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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 the Principles reportedly refused to bow down to the pressures and pleas by the Council, to resume work at the Ivory tower.

The more than 8 hour meeting was held Monday evening, was also attended by the Chairperson of the Investment and Finance committee Thomas Tayeebwa.

The Principles told Eng. Wana Etyem to communicate his position to MUASA, since they all belong to the same umbrella.

The University Council was expected to meet MUASA leadership today to hammer out an understanding, although details are still scanty.

MUASA publicist Deus Muhwezi Kamunyu confirmed an invitation for the meeting, but insisted that they will stick to their guns.

President Museveni directed the closure of the University indefinitely on November 1st, after botched negotiations between the University Council, administrators and the Dons over the allowances for eight months

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GOVERRNMENT INVESTS IN MILK PRODUCTIVITY TO MEET GLOBAL DEMANDS

By Samuel L ugada

Government has invested in the Dairy Development Authority, DDA to increase on Milk productivity to enable Ugandan meet the global demands.

State minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,

DEPUTY SPEAKER OULANYAH'S ELECTION DISPUTED

Gulu - Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah’s re-election in Omoro County is not yet safe, as his opponent files a case seeking a vote recount. Oulanyah’s challenger Simon Tooolit alleges that the election in Omoro was marred with grave vote rigging, intimidation and voter bribery. Toolit who is also the Chairman for Gulu District

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GOES TO GUILD POLL AGAIN

The electoral commission of Makerere University has announced that all has been set for guild elections scheduled for tomorrow. The chairperson electoral commission Isabirye Kenneth told journalists today in a press briefing from MUK Guest house that they have prepared enough to go through the election till swearing in of the

AINE PRODUCTION DEFERED FOR MORE 3 WEEKS

The High Court in Kampala has deferred the case which is intended to compel the police to produce the body of Amama Mbabazi head of security team Christopher Aine dead or alive to March 22.

Hearing of the case was set for today, however, the representative of the Attorney

POLICE NABS CONTRACT KILLERS

Kampala - Police has arrested six suspected contract killers in Kampala as the Force moves to curb increased cases of robberies in the greater Kampala metropolitan area.

In the latest operation, a group of suspected contract killers was busted and over seven guns recovered with 110 rounds of ammunition.

More suspects are on the run and the police say they are hunting them

CURRICULUM CENTER INTRODUCE CHINESE LANGUAGE IN SCHOOLS

A head of the task to bridge communication barriers, the National curriculum development centre has introduced Chinese language in secondary schools which they say will help Ugandans to do business in china.

LAND CONFLICTS CRIPPLE DEVELOPMENT IN ACHOLI

Land access, ownership and use offers the only source of survival to the vast majority of impoverished Ugandans especially those residing in post conflict regions of the country. This vital resource has now however turned into a source of conflict between communities, families and clans as post war land wrangles wage-on in Acholi sub region, undermining development and the resettlement processes.

COURT CLEARS OPPONENT TO CHALLENGE CHAIRMAN KIBUUKA AMOOTI

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal has overturned the Mubende High court decision that dismissed an election petition challenging the victory of the District boss Francis Kibuuka Amooti.

Nssf Launches Blood Donation Drive

Kampala - The National Social Security Fund in conjunction with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services has launched a one week blood donation campaign within Kampala. The drive that is to be conducted in the three locations of Worker’s House, Constitutional Square and Clock Tower is expected to yield 1200units of blood. Summoning the entire population to actively engage in the exercise