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37 SURVIVE PASSENGER JET CRASH

A miraculous passenger jet crash rocked the troubled South Sudan town of Wau, after all the 40 people on board escaped unhurt. The Passenger jet crash-landed at a Government airport on Monday after living the Capital Juba.

The airlines Manager Gabriel Ngang confirmed the incident saying all the passengers were out of danger. According to the information minister for the Juba based government, most of the passengers were driven off to the near by hospital, but were shortly discharged.

However, the government could not account for at least eight people who were reportedly on the plane, but could not be traced. The Airport engineer Paul Charles, said the pilot was forced to crash land the aircraft due to bad weather.

He says there was bad visibility, blocking the pilot’s sight at the run-way. He said some passengers were pulled out, while others were pulled out after they were stuck in the wreckage.

The plane was burnt, save for the back part which was not burnt. Engineer Paul Charles said.

Police and airport officials were seen struggling to put out the fire, although with little success. In November 2015, 36 people died in a Russian Antinov craft that crashed shortly after takeoff from Juba airport

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Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says

FEMALE JUDGES CAUTIONED ON SNATCHING MARRIED MEN

Female judicial officers have been cautioned to desist from snatching other women’s husbands as such conduct is unbecoming of judicial officers. The caution to the female judicial offices was made yesterday by senior Supreme Court judge, Stella Arach Amoko. This was at a two-day workshop organized by the Judicial Studies Institute, a training arm of the Judiciary to impart skills

ULS RAPS GOVERNMENT ON POLLS

Kampala - The Uganda Law Society has added its voice to the growing chorus of condemnation of the treatment of FDC’s Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye who has been arrested 6 times in a space of eight days on charge neither clear nor communicated.

In a strongly worded statement, the society’s President

CDF MUHOOZI PRAISES GEN KATUMBA WAMALA

Gen David Muhoozi, the new Chief of the Defense Forces of the UPDF has praised his predecessor, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala for his unrelenting contribution to the success of the Army.

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.

M7 Snubs Presidential Debate Again

Kampala - NRM Flag Bearer and incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has snubbed the second Presidential Debate slated for this coming Saturday February 13th. Museveni snubbed the very first debate that was held on January 15th citing a very tight campaign schedule. The Chairperson of the NRM Campaign Task Force Mike Kennedy Ssebalu

BAGUMA FAILS TO APPEAR,COURT ISSUES WARRANT OF ARREST

Buganda Road Court has issued a warrant of arrest to former commander of Kampala Central Police Station, Aaron Baguma after the senior officer failed to appear before the court to answer to murder charges in connection to the killing of the business woman last year.

Baguma had been expected in court this morning

M7 LAUNCH KIIRA SOLAR BUS

Kampala Serena– President Yoweri Museveni has launched the long awaited Kiira Solar Bus commonly known as “Kayoola” manufactured in Uganda by Kiira Motor Corporation.

The 35 Kayoola Seater bus, has capacity to ply for 80km without any

CANDIDATES WIND UP CAMPAIGNS

Kampala - Presidential and Parliamentary Campaigns end today after three months of traversing the country.

The time limit given by the Electoral Commission is today at 6pm, two days ahead of the polling day. Most of the major candidates are making their final impact on the ballot box results publically, before embarking on the