80,000 medical workers. Addressing doctors under the Uganda Medical association last night during their dinner, Museveni said the country currently has only 7000 who are enough to deliver quality services to all Ugandans. Museveni says all   that is required to prevent Ugandan doctors from seeking for greener pastures abroad is by facilitating them well with a better pay. He has now asked doctors to put more focus on disease prevention if the cost of treating Ugandans is to reduce.

53-year old hangs self over sex denial

By Abubaker Kirunda. A 53-year old man has hanged himself for allegedly being denied sex by his wife. The deceased Ronald Katwalume a resident of Bugwangani village in Kasokwe sub-county in Kaliro was found hanging dead on a tree behind his house. The area LC1 Chairman Henry Wakaisuka said the deceased has been in disagreement with the wife for quite a long time. He condemned the wife for allegedly denying the deceased sex but added that the matter would have been brought to his office for a solution. The wife of the deceased only identified as Nulu refuted the allegations of sex denial to the deceased saying the deceased has for long been threatening to hang himself over unclear reasons.

Professor runs to court over a makerere job

By Ruth Anderah. The High Court in Kampala has been asked to reverse the appointment of Prof. William Bazeyo to the post of Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor. Prof. Anthony Mugisha ; a candidate who lost the job to Prof Bazeyo wants  the court to issue  orders staying the approval of Prof. Bazeyo  until such a time when the main case is heard and determined. In the main petitioned filed by prof. Mugisha before court, he contends that Makerere University is mandated under the Universities and other tertiary institutions Act to have a Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of finance and administration. That when the said post was advertised, a search committee was appointed to select the suitable candidates for the …

University graduates now enrolling for vocational studies

By Damali Mukhaye. The graduates students from different universities across the country have started going back to acquire the vocational and technical certificates. According to the executive secretary of the Uganda business and technical Examination board Onesma Oyesigye, they have started accessing students who enrolled in technical institutes using their bachelor degrees and the numbers are increasing each and every day. He says that the students have started appreciating the importance of hands on skills offered by institutions as compared to what they have acquired at the university level. He says that the parents should stop taking vocational education as an option to students who have not performed well.