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MAJORITY UGANDANS PROTEST REMOVAL OF PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - A latest research has indicated that majority of Ugandans are against the removal of presidential term limits.

The study conducted by Afrobarometer, a credible research agency indicates that 75% of Ugandans are against the move by the ruling National Resistance Movement Party to amend article 102 of the Constitution. The move is meant to remove the presidential age limit.

The research indicates that 24% of Ugandans support the move while 1% does not know.

The presidential age limit debate is always dominated by President Museveni’s name, as influencing Parliament to amend the constitution.

Mr. Museveni is serving his fifth term, the last according to the current Constitution, and is believed to be clocking 75 yrs of age before the next polls in 2021.

The constitution does not allow a candidate above 75 yrs to vie for the presidency.

Reports indicate that the ruling National Resistance Movement Party is tailoring plans to amend the constitution to open up the age limit in favor of Mr. Museveni.

Last year, one such move was unveiled by Nakifuma County MP Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko before it was mooted by the party leadership, saying the move was rushed and brought in the limelight prematurely.

The research that also measured the citizen’s attitude on Democracy and governance sampled up to 1200 Ugandans, from five regions across the Country.

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EDUCATE SKILLS UGANDA THROUGH SCHOOLS

By UTN Reporter Kampala - The Civil Society has joined schools to fight the denting unemployment problem that bites hard especially among the youths in the urban centers.

SEX FOR MARKS AT MUK

Kampala - Matters relating to sexual harassment continue to be a debate amongst the intellectuals as many wonders how a Lecturer negates his role and instead become nonsense by harassing students for sex. Parents, dons and activities seemed mesmerized on hearing testimonies how female students are often sexually harassed in disguise of marks.

CSO’s DRAG GOVERNMENT TO COURT OVER MP’s TAX

Kampala - The Tax Justice Alliance a consortium of Civil Society Organization have issued a notice to drag Government to Court over tax exemption of MP’s allowances. President Museveni signed the Income Tax Amendment bill 2016, on Monday 19th allowing Legislators a breathing space

UCE RESULTS: WHY MORE STUDENTS FAILED ENGLISH AND SCIENCES

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The general performance of students in last year’s Uganda Certificate of Education has declined compared to the previous year. The results released by UNEB on Tuesday, indicate that fewer students attained Divisions 1 and 2 as compared to 2015. The worst performed subjects include Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

MINISTER KAHINDA OTAFIRE LOSSES TO CAPT KAHONDA

Gen Kahinda Otafiire, the minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Justice has lost to Capt. Donozio Kahonda.

Kahinda Otafire first lost to Capt. Kahonda in the Party Primaries

POLICE, UPDF BURN HOUSES IN MUBENDE

Mubende - A combined force of the Uganda Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces have set ablaze over 400 houses in Mubende leaving over 1200 families homeless. The incident took place in two Parishes of Bujjuuko and Kabulamuliro in Maduudu Sub County, Mubende district, where over 3000 residents illegally settled on an over 5 square Miles land owned by an Indian Investor Ali Abasi.

MINSTER MULONI TOURS KARUMA, ISIMBA DAMS

Karuma - The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Engineer Irene Muloni has made a six hour tour of Karuma Hydropower Project currently under construction in Kiryandongo district. The Minister’s tour was intended to establish whether the six hundred megawatts Hydro Power project is being constructed as specified by the owner’s consultants or, shoddy work is being done as claimed by the project management’s consultants.

POLICE IDENTIFIES NANSANA MURDER VICTIM

BY NAMAKULA REHEMA

Police has identified one of the victims in the murder case at Nansana last week as Nampiija Juliet a resident of Namungoona.

EU RECOMMENDS MORE POWERS FOR EC

The European Union Election Observation Mission has finally released its final report on the Uganda’s Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections held on the 18th February 2016. According to the report,