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UN CHIEF IN KAMPALA FOR REFUGEES SUMMIT

BY UTN REPORTER

Kampala - United Nations High Commission for Refugees has confirmed that UN chief Antonio Guterres will be in Kampala to attend a major UN summit on refugees.

The summit slated for 22rd and 23rd June will be in Munyonyo, and is expected to draw over 6,000 guests from refugee communities, neighboring countries and agencies aiding refugees and the displaced persons.

Currently, Uganda is home to over 2 million refugees, and looks at the summit as the only hope to raise funds to the tune of Shs. 7.1 trillion to provide food items and other services to the refugees.

The biggest number of refugees in Uganda is from South Sudan, now torn by internal civil wars that have exiled most of the communities Close to 900,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled the nasty skirmishes that broke out following a disagreement between the two warring factions of the SPLA government in 2016, in Africa’s youngest democracy.

Earlier, similar skirmished had broken out along tribe lines between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Dr Riek Machar Other refugees in Uganda include those from DRC, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and several asylum seekers from Somalia.

The ever growing numbers have threatened distribution of resources especially in West Nile were many South Sudanese refugees are settled at Elegu boader and other districts of Moyo, Adjuman, Amuru and Arua.

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AMISOM TOURS NATIONAL UNIVERSITY AHEAD OF HAND-OVER TO GOVERNMENT

By UTN Reporter

Mogadishu – AMISON Officials have toured the premises of the Somali National University –SNU assessing its progress after a couple of weeks of renovation ahead of its hand over to the Federal Government.

MUSEVENI MEETS KASESE ELDERS

After a stormy meeting with Members of Parliament from Rwenzururu region, President Museveni has met elders and opinion leaders from the region. In the meeting held in Mr Museveni’s country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district,

BUSOGA ANTI CORRUPTION BANISH MP’s

IGANGA-The move by Members of Parliament to exempt their allowances of taxes has taken a new twist with Anti-graft bodies engaging the rural communities to fight against the move. The Anti-Corruption Coalition, Busoga region is the latest to wage a scathing war against the legislators who want to stop the tax body from taxing their allowances totaling to over shs. 8m.

UPDF GIVES POSITION ON DEATH PENALTY

The Uganda Peoples Defense Force has objected any underlying moves to scrap the death penalty from the UPDF Act of 2006. Speaking before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament that is apparently scrutinizing a private members bill seeking to have the death penalty sentence replaced by a life imprisonment sentence, the Chief of the Defense Forces,

UGANDA CALLS FOR SANCTIONS ON GENDER INSENSITIVE PARLIAMENTS

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga proposes tough measures against African Parliaments that do not consider women representation to international parliamentary meetings and activities. Kadaga says many delegations to several African meetings are improperly constituted, dominated by male representatives,

Bishop Donates Land For Health Center

Gulu - Retired. Rev. Bishop Nelson Onono of the Anglican Diocese of Gulu has donated over 3 acres of land for the construction of a health facility. The health facility will be used as a Rehabilitation Center for survivors of the Lokodi Massacre. While addressing residents in Lokodi Trading Centre in Gulu, Bishop Nelson Onono revealed that the health centre will be constructed with the help of a charity organization based in Sweden known as Bright Futures.

MBARARA RESIDENTS CLOSE RWIZI BRIDGE

An Angry crowd in Mbarara have demonstrated and closed down Rwizi Bridge Thursday Morning over what they call bad state of the bridge. The Bridge at the out skirts of Mbarara town was last renovated a couple of years ago, making it a risky venture now using it, despite its strategic position to the town. The residents in Katete told Police that the bridge

KITATA APPLIES FOR BAIL IN GENERAL COURT MARTIAL.

BY NTALE YOUNUS

The Jailed embattled Boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitata has applied for Bail before Makindye based General Court Martial.

Kitata through his lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa wants to be

UPDF TO CONDUCT ANNUAL MANDATORY TESTS

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces will start mandatory annual physical fitness tests, to curtail the increasing cases of officers collapsing dead on duty. The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says due to the increasing number of officers collapsing dead, the forces has been compelled to start the mandatory exercise, to detect cases of unfitness,