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POLICE OFFICERS THREATEN TO CAUSE A MUTINY

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE:

Kampala - Police constables attached to the embattled field force unit/police have threatened to cause mutiny because of salary delay.The bitter constables have gone three years without receiving salary without any explanation from their bosses.

An officer who preferred anonymity says he last received salary in 2014 together with his colleagues who were passed out in 2012, a condition he referred to as unfair and needs argent attention.

“ the last time I received salary was in 2014, ever since then, I have been moving up in the office of the admin but what he tells me is that our money has delayed in public service”.

To their dismay, majority of these officers have their names on the nominal role of the Uganda Police which means they are entitled to earning the monthly salary which they have not received. They are threatening to storm the police headquarters any time if the inspector general of police Gen Kale Kayihura does not come give them the attention.

Speaking to the commandant of the field force unit Fadil Kaali about the matter, he said they only stop giving salary to officers who deserted the force and those that have absconded from duty for a period of at least six months. About the officers who have not received salary and they appear on the nominal role he says he is not aware of such cases but promised to intensively investigate the matter with his human resource team to solve the problem.

Kaali warned those officer who have intentions of causing havoc in his unit that they will be dealt with accordingly.

The greatest threat is that each of these officers complaining signs for are gun while on duty and can access the gun any time he or she wants.

This as well comes at are time when robberies are on climax in the country but the fate of the guns used and stolen has never been explained, one will not be wrong to say these are some of the officers involved in robberies and other aggravated robbery cases.

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CHRISTMAS: PRICES UPSWING, KAMPALA GETS MAD

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KANUNGU UPDATE

Violence reported in Kanungu last night in areas of Kitojo and Nyarurambi Parishes in Rugyeyo Sub County.

At Nyarutoojo Church of Uganda in Kambuga Sub

MAKERERE DONS LAY-DOWN TOOLS OVER DELAYED SALARY

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RUGUNDA RUSHES TO APAA

BY SIKYAJULA AISHA

Amuru-The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has rushed to Apaa Sub County in Amuru district, to calm down the rising tension between the Madi and the Acholi Communities in a wave of renewed hostilities.

GUNSHOTS ROCK ENTEBBE TOWN

Gunshots rocked Entebbe town at the Chief Magistrate’s court as Prison officers fired live bullets to disperse rowdy NRM youth who attempted to fight and obstruct journalists from filming their party loyalists who were remanded to Kigo prison for assaulting scribes and causing malicious damage to their gadgets. The situation became tense after the NRM supporters failed to pay Shs 5m bail

EC SUED OVER BAN OF USE OF MOBILE PHONES AT POLLING CENTERS

Court: Few hours left for Ugandans to go to the polls, the Electoral Commission (EC) has been dragged to courts of law by a human rights watch-dog, Legal Brains Trust (LBT) for the recent ban on the use of mobile phones and cameras at the polling stations.

In their suit that was filed on Monday, the human rights body contends

JUDGE SUED OVER DEBT

International Crimes Division (ICD) Judge Elizabeth Nahamya together with her husband Dr. Sam Nahamya have been sued before the Commercial Division of the High Court for allegedly failing to pay over shillings 120million being balance of a land purchase they made four years ago.

IThe petitioner of this suit Galton Fenzi, in his suit contends that

BUDGET CUTS ON SOCIAL SERVICES IRK CIVIL SOCIETY

UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations in the Budget advocacy forum have decried the sharp budget cuts by the Ministry of Finance especially on social services, as intended to affect service delivery and lower the standard of living of an ordinary Ugandan tax payer. In the Proposed Budget framework 2017/18, the Ministry of Finance and economic Planning has instituted budgetary cuts on all ministries,

MAJ KIGUNDU KILLERS APPLY FOR BAIL

By UTN Reporter

The High Court Judge heading the criminal division, Justice Wilson Kwesiga has set 30th/March to hear the bail application filed by 4 tabliq Moslems, on remand for the allegedly murdering Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa.