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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ORDERS FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF PROF BALUNYWA

UTN Reporter

The replacement of the embattled Principle Makerere University Business School, Prof Wasswa Balunywa hits a snag following his reappointment by President Yoweri Museveni barely a day after he was replaced by the University Council.

President Museveni, in a letter dated May 28th, 2018 directed First Lady who is also the Education Minister Janet Museveni to reappoint Prof Balunywa for another term.

Balunywa had been replaced by the MUBS Council led by Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba who chairs the Council.

Prof Baryamereeba had last evening appointed Associate Prof Moses Muhweezi as the acting Principle MUBS, in what he described as a decision that was under taken during the extra ordinary Council meeting.

Muhweezi has been Prof Balunywa’s Deputy.

The appointment was amidst bickering between the two professors, who accused each other of mismanaging the institution.

Prof Balunywa’s contract expired on May 27th having served for two decades.

Whereas Baryamureeba’s letter to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education had indicated that the appointment of Muhweezi was to take immediate effect, President Museveni in his letter halted all the endovors redirecting Balunywa’s reappointment.

President Museveni’s letter praised Prof Balunywa for being on the liberation side ideology besides being an active administrator.

This now leaves the Education Minister Janet Museveni imbalance after she had instructed the Education Service Commission to start on the process of installing a new Principle.

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EID BABIES AS KIBULI HOSPITAL GIVES BACK

At least 5 New born babies have been confirmed to have been born on Eid Day at Kibuli Muslim hospital.

Employees of KAD services a company which handles cleaning compound designing and fumigation of this hospital opted to give back to the parents who gave birth on this Eid el Fitri day.

KAYIHURA POINTS OUT HIS ENEMIES IN POLICE

By UTN Reporter

As a rift grows deep in the Uganda Police Force, the Inspector General of the force Gen Kale Kayihura has pointed out some of his directors who are allegedly fighting him.

BRIG. MUHOOZI PROMOTED TO MAJ. GEN

The Commander in Chief of Uganda’s armed forces, Gen. Yoweri Museveni has promoted his son and commander of the elite presidential Special Forces Command Brig Gen. Muhoozi Kainrugaba to the rank of Major General.

This is the latest promotion to Maj Gen. Muhoozi after spending only two years on the rank of Brigadier General.

others promoted is Col. Stephen Sabiti Muzeyi to the rank of Brigadier General. Brig Gen. Sabiti Muzeyi has been the deputy commander of the elite presidential Special Force Command until last week when he was replaced by Col. Don.

In side sources reveal that Brig Gen. Sabiti Muzeyi is supposed to go for further studies in a US prestigious military staff command college.

Also in active service promoted is the commander of the Air Force Col.

Charles Lutaaya to Brigadier General. Brig

INDIA PREMIERE PLEDGE TO ENHANCE TRADE IMBALANCE IN UGAND

BY Babirye Rose Nagawa and Namuli Daphine

The visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to enhance trade and investment between Uganda and India

MUSEVENI REJECTS MPs SALARY BILL

Civil Society Organizations have praised the president for not assenting to the income tax amendments bill that would exempt MPs from paying taxes over their remuneration and allowances.

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) warned

Investment Body Launches Web Portal

Kampala – The Uganda Investment Authority - UIA has launched a one-stop Center for investment, code named the e-biz portal set to fasten the proceedings involved in investment into the Country. The new innovation is projected to provide a major mileage towards improvement of the investment climate in the country, with the final solution to be reached in June 2016.

LAWYERS CONDEMN KAYIHURA SUPPORTERS’ COURT SIEGE

Kampala – Lawyers through their Umbrella Body the Uganda Law Society has condemned acts of violence that rocked the Makindye Court Thursday.

A mob allegedly mobilized by Pro-Kayihura supporters charged at the Makindye Magistrate’s

SALAAM MUSUMBA WINS ELECTION APPEAL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal in Kampala has ejected Kamuli Municipality MP Rehema Watongola out of Parliament after failing to raise the required minimum academic papers equivalent to senior six.

The court also declared the Kamuli Municipality seat vacant, ordering fresh polls. Former Kamuli district Chairperson, also opposition FDC Vice President Salaam Musumba had challenged Hajjat Watongola’s election.

The three justices of the Court of Appeal Richard Buteera, Barishaki Cheborion and Paul Mugamba, ruled that when MP Watongola’s academic papers were questioned, she failed to prove the authenticity of the same, prompting them to declare her nomination illegal and subsequently declared her seat vacant.

The justices also ordered Watongola to pay Musumba all the costs. Hajjat Watongola and Ms Salaam Musumba contested for the Kamuli Municipality seat in Last year’s general elections, alongside other two, before Watongola became victorious.

Musumba challenged her opponent’s election in the high court, which concurred with her, that Hajjat Watongola’s academic papers were wanting. Watongola immediately appealed to the higher court.

CO-OPERATIVES PETITION PARLIAMENT

About 1000 cooperative unions have petitioned the speaker of parliament Rt. Hon. Rebbeca Kaddaga over what they termed as unclear legal and regulatory frame work.

In a region where the neighbouring countries have succeeded