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MAKERERE DONS TRASH VERSITY COUNCIL PLEAS

Principles of Constituent Colleges at Makerere University have trashed the pleas by the University Council to prevail over the dons to take the offer of one month salary and other incentives.

In a heated meeting chaired by the University Council Chairperson Eng Wana Etyem the Principles reportedly refused to bow down to the pressures and pleas by the Council, to resume work at the Ivory tower.

The more than 8 hour meeting was held Monday evening, was also attended by the Chairperson of the Investment and Finance committee Thomas Tayeebwa.

The Principles told Eng. Wana Etyem to communicate his position to MUASA, since they all belong to the same umbrella.

The University Council was expected to meet MUASA leadership today to hammer out an understanding, although details are still scanty.

MUASA publicist Deus Muhwezi Kamunyu confirmed an invitation for the meeting, but insisted that they will stick to their guns.

President Museveni directed the closure of the University indefinitely on November 1st, after botched negotiations between the University Council, administrators and the Dons over the allowances for eight months

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CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE GOOD FRIDAY, “WAY OF THE CROSS”

Hundreds of Christians from across the various denominations celebrated the Way of the Cross in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s journey to Crucifixion commonly known as Good Friday.

Processions began at Namirembe Cathedral, All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero,

MBABAZI, BESIGYE, MATEMBE, GEN. MUNTU SHUN MEDALS

Former Premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, main Opposition leader Rtd Col Dr. Kizza Besigye, FDC President Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, and Democratic Party President Norbert Mao are among the notable political players that shunned picking teir medals. Others like former leaders of Opposition Wafula Ogutu MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi,

KAZINDA’S GHOST HAUNTS OPM

The ghost of the embattled former Principal Accountant at the Office of the Prime Minister Godfrey Kazinda sentenced for more than 5 years, continues haunting technical staffs at the Office of the Prime Minister. The Auditor General’s report of 2014/2015 discovered a chain of fraudulent payments totaling to SHS 3.6 billion to individual Private bank accounts reportedly run by OPM staff.

MUMBERE RULING FOR FRIDAY

Jinja – The High Court in Jinja will on Friday deliver its ruling on whether jailed Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere will be released on bail or not. Judge Eva Luswata set the date on Thursday after hearing of the bail application was concluded.

ETHINICITY CAUSING HATE SPEECHES” - OBSERVERS

Kampala - The Citizens Election Observers Network – Uganda (CEON-U) has released its pre-election observation report stressing issues regarding the campaign trails ahead of the 18th February poll. The report, the third of its kind shows that ethnicity ranked highest as a basis for hate speech, intimidation and violence against candidates, when compared to gender and religion.

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GOES TO GUILD POLL AGAIN

The electoral commission of Makerere University has announced that all has been set for guild elections scheduled for tomorrow. The chairperson electoral commission Isabirye Kenneth told journalists today in a press briefing from MUK Guest house that they have prepared enough to go through the election till swearing in of the

VOTER APATHY KILLING DEMOCRACY-CCEDU

Civic campaigns undertaken by the various stakeholders in the country especially before and during elections have a huge bearing on the factors that determine the outcome of such elections.In the run-up to the Feb. General Election, the NGO Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy undertook such campaigns and as a non-state actor, the NGO inevitably found itself clashing with the Electoral Commission.

GOVERNMENT FIGHTS TO RETAIN DEATH PENALTY

The Uganda government want the death penalty be retained on Uganda’s statutory law books. The Principal Legal advisor to government the Attorney General told the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee of Parliament that shelving the death penalty from Uganda’s statutory law books would require a constitutional review or referendum. The government position falls on the heels

AMISON MOURNS MAJ GEN KARUHANGA

The African Union Mission in Somalia has mourned the passing on of Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, the first Commandant of the Mission in 2007. Maj Gen Karuhanga established the working formulae in Somalia for the Peace Mission, which all his successors have held. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira says