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Two police officers shot dead in Kawempe

By Andrew Bagala Two police officers attached to Field Force Unit in Kawempe Division, Kampala have been shot dead and their guns taken by unknown assailants. Mark Habyara and another only identified as Police Constable Otim were attacked as they were patrolling the area. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the killing of their officers on Thursday night. “The incident happened at about 8pm in Kizza Zone. Our officers responded to gun shots but found our officers lying in a pool of blood,” Mr Owoyesigire said. He said police were investigating the attack. “Officers from the Flying Squad Unit and other units are on ground hunting for the suspects,” he said. This is the second attack in which police …

Celebrate Luwum’s life, Ntagali urges Ugandans

By Sahamim Nateebwa & Cissy Makumba The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has urged Ugandans to celebrate Archbishop Janani Luwum whose courage and vision will live for generations. The country today commemorates the 41st anniversary to mark the martyrdom of Janani Luwum Day, a special time designated to remember the life of the church leader who was killed by operatives of the Amin regime on 16 February 1977. Archbishop Ntagali says Luwum’s courage should be celebrated because he stood firm in tough times and preached the gospel uncompromisingly. He adds that this day was declared public holiday to give an opportunity for young people who did not see Luwum to celebrate his life. In the same stride, the …

Archbishop Ntagali urges Ugandans to celebrate Archbishop Janani Luwum

By Shamim Nateebwa. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has urged Ugandans to celebrate Archbishop Janani Luwum whose courage and vision will live for generations. The country today commemorates the JananiLuwum Day, a special time designated to remember the life of the church leader who was killed by operatives of the Amin regime on 16 February 1977. Archbishop Ntagali says Luwum’s courage should be celebrated because he stood firm in tough times and preached the gospel uncompromisingly. He adds that this day was declared public holiday to give an opportunity for young people who did not see Luwum, to celebrate his life. In the same stride, the State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Father Simon Lokodo, is …

MOE fails to place over 80,000 students who sat for the 2017 UCE exams

By Damali Mukhaye. The ministry of education has failed to place over 80,000 students who sat for the 2017 Uganda certificate of education exams in any secondary school or technical institution. Speaking at the closure of senior five selection exercise at UMA show grounds, the chairperson of the selection committee Benson Kules aid 200,000 students had been given placements out of the over 280,000 who passed the exams. This leaves the balance of over 80,000 students unplaced. He however advises those students who have not been selected should join health training institutions whose selection exercise is slated for August, private business and technical vocational institutions and private primary teachers’ colleges.

Gov’t commits to investigate Refugee scandal

By Ritah Kemigisa. Government has committed itself to fully investigate and unearth all the facts behind the refugee funds scandal in the Office of the Prime Minister and bring to book all the culprits. Addressing journalists at the media center, the minister of relief, disaster preparedness and refugees Hillary Onek said this is because government takes seriously the allegations of mismanagement of funds and other resources meant for the refugees. Onek said the investigations which kicked off a week ago and are being carried out by local police and international investigators will be concluded in the next three weeks. He says the investigations are probing both local and international agencies which provide aid to the refugees to find out if there was any connivance. He has meanwhile assured all Ugandans and …