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ENGINEERS WARN THE PUBLIC ON "QUACK ENGINEERS"

The Uganda Association of Professional Engineers have warned the public against using what they termed as unqualified and quack engineers who end up constructing buildings that collapse and kill people.

The association President Eng Dr Dorothy Okello warns that if the public does not desist from using unqualified people during construction, such losses and lives will always perish, given the weak legislative regime.

Okello was speaking during the association Annual General Meeting, saying the association has put in place efforts to combat such occurrences by hunting for quack and unqualified engineers, although they need the public efforts to compliment them. Byte Dr Eng Dorothy Okello

She says they are closely following several cases of unscrupulous individuals who extort money from the public and act as engineers, threatening lives.

She says the association is running a campaign to register all engineers for the public to know the right people to deal with in regars to construction. Byte Dr Eng Dorothy Okello

The association also expressed concern over the double registration they are subjected to in the association where they pay for a practicing certificate, as well as the KCCA registration, that demands almost for similar requirements.

The association is mandated to monitor all practicing engineers, through the established legal framework, to ensure safety, professionalism and proper standard in their work.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL WRONGLY JOINED TO MBABAZI PETITION-RUKUTANA

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The attorney general who is the chief government legal adviser,

AMISON MOURNS MAJ GEN KARUHANGA

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This ambitious vision implies that the country will be targeting to

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Dr Kiggundu announced this during a

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BY NAMAKULA REHEMA

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ONGWEN APPEAL ON CHARGES

Following the appeal of Dominic Ongwen on the confirmed charges by the ICC, the coordinator of ICC in Uganda and Kenya has revealed that this court cannot scheduled for commencement as earlier had been. The Coordinator of the Court in the East African Region Maria Kamara, this court is likely to be derailed following the request for leave to appeal by Ongwen adding that

MBABAZI BOOSTS OF SECURITY EXPERTISE

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The independent presidential hopeful JPAM is campaigning in Amuria and Kaberamaido.

This as Mbabazi concludes his tour

YOUTHS DEMAND OBSERVERS TO LEAVE UGANDA

Kampala - Youth under the umbrella “The pan African youth” are concerned with the continued stay of foreign observers whom they say have caused political turmoil and violence in the country.

These youth demand that the foreign observers should vacate the country

UMA ON BAIL OUT BONANZA

Kampala-The Uganda Manufacturing Association is to produce a genuine list for its members who should benefit from the proposed government bailout list, the Chairman of the association of manufacturers Amos Nzei has confirmed to the Trade Committee of Parliament. Nzei speaking before the media also denied reports that members of the association that appeared on the list