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University admissions for every semester

Education Minister Jesca Alupo

Government is committed to ensuring admission on a semester basis in all its universities. At the moment, public universities admit students on a yearly basis which results into congestion. Speaking at the Kyambogo Univeristy graduation ceremony, Education minister, Jessica Alupo said that they are challenged by private universities that are already doing the same. She however says before this is implemented, they will have to improve on the state of infrastructure at the universities. Over 6,713 students have been awarded degrees, certificates and diplomas in various disciplines.

US reviews relations with Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni

The US government is still reviewing its relations with Uganda. The US Mission in Uganda says its operations will continue to run, amid pressure from some human rights activists to have the Ambassador recalled. The Africa director for Human Right Watch, Daniel Bekele, was quoted on Al Jazeera yesterday asking the US to recall its ambassador to Uganda and review diplomatic relations over passing of the Act. Speaking to KFM, the Embassy’s Public Affairs officer, Erin Truhler says the US government has several projects in Uganda, adding that any decision on the review will come from Washington. The anti-homosexuality act has drawn strong criticism from the Western world, following revelations by President Museveni that he will assent to it.  

Kyambogo University students on strike

The police has fired teargas to disperse a group of students demonstrating at Kyambogo University. The students turned rowdy after failing to trace their names on the final list of those graduating tomorrow. The students say that they have cleared everything but shocked to see that their names are missing. However, the university spokesman, Lawrence Madete says the students whose names are missing on the list have not cleared all the requirements. Atleast 6,000 students have been cleared for the graduation slated for tomorrow.  

Katatumba evicted again

Days after the Pakistani Consul to Uganda His Excellency Bonny Katatumba regained ownership of Blacklines House following a protracted court battle, another order has been issued to have him evicted. Blacklines House located in the city center has been under contention between Katatumba and city businessman Mukesh Shukla. Court bailiffs have ordered that the building be closed but no property has been removed. The police are heavily deployed around the building that also houses the Consulate of Pakistan. According to the court order signed by Irene Akankwasa on February 10, 2014, the one earlier served on February 6 directing Katatumba to regain ownership of the building, was given out erroneously. Addressing the media earlier, Katatumba  said the second order was fake and …

Protect all government land

President Yoweri Museveni has called for the protection of government land including that vacated by refugees. The president says this can be used to attract investors who will build growth centres to attract people from poverty. The President was today presiding over the ground breaking ceremony for a US$300million, 18 square miles facility. The facility will also house a beef production zone, host a world class abattoir to consume about 400 cows a day, breeding of new strains of livestock, feeding and production areas, slaughter houses, packing facilities and maintenance hall for the cattle depository. The development follows an earlier meeting in 2012 during which President Yoweri Museveni held talks with the Turkish investors over business opportunities in Uganda particularly …