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AMURIAT JOINS FDC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

By UTN Reporter

Najjanankumbi - The race for the FDC party president is gaining moment with more members expressing interest.

The latest is former Member of Parliament for Kumi County Patrick Oboi Amuriat who has picked the nomination forms to contest for the FDC presidency, becoming the fourth person to join the race.

This has been confirmed by the FDC deputy Secretary General, Harold Kaija.

On Monday three candidates including Mubarak Munyagwa, the Member of Parliament for Kawempe South, Moses Byamugisha former youth league leader and Dan Malcolm Masiko, a party member picked the forms.

The current party president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu whose term expires in November is eligible for another term in office, although he is yet to express interest.

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TRAIN POLICE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING - KADAGA

Women parliamentarians from across Africa call for increased vigilance by all governments to curb the trafficking of women and children. The MPs under the Committee of Women Parliamentarians of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) in a resolution state that human trafficking affects more than two million people each year mostly women

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.

GEN KATUMBA WAMALA SPEAKS-OUT ON ARMY MURDERS

The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says army is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers from war torn areas. Gen. Katumba Wamala has told the Parliamentary Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that UPDF is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers returning from war zones.

UPDF WITHDRAWS FROM CENTRAL AFRICA

CAR - The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has started withdrawing its forces from the Central Africa Republic.

The UPDF entered the Central African Republic in 2008, in a botched hunt for

COOPERATIVES SUBMIT VIEWS TO PARLIAMENT

By Shakira Namatende

The cooperative Union in Uganda will Wednesday submit their views to Parliament on the proposed Cooperative Societies Bill 2014.

The bill seeks to regulate groupings in the category of

Cooperative Unions that are taking a strong mobilization wave in the Country side.

The cooperative Union is seen as a strong force that draws people together into uniformity seeking to address their economic and financial challenges.

As one of the activities to celebrate the International Cooperative Week, cooperators in Uganda will submit their views to the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, seeking for among other things an independent ministry, and fully fledged cooperative bank, and a degree of autonomy from their mother ministry of Trade.

They cooperators led by Uhuru Institute for Social Development will also carry out a tree planting campaign as a gesture to restore the environment.

Earlier on, the same body flanked by Uganda Cooperative Alliance donated blood in different Blood Banks countrywide, as a social responsibility gesture.

In Kampala, it was held at the Constitutional

Square, and a total of 15,000 units of blood were collected country wide.

As Leonard Okello the Chief Executive Officer Uhuru Institute explains, the country has a dire need for blood, a resource that is not manufactured anywhere, but human generosity determines its availability.

Byte……….Okello

The Institute partnered with Nakasero Blood Bank in this campaign with a target of at least 20,000 units of blood country wide.

Okello says the cooperators work towards an improved livelihood of the society, economic independence and improved healthy labor force for the country.

Byte………..Leonard Okello

Lilian Nantambi from the Nakasero Blood Bank say the collection is significant an will work to reduce the need across the country.

Byte……… Lilian Nantambi (Blood Donor Recruiter

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Bus Park War Rages On

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has trashed an application by city Tycoon Drake Lubega challenging directives of the Supreme Court ordering him to vacate the controversial Qualicel Bus terminal.

ETHINICITY CAUSING HATE SPEECHES” - OBSERVERS

Kampala - The Citizens Election Observers Network – Uganda (CEON-U) has released its pre-election observation report stressing issues regarding the campaign trails ahead of the 18th February poll. The report, the third of its kind shows that ethnicity ranked highest as a basis for hate speech, intimidation and violence against candidates, when compared to gender and religion.

GIRL CHILD CHALLENGES

Lack of knowledge has been sighted as one of the greatest challenges faced by a girl child in Uganda.

A non-government organization, Determined African Related kids say they have conducted a research especially in the eastern region of the country and found out that lack

SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS FOR UN TRAINING

The Uganda police force has assented on to a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations school of peace and security which will overs see over 98 senior police officer attain are master’s degree. The state of art training scheduled for are year’s training will attend to senior police officers ranging from assistant commissioners to police assistant inspector generals of police respectively.