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CLERGIES WARN ON SUCCESSION DEBATE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Religious leaders under their umbrella body the Justice and Peace Network have argued Members of Parliament to resist any temptations to amend the National Constitution to open up on the age limit for the President.

The Clergies say the NRM party is already hacking plans to move constitutional amendments to open up the 75 age limit for the head of state, so as to allow President Museveni contest for another term in year 2021.

Rev Fr Cyprian Masembe says the legislators should fight to protect the image of the house, by resisting attempts by the executive to move amendments that would allow an open ended clause on the age of a president.

Masembe says the succession debate is already catered for in the constitution, warning the legislators against amending it to suit individual interests. Byte-Rev Fr Cyprian Masembe

Fr Masembe adds that the Legislators should appreciate that the interests of Ugandans should guide their debate ahead of individual interests at the political achelon.

He says countries that have ended up into frames of turmoil have had similar intentions harbored by their leaders. Byte - Rev Fr Cyprian Masembe

Rev Dr David Omona, a don at Uganda Christian University, Mukono called on Government to produce all the reports on the brutal murders of significant citizens in the Country.

He says justice should prevail and all the culprits in the numerous murders be tried to put the hearts of the relatives to rest.

In March 2017, the Police Spokesman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi was gunned down along with his body guard and drive in cold blood, few metres from his Home in Kulambiro,a Kampala suburb. Dr Omona says justice should be seen to prevail Byte- Rev Dr Omona

The Clergies also commended efforts to have a political dialogue between the ruling Government and the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change that would facilitate peaceful co-existence.

The clergies say this spells out how much Ugandans are committed to peace in the country. They also applauded the Swedish Government for taking centre stage in the initiative to have a political dialogue.

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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ORDERS FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF PROF BALUNYWA

UTN Reporter

The replacement of the embattled Principle Makerere University Business School, Prof Wasswa Balunywa hits a snag following his reappointment by President Yoweri Museveni barely

US ARMY VETERAN ROOTS FOR MODEL VILLAGES IN LUWERO

Luwero - A Group of Ugandans living in America are returning home to establish Model Villages in a couple of selected rural counties across the country.

The team that launched its initiative in Kikyusa Sub County in Luwero district,

MUMBERE BAIL HEARING FOR 6th FEB

BY UTN REPORTER

Jinja - Hearing of the second bail application for Jailed Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has been fixed for 6th/February/2017 before Jinja High court. According to one of Mumbere's lawyers Evans Ochieng, this particular application has been allocated to Justice Michael Elabu.

MUSEVENI REPLACES GEN KATUMBA WAMALA WITH MUHOOZI

Kampala - President Yoweri Museveni, who also doubles as Commander in chief of the People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has shuffled the army leadership making the commander of the army, CDF, Gen. Katumba Wamala Junior minister for works, and promoting the UPDF 2nd Division Brig Peter Elwelu Commander of Land Forces.

DPP FINALLY TAKES OVER KAYIHURA TORTURE CASE

Kampala-The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has finally taken over the prosecution of the Inspector General of Police and seven of his seven senior officers in connection with the beating of supporters of Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters last month.

The takeover by the chief government prosecutor as mandated by article

RAKAI WOMEN DEFEAT ALL ODDS TO SUCCESS

Rakai - They used to face similar challenges which challenges rotated around school fees, paying for medical charges, buying clothes for their children and making final decisions on how and when to run their home affairs. The year was 2010 when she teamed up with Agrippina Kiwanuka Ndagire currently the head teacher of St. Paul Kitovu PS before they were later joined by Vienne Nalunjogi

WAFULA OGUTTU, LUKYAMUZI KICKED OUT

Wafula Ogutu the leader of opposition has lost

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Populist Ken Lukyamuzi loses to CBS Fm’s

Police Search Mortuary For Aine’s Body

Relatives insist-Aine dead Uganda Police had done a thorough search at the KCCA Mortuary looking for the body of Christopher Aine, the head of Go Forward Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi. This followed a report by the local tabloid, which carries photographs of a body that looked like Aine’s.

JOURNALISTS BLOCKED FROM COVERING KIRUMIRA CASE

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

There was scuffle at the police headquarters as police tried to block journalists from accessing court premises where ASP Muhammad Kirumura was supposed to appear for the hearing of his case.

His last appearance in court as well caused havoc in court chambers when senior commissioner