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NRM ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR FUTURE BY ELECTIONS

UTN Reporter

The ruling Party National Resistance Movement (NRM) is considering going back to the drawing board to establish lop holes that might have led to the big loss in the Rukungiri by Elections.

This is after the NRM Massively lost the Rukungiri District Woman MP By-election which to the authorities in the party assume that they need to learn from their mistakes to enable them win future by-elections.

NRM’s Winnie Matsiko who was the incumbent, lost to FDC’s Betty Muzanira.

The District Returning Officer, Umar Kiyimba on Friday announced Muzanira as winner having polled 50611 votes, while her main contender Matsiko managed 46379.

Rogers Mulindwa NRM Party Publicist conceded to the defeat.

Mulindwa says the party’s Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba will present results before the Central Executive Committee (CEC) to establish mechanisms on how to manage future by elections.

But the party Chairperson and also President Yoweri Museveni claims the holigans from Kampala contributed to the party’s loss in Rukungiri by Elections.

The Rukungiri Woman MP seat fell vacant after Court of Appeal nullified Matsiko’s election on 12th April 2018 following a petition by FDC’s Muzanira.

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MOTHER SETS SON ABLAZE

Entebbe - Police in Entebbe is holding a woman for setting ablaze her son who burnt to death. Namugaanyi Ruth, burnt her son Katebere Emanuel 7yrs a pupil at Agali Awamu Primary School, Luwafu, Nkumba. Namugaanyi, a teacher at the same school reportedly set ablaze the house in which her son was this morning.

CURRICULUM CENTER INTRODUCE CHINESE LANGUAGE IN SCHOOLS

A head of the task to bridge communication barriers, the National curriculum development centre has introduced Chinese language in secondary schools which they say will help Ugandans to do business in china.

Government Increasing Internet Services

Masaka- Government has stepped up efforts to spreading the national e-government infrastructure throughout the country to connect its offices to a much cheaper internet service. Under the project whose phase three is now commencing in the Southern and Central part of Uganda, Districts, Sub Counties and Municipal Council offices will be connected to the fiber cable network.

POLICE FOILS PLOT TO KILL NIGERIAN NATIONAL

BY KENNEDY MUHIIRE

Police in Kampala foiled a plot to murder a Nigerian National who reportedly entered the country with gold worth shs. 300 million.

POLICE OWNS UP KIBOKO SQUAD

Kampala - Preliminary investigations into the on-going masked Kiboko squad group has pinned crime preventers, informants and yet to be identified security personnel to be behind the eminent attacks on Besigye supporters. The police publicist Fred Enanga says they have managed to arrest six of the ring leaders who are going to help the police with investigations.

Among the suspects is a one Kalyango Innocent, Male Ssenyonga all Boda Boda stage chairmen operating as crime preventers in the city center. These usually masked personnel holding sticks, and police pepper spray became are concern after appearing in television footage seriously beating up Besigye Supporters where ever he appears anywhere in the city center. Surprisingly this happens amidst the presence of the police which has tentatively denied being part of the group. BYTE FRED ENANGA

The pressure amounting from the human rights activists and civil society organization forced the police to commence investigations and so-far they say they have arrested six personnel in connect ion to the above. He says the arrested that were initially recruited as crime preventers together with the divisional police commander Mission Fred attached to Katwe police station have already recorded statements at the police professional standards unit to help at investigations. BYTE FRED ENANGA

Enanga adds that the forces media monitoring unit is as well reviewing the footage to closely identify the faces of the other masked who are apparently on the run. He says once reviewed they will answerable to courts of law to answer charges related to assault and causing grievous harm. BYTE FRED ENANGA

USPA TO AWARD SPORTS PERSONALITIES OF 2016

Lugogo - Sports Journalists under their body USPA, Uganda Sports Press Association will award over 60 Sports personalities who excelled in year 2016 in various sports disciplines.<\p>

The sports men to be awarded were selected basing on their achievements

OYAM RDC GIVES YOUTH ULTIMATUM

North: Oyam - The Resident District Commissioner for Oyam District Julian Akullu has given the youth in the District an ultimatum of four (4) days to refund over 8 million shillings meant for the youth capitation fund in Ajalo B Parish Iceme Sub County.

The Youths’ leadership in the area is said to have, misappropriated the funds

EC Introduces Location Slips For Polls

Kampala – The Electoral Commission has introduced new Location Slips to be used by voters on the voting day to determine their polling stations. The Location Slips spells out the polling station for a particular voter, which is seen as a remedy to transferring voters’ names from their known polling centers. The slips will be used in the Feb 18th Polls, and will be required by

PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ASK COURT TO BLOCK MP's TAX REMITTANCES

The Parliamentary Commission has asked the Commercial court to block the Uganda Revenue Authority from taxing MPs allowances.

The parliamentary commission’s lawyer Citina Cherotich told court presided over