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BUDGET CUTS ON SOCIAL SERVICES IRK CIVIL SOCIETY

UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations in the Budget advocacy forum have decried the sharp budget cuts by the Ministry of Finance especially on social services, as intended to affect service delivery and lower the standard of living of an ordinary Ugandan tax payer. In the Proposed Budget framework 2017/18, the Ministry of Finance and economic Planning has instituted budgetary cuts on all ministries,

BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL EXAMINATIONS START

Over sixty thousand Candidates from 387 centers across the country have started their Uganda Business and Technical examinations Board examinations. The exams commence at a time when the Board is still grappling with leadership of different Institutions over students’ failure to pay school dues.

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.

MUSEVENI REJECTS MPs SALARY BILL

Civil Society Organizations have praised the president for not assenting to the income tax amendments bill that would exempt MPs from paying taxes over their remuneration and allowances.

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) warned

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

REGIONAL AIRLINES GET NEW FLEETS

Regional airlines are sprucing up their fleets with new aeroplanes. Ethiopian, Rwandan and Tanzanian airlines will receive new aircraft this week. Tanzania plans to have its Air Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL) return to its regional routes.

BWANIKA WRAPS UP IN MASAKA

Masaka - Peoples’ Development Party Flag bearer Dr. Abed Bwanika wrapped up his campaigns in Masaka his home district.

Bwanika implored the locals to usher in a new dawn in Uganda’s

MULAGO RELOCATES EMERGENCY UNIT

Mulago National Referral Hospital complex has shifted its emergency department or causality to the assessment center at old Mulago hospital complex.

This is intended to give room to the contractor

POLICE SPOKESMAN ESCAPES ASSASSINS

By UTN Reporter

Police Deputy spokes person Patrick Onyango has survived an assassination according to sources.