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KABAKA CELEBRATES 62 YEARS

By UTN Reporter Wakiso - A mammoth gathering poured at Lubiri High School in Wakiso district as Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II celebrated his 62 birth day. Numerous dignitaries from Mengo and the Central government blessed the function as well as the royal family.

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi who was flanked by Nabagereka Lady Sylvia Nagginda was received at the school by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince David Wasajja, among other dignitaries.

Several School choirs performed at the event as Buganda celebrates 62 years of Kabaka Mutebi’s life. Kabaka also commissioned a new classroom block at the newly royal high school, meant to educate the needy but bright children in Buganda.

Mengo education minister Al Hajji Dr Twaha Kawaase says the magnificent building cost the Mengo establishment Shs 1.6 billion. Kabaka recognized the exceptional contribution of selected elders and former ministers and officials in the Muteesa II government. Notable among them was Mr. A.D Lubowa, aged 101 years old.

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, who ascended to the throne in 1993, was born on April 13th 1955 at Mulago Hospital.

He spent better years in Mengo Palace in Kampala, before his late father Fredrick Muteesa II sent him to Bugangayizi for studies. He was whisked away to the United Kingdom when Dr Milton Obote abolished Kingdoms in the Country.

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II attended North Polytechnic, Bradford College and later Cambridge University before practicing journalism in London.

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KAWEESA MURDER: ASSASINS WORKED ON OPERATION POST

Police have started the hunt for a man who reportedly over-saw the execution of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi in Kulambiro, Kisaasi in Nakawa Division. The reportedly masculine man, tall, flamboyant security operative was seen by residents observing the execution carried out on Friday morning.

CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE GOOD FRIDAY, “WAY OF THE CROSS”

Hundreds of Christians from across the various denominations celebrated the Way of the Cross in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s journey to Crucifixion commonly known as Good Friday.

Processions began at Namirembe Cathedral, All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero,

WORLD AIDS DAY: CSO’s PETITION COURT OVER AIDS LAW

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations are up into arms to Challenge the legal approach by Government to criminalize HIV/AIDS, a legal barriers that tend to block efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Organizations led by UGANET and THETA are set to petition the Constitutional Court challenging the Legal provisions that criminalize HIV/AIDS

IGANGA COUNCIL DROWING IN DEBTS

Iganga Municipal Council is drowning into the mantel following the debt scandals that have been growing up since 1994.

This was revealed in the council meeting held at the town council hall as they make the end of year remarks on what has been done and the failures. In this meeting, the town clerk Luyimbazi James revealed that the

VENDORS CRY FOUL OVER LOW EASTER SALES

Market vendors selling utilities, like food, chicken, tomatoes, are crying for low sale turn ups during this festive season. A number of markets we reached to, vendors are still stranded with their commodities, with no customers yet, and those appearing, want to buy at low prices. Walking through various markets in Kampala metropolitan

UNEB GETS OWN PRINTERY

By UTN Reporter

Ntinda - The minister of education and sports Janet Museveni is today set to commission a new printery at the Uganda National Examinations Board Headquarters in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.

GOVERNMENT STARTS RECRUITMENT OF PRIMARY TEACHERS

Government has started a process of recruiting over twenty three thousand Primary School teachers, in a country wide drive to fill up teaching gaps in all Primary schools. The teaching gaps have always been glaring impediments to provision of quality education to learners in the countryside. The commissioner for Primary Education in the Ministry

AKOL PINS RUHINDI ON PRESIDENTIAL HANDSHAKE

Parliament - The Commissioner General Uganda Revenue Authority Doris Akol has pinned former Attorney General Fred Ruhindi for initiating the move to award Ug Shs 6bn to a selection of Government officials in the controversial Presidential handshake.

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.