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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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Nyerere was a devoted Catholic — Museveni

UTN Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has challenged African leaders to emulate the former Tanzanian President, Julius Nyerere to always accord some time towards God describing Nyerere as a devoted

GABON ELECTION VIOLENCE

Violence has broken out in the Gabonese capital Libreville after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of Saturday's presidential election.

Opposition candidate Jean Ping said two people had been killed and many

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.

WOMEN DEMAND FOR UNITY GOVERNMENT

Kampala - Women in Uganda have called for dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and parties that lost in the just concluded Presidential Elections.

This as the women advocate for a coalition Government between Museveni who emerged

JOURNALISTS BLOCKED FROM COVERING KIRUMIRA CASE

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

There was scuffle at the police headquarters as police tried to block journalists from accessing court premises where ASP Muhammad Kirumura was supposed to appear for the hearing of his case.

His last appearance in court as well caused havoc in court chambers when senior commissioner

GOVERNMENT CLARIFIES ON ARV SHORTAGE

Kampala - Government has clarified on the shortage of Antiretral Viral drugs in the country, blaming it on the change in the policy establishment and procurement procedures. This comes at the back drop of an acute scarcity of the drugs, raising an alarm from health facilities and AIDS patients in the countryside. Late last year, Civil Society Organizations dealing in treatment

TANZANIA CLOSE MUTUKULA –UGANDA BOARDERS AHEAD OF POLLS

There is tension at the Uganda Tanzania Boarders after the Tanzanian authorities sealing off the boarder.

Security has been tightened at the Uganda-Tanzania Boarder- Mutukula

STRONG WOMAN MARY NKATA DEAD

Alone militant woman politician in 1950s Christine Mary Munyenya Nkata who along with several men agitated for Uganda's independence dies at 81.

Nkata succumbed to cancer in a London Hospital last week after almost ten years of the cancer battle.

POLICE ARRESTS IRON BAR HIT MEN IN GULU

Gulu-The Police in Gulu have rounded up 19 suspected iron bar hit men, from different locations in the town. The operation that combed all the suburbs in the northern town discovered several kilograms of opium, stolen household items, and dangerous objects like knives, iron bars, Pangas, machetes and short stabbing spears. The police also say among suspects included 2 women found in the house at the time of arrest.