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FDC DEMAND EXPLANATION FROM GOVT ON SCARCITY OF SEPTRINE IN THE COUNTRY

By Bagiira Namazzi Elizabeth and Male Jemimah

The Forum for Democratic Change, FDC has demanded for an explanation from government for continued lack of Septrine drugs in the government’s medical stores which FDC describes as a violation of public trust.

FDC party president Patrick Amuriat Oboyi while addressing the press at FDC Headquarters in Najjanankumbi said the cost exerted on the available septrine has affected low income earners in the country since they cannot afford the drugs

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According to FDC, Government promised to provide Septrine to Ugandans as enshrined in the World Health Organisations, WHO protocols.

FDC instists that government should task the minister of health to come out and explain why it is spending billions of money on foreign trips instead of people`s health.

Septrin tabs is often taken by People with HIV to complement ARvs which in turn makes the virus dormant.

About security in the country, the FDC Party President put the emphasis on the weird proposal of government to provide security to MPs and advised government to instead provide security to Ugandans not only MPs.

Abou the controversial new taxes, FDC says it’s a double tax since data is charged adding that UCC should have asked the telecommunication companies to increase on data charges instead of imposing social media tax (OTT).

About Mobile Money 1%, Amuriat says its double taxation since one is charged on transactions made.

Reporting complemented by Nakyeyune Shadia and Nakyeyune Shakira

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UNEB WITHHELD 4525 UCE 2017 RESULTS

BY Maria Eyoru

The Uganda National Examinations Board, UNEB has withheld 4,525 results on allegations relating to exams malpractice.

At least results from 33 Schools have been withheld.

According to the Examining Body, there has been a general improvement in the

UPDF SOLDIERS SENTENCED IN SOMALIA

Mogadishu - Nine Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been sentenced to prison for misconduct. The soldiers were found guilty of pursuing personal interest and endangering operational efficiency of the UPDF, contrary to section 124 of the UPDF Act. The nine were part of a group of soldiers implicated

MINISTER OTENGO, SUPPORTERS PROTEST IN LIRA

Lira – Supporters of State Minister for Northern Uganda Rebecca Otego marched in solidarity with her, searching for justice after the High Court Judge in Lira stepped aside in determining her electoral fate. The Minister is seeking for a recount of votes in Moroto Constituency, Alebtong District Parliamentary election, after she was defeated by Sam Okwir. Supporters of Minister Rebecca Otengo

LUKWAGO RUNS TO COURT TO BE ADDED AS PARTY ON ABOLITION OF POLITICAL OFFICES

Kampala Lord Mayor elect Erias Lukwago runs to the Constitutional Court, seeking to be added as a party to the petition that is seeks to abolish the various political offices in the city including his very own office of the Lord Mayor.

Lukwago in his application before the court, wants pending judgment

IMMIGRATION OFFICER ARRESTED OVER SELLING UGANDAN PASSPORT

By UTN Reporter

Security officers in Kampala have arrested one of the top immigration officer on allegations relating to involvement in selling Ugandan passports to foreigners who in turn use these passports in dubious

COURT ALLOW TDA’S MBABAZI TO MAKE AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION PETITION

Kololo:The Supreme Court in Kololo have ordered that former TDA Presidential Candidate John Patrick Amamam Mbabazi files an amendment in his election petition to challenge the re-election of Yoweri Museveni Kaguta as president of Uganda for more 5 yrs.

This after Mbabazi through his lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi successfully

PUBLIC UNIVERSITY STAFF RESUME STRIKE ON SUNDAY

Kampala – Staff of all public Universities across the country are set to resume an industrial action this Sunday, after failing to secure their presidential pledge of salary increment with the Ministry of Finance. The President made a directive to the Ministry of Finance to review salaries and wages of all staff of public Universities in the next financial year.

JUDGE SUED OVER DEBT

International Crimes Division (ICD) Judge Elizabeth Nahamya together with her husband Dr. Sam Nahamya have been sued before the Commercial Division of the High Court for allegedly failing to pay over shillings 120million being balance of a land purchase they made four years ago.

IThe petitioner of this suit Galton Fenzi, in his suit contends that

UGANDAN ARMY SOLDIER KILLS 7 AT MAKINDYE BARRACKS, SHOT HIMSELF

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