NCHE in trouble over Fairland University licence

By: PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE Kampala: The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has been found guilty of contempt of court after they revoked the provisional licence of Fairland University. The Jinja High Court deputy registrar, Mr Deo Nizeyimana, ruled on January 21 that NCHE was in contempt of Court after they failed to stop a revocation […]

Ondoga’s bail ruling postponed

By: EPHRAIM KASOZI Kampala: The Military Court has deferred the ruling on the bail application by former UPDF contingent commander of the Ugandan troops under the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), Brig Michael Ondoga. He was arrested in connection with the alleged failure to perform his duties and theft of food meant for soldiers […]

PLE results to be released tomorrow

By: PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE KAMPALA: The Minister of Education, Ms Jessica Alupo, yesterday confirmed that last year’s Primary Leaving examination results will be released tomorrow. According to Ms Alupo, Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) officials will brief her today afternoon and the release will take place tomorrow at Statistics House in Kampala at 10am. The release […]

Turkey to promote Uganda’s education

By: LYDIA NAMONO Kampala: The Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (Tuskon) plans to infuse international standards into Uganda’s education system to bridge the skilling gaps in the sector. The quality of Uganda’s education is still poor, posing a threat to the country’s long-term economic progress as stipulated in Vision 2040. Speaking at a meeting […]

Atiak massacre survivors get livelihood support from government

By: Martin Odong and Isaac Okot Atiak massacre survivors get livelihood support from government Gulu- Survivors of the 1995 Atiak Massacre in Amuru District where about 300 people were hacked to death by the Lord’s Resistance Army, have received support from the government. The support comes amid complaints from the survivors that the government has […]

Police officers must declare wealth – Kayihura

BY: FAISWAL KASIRYE and ANDREW BAGALA KAMPALA: Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has admitted to public perception that police officers are corrupt, citing those in the directorates of criminal investigations and intelligence and traffic as the main culprits. Gen Kayihura has now ordered police officers to declare their wealth to a committee so that […]

More teachers needed to attain Millennium Development Goals

By: Stephen Kafeero Kampala: Uganda needs to recruit more teachers by 6 per cent on average if it is to achieve the Millennium development goal of Universal Primary Education (UPE) by 2015, a UN agency report has revealed. Currently, the average increase is 3 per cent. The 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report published […]

Uganda achieves Tuberculosis target ahead of MDGs deadline

By: Agatha Ayebazibwe Kampala: Less than a year to the UN Millennium Development Goals 2015 deadline, Uganda has hit the target of the MDG 6 – halving the number of people dying due to Tuberculosis (TB). According to the Ministry of Health, Uganda has reduced the number of people dying due to TB in the […]

Village Health Teams in Masaka run short of malaria drugs

By: Gertrude Mutyaba Masaka: Village Health Teams (VHT) in Masaka District are grappling with a shortage of anti-malarial drugs. This follows the expiry of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) contract to fund the Masaka District Malaria Consortium. This was revealed by the Masaka Malaria Consortium spokesperson, Ms Dinah Kakande, on Monday at […]

Lawyer dragged to Law Council

By: EPHRAIM KASOZI Kampala: A lawyer has been dragged to the Law Council over alleged professional misconduct in connection with failure to recover funds and properties from jailed socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa aka Bad Black, and her accomplice, Meddie Sentongo, who were convicted of fraud before the Anti-Corruption Court. In the complaint filed before the disciplinary […]

Othieno dispels rumours of player escape

By: DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE KAMPALA: Considering the amount of work put in prior, assistant coach Henry Okecho was left more than disillusioned after Team Uganda finished bottom at the ICC World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand. “It has been a very tough time for us here and so disappointing owing to the efforts put in […]

Micho bemoans mentality of Ugandan footballers

By: MARK NAMANYA KAMPALA: Thirteen years after arriving in Uganda, Micho Sredojevic has in all probability earned the right to rate the psyche of a Ugandan footballer. Eight months after returning to Uganda as national coach, the Serbian remains steadfast in his desire to make the game scale glorious heights in the country. Micho, however, […]

East African cooperatives to benefit from new regulation

By: ISMAIL MUSA LADU Kampala: Cooperative societies across East Africa will now collaborate on numerous fronts, including joint marketing, thanks to a regional Bill in offing. According to Uganda Cooperative Alliance secretariat and the Eastern African farmers’ Federation, the drive to have both regional (EALA) legislation allow the collaboration and national cooperative laws amended, is […]