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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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Greater Masaka NRM leaders endorse Museveni for party president in 2021

November 16, 2018 6:00 pm

By Ivan Kimbowa.

National Resistance Movement leaders in the nine districts of Masaka sub region yesterday endorsed Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for party chairmanship in 2021.

Led by Captain Mulindwa Birimumaaso, the Lwengo NRM Chairperson red out a statement at liberation square where the party celebrated its achievements in the region supporting Mr Museveni to lead them for the sixth term in 2021.

“As leaders of NRM party in Masaka sub region, together with this gathering we have decided to call him to leads us in 2021,” Mr Birimumaaso red out the statement amid ululations from the gathering.

He also noted that because of the weaknesses they had in the elections of previous party primaries, less expertise, few stuff members, logistics and leaders who connive with registrars to ridge votes, they decided article 44 (3) of the NRM constitution be amended to remove box voting for people to line at the back of candidates or their posters during broad day light to identify the winners.

When Captain Mukula, the Eastern Uganda National Resistance Movement Party (NRM) Vice Chairperson was invite to address the gathering also supported move saying it should be carried to various parts of the country.

“What has been done today should be copied by other parts of the country…those who think that Museveni should go and also lead will crush NRM. I therefore want to thank Masaka people for the decision of considering Museveni a presidential candidate 2021,” Mukula said

Captain Mukula, however, blamed the NRM failure to win all the constituencies in Uganda on hypocrisy and unnecessary fights in the party wondering why leaders fail to also deliver packages and services they are entrusted with.

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COSASE Chasing Hot air

November 16, 2018 3:37 pm

By Moses Kyeyune.

A section of the MPs on the Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises have raised fear that they could be running after hot air in the ongoing probe into illegal liquidation of commercial Banks.

This was after Dr Ben Sekabira, the director of financial markets development at the Central Bank informed the committee that the proprietor of Solicitors and Auctioneers, the lead company in selling off TEEFE Trust Bank’s securities died years ago.

Sekabira’s submission was prompted by a directive from the committee chairperson,  Abdul Katuntu to have the proprietor appear before the probe on Monday.

The MPs are worried that a lot remains to be desired especially where there is no evidence relating to the inquiry yet at the same time,  key witnesses have since died.

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Police vow not to allow Mp Semujju Nganda to proceed with his rally

November 16, 2018 3:32 pm

By Benjamin Jumbe

Police have vowed not to allow kira municipality Mp Ibrahim Semujju Nganda to proceed with his rally.

It comes as police and military personnel remain deployed at the legislators resident in Kirinya.

Speaking to Kfm spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan police explains that the deployment was to stop the legislator from going forward with his plan after failing to agree on the venue.

He says the legislator had been advised to get another venue than Jokers hotel which he had chosen, a position the legislator objected

Speaking to Kfm earlier Semujju who was still hidden in his house said he had written to police earlier but officers today came out to say he notified police late.

He however insists he will proceed with his consultative rally today.

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