Category «National News»

State minister Musa Ecweru asks NRM members to stay humble

By Ritah Kemigisa Members in the ruling NRM have been warned from acting like they have power over other Ugandans just because they belong to the NRM. Giving his tribute on the floor of parliament to the late Ibrahim Abiriga, the state minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru said NRM members need to emulate the deceased Abiriga who despite tirelessly working for the party with a lot of passion , he did not have any sense of entitlement. Ecweru says NRM members do not have the right of being treated like a special category further calling upon them to be humble if they are to avoid leading the country to the ruins.

Gov’t gives shs 45M to Abiriga Mourners in Arua

By Ritah Kemigisa. Government has finally rescued the people of Arua town, home to the slain Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga who were out of food to feed mourners and also pay funeral service providers. According to the Arua Woman MP Mourine Os­oru, the people of Arua were in need of money to organize a good sendoff of for their beloved legislator. Osuru says parliament has sent shs 45M for the people on ground in Arua to feed the people and do the necessary arrangements for the deceased. She says out of this money shs 25M will be used at Rhino Camp where Abiriga is to be laid to rest tomorrow.

Kampala-Entebbe express highway to be opened this month

By Ritah Kemigisa. The Chinese government has confirmed that it will officially open the Kampala-Entebbe express highway for public use this June. Addressing journalists at the Uganda Media center ahead a of friendly visit of a high level Chinese delegation, the Chinese ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhaqiangsaid the visit will be marred by political consultations and how to strengthen the China- Uganda relationship. Zhaqiang says the delegation which will be headed by the chairman of the Chinese People’s political consultative conference H.E Wang Yang was invited by Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. He says the delegation which will be in Uganda between the 13th and 16th of June will also exchange views with President Yoweri Museveni on the fields …

Mubs lecturers to lay down tools next week

By Damali Mukhaye. Makerere university business school lecturers have agreed to lay down their tools next week on Tuesday after the university management failing to handle their grievances. Speaking to journalists, the chairperson of the Mubs academic staff association Isaac Magoola says that some lecturers have been under paid for two years since their salaries have not yet been enhanced like their counter parts. Magoola also says that the lecturers have not yet received their money for supervising the field attachment vowing not to supervise students who are already in the field. He says that they had issued a 14 days ultimatum to the administration to handle their issues but all in vain asserting that the notice expires on Tuesday …

1st lady contributes 30M to the Ngamba Chimpanzee endowment Fund

By Benjamin Jumbe. The first lady and minister of education and sports Janet Museveni has contributed 30M shillings to the Ngamba Chimpanzee endowment Fund This was during the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary’s 20th anniversary celebration dinner held in kampala last evening. Speaking at the event, Museveni called on all citizens of Uganda and partners to actively participate in the conservation of Uganda’s wildlife She further underscored the importance of educating the young generation about the country’s wildlife and conservation, arguing that through this , they will be duty bound to protect the species. Speaking at the same event , the minister for Tourism wildlife and Antiquities , emphasized the need to protect forests which are the natural habitats for chimpanzees. …