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JANET LASHES OUT TO PARENTS

By UTN Reporter

Iganga - The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has lashed at parents in Busoga region for failing to feed their children at school.

Speaking at the Day of the African Children held in Bulamagi sub county in Iganga district Janet Kataha Museveni who is also the First Lady said as Ugandans celebrate the day of the African Child, reminded that families and parents hold the first cardinal responsibility in growing, nurturing and educating their children.

Mrs Museveni said parents should stop waiting for Government to provide for them everything including feeding their children at school.

She thus directed that feeding children at school is a must by parents.

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She said that strong families make a strong nation, arguing the people to always work hard to fend for their families.

The function was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development in partnership UNICEF, held under the theme-social protection and empowerment of children around the country.

The children through their representative commended government and its development partners for universal education and mass immunization, urging government to fight acts of child sacrifice, child marriage, and child labor among others that ruin their future.

The LC5 Chairman for Iganga Patrick Kayemba said that in an effort to promote proper learning of the children, Iganga district launched a campaign of mobilizing parents to feed their children at school, primary seven trail or pre exams all aimed at enhancing proper learning and quality of performance of children. He however said that the district is faced with a problem of high school dropout of children.

Some of the MPs and stakeholders as regards the children’s affairs in an interview shortly after the function reemphasized parents, government and children’s advocacy Ngo’s and groups to put in place soft grounds for children.

The function was graced by the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development-Hajat Janati Mukwaya, State Minister for Youth Sarah Nakiwala Kiyingi, UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda Rosa Malongo, the US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R Malac, Children Advocacy Agencies and groups, Members of Parliament from Iganga, district leaders, schools and parents.

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KABAZIGURUKA DEFEATS COURT MARTIAL IN ROUND ONE

By UTN Reporter

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has stopped the General Court Martial from trying Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka until the main petition he filed challenging its jurisdiction is disposed of.

MINISTER KABAFUNZAKI’S AIDE DENIED BAIL

By UTN Reporter Kampala - Bruce Lubowa the Interior Designer who was arrested with Minister for Labour Hebert Kabafunzaki over a 5million shilling bribe, has been denied bail by the Anti-corruption court, after failing to present substantial sureties and proper documentation assuring court whether he has a fixed place of residence.

POLICE WARNS ON JUBA TENSION

Police has advised Ugandans who intend to travel to the neighboring republic of south Sudan to cancel their journey with effect from today.

The precaution comes slightly after witnessing are fragile security situation in the Sudan that has caused tension that has led to loss of lives with two Ugandans confirmed

BESIGYE ATTENDS CHURCH AMIDST HEAVY ESCORT

Kampala: Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Dr Kiiza Besigye has attended a Sunday Church Service amidst heavy escort.

Dr Besigye, who was picked from Kasangati by Rev Magala of Namirembe Diocese and led him to All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero for a service anchored by Rev Dr Medard Birungi bya Yesu.

MUSEVENI FLAGS OFF FIRST AGOA EXPORT

Kampala - President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to heed to his call of value addition in order to positively impact on the economy. Museveni was flagging off the first consignment of Ugandan made t-shirts to Denmark at the Fine Spinners factory in Kampala. Museveni in his speech reminded the people that wealth comes out of

COURT SUSPENDS SEJUSA TRIAL IN GCM

High court Judge Justice Margaret Oguli has suspended the trial of Gen Sejusa in the GCM pending hearing and disposal of the main application before High Court-Civil Division.

The Judges suspension follows the application to this court by Sejusa

CIVIL SOCIETY DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO OIL AGREEMENTS

Civil society organizations have urged government to disclose details of the oil and gas contract sharing agreements in a bid to ensure transparency in the petroleum sector. Transparency is a notion that is being preached in all crucial developmental sectors including the oil and gas, Uganda national roads authority among others, to counter corruption tendencies.

Biraaro Combs Acholi Region

Gulu - The Farmers' Party of Uganda (FPU) Presidential Hopeful Maj. Gen. Benon Biraaro has promise to bring better Education Standards in Acholi and the rest of Uganda. On his campaign trail in Gulu Gen Biraro noted that the Education standards in Acholi sub region have deteriorated over the past 20 years of the Lord’d Resistance Army insurgency.

MOBILE BANKING TAKEN TO ANOTHER LEVEL

Kampala – Local Telecom Company MTN in partnership with Commercial Bank of Africa has initiated a savings and credit service facility intended towards enhancing financial inclusion.

East Africa is projected to be the fastest growing region in Africa financially