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Mbabazi intervenes in FUFA wrangles

The Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi is expected to meet officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports today over new regulations to regulate the sports sector. The draft regulations to amend the current National Council of Sports Act 1964 will see an overhaul in the management of national federations, amid controversy surrounding the incorporation of FUFA into a limited company. The Minister of Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo says the management of football has been marred due to administration flaws, which the amendments will address.

Kalungi convicted over the death of Nebanda

Court has found Adam Kalungi guilty of causing the death of the former Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nabanda. Makindye Court Chief Magistrate Esther Nambayo has said that Kalungi delayed to take the late Nebanda to hospital, causing her death. She has however cleared him of the charges relating to being in possession of narcotic drugs. Also convicted is one of his co-accused Ali Umar, who is accused of being in possession of narcotic drugs. The other four suspects have been set free. Karungi and his co-suspects are alleged to have committed the offences on 14th December 2012 at Buziga in Makindye division a Kampala suburb. The magistrate is yet to read out  his sentence.  

PLE results are credible, UNEB

Education minister Jesica Alupo

The Uganda National Examinations Board has assured the public of the credibility and authenticity of the PLE results presented today. The 2013 Primary leaving examinations have today been released following delays that were blamed on technical hitches and systems breakdown, raising questions on their credibility. However, speaking shortly after announcing the results, the UNEB secretary Matthew Bukenya has denied allegations that the final results could have been tampered with. The minister for education and sports Jesica Alupo too emphasized that extra care was taken in marking, processing and compiling the results. The results indicate a slightly improved performance of candidates compared to the previous year. The boys continued to perform better than their female counterparts. While urban schools also outperformed …

Government to cut funding to FUFA

Government is considering budget cuts towards the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA). The Minister of Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo has told MPs on the Education committee that FUFA has been receiving funding from government as an affiliate association to FIFA and not as a registered company. Alupo says the Solicitor General last year advised that FUFA erred in registering the association into a private company, which would mean government cannot hold them accountable. The committee is currently hearing a petition from Uganda Football Associations, challenging the operations of FUFA Ltd in running football affairs in the country.

Refugee situation under control, government

The government has assured the country that the refugee crisis in Uganda is under control. State Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru says government has set up mechanisms to ensure the country is not infiltrated by wrong elements. He reveals that the total number of refugees now is 317,000 but quickly adds that there are enough supplies to take care of the refugees for at least the next three months. He however says various challenges remain including poor sanitation, inadequate water supply among others. Meanwhile, the Office of the Prime Minister together with partners have embarked on an immunization campaign covering refugees and their immediate host communities. This has been revealed by the state minister for refugees Musa …