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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.



By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations under the Budget advocacy group have called for increased funding for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and cooperatives if the country will make significant strides towards achieving the middle income status in four years.


A new study done by the partnership for economic policy (pep) has shown grave skilling needs for the youths, especially the beneficiaries of the youths fund. The study that was conducted in Mbale, Kampala, Gulu, Wakiso and Mbarara involved over 500 youths, also reveal that many groups countrywide have under-utilized the resources they were given to start up business ventures.

Police Search Mortuary For Aine’s Body

Relatives insist-Aine dead Uganda Police had done a thorough search at the KCCA Mortuary looking for the body of Christopher Aine, the head of Go Forward Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi. This followed a report by the local tabloid, which carries photographs of a body that looked like Aine’s.


When the opposition FDC rolled out “Free My Vote” campaign in what officials said was to highlight the plight of the party’s flag bearer in the Feb. 18th Presidential Election Col. [Rdt] Dr. Kizza Besigye, the target were the sections of the population who graced his campaign rallies. They included Passenger Motorbike Operators Bodaboda, Town Services Omni-Bus operators, Mechanics,


Over 250 golfers are expected to participate in the annual Golfers’ tournament which will be preceded by a one-day course. The event is expected on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the Uganda Golf Club, in Kampala. As Lady Captain Katy Kabenge explains, the event is geared towards developing the game further in the Country, and groom more talent.

Rights Bodies react on Ssejjusa Arrest

Kampala - The abrupt arrest of David Ssejusa, the former coordinator of Intelligence services last evening has caused mixed feelings among a cross section of Ugandans. Human rights’ defenders say that even if the arrest was lawful, the denial for his legal team to access him is illegal. Speaking to UTN, the Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative


A Ugandan soldier attached to Makindye Military Barracks has shot fellow killed seven people, including three children, in a shooting spree at a military police barracks in the capital, Kampala.

The soldier identified as Sgt Isaac Obua allegedly

Kayihura Warns Media On Aine

Threatens Legal Action

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has warned Media Houses that have repeatedly alleged that the Police picked up former head of Security at the Go Forward camp Christopher Aine. Aine was picked by security operatives in Civilian cloths, to unidentified destination. Aine was moving from a Mobile Money outlet in Kyanja, Nakawa Division, near Kampala.



The Uganda National Examination Board has released the PLE results for 2017, indicating an improvement in the general performance of learners. Releasing the results this morning at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Executive Secretary UNEB Daniel Odongo said the boys performed better than their female Counterparts in Social Studies and Science.