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Coffee farmers advised ahead of surplus production

January 21, 2019 6:00 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa.

Coffee farmers have been asked to take advantage of the good season ahead.

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority executive Director Dr Emmanuel Iyamulemye says they expect surplus production this season as compared to last year.

Data from the International Coffee Organization indicates that a total of 167.47 million bags of coffee are expected to be deposited at the international market before the end of the 2018/19 financial year.

Iyamulemye now advises farmers to harvest mature berries and make sure it is handled well if they are to get profits out of them.

He however further advises farmers to store the coffee well since there is fear of reduced prices as Uganda and the world at large prepare to get into the second season of surplus production.

Change politics to implement policies

January 21, 2019 5:30 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa

Poor implementation of polices and other projectsi n Uganda is a cultural and ideological matter.

The remark comes from the director of Rural Communication Development Fund Nyombi Thembo at a time many have pointed figures at government for failing to implement many of the promises it makes to people.

Key among them is the standard gauge railway which government has delayed to implement by two and a half years due to blame games.

Now Nyombi says the problem with public projects in the country is the time cycle which takes up to 5 years for star performers as compared to other countries like Kenya which only take at least 2 years.

Nyombi says for Uganda to be on the same level like Kenya and Rwanda, the way politics are run in the country need to change.

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MUK students meet over staff strike

January 21, 2019 3:30 pm

By Damali Mukhaye.

Makerere university students have called for an emergency meeting over a staff sit down strike.

Both the teaching and non-teaching staff at the university laid down tools on Saturday contesting the suspension of their colleagues among other issues.

Speaking to kfm, the university guild president Papa Were Salim says many of the students who reported for the new semester are stranded and have no hope of attending classes.

He says as the students they cannot look on and are as such set to meet on Wednesday to forge a way forward if the lecturers do not call off the strike.

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NRM Workers’ League condemns suspension of MUK VC Nawangwe

January 21, 2019 3:13 pm

By Ivan Ssenabulya.

The NRM Workers’ League has condemned the suspension of Makerere university staff by the Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe.

The teaching and non-teaching staff have since laid down their tools following these suspension and other issues.

Now the league chairperson James Tweheyo says the suspensions are uncalled for and done in an unjust manner since Nawangwe did not refer the undisciplined staff to any of the relevant university disciplinary organs.

Tweheyo has asked Nawangwe to call off the suspension and instead negotiate with the staff who he asks to resume work once they are recalled on duty.

He expresses fear that Nawangwe’s action could affect other public universities in the country something that will majorly cost the students who pay tuition.

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Business continues as usual at national gaming board

January 21, 2019 3:10 pm

By Juliet Nalwooga.

The National Gaming Board Uganda, says for now business is as usual for the gaming industry despite the latest directive from the president.

The finance minister in charge of planning, David Bahati revealed yesterday that government is to stop licensing sports betting companies.

Theboard’s manager for Public and Cooperate Affairs, Jonathan Kyeyune tells Kfm that they have not yet received official communication from government and such will continue work as usual.

According to the presidents directive no new gaming companies are to be licensed while those in existence will not have their licenses renewed.

The president argues the industry has rendered the youth lazy.

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Skilled scouts and invigilators needed

January 21, 2019 2:30 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Uganda Examinations Board has been asked to enroll highly skilled scouts and invigilators if exam malpractice is to be wiped out from national exams.

The call comes from Christopher Kibazanga, the Agriculture minister, also Bughendera county MP in Bundibugyo district after exam results of over 3000 pupils were withheld.

Majority of the affected schools are from Bundibugyo districts where the Uganda examinations board said some parents this district also paid shs 50,000 to facilitate the process of cheating.

Kibazanga says UNEB should not wait to get hold of those who cheat in exams at the marking stage but rather at the time the pupils or students are writing these exams.

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