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Bobi Wine posters pulled down

BY OPIO SAM CALEB. Kamuli Municipal Authorities have pulled down all Bobi Wines show posters put up in the Municipality advertising his mega show. Security authorities allege the show was not booked and the organizers have not sought permission which could point to hidden agenda and political undertones. Kamuli DPC Collins Kyasimire said after the operation “The Municipal law enforcement team came to us and we pulled down all the adverts for the show scheduled on 20 October at the playground because it was illegal, no permission sought no nothing just exciting the Public and littering the Municipality,”. He added that Bobi Wine now is a government personality as MP so organizers should even seek permission from the IGP to …

Deputy Chief Justice Apologizes for Delay of Constitutional Petitions hearings

By Ruth Anderah: The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-has apologised to the nation about the delay in hearing Constitutional Petitions promising to quickly dispose  -off all pending cases under his reign as the head of the Constitutional Court. Justice Dollo has sounded the apology to a one Benjamin  Alipanga who filed a petition challenging the amendment of Article 102(b) regarding the presidential age limit. Three years later, his petition is yet to be heard. Last week on Friday Justice Dollo summoned Alipanga,   his three  lawyers led by Fred Muwema , the Attorney General and the NRM  lawyers to appear before him and mention the petition. Today NRM lawyers led by Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Attorney General represented by Martin Mwambustya, Alipanga and his lawyers held …

Minister of state asks parents to consider technical education option

By Damali Mukhaye: The state minister of state for higher education John Muyingo has asked parents of senior four candidates who begin their exams this Friday to consider the option for technical education if they are to better compete on the job market. Speaking during the release of the technical and business exam results this morning, Muyingo said Senior 4 and primary 7 candidates should not take technical and vocational studies as an alternative to higher education since majority of university graduates are still looking of jobs. He adds that the future of big economies like Japan and USA, is shaped by business so if Uganda is to quickly acquire middle income status, more parents should encourage their children to …

Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation expected in Uganda today for a 3-day working visit

By Samuel Ssebuliba: Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller is expected in Uganda today for a three-day working visit. According to a statement from the Germany Embassy in Kampala, his visit is focused on understanding the role of Uganda as a receiving country for refugees as well as on gaining an insight on the topic of food security in Uganda. Later this afternoon he will meet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, as well as the ministers for Foreign Affairs, Finance and Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees for political talks. Also on his agenda is the opening of the opening of the Deutsche-Welle-Akademie in Kampala in celebration of the German National Day before travelling to Arua region to …

Sports minister disowns UPE report by UWEZO

BY TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY: State minister for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi has rubbished a recent assessment report by UWEZO which showed that upper primary school pupils were unable to do P2 tasks. According to UWEZO’s 2016 countrywide household-based assessment of learning outcomes that was released recently, only three out of 10 pupils in P3 to P7 can do P2 work. Though the report says that only two out of 10 P3 pupils read a P2 level local language story and hat four out of 10 children in the same class cannot read a word in their local language, it further indicated that by the time children reach P7, 15 in 100 cannot solve Class 2 division. However Bakabulindi describes the report …