KAMPALA, Feb 28 (NNN-NEW VISION) — Ethiopia has named experienced athletes Genet Yalew and Hunegnaw Mesfin to lead their team to the Africa Cross Country Championships to be held in the hilly Kampala suburb of Kololo on March 16. Ethiopia, one of the dominant forces in long distance running, is aiming to end Kenya’s dominance […]

Uneb explains pass slips delay

Kampala- The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has clarified its failure to issue pass slips while releasing the Uganda Certificate of Education results on Tuesday In the past five years Uneb has been releasing pass slips jointly with results. Uneb secretary general Mathew Bukenya in a phone interview attributed the delay to the technical faults […]

Transmission company to demolish structures built under power lines

KAMPALA- The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) said yesterday it will demolish over 30 structures constructed within the Bujagali-Kawanda-Mutundwe transmission line corridor. UETCL’s head of public relations Kenneth Otim, said the company is in the process of procuring a contractor to implement the demolition, adding that some property owners were issued with notices but […]

Supreme Court sets March 4 for hearing of rebel MPs’ case

KAMPALA- The Supreme Court has set March 4 for hearing of an application in which four former ruling party MPs are seeking to temporarily halt a Constitutional Court order kicking them out of Parliament until their appeal is heard and determined. The setting of the date follows last week’s orders by court to the Speaker […]

Schools set fees for Senior Five entrants’ short term

Kampala- The ministry of Education will not extend studies for the first term for Senior Five entrants, even if they are expected to attend classes for only one month, an official has revealed. This comes at a time when many parents are preparing to pay school dues for new A-Level students after the release of […]

NRM changes rules for Speaker election

Parliament- The NRM caucus has approved a new set of rules which will radically change how the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament are elected. The party says the new rules are intended to rein-in party MPs who deviate from internally agreed positions. They also seek to help the NRM tighten its grip on the […]

New cancer ward lies idle

Kampala- Six months after the completion of construction works for the new cancer ward at the Uganda Cancer Institute, the facility has remained idle with no funds to procure equipment and furniture. The 200-bed capacity modern building was completed last August by the government to decongest old facilities and create more space for the increasing […]

Nebbi councillors fail to impeach speaker

Nebbi- There was chaos at a council meeting in Nebbi District as a section of councillors failed to impeach the speaker over abuse of office, incompetence and misconduct. The attempt arose after some councillors alleged that speaker Ida Fuambe misappropriated condolence money for a deceased colleague. Councillors insisted that Ms Fuambe would not preside over […]

Government responds to Luweero storm

Luweero- Disaster Preparedness Minister Musa Ecweru and Luweero Triangle Minister Sarah Ndobooli Kataike have dashed to Luweero after a heavy storm destroyed property there on Sunday. This comes after the government directed the ministries of Disaster Preparedness, Education, Luweero Triangle and that of Local Government to consider emergency interventions for Luweero District following the storm […]

Government, opposition discuss electoral reforms

KAMPALA- The proposed electoral reforms ahead of the 2016 polls will be achieved at a cost, the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has warned. “Whereas we may wish to push for a myriad of ideas, especially with backing from our international partners, who sometimes forget that Rome was not built in a day, this may simply, […]

Drug abuse to blame for rise in crime – Mbarara leaders

MBARARA- The authorities in Mbarara have attributed the rise in crime in the district to abuse of drugs, especially marijuana. Addressing residents on Wednesday, following the killing of a prominent businessman, Charles Kakuru, in Ndeija town by unknown assailants, the Rwampara Member of Parliament, Mr Vicent Kyamadidi, said the number of drug abusers had increased […]

Dozens held as police recover 34 stolen motorcycles

Lira- Police have arrested 20 people on suspicion they may have stolen 34 motorcycles which were recovered in Lira Town in an operation conducted last week. The North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Mr Manshur Suwed, said the motorcycles could have been stolen from Kampala, Jinja, Arua, Gulu and Kumi districts. Mr Suwed said the group […]

Former MP Kipoi arrested in DR Congo

Former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tonny Nsubuga   Kipoi has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr Kipoi is currently detained in Kinshasa pending extradition to Uganda. Uganda Police through its Directorate of Interpol and International Relations made a formal request to their counterparts in Congo on February 26, 2014 for him to […]