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LANGUAGE BARRIER DERAILING PROCESS OF KARUMA DAM CONSTRUCTION

Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.

The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done ahead of 2018 when the 600mega watt project is scheduled to be complete.

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Construction work in progress with an estimated 3,300 workers three quarters of which are Ugandans. 70% of the Engineers are Chinese who have complained of inability to ably communicate with the Ugandans hence slowing decision making and task execution.

SB ENG HENRY BIDASALA, COMMISSIONER FOR ELECTRIC POWER AT MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT.

The Local council I chairperson Karuma, Severino Opio put forward his discontent as regards the recruitment process, but was quick to relent a disclaimer that the 448,000 salary scale by Sinohydro is a worthwhile move.

SB SEVERINO OPIO, LCI KARUMA

With Exim Bank China funding 85 percent of the Karuma Hydro Power Dam, the government is left with 15% to propel the $1.6 billion project forward. When asked whether the Chinese firm Sinohydro will forever stay in charge of the Karuma dam project, he regrets the lack of skills exhibited, but still provides a possible resolve.

SB ENG HENRY BIDASALA, COMMISSIONER FOR ELECTRIC POWER AT MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT.

The tunneling, being done in layers sets the upper layer, also known as heading at 84% and the benching, that is, the downer layer at 40%.

However, with just 30% physical work and prospects of finished work by 2018, one wonders whether this highly hoped for project will be concluded by the estimated time.

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SUPREME COURT STAYS OPEN ON WEEKEND TO PREPARE FOR MBABAZI PETITION

Kampala - With just less than 36 hours to start of hearing of the Electoral Petition, the Chief Justice Bart Katurebe has issued a notice to all Supreme Court staff to keep on duty over the weekend, as they prepare the Court for the hearing.

The Notece seen by our reporter stats that “All staff are required to stay

CHEBROT LOSES ELECTION CASE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal confirms Kenneth Soyekwo as the validly elected MP for Tingey County in Kapchorwa District.

KAIHURA AND TUMUKUNDE FIRED

BY NTALE YOUNUS

President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces, in an attempt to professionalise Ugandan Ploce Force and Security in the country has fired police boss Gen Kale Kayihura and security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde

One of the Bush war hero Gen Elly Tumwine has been appointed as the new

COURT SUMMON GENERAL KATUMBA OVER SEJUSA

High Court has issued summons against the Chief of Defence Forces-General Katumba Wamala to answer queries on why the UPDF has refused to retire General David Sejusa Tinyefuza despite the fact that the Army withdrew guns, uniform and aren’t paying him salary.

Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo of the Civil Division ordered the Attorney

VOTING IN ENTEBBE CANCELLED

Voting in Entebbe turned chaotic after the two rivaling sides failed to come to terms with the conditions in which the ballot boxes were delivered. The boxes were delivered to Entebbe Police with several of them holding brocken safety seals, a condition NRM supporters alleged was to be blamed on their DP counterparts. The boxes were delivered to the Police a night

WORLD FOOTBALL STAR & STARTIMES AMBASSADOR NWANKWO KANU IN UGANDA.

Star times brand ambassador Nuwankwo Kanu is in Uganda today with emphasis to be put on talent development, Digital migration and sensitizing Ugandans on none communicable diseases.

LAWYERS CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ARMY FROM STREETS

Kampala : Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) have rubbished the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections as being not free and unfair with the deliberate late delivery of polling materials mostly in

KAYIHURA GIVES 200M TO NANSANA PROSTITUTES

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

It’s hard to believe that what started as mayhem in the metropolitan areas on Nansana and Entebbe has turned into a structural adjustment program to the area residents in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.

CANDIDATES WIND UP CAMPAIGNS

Kampala - Presidential and Parliamentary Campaigns end today after three months of traversing the country.

The time limit given by the Electoral Commission is today at 6pm, two days ahead of the polling day. Most of the major candidates are making their final impact on the ballot box results publically, before embarking on the