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LANGUAGE BARRIER DERAILING PROCESS OF KARUMA DAM CONSTRUCTION

Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.

The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done ahead of 2018 when the 600mega watt project is scheduled to be complete.

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Construction work in progress with an estimated 3,300 workers three quarters of which are Ugandans. 70% of the Engineers are Chinese who have complained of inability to ably communicate with the Ugandans hence slowing decision making and task execution.

SB ENG HENRY BIDASALA, COMMISSIONER FOR ELECTRIC POWER AT MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT.

The Local council I chairperson Karuma, Severino Opio put forward his discontent as regards the recruitment process, but was quick to relent a disclaimer that the 448,000 salary scale by Sinohydro is a worthwhile move.

SB SEVERINO OPIO, LCI KARUMA

With Exim Bank China funding 85 percent of the Karuma Hydro Power Dam, the government is left with 15% to propel the $1.6 billion project forward. When asked whether the Chinese firm Sinohydro will forever stay in charge of the Karuma dam project, he regrets the lack of skills exhibited, but still provides a possible resolve.

SB ENG HENRY BIDASALA, COMMISSIONER FOR ELECTRIC POWER AT MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT.

The tunneling, being done in layers sets the upper layer, also known as heading at 84% and the benching, that is, the downer layer at 40%.

However, with just 30% physical work and prospects of finished work by 2018, one wonders whether this highly hoped for project will be concluded by the estimated time.

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DR BESIGYE ARRESTED AS HE ATTEMPTED TO ENTER POLICE HQS

Rtd Col Dr Kiza Besigye after casting his vote he proceeded to Naguru Police where he suspected vote rigging.

He was subsquently arrested and detained for a

SOMALIS REJECT INCUMBENT HASSAN MUHAMUD

By UTN Reporter

Mogadishu - Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been elected federal President of Somalia after defeating incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a hotly contested presidential election.

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

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.

NSSF INJECTS 14B INTO MBUYA SOTO HOUSING PROJECT

The national social security fund has invested 14.5billion Uganda shillings in a real housing project in Mbuya, Kampala code named the Mbuya Soho villas.

This project is said to be with a motive of fighting the expansion of slums

MEMORIAL LECTURE FOR KAGEZI

Kampala - The Directorate of Public Prosecution is set to hold a memorial lecture for its fallen state prosecutor Joan Kagezi.Kagezi 48 was slain in cold blood in March last year in Kiwature by unknown assailants while she had stopped to buy fruits by the road side.

REGISTRAR DIRECTS NAKAWA CHIEF ON BESIGYE FILE

The Chief Registrar of the Ugandan Judiciary Paul Gadenya has allocated Nakawa chief Magistrate Elemye Mawanda to handle the file for the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye who was earlier toady transferred from Moroto government prison to Luzira prison.

BEREAVED SEEKS SHS2.5BN FROM MAKERERE OVER DEATH OF ALUMNI

The bereaved family of a former Makerere University student who was lynched to death at one of the University halls, has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking compensation of shillings 2.5 billion.

In April 2015, David Ojok was mercilessly beaten to death at

CABINET TASK NPA ON ATTAINMENT OF MIDDLE INCOME

BY KABANYORO RITAH ,KASOLE IBRAHIM

Cabinet has tasked the National Planning Authority, NPA to facilitate the implementation of National Vision 2040 and the attainment of the Middle Income status by 2020.

State Minister for planning David Bahati told media at