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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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COURT DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST BESIGYE AND LUKWAGO FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION

Makindye chief magistrates court has also dismissed a case of disobedience of lawful orders against former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye for want of prosecution.

This now puts to rest the charges against the Second runner up in the

GEN KATUMBA WAMALA SPEAKS-OUT ON ARMY MURDERS

The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says army is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers from war torn areas. Gen. Katumba Wamala has told the Parliamentary Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that UPDF is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers returning from war zones.

UGANDAN LEGISLATOR AND 22 ARMY OFFICERS CHARGED IN ARMY COURT ON TREASON

Ugandan opposition legislator who ousted Attorney General from parliament has been charged with treason at the General Court Martial (GCM) amidst protest from Lawyers.

The opposition legislator has been charged together with 22 soldiers

MAJ. KIGUNDU MURDER TRIAL STALLS

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Hearing of the bail application of 4 Tabliq Moslems, who are on remand for the alleged murder of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa, has not taken off before the Kampala High court.

CHIEF JUSTICE PONDERS ADVOCATES ON DISPENSATION OF JUSTICE.

BY NAMULI DAPHINE

The Chief justice Bart Katuleebe Magunda has appealed to advocates to give quality services to people ahead of the desire to have dispensation of justice.

Chief justice Bart Katuleebe while addressing during

KISORO TEA FRAUD UNEARTHED

The Auditor General has released a damming report into the misappropriation of billions of shillings into the Kisoro tea growing project concealing names of owners of lead agencies siphoning government funds by supplying hot air tea seedlings to farmers. The report indicates that the over 30 billion shillings lost in the project was as a result of absence of a tripartite Memorandum

FORMER KCCA DIRECTOR GEORGE AGABA DEAD

Kampala - Former Director of Physical Planning in KCCA George Agaba is feared dead. Agaba is believed to have perished in motor accident near Mbarara town Saturday afternoon.

SUDAN REBELS RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

GOVERNMENT FIGHTS TO RETAIN DEATH PENALTY

The Uganda government want the death penalty be retained on Uganda’s statutory law books. The Principal Legal advisor to government the Attorney General told the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee of Parliament that shelving the death penalty from Uganda’s statutory law books would require a constitutional review or referendum. The government position falls on the heels