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UTN ON HANDS ON FOR INTERNEES

By UTN Reporter

At a time when Hands on Skills is most needed in almost all sectors, the Uganda Television Network, UTN is working Institutions of Learning to provide hands-on

GOVERNMENT INCREASE EDUCATION BUDGET IN THE 2018/2019 FINANCILA YR-MINISTER
By Madman Matte

Government has increased its funding towards the education sector from 2,112.17bn to 2,445billion shilling a head of its struggle to improve

Islamic Primary Leaving Exam Results 2016 released

Kampala. Link Islamic Schools in Uganda has released the 2016 Islamic Primary Leaving Examination results with the performance increasing by 21.1% compared to last year.

Of the 2020 students who sat for the 2016 exams, 569 passed in

MAKERERE DONS TRASH VERSITY COUNCIL PLEAS

Principles of Constituent Colleges at Makerere University have trashed the pleas by the University Council to prevail over the dons to take the offer of one month salary and other incentives.

In a heated meeting chaired by the University Council Chairperson Eng Wana Etyem

COURT CLOSE BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES

The High Court in Kampala has agreed with the Ministry of Education to have Bridge International Academies closed over failure to meet minimum sanitation requirements of operation

Delivering her ruling on Friday morning, Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa held that

ISLAMIC PLE 2016 BEGINS

A total of 2700 from 451 qur’an schools are set to sit for this year’s Islamic primary Leaving Exams starting tomorrow Wednesday. This marks the end of year Islamic Primary Leaving Examinations indicating an increament in the number of schools registering for these exams compared to last year.

This years exams comes at a time when Examinations

PUNSEF THREATENS HUNGER STRIKE AT CONSTITUTIONAL SQUARE

NON-TEACHING PIN TECHNOCRATS IN FINANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE Non-Teaching staff who are currently on strike in all public universities have threatened to change the method of strike by marching to the constitutional square if at all; pressure from

DEPUTY AG MWESIGWA RUKUTANA ON TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

At a time when most Ugandans struggle to get absorbed in the labor sector, the Deputy Attorney General has criticized parents who often discourage their children to take part in Music and sports.

The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana was presiding at the Nabisunsa Girls school

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KACITA GIVES KCCA ULTIMATUM ON HAWKERS

Kampala - Traders under their umbrella the Kampala City Traders’ Association-KACITA have given Police and Kampala Capital City Authority an ultimatum of two days, to remove all street vendors off the City Streets. This comes after a series of failed negotiations with different powers in the city to have the hawkers off the streets. The traders have always complained that the hawkers

ELECTORAL OBSERVERS URGED TO BE OBJECTIVE-EC

Kampala: The electoral commission is urging all electoral observers to be objective as they look at the electoral process.

The remark has been made by the EC boss Eng. Badru Kiggundu at a National briefing of election observers on the 2016 general elections at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The briefing which is one of the final events of the commission in the run up

ORIENT BANK STARTS ENTREPRENUERSHIP ACADEMY

Orient bank has commenced are financial literacy and entrepreneurship program set to offer grants of up to 30 million Ugandan shillings to existing businesses that have leaved up five year across the country.

The program funded by the bank aims at alleviating

TWIST IN BESIGYE TREASON CASE, GOVT WANT TRIAL IN LUZIRA

Remanded former opposition FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye was this morning not produced before Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court as earlier scheduled after the state cited security threats.

Principal State Attorney Lino Anguzu told court presided over by

Rights Bodies react on Ssejjusa Arrest

Kampala - The abrupt arrest of David Ssejusa, the former coordinator of Intelligence services last evening has caused mixed feelings among a cross section of Ugandans. Human rights’ defenders say that even if the arrest was lawful, the denial for his legal team to access him is illegal. Speaking to UTN, the Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative

TENSION DUE TO BARCLAYS BANK’S UNCERTAIN FUTURE

As fear and tension envelop customers regarding the future of Barclays bank, the institution has come out to deny allegations from the public regarding its looming closure.

This comes barely few months after the imperial bank

BESIGYE DEFIED POLICE ORDERS, POLICE OFFICER TELLS COURT

A senior superintendent of police yesterday told Kasangati magistrates court that former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye defied police orders regarding which routes to use in order to access his party head quarters in Najjanakumbi without passing through the busy central district of Kampala.

Officer David Ulama attached to the Field Force Unit, told court presided over by Grade One Magistrate

GOVERNMENT LOBBIES WORLD BANK ON HOUSING MORTGAGE

Government is negotiating with the World Bank to introduce Housing Mortgage facility as a way to promote a progressive housing and urban development plan for major cities and municipalities in the Country. This follows a plea by the World Bank to Government to improve housing facilities especially in urban Centers.

CANNIBALS “EAT” BABY GIRL

Police in the Eastern Ugandan town of Iganga has arrested two suspected cannibals for ‘eating’ an eight months baby, and attempting to kill another. Namuloki Aidah and Nambafu Lovinsa, residents of Bukoyo in Iganga were arrested after reportedly slaughtering and eating their biological eight months daughter, and attempting to kill the deceased’s elder