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Mwiri closed indifinitely

  Image of part of the school structures Busoga College Mwiri has been closed indefinitely. This is after the students resumed their strike this morning, with cases of violence noted. The Head of school Godfrey Wamala Lule says the administration is to sit and see how best to handle the matter. All students have been ordered to leave and by press time, more were still ┬ápacking their bags. The students began striking yesterday protesting the poor living conditions at the school. They accuse the school leadership of mismanagement of the institution citing cases of nepotism in the hiring of the staff, poor quality of service delivery and poor feeding among other issues. The closure of the schools comes days after …

Calm restored at Arua Park

Calm has been restored at Arua Park following running battles between KCCA Law enforcers and truck drivers. This followed an attempt by KCCA to evict all buses from the park to reduce congestion and curb accidents. The drivers were asked to relocate to the Namayiba Bus Terminal but declined to move. Several KCCA law enforcers have been injured in the skirmish after vendors and bus drivers turned wild against police and the KCCA law enforcers. Police has now ordered KCCA personnel to vacate the park. Meanwhile, the chairman Arua Park and juba bus operators association Omar Suleiman maintains that they will not vacate the park.

No Tobacco Day; calls on for ban on adverts

Cigarette

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the World No Tobacco day today, government is piling more pressure on players in the tobacco industry to stop the endorsement of tobacco-related adverts. The Ministry of Health is kicking off fresh campaigns to ban the advertisement of tobacco products such as cigarettes. The Commissioner of Clinical Services, Dr. Jacinto Amandua says Uganda is a signatory to the Convention for Tobacco Control, which prohibits adverts that promote the use of cigarettes. Dr. Amandua says the proposed Tobacco Control Bill will come in handy in addressing the increasing usage of tobacco among the youth with current statistics showing smoking among the youths at 15%, up from 11% in 2011. The World …

KFM is now open

KFM, is back on air. The station was switched was switched off on 20th May 2013, after the police took over the Monitor Publications Ltd premises reportedly to search for a letter written by Gen. David Ssejusa. Today, government announced that the Daily Monitor, KFM and DEMBE FM could resume operations. We thank you our listeners, advertisers and well wishers for all the support and pledge to serve you better.

Mulago Siamese twins dead

The Siamese twins who were recently admitted at Mulago Hospital are both dead. The first twin passed on yesterday afternoon, while the second one died in the evening at around 8:30 pm. Apio and Adong were born on the 4th of May this year at Ngora Hospital, from where they were referred to Mulago Hospital with hope for an operation to have them separated. Together, the babies weighed 4.46Kgs but could not be operated upon until they reached 10 kgs. They however developed flue and cough and later pneumonia, factors that largely compromised their frail health. At the time of their death, their father Mesial Okirol had left the hospital to prepare his other children for school. Their mother died …