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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 education in the country.

Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja revealed this during the budget week awareness campaign at Kiswa Primary School during which Finance ministry officials led by Finance Minister planted trees as part of the awareness.

According to the Finance Minister, increment to the education sector is expected to enhance salaries of Primary teachers and also improve on the UPE Schools infrastructures.

Kasaijja also reechoed why the Ministry chose Kiswa Primary saying it’s in effort to demonstrate the importance of environmental protection and the need for the young generation to take the initiative in climate change challenge.

The national budget for the financial year 2018/2019 is expected to be read on 14th June 2018.

On several occasions the education sector and the ministry of health had claimed to be underfunded leading to several strikes by the teachers and the Doctors.

Minister kasija also says as the Ministry prepares to read the 2018/2019, the budget week helps to increase publicity of the national budget by articulating the achievements Uganda has gained and the priority areas of focus for next financial year budget.

Minister kasaija calls upon teachers to educate the pupils and students to embrace the idea of tree planting in order to fight climate change and its adverse effects.

The Minister donated one Million shillings towards facilitating the environment club of Kiswa Primary School.

Reporting complemented by Owere Steve and Namombwe Susan

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KAZINDA’S GHOST HAUNTS OPM

The ghost of the embattled former Principal Accountant at the Office of the Prime Minister Godfrey Kazinda sentenced for more than 5 years, continues haunting technical staffs at the Office of the Prime Minister. The Auditor General’s report of 2014/2015 discovered a chain of fraudulent payments totaling to SHS 3.6 billion to individual Private bank accounts reportedly run by OPM staff.

UGANDA’S DEBT REACHES 9.6BN US DOLLARS

Kampala – The Country’s Domestic debt has been projected to slow down Uganda’s economy yielding from high rate of government borrowing. Uganda’s debt burden stands at 9.6billion us dollars, which is a detrimental factor to the developmental process due to the mismanagement of loans.

The recent development by government to bail-out ailing companies

BUGANDA LOYALISTS STORM POLICE OVER NFA LAND

Masaka - A team of Buganda loyalists has stormed Bukakkata police station demanding for the return of their sign post that was removed by the National Forestry Authority together with the environmental police. The loyalists led by deputy PokinoMwalim Kato Abdallah asked the acting officer in charge of the police station Fred Mwanga to hand over the sign post to them,

COURT ISSUES ARREST WARRANT AGAINST LEGEND STANISLAUS MUGWANYA’S DAUGHTER

By UTN Reporter

Kampala – The land Division of the High Court in Kampala has issued an arrest warrant to a One Josephine Nantaya Kabusu widow to Wilfred Kabusu the heir of Yoana Mulo Mugwanya son to Late Buganda Legend Stanislaus Mugwanya.

The arrest Warrant has been issued for 14th July 2017 by the Registrar Justine Atukwasa following continued failure by Josephine Nantaya Kabusu to disobey court orders that refrained her from selling, dealing in land in question.

Nantaya Kabusu was found guilty of contempt of court together with her sons Robert Ndidde and Musiitwa James.

The trial Magistrate subsequently sentenced Nantaaya to two weeks in Prison for contempt of court while her two sons Robert Ndidde and Musiitwa James were fined 60m and 30m respectively for their continued disobeying of Court order; contempt of Court., “A warrant of arrest is issued to detain the 1st Respondent (Josephine Nantaya Kabuusu) in civil prison for two weeks” reads part of the order issued by Registrar.

the 2nd and 3rd Respondents are directed to pay a fine of Shs. 60.000.000/= ( Sixty Million ) and Shs. 30.000.000/= ( Thirty Million ) in court respectively order further reads.

The widow ( Josephine Nantaya Kabuusu) has also been directed to deposit in court the original grant to the estate of the late Wilfred Kabusu till the matter is disposed.

Lands Registrar Otto Michael Gulumale on 16th April 2015 issued interim order refraining Nantaya together with her sons from selling, dealing in Land in question belonging to Kabusu and Yoana Mulo until disposal of the said land.

However Nantaya and her sons disobeyed the said orders and continued selling the said land in question.

The land in question is comprised on Blocks 333-335 Kyengera Nabingo, block 328/338 Buganga Mawokota, Block 88 Bukerere, block 8 Rubaga Kyadondo, Block 21 Busega and Block 82-83-85 Kasai Kyagwe among others all these estates of Late Stanslaus Mugwanya, Yoana Mulo Mugwanya and Wilfred Mugwanya Kabusu.

Nantaaya Kabuusu was dragged to court by Mulo Mugalasi Michael a brother to the late Kabuusu accusing Kabusu’s widow Nantaya of unlawfully undertaking letters of administration to take charge of both estates that belonged to late Kabusu and also taking over family properties which Kabusu was administering on behalf of the family.

Mulo Mugalasi Michael a brother to the late Kabusu through his lawyers of Ssenkumba and Co Advocates insist that a widow can’t take charge of all properties both belonging to late Kabusu and also that which belonged to their grandfather Stanislaus Mugwanya one of the legends of Sir Apollo Kagwa.

Mulo Mugalasi Michael now wants Kampala High Court Lands Division to make audit of the land in Question and also stream line estate of their Father Yoana Mulo Mugwanya and that of his late brother Wilfred Kabusu Mugwanya.

afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

CSOs SPEAK OUT ON ELECTION SPENDING

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations dealing with Budget monitoring activities have urged the 10th Parliament to generate a strong legal instrument regarding debt management. The Organizations have singled out irresponsible borrowing indicated by non-performance loans as a major setback for the Country’s economic advancement, increasing the cost of debt management,

INSIDE STORY: WHY TANZANIA EXPELLED UGANDAN REFUGEES

In our inside report on the illusive Ugandan refugees who were expelled from Tanzania in 2014 and have been living a hopeless life in Uganda ever since they returned home after living in Tanzania for 30 years, we disclose why the Tanzania government had to expel Ugandan refugees hugely comprised of Bakiga, Banyankole, Banyarwanda, and Barundi speaking people.

ACHOLI DEMANDS FOR LAND RIGHTS. OUR LAND OUR VOTE:

The people of Acholi have vowed to continue shunning leaders who are deemed insensitive to their land rights, saying as a community, they have suffered a lot of humiliation from such leadership in the past. Justifying the recent voting pattern in the region in which the ruling party lost, the community argues that they cast a protest vote against the rampant violations of the indigenous

SUPREME MUFTI LAUNCHES PRAYERS FOR RAIN

MPIGI – Supreme Mufti Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa has announce that all mosques will pray for more rains in the country as a way to avert the eminent danger rising from long drought and hunger. Supreme Mufti says all Muslims will this week launch prayers to Allah to avert the long drought that has destroyed gardens, drained all water sources and subsequently causing hunger especially in the Countryside.