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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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UGANDAN YOUTHS LACK BUSINESS SKILLS-STUDY

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.

THOUSANDS THRONG MUKIIBI REQUIEM MASS

By UTN Reporter

Lubaga- Thousands of mourners have thronged Lubaga Cathedral this morning to attend the requiem mass of celebrated educationist Lawrence Mukiibi.

OIL DISTRICTS FORM COALITION

District leaders in the AlbertineGraben Oil and Gas Districts Association – AGODA have been urged to engage communities living in the Oil exploration region in Agricultural activities that will draw income from Oil & Gas Companies in the area through provision of food crops and other related items.

GOVERNMENT TO REVAMP UGANDA AIRLINES

A move to revamp the defunct Uganda Airlines has ignited debate on whether the government is being realistic or rather wishfully thinking.

The national carrier was liquidated in the early 90’s at the height a mass privatisation

VOTING UPDATES

Turn up quite high is Kampala district.

Areas in Kawempe Division, Nakawa and Kampala Central long queues are visible on most polling centers.

In Koome Islands, no voting Materials by

FDC REJECT EC RESULTS

Kampala- Following Police’s continued efforts to deny the leading opposition Party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to announce results from their Tallying center in the February Polls, FDC party has rejected the results, saying the Kiggundu results was unbelievable fraud seen by a young baby.

The party’s president, Rt Gen Mugisha Muntu in a Press release circulated to

Police Warns Of Terror Attack

Police in Kampala has arrested a suspected Al Shabaab fugitive after sneaking in the Country from Kenya through Malaba Boarder Point. The suspected identifies as Malik Monsoor was nabbed in Kampala, after police intercepting communication suspected to be initiated by members of terrorist group Al Shabaab.

PENSION SCAM SUSPECTS HAVE CASE TO ANSWER

The Anti Corruption Court has ruled that three jailed former top officials of the Ministry of Public Service have a case to answer in connection to the alleged irregular budgeting of Shs88bn pension money.

In his ruling of ‘no case to answer’ presiding judge Lawrence Gidudu

KIPLOTICH PULLS OUT OF LONDON RACE

By UTN Reporter

Wakiso - Uganda’s most decorated runners Stephen Kiprotich and Moses Kipsiro have confirmed they will miss next month’s World Athletics Championships in London.