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Floods kill one in Kyebando

November 18, 2018 5:07 pm

Shamim Nateebwa

Police have confirmed the death of a Kyebando resident who was electrocuted following today’s heavy down pour.

According to the police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the deceased has been identified as Barnabus Musisi.

Kayima however says a number of people are reportedly missing in various areas like Kireka and Bweyogerere due to the floods.

He has now asked the public to report cases of missing persons to any nearby police station so that a search can quickly begin.

Meanwhile Transport is still paralyzed along Bombo road following the early morning down pour.

The road has been completely cut off by water in areas like Maganjo, Kawanda and Kagoma.

Motorists are now advised to use Gayaza road.

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Museveni pledges more support to doctors

November 18, 2018 11:43 am

By Moses Ndhaye.

President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to continue improving the working conditions of health workers as the country targets to have over than 80,000 medical workers.

Addressing doctors under the Uganda Medical association last night during their dinner, Museveni said the country currently has only 7000 who are enough to deliver quality services to a;; Ugandans.

Museveni says all   that is required to prevent Ugandan doctors from seeking for greener pastures abroad is by facilitating them well with a better pay.

He has now asked doctors to put more focus on disease prevention if the cost of treating Ugandans is to reduce.

 

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Zaake summoned by CID over Arua fracas

November 18, 2018 11:18 am

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Criminal investigations Directorate has summoned the Mityana municipality MP Francis Zaake to appear before the its headquarters in Kibuli on Wednesday 21st November 2018.

According to a letter dated 16th November to the speaker of parliament, the Director Criminal intelligence Grace Akullo says Zaake will appear before the Deputy Director investigations at the CID headquarters at 9am.

Akullo says the directorate is conducting investigations in two charges preferred against him namely treason and escaping from lawful custody.

She says the legislator will be guided on the next course of action on that day.

Zaake who was allegedly brutalized during the Arua by-election fracas returned India from treatment last month.

 

 

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53-year old hangs self over sex denial

November 17, 2018 3:00 pm

By Abubaker Kirunda.

A 53-year old man has hanged himself for allegedly being denied sex by his wife.

The deceased Ronald Katwalume a resident of Bugwangani village in Kasokwe sub-county in Kaliro was found hanging dead on a tree behind his house.

The area LC1 Chairman Henry Wakaisuka said the deceased has been in disagreement with the wife for quite a long time.

He condemned the wife for allegedly denying the deceased sex but added that the matter would have been brought to his office for a solution.

The wife of the deceased only identified as Nulu refuted the allegations of sex denial to the deceased saying the deceased has for long been threatening to hang himself over unclear reasons.

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Professor runs to court over a makerere job

November 17, 2018 11:00 am

By Ruth Anderah.

The High Court in Kampala has been asked to reverse the appointment of Prof. William Bazeyo to the post of Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Prof. Anthony Mugisha ; a candidate who lost the job to Prof Bazeyo wants  the court to issue  orders staying the approval of Prof. Bazeyo  until such a time when the main case is heard and determined.

In the main petitioned filed by prof. Mugisha before court, he contends that Makerere University is mandated under the Universities and other tertiary institutions Act to have a Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of finance and administration.

That when the said post was advertised, a search committee was appointed to select the suitable candidates for the job.

He goes on to state that out of the five candidates, the Search Committee found only him and Prof William Bazeyo as the  suitable  candidates who met the criteria .

That however instead of recommending or forwarding the names of the said two candidates that met the criteria to the University Senate, the Search Committee took it upon itself to compare the two candidates and declared Prof Bazeyo the best candidate; something that prof. Mugishasays was beyond its mandate.

He is however quick to clarify that at the time he was only an associate professor and now at the time of his application in 2018, he is a full professor, something that   he claims him even more suitable than how he was in 2013.

Through his lawyers of Wameli & Co. Advocates he wants court to quash and set aside the process and acts undertaken by Makerere University organs in the appointment of Prof Bazeyo as Deputy Vice Chancellor.

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University graduates now enrolling for vocational studies

November 17, 2018 9:00 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

The graduates students from different universities across the country have started going back to acquire the vocational and technical certificates.

According to the executive secretary of the Uganda business and technical Examination board Onesma Oyesigye, they have started accessing students who enrolled in technical institutes using their bachelor degrees and the numbers are increasing each and every day.

He says that the students have started appreciating the importance of hands on skills offered by institutions as compared to what they have acquired at the university level.

He says that the parents should stop taking vocational education as an option to students who have not performed well.

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