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Congo crimean fever contained

State Health Minister Sarah Opendi

The Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever is largely contained. This has been confirmed by the state minister for primary health care Sarah Opendi. She says since the disease broke out two weeks ago they have not yet registered any new confirmed case. Opendi attributes the development to increased surveillance and the public sensitization about the disease. …

Religious leaders push for a national peace policy

A national Peace Policy is needed as the country prepares for the 2016 general elections. The Executive Secretary of the Uganda Joint Christian Council Sylvester Arinaitwe says once in place, the peace policy will help reduce incidences that may generate conflict. Addressing journalists this morning, Arinaitwe also said the policy promote unity and issues of …

MUK lecturers’ strike suspended

Makerere University lecturers’ strike has been suspended. This is after the Makerere University Academic Staff Association general Assembly adopted resolutions from an earlier meeting held with the university administration. One of the resolutions is that the increase in the lecturers’ pay takes effect on September 30th. According to the association chairman Mohammed Kiggundu, the increments …

Nile Bridge Construction set for December

The construction of the second Nile Bridge is set for December 2013. The Uganda National Roads Authority says it has finalized the process to kick start the multi-billion project. The acting executive director of UNRA Ssebbugga Kimeze says once construction gets underway it will take up to four years to complete the works including the …

UNEB releases exam time tables

UNEB Secretary Matthew Bukenya

The Uganda National Examinations Board has released the examination time tables for the year 2013. According to the UNEB spokesperson Hamis Kaheru, six levels of exams will be conducted beginning in October and November. These include Primary Leaving Examinations, Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), Uganda Junior Technical Certificate, Crafts I, II & III, Community Polytechnic …