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FDC releases roadmap for election of party president

By Ritah Kemigisa The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has released a roadmap for the election of a new party president. Addressing journalists at the party headquarters this morning the FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said the period between 10th July to 12th August has been designated for registration and picking of nomination forms by candidates interested in the presidential race. Ssemujju adds that the nomination for party president will be conducted on 14th August and 16th August and the open campaigns will be held from 17th August until 17th November 2017. The election for the party president will be held on 17th November during the delegates’ conference and the swearing in of the new president will be …

Former DP president Ssebaana Kizito is dead

By Damali Mukhaye, Moses Kyeyune & Stephen Mbidde Various leaders have paid tribute to Former Kampala Mayor and Democratic Party President John Ssebaana Kizito. He died this morning at the age of 83 at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala where he has been undergoing treatment. According to Dr. Josephe Okia, the deceased was taken to hospital after he suffered a stroke. Sebaana served the country in various capacities both in the government and private sector in his earlier days and as such many leaders have described him as an exemplary and irreplaceable leader. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has described Ssebaana Kizito as a man whose economic record for the country must be hailed. Kadaga was speaking to the media …

Matia Kasaija has pledged financial support to a group of Nsambya youths operating on the roadside.

By Michael Ojula The minister of finance, economic development and planning Matia Kasaija has pledged financial support to a group of Nsambya youths operating on the roadside. Speaking to these youths engaged in various artisan works last evening, the minister said government was to support them through their SACCO, further promising to acquire land for their activities. The minister emphasized value addition to furniture products so they can attract foreign exchange. Kasaija who was flanked by state minister for youths Nakiwala Kiyingi appealed to the youths to keep safe from HIV and go for further studies. A portion of funds in the 2017/18 budget has been apportioned to acquire land to settle roadside furniture makers.

Government to consider a pay rise for state prosecutors

By Ssebuliba Samuel. This follows their recent threat to lay down their tools if government had failed to consider reviewing their pay upwards. The third Deputy Prime Minister Hajji kirunda Kivejinja said that cabinet has resolved to come up with a common position in two weeks’ time He said that government is set to present to parliament a comprehensive proposal for civil servants salary review which will include the prosecutors. In 2013 state persecutors and attorneys petitioned the 9th parliament calling for salary review with Senior Principal State Attorneys asking for 15 M shillings from 2 Million shillings, state attorney wanted 9 Million shillings from 1.1 million shillings, while state prosecutors wanted a pay rise to 5 million shillings from …

Former MUK VC Baryamureeba has protested the election of Professor Nawangwe as the new VC

By Damali Mukhaye Former Makerere university vice chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has protested the election of Professor Barnabas Nawangwe as the new university vice chancellor Makerere University Council yesterday voted Professor Nawangwe to become the new Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor Baryamureeba, who was among the four contestants for the post claims he has overwhelming evidence to prove that the search committee report that was used as a basis for the Senate and council decisions to is a total sham. Baryamureeba pins Hon Thomas Tayebwa, a member of Council of having been behind the scam accusing him of having vested personal interests in race calling on council to investigate. Speaking to Kfm Hon Tayeebwa has however dismissed the allegation describing …