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FDC attack Muntu over age limit consultations

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for Democratic change have disowned the nationwide age limit consultations launched this morning by former president Gen Mugisha Muntu for not notifying the party leadership. The meetings have kicked off in Hoima district under the theme; “country before self,” the campaigns are aimed at creating a new wave for political change. However, addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi earlier, the spokesperson of the FDC Women’s League Sarah Eperu said Muntu did not officially inform the party about his consultations. Eperu adds that the party president Patrick Amuriat is also conducting consultations and so it was necessary for Muntu to hand over his program to the party headquarters for harmonization and support. Earlier, …

2 arrested over the suspected murder of a KCCA cleaner in Bwaise

By Benjamin Jumbe. Police have arrested 2 people over the suspected murder of a KCCA cleaner in Bwaise. The body of the woman identified as Sarah Nakanwagi 38 was found dumped in a drainage channel close to the Northern bypass near heritage college school in Bugalani zone, Bwaise, Kawempe division. Speaking to Kfm, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire who confirmed the incident said they were arrested after police dogs led to their homes Speaking to Kfm one of the area residents Godfrey Magezi expressed concern over the high number of unemployed youths who spend time in drugs and alcohol, calling for government intervention She is said to have left behind 4 children.

Museveni – no one can disturb the peace enjoyed by Ugandans

By Benjamin Jumbe: President Yoweri Museveni has said that no one can disturb the peace enjoyed by Ugandans following the great sacrifices made by the people of Uganda. He made the remark while speaking at the memorial mass of the late Prince Bernard Richard Olanya Lagony and other members of his family in Bunga Raa village, Koch Goma Sub-county, Nwoya District. The President was eulogizing Prince Bernard Richard Olanya Lagony and Okot Ogoni the two peace emissaries abducted and killed on June 10, 1996 in Pagik village, Cwero Sub-county in Nwoya district by Kony rebels who they had gone to discuss peace with. The President said that no sensible person should kill peace envoys because they leave behind their colleagues …

Uganda cancer institute needs 120b shilling budget

Uganda cancer institute notes that by government increasing its budget is the only way for cancer control and management in the country. Speaking to the Institutes director Doctor Jackson Orem, only average they need 120billion shillings per to optimally run the service but they have a short fall in achieving that. Doctor Orem notes that there is one can­cer treat­ment cen­ter (Uganda Can­cer In­sti­tute) with lim­ited ca­pac­ity and yet it serves peo­ple from all over the great lakes re­gion: Rwanda, Bu­rundi, DR Congo, and West­ern Kenya as well as Uganda. He has also dismissed reports that the in­sti­tu­tion acquired old version cobalt ra­dio­ther­apy equip­ment that was banned world­wide be­cause they are dan­ger­ous to hu­man health. He says the machine acquired …

Education Minister has directed all schools to stop setting pre-registration tests for candidates

By Damalie Mukhaye: The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, has directed all schools to stop setting pre-registration tests or examinations for candidates. Releasing the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results at the Office of the Prime Minister, the minister vowed to cancel centers of all schools that have been conducting these tests. She has said no one has a right to stop students from sitting for national examinations on grounds of incompetence saying that all teachers who do so should be deregistered and their names published in the media. She condemned examination malpractice indicating that she has already caused a draft repeal of the UNEB Act to be put on the cabinet paper with a new law expected …