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POLICE WARNS ON JUBA TENSION

Police has advised Ugandans who intend to travel to the neighboring republic of south Sudan to cancel their journey with effect from today.

The precaution comes slightly after witnessing are fragile security situation in the Sudan that has caused tension that has led to loss of lives with two Ugandans confirmed dead so-far.

The police spokesperson Fred Enanga says they have instructed all border points leading to Sudan to stop any body that intends to travel in the mentioned country for business and other related activities.

Heavy gunfire that resumed in the South Sudan capital Juba on Sunday morning between forces of President Salva Kiir and his vice Dr. Riek Machar spread across the region with killing rising in the region and making business hard for the settlers.

so far the Ugandan government says it has two of its own identified as Dr Chandiga Ben are 35 year old pharmacist that has been operating in the region for the last five years and Batele Ceaser are driver attached to the united nation. According to the Uganda police spokesperson, they cant wait for the number to rise-up.

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Saturday recorded calm following a devastating clash on Friday that reportedly claimed 150 lives though reports emerging from the country’s Health ministry on Sunday put the death toll figure at 270.

Enanga says with such escalation of death tolls they have instructed all regional police commanders at the respective boarder lines halt immigrants form entering the country apart from recorgonised Ugandans that are running away from the mayhem. SB ……………………………ENANGA

He however commended the south Sudan government that escorted back over 5 buses that had landed into the shooting spree at the Uganda Nimule boarder where passengers risked losing their lives in the fracas.

According to Fred three suspected rebels were arrested in the scam with two of the suspects identified as south Sudan national and one being are Ugandan.

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Mutebire Fails To Address Conference

Kampala – The Governor Bank of Uganda Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebire has failed to address a high-powered meeting of Company Chief Executives, Bank Executives and Government Ministers due to ill health. The Ailing Governor was set to be the guest of honor while Buganda Land Board was launching its Lease Access Financial Initiative at Serena Hotel,

IGP SCRAPS POLICE FLYING SQUAD

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has made changes slightly days after assuming office.

The Police Boss says pursuit to

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES MOSQUITO NETS DISTRIBUTION

By UTN Reporter

Government has launched another countrywide campaign to distribute Mosquito nets in a drive to kick Malaria out of the country.

The drive is aimed at consolidating the earlier achievements from the past campaigns, thus the Long Lasting Treated Mosquito Nets-LLIN’s.

The nets are more durable than those distributed earlier, and more cost effective.

Health Minister Jane Aceng flagged off a contingent of over 5,000 nets to 22 districts in the first phase of the Campaign.

The first 22 beneficiary districts include Agago, Gulu, Arua, Amuru, Alebtong, Apac, Adjumani among others. These areas are known for harboring a resistant Malaria trait to local drugs, threatening lives.

Minister Aceng says the first phase will last for about six weeks, expecting to give out a total of about 4 million nets.

The minister also stated that the first wave will last five weeks and will end on February 17, saying at the end, about 4 million nets will have been distributed.

Minister Aceng says the nets will be given to house holds, and the distribution will be guided by Government structures from local government level.

The six months campaign will run in six phases country-wide involving district level micro-planning units.

Minister Aceng calls on Ugandans to cooperate with the Village Health Teams.

Gulu CSOs Grill Police Over Aine

Gulu - Civil Society Organizations in Gulu have Grilled Police there over the sluggish pace in investigating into the disappearance of Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi’s security aide Christopher Aine. The organizations have shown concern over the time taken by the Police to establish where Aine is or his body, saying the force owes Ugandans an explanation.

LABEJA PROMISES SECURITY IN GULU

Gulu - George Labeja the incumbent mayor for Gulu Municipality has been re-elected.

Labeja was originally in the NRM party but fell out with the ruling party

GOVERNMENT GEARS UP TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN SCHOOLS

The Ministry of Education and Sports commits more efforts to support technological innovations in schools and institutions, in a wider approach to address multiple economic and social challenges in the labor market. While taking a tour though innovative and technological creativity of Students at the Galaxy International School, the Director for Basic and Secondary Education in the Ministry

UGANDA REPLACES SOMALIA COMMANDANT

The Commander of a new battle group from the Uganda People’s Defense Force under the African Union in Somalia has arrived in Mogadishu. Col Ronald Bigirwa, the commandant of Group 18 jetted into Somali Capital with a batch of Solders. Group 18 replaces Group 15 that was based in Arbiska

TWIST IN BESIGYE TREASON CASE, GOVT WANT TRIAL IN LUZIRA

Remanded former opposition FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye was this morning not produced before Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court as earlier scheduled after the state cited security threats.

Principal State Attorney Lino Anguzu told court presided over by

LOW STANDARDS HURT UGANDAN PRODUCTS

The low standards of Ugandan products are one of the key barriers that the country faces as it tries to penetrate the East African regional market. Calls to promote exports are being advanced, however, it can only be achieved if the products conform to the required standards for regional trade. These are some of the observations made by government

officials and the business owners in a move to promote product quality and subsequently consumption. Many SMEs are unaware of the required product standards in order to thrive in the local and regional market. This coupled with negative attitudes towards standardization have crippled businesses.