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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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KAYIHURA 7 OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS SUMMONED OVER BRUTALITY

Kampala:The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura is summoned by Makindye Chief Magistrates Court to answer to the criminal charges privately instituted against him and seven other senior officers in connection to the recent brutal clobbering of Dr Besigye supporters.

According to the criminal summons signed off by Chief Magistrate Richard Mafabi

MICHO NAMES FINAL SQUAD

Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin Sredejovic, has named his final 23-man squad that plays the African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon. This was after a warm up friendly match against Tunisia in the Capital Tunis on Wednesday. The Cranes will now play Slovakia and Ivory Coast in other friendlies on January 8th and 11th respectively.

JUDICIALLY STARTS PROCESS TO RETIRE KAVUMA

By UTN Reporter

Kampala. The judicially has started the process to retire the controversial Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who turns 70yrs on 29th September.

WOMEN DEMAND FOR UNITY GOVERNMENT

Kampala - Women in Uganda have called for dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and parties that lost in the just concluded Presidential Elections.

This as the women advocate for a coalition Government between Museveni who emerged

ISLAMIC PLE RESULTS OUT

By Aidah Nalweyiso

Kampala - The Uganda Qur’an School‘s Association [UQSA] has released the Islamic Primary Leaving Examinations results for the year 2016. The results indicate that performance has improved with 40% of the pupils attaining division one, and 30% in division two.

BESIGYE ATTENDS CHURCH IN RUBANDA

Under a tight security, the former Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate Col Dr Kiiza Besigye attended two church services at Rubanda Catholic Church and later at Kaceerere Church of Uganda both in Rubanda district. Dr Besigye later addressed a rally in Rubanda town, garnering votes for the FDC candidate in the district Parliamentary race.

GEN KATUMBA WAMALA SPEAKS-OUT ON ARMY MURDERS

The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says army is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers from war torn areas. Gen. Katumba Wamala has told the Parliamentary Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that UPDF is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers returning from war zones.

COOPERATIVES SET FOR IK MUSAZI MEMORIAL LECTURE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala – Cooperators across the Country are set for the annual prestigious Ignatius Kangave Musazi Memorial Lecture, as one of the activities to celebrate the UN International Day of Cooperatives.

afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.