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GOVT WARNS HMS ON FACILITY UTILIZATION AS WORLD VISION INVESTS 1.2B IN EDUCATION

Government has threatened to take action against head teachers who fail to optimally utilize facilities that the government often send to schools to aid learning of pupils.

This was revealed by the Ass Commissioner Primary Education Dr Tony C Lusambu during the flagging off of a consignment of education materials worth 1.2 billion shillings to benefit over 600 UPE schools in the 10 districts.

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These are some of the education materials being dispatched to some of the poor performing UPE Schools.

These materials worth 1.2 billion shillings will benefit 624 UPE schools in the 22 districts of Kibaale, Buliisa , Ofaka, Bundibugyo , Nakasongola, Pader, Gulu among others.

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The Ass Commissioner Primary Education Dr Tony C Lusambu warned head teachers who fail to optimally utilize facilities that the government often send to schools to aid learning of pupils in disguise of not exposing these materials to children in fear of spoiling them

According to Dr Lusambu, the ministry visited some up country schools that opted to keep the donated education materials in boxes depriving pupils of their right to utilize these materials to aid their studies.

He says the ministry will not hesitate to take away these education materials from those who keep them and give it to those who can utilize them.

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Lusambu adds that the donation will boost education in the selected areas whom he describes as the poorly performing districts where pupils had no access to current curriculum books.

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World Vision National Director Gilbert Kamanga says the 35 million US dollars investment is geared at improving the quality of Education in Ugandan Schools by focusing on the reading skills and also increasing the retention for children in schools by ensuring that no child drops out of School.

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The consignment of Education Materials is expected to boost Education in Ugandan Schools for a period of 2016-2020 ahead of the strategy to improve the reading skills and ensuring that no child drops out of School.

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MINSTER MULONI TOURS KARUMA, ISIMBA DAMS

Karuma - The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Engineer Irene Muloni has made a six hour tour of Karuma Hydropower Project currently under construction in Kiryandongo district. The Minister’s tour was intended to establish whether the six hundred megawatts Hydro Power project is being constructed as specified by the owner’s consultants or, shoddy work is being done as claimed by the project management’s consultants.

POLICE RESCUE HUNDREDS FROM LAND-SLIDES, FLOODS

Police has rescued hundreds of families in Kasese from the dangerous floods that have washed away roads and other infrastructure in Rwenzori region. Another flooding and landslides have also ransacked areas of Bududa, Police has confirmed. This according to the director police fire brigade and rescue directorate assistant inspector general ofg police Joseph Mugisha

CSOS JOIN MUSEVENI, MBABAZI PETITION

Supreme Court: A group of eight civil society organizations (CSOs) apply to the Supreme Court to join the legal battle between presidents elect Museveni and former presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

The CSOs say they are not joining either party since they are non

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

CATTLE THEFT IN SHEEMA

Police in Sheema District western region is holding 12 suspected cattle robbers causing sleepless nights with animal robbery on the increase in the region.

The Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Commander Musani Michael Sabira

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES MOSQUITO NETS DISTRIBUTION

By UTN Reporter

Government has launched another countrywide campaign to distribute Mosquito nets in a drive to kick Malaria out of the country.

The drive is aimed at consolidating the earlier achievements from the past campaigns, thus the Long Lasting Treated Mosquito Nets-LLIN’s.

The nets are more durable than those distributed earlier, and more cost effective.

Health Minister Jane Aceng flagged off a contingent of over 5,000 nets to 22 districts in the first phase of the Campaign.

The first 22 beneficiary districts include Agago, Gulu, Arua, Amuru, Alebtong, Apac, Adjumani among others. These areas are known for harboring a resistant Malaria trait to local drugs, threatening lives.

Minister Aceng says the first phase will last for about six weeks, expecting to give out a total of about 4 million nets.

The minister also stated that the first wave will last five weeks and will end on February 17, saying at the end, about 4 million nets will have been distributed.

Minister Aceng says the nets will be given to house holds, and the distribution will be guided by Government structures from local government level.

The six months campaign will run in six phases country-wide involving district level micro-planning units.

Minister Aceng calls on Ugandans to cooperate with the Village Health Teams.

SUDAN REBELS RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

TEACHERS DEMAND FOR FREE SANITARY PADS

A section of Primary School Teaches have demanded that they also benefit from the free sanitary pads meant for disadvantaged pupils. This follows a pledge by the President during the 2016 presidential campaign, to avail sanitary pads to all disadvantaged pupils in rural schools. The pledge came at the heal of the increasing number

LUKWAGO GRANTED BAIL

26 Opposition Members who have faced charges of disobeying lawful orders issued by the constitutional court last week, not to continue with their defiance campaign, have been granted bail before Makindye Chief Magistrate court .

They include the lord mayor EliasLukwago, 2 pastors David Happy Ngabo