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MUASA suspends lecturers’ strike

The lecturers strike has been suspended. Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has suspended their planned strike. The decision comes after the university council gave them assurance that their demands would be met. The lecturers had threatened to lay down their tools tomorrow if the council did not revise its budget for the next financial year …

More floods hit Kasese town

River Nyamwamba has burst its banks for the second time this week, causing more panic and fear in Kasese town. The water levels have been steadily rising since 6:00am. The Katiri Bridge on Nyamwamba River is on the verge of collapse following the early morning down pour that led to more flooding. The Uganda People’s …

Prof. Bukenya eyes the presidency

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has declared plans to vie for the presidency come 2016. In an exclusive interview with Daily Monitor at his Kakiri country home in Wakiso District Prof. Bukenya said the country needed change now and hence his decision to come out. Using the imagery of football, Prof. Bukenya said that …

MUK lecturers to strike on Monday

Makerere University lecturers have put government on strike notice again. Lecturers under the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) have vowed to strike starting next week on Monday over government’s reluctance to increase their salaries by 100%. MUASA chairman, Mohammed Kiggundu says their demands were not included in the Ministry of Education budget for the …

Relief items delivered in Kasese

Officials from the Office of the Prime Minister together with the Uganda Red cross and Kasese district authorities are carrying out an assessment of the extent of damage caused by floods in the district. The team led by the state minister for disaster preparedness Musa Echweru is visiting the affected areas in Bulembia division. According …