Category «National News»

Skilled scouts and invigilators needed

By Ritah Kemigisa. The Uganda Examinations Board has been asked to enroll highly skilled scouts and invigilators if exam malpractice is to be wiped out from national exams. The call comes from Christopher Kibazanga, the Agriculture minister, also Bughendera county MP in Bundibugyo district after exam results of over 3000 pupils were withheld. Majority of the affected schools are from Bundibugyo districts where the Uganda examinations board said some parents this district also paid shs 50,000 to facilitate the process of cheating. Kibazanga says UNEB should not wait to get hold of those who cheat in exams at the marking stage but rather at the time the pupils or students are writing these exams.

Prime Minister Rugunda to launch resettlement program for landslide victims

By Benjamin Jumbe. The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda is this week set to launch government’s resettlement program for people displaced by landslides in bududa. Government is working on building 900 houses in total for the resettlement of people in landslide prone areas of the Mt Elgon region Speaking to Kfm the commissioner disaster management in the office of the Prime Minister Martin Owor says the first phase will see 101 constructed. He adds that the launch on Wednesday is to help show how far the construction has gone adding that in the first phase 6300 are to be resettled in Bulambuli. He however said the complete process of resettling all people will take 10 years

Nawangwe asked to apologize to the University staff

By Ritah Kemigisa. The Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has been asked to apologize to apologize to the University staff and Ugandans at large. The chief council for the University Staff Isaac Ssemakade says the conduct by Prof Nawangwe to sack the staff is illegal and unconstitutional and unreasonable. Semakade is now advising Nawangye to go slow and reconsider his actions arguing that he is using overly excessive power on workers who have not committed any crime adding that they should have undergone a disciplinary process. He has warned him to withdraw or lift the suspension so that all the university stakeholders like students and donors do not suffer because of his actions. He further asks Nawangwe to …

Government bans sports betting, gaming and gambling

By Robert Muhereza. President Museveni has ordered that no new sports betting company should be licensed and for the existing ones licenses should not be renewed. In his message delivered by the finance minister in charge of planning David Bahati, said the president is not happy with the way betting companies have diverted the attention of youth from working hard. Bahati who was closing off a four day conference organized by Kigezi diocese asked religious leaders who have been against the practice should now praise the Lord because there prayers have been answered. However the finance ministry spokesperson Jim Mugunga says he is not aware of the directive.

Kanyamunyu trial to begin today

By Ruth Anderah The hearing of a murder case against Mathew Kanyamunyu and others is expected to kick off this morning before the High Court in Kampala. In December last year Kanyamunyu together with his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu appeared before Justice Steven Mubiru and denied murdering social worker Kenneth Akena in 2017. Akenawas murdered on the November 12th 2017 along Kampala -Jinja road. The trio is represented by a team of famous city criminal lawyers; MacdusmanKabega, Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng to defend them against the charges. Prosecution states that Kanyamunyu who was driving along with his partnerMunwangari on the fateful night got into a quarrel with Akena whom he accused of scratching his car, …