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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 Government is forced onto them to go back to work. Members from all public universities resolved to take this course of action at Makerere University today.

PUNTSEF is continuously pinning government technocrats in both the finance and Public service ministries who have made it, a habit by changing the salary enhancement and accumulated arrears for intentions un known to the body and that they are spending propaganda that the money is there yet there is nothing, something which has angered members of PUNTSEF. More details follow.......

Jackson Betihamah, Chairman, Public Universities Non-Teaching Executive Forum, revealed this new tactic of striking, by going on hunger strike at Constitutional Square with their families, should Government to threaten them to go back to office by force with paying their demands as soon as possible. SB………….JACKSON BETIHAMAH-CHAIRMAN PUNTSEF

Ntaga Eriya, Chairperson, Busitema University Administrative Staff Association, blamed the government for being segregative in settling the salary increment structures which saw the Teaching staff catered for first leaving behind the Non-Teaching wondering whether their services don’t deserve a salary increment. SB………….NTAGA ERIYA-CHAIRPERSON-BUADSA

Members of the Non-teaching from all the Public Universities with anger stressed their dissatisfaction at the Government for deliberately tossing them up and down for over two without reaching a conclusive point of paying them their salary enhancement and accumulated arrears. POPS………….MEMBERS OF PUNTSEF IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

Deogracious Nyapalapala, Support Staff, Busitema University, stressed that the problem is with the technocrats in the finance and public service ministries who have failed to confirm the new salary structures as the president directed them to have the money available at the beginning of this financial year 2016/17. SB………….DEOGRACIOUS NYAPALAPALA-BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY

Lakoyo Jalon Kingson, General Secretary, Senior Administrative Staff Association,Gulu University portrayed solidarity with all the Non-teaching staff members because they are also constrained by the short of funds to Gulu University, by reducing 5 billion shillings to 4bn shillings. SB…………LAKOYO JALON-GULU UNIVERSITY

It is now known about who is right and wrong between the government and Non-Teaching staff with various contradicting figures on the available money for the Non-Teaching Staff who up to now, have resolved to stick to the strike.

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4 MPS CHARGED WITH TREASON, 33 REMANDED

BY UTN REPORTERS

Gulu Chief Magistrates Court has remanded the newly elected Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri, together with 33 others to Gulu Main Prison.

Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri has been charged before Dawa Francis Matenga along

POLITICAL GIMMICKS MORE FDC PARTY MEMBERS TO ANSWER TREASON CHARGES

The FDC party chairman Waswa Birigwa, honorable Wafula Oguttu and Akole Ekanya have been given an ultimatum eight hours to report at the special investigation unit at Kireeka for are statement recording.

According to police the trial are accused of aiding treason

FEMALE JUDGES CAUTIONED ON SNATCHING MARRIED MEN

Female judicial officers have been cautioned to desist from snatching other women’s husbands as such conduct is unbecoming of judicial officers. The caution to the female judicial offices was made yesterday by senior Supreme Court judge, Stella Arach Amoko. This was at a two-day workshop organized by the Judicial Studies Institute, a training arm of the Judiciary to impart skills

KABAFUNZAKI CASE ADJOURNED

By UTN Reporter

Kololo - Embattled Minister of State for Labor Herbert Kabafunzaki has this afternoon appeared before the Anti corruption court for mention of his Corruption case and two others.

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES GENDER EQUALITY INDICATORS

Kololo - Government has launched the National Gender Equality program that is geared towards creating inclusive opportunities for women, youth and Children, especially those involved in entrepreneurship. The Program will priotize dependence on technological advancement as a safe way to propel the numbers of well-off youths and women in the business sector.

ULS CALLS FOR JUDGES' INDEPENDENCE

Kampala - The Supreme Court battle between Independent Candidate Amama Mbabazi and incumbent President Museveni who was re-elected kicked off today with a lot of zeal. In the due course of this case, Ruth Ssebatindira, the president of the Uganda Law Society argues the judges involved in the case to show the world the highest degree of impartiality and independence in this land mark suit.

SECRETS BEHIND THE SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

Following the recent violence in South Sudan that claimed hundreds of lives and displacing many, UTN unearths the secret behind the July 7th fighting between the two rival military factions in the youngest African Nation. Major fighting erupted outside the presidential compound as President Salva Kiir was meeting with the then first vice president Dr. Riek Machar, a former rebel leader.

KIYONGA WARNS PARLIAMNT ON BAKONJO-BAMBA STALEMATE

Defense Minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga has appeared before the Defense Committee of Parliament to account for allegations that he was involved in the mayhem in the Rwenzori region district of Kasese that saw running battles between the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu, minority tribes and government forces counting for the loss of lives on either sides

MP DIES OF BRAIN CANCER

By UTN Reporter

Moroto District Woman MP Hon. Anna Logiel is dead. Hon Logiel, a member of the ruling NRM succumbed to brain cancer in a