UTN News

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.

In a chain of activities, the cooperators are set to have blood donation drives across the country, a tree planting exercise and a petition to the Parliamentary Committee on Cooperatives.

In Kampala, the main blood donation activity will be hosted at the Constitutional Square, where they anticipate of 20,000 people to attend.

Last year, the Cooperative movement collected a record amount of blood units, in excess to the expected targets of 22,000 units after the general public overwhelmingly turned up.

Jane Amuge Okello of the Uhuru Institute for Social Development says the activity is a give back to the people as a social responsibility gesture by the cooperators.

She says people should come together into groupings, to form cooperatives as the sure way to empower themselves and achieve economic independence. Byte-Jane Okello

She says cooperators in Uganda have a lot of issues which the Government has to address, which are mostly embedded in the law, which calls for the Cooperative Society amendment act 2014.

She adds that the cooperators have had deliberations about the act, and their views are all included in the petition they will present to the Parliamentary committee next week. Byte-Jane Okello

Eddy Wanambwa from Bugisu Cooperative Union says the cooperative movement in the Country is strong and recruiting enormously, calling for enabling laws in which all cooperators can work and prosper in their businesses.

Wanambwa says cooperatives are not only for farmers, but also for smart businesses like housing, transport among others sectors. Byte-Eddy Wanambwa

News

BESIGYE BLASTS IPOD OVER MUSEVENI MEETING

Jailed Forum for Democratic Change strongman Col. [Rtd] Dr. Kizza Besigye has lambasted opposition politicians who met President Museveni under the auspices of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue or IPOD.

Besigye’s rebuttal comes after it emerged that the politicians

WAFULA OGUTTU, LUKYAMUZI KICKED OUT

Wafula Ogutu the leader of opposition has lost

.

Populist Ken Lukyamuzi loses to CBS Fm’s

Katumba Wamala Warns On Election Violence

Kampala - The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Katumba Wamala has assured Ugandan of a peaceful post-election period.According Gen Katumba Wamala the force already has intelligence information that possible losers might drag the country into tam oil but to him, the centre will holds.This as the uniformed officer launched the Terehe Sita week in which the forces

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.

SOMALIS REJECT INCUMBENT HASSAN MUHAMUD

By UTN Reporter

Mogadishu - Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been elected federal President of Somalia after defeating incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a hotly contested presidential election.

SECURITY ON HIGH ALERT AHEAD OF M7 SWEARING IN-IGP

Starting this Monday 16:00Hrs, Kololo ceremonial grounds has been sealed off from the public as major routes in Kampala will see inconveniences of traffic regulations starting tomorrow Tuesday 10th May 2016

Inspector general of Police Gen Kale Kayihura accompanied

Regional Police CID’s In Training

Kampala - Police Investigators in the East African region have camped in Kampala for a one week refresher Training in methodology and didactic s investigations. The criminal detectives with a specialty in cyber crime related total to 20 from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The One Million Dollar project will center much on equipping the 20 officers with skills in special Police forensic

COURT THROWS OUT IGG FRESH CHARGES AGAINST KAZINDA

Court:The Anti corruption court has thrown out charges of illicit enrichment that had been freshly preferred by the IGG against jailed former Principle Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda.

Early this month IGG wanted Kazinda to plead to fresh charges

UCC SUED OVER SWITCHING OFF SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, MOBILE MONEY

Court:Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is sued for having directed telecommunication companies and mobile money service providers to block the use of mobile money and all social media sites.

The law suit was filed by human rights watchdog body, Legal Brains Trust before the