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PUNSEF THREATENS HUNGER STRIKE AT CONSTITUTIONAL SQUARE

NON-TEACHING PIN TECHNOCRATS IN FINANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE Non-Teaching staff who are currently on strike in all public universities have threatened to change the method of strike by marching to the constitutional square if at all; pressure from Government is forced onto them to go back to work. Members from all public universities resolved to take this course of action at Makerere University today.

PUNTSEF is continuously pinning government technocrats in both the finance and Public service ministries who have made it, a habit by changing the salary enhancement and accumulated arrears for intentions un known to the body and that they are spending propaganda that the money is there yet there is nothing, something which has angered members of PUNTSEF. More details follow.......

Jackson Betihamah, Chairman, Public Universities Non-Teaching Executive Forum, revealed this new tactic of striking, by going on hunger strike at Constitutional Square with their families, should Government to threaten them to go back to office by force with paying their demands as soon as possible. SB………….JACKSON BETIHAMAH-CHAIRMAN PUNTSEF

Ntaga Eriya, Chairperson, Busitema University Administrative Staff Association, blamed the government for being segregative in settling the salary increment structures which saw the Teaching staff catered for first leaving behind the Non-Teaching wondering whether their services don’t deserve a salary increment. SB………….NTAGA ERIYA-CHAIRPERSON-BUADSA

Members of the Non-teaching from all the Public Universities with anger stressed their dissatisfaction at the Government for deliberately tossing them up and down for over two without reaching a conclusive point of paying them their salary enhancement and accumulated arrears. POPS………….MEMBERS OF PUNTSEF IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

Deogracious Nyapalapala, Support Staff, Busitema University, stressed that the problem is with the technocrats in the finance and public service ministries who have failed to confirm the new salary structures as the president directed them to have the money available at the beginning of this financial year 2016/17. SB………….DEOGRACIOUS NYAPALAPALA-BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY

Lakoyo Jalon Kingson, General Secretary, Senior Administrative Staff Association,Gulu University portrayed solidarity with all the Non-teaching staff members because they are also constrained by the short of funds to Gulu University, by reducing 5 billion shillings to 4bn shillings. SB…………LAKOYO JALON-GULU UNIVERSITY

It is now known about who is right and wrong between the government and Non-Teaching staff with various contradicting figures on the available money for the Non-Teaching Staff who up to now, have resolved to stick to the strike.

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COURT QUASHES BAN ON VENDING UNPACKED MILK

Kampala - The High Court in Kampala has quashed with costs the government ban on vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and the 21 Municipalities across the country. While quashing the ban that was issued by State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama, Justice Yasin Nyanzi held that the minister’s ban was irrational as he didn’t consult the milk vendors

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

Poor Youths Stake 45m On Aine

The Poor Youths have staked a 45M cash Bounty to whoever leads them to information about Christopher Aine’s whereabouts. This comes way after Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura staked a whopping 20M bounty for the same. The youths, led by Norman Tumuhimbise are known for among other things, unleashing yellow pigs at Parliament on several occasions.

MUSEVENI ORDERS DIVERSION OF ROAD FUNDS TO HUNGER

KAMPALA. President Museveni has directed the diversion of funds meant for Road Construction to procuring food items for the drought and hunger stricken areas country wide. The directive comes after several districts country suffering long droughts and subsequent hunger situations. The most affected include Isingiro, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo,

BUDGET CUTS IRK KCCA COUNCILLORS

By Maria Eyoru

Kampala Capital City Councilors have tasked Kampala Minister Betty to explain the Budget cuts to the Authority, which they say is likely to affect service delivery in the City.

In a heated meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala

BWANIKA REJECTS POLL RESULTS

Kampala: The Peoples’ Development Party is the latest presidential candidate to reject the final declaration of the 2016 presidential elections as announced by the Electoral Commission.

While addressing journalists at Melting Pot, Bwanika sited some

POLITICAL GIMMICKS MORE FDC PARTY MEMBERS TO ANSWER TREASON CHARGES

The FDC party chairman Waswa Birigwa, honorable Wafula Oguttu and Akole Ekanya have been given an ultimatum eight hours to report at the special investigation unit at Kireeka for are statement recording.

According to police the trial are accused of aiding treason

POLICE NETS STATE HOUSE IMPOSITOR

Police in Kampala has arrested a 50year old man who has been imposing as a State House employee attached to the pledge and welfare department. Mr. Muhammad Kigundu has been targeting civil servants, ministers, and other civil servants promising promotions and increment of salaries in the public service ministry. Upon arrest Police say the suspect have extorted over 16 million

GOVERNMENT CLAMPS DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Kampala – Government is set to clamp down on all foreign petty traders in the country, in a move to eliminate illegal immigrants.

The assistant Commissioner in the Department of Immigration Ludovic Kamugisha says close Inspection of all foreigners in the country is on, and the department has set aside Ug Shs400m for legal services including