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  • Presidential Pledges in Education Sector Now at UGX 100B

    Legislators sitting on the Education Committee of Parliament have expressed concern over the growing amount of presidential pledges in the sector that go unfulfilled. According to the education committee vice chairperson, Pallisa County MP Jacob Opolot, the presidential pledges in the education sector alone currently total 100 billion Shillings with no plan to ensure their fulfilment.

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  • Nominations for Kagoma By-elections Kick off

    Nominations for Kagoma County parliamentary by-elections have kicked off today at Kagoma County headquarters in Jinja district. The seat fell vacant in March this year after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Moses Walyomu for voter bribery. Walyomu had been declared winner of the February 18, 2016 election for Kagoma County with 16,391 votes, followed by Kintu who garnered 14,244.

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  • Lawyer Sues Lango Paramount Chief for Holding 'Illegal Office'

    In his suit filed at the Constitutional Court, lawyer Krispus Ayena Odongo says the current Wonyaci, Yosam Odur does not derive allegiance by the fact of his birth or descent in accordance with the customs, traditions, usage or consent of the people of Lango. He says this is inconsistent with Article 246 6 of the constitution of Uganda and the Institution of Traditional or Cultural Leaders Act, 2011.

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  • African Countries to Test First Malaria Vaccine

    The World Health Organization-Regional Office for Africa WHO/AFRO announced today that Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine on children aged five to 17 months to see whether its protective effects shown so far in clinical trials can hold up under real-life conditions.

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  • Police Constable Arrested For Losing Gun

    Police in Kabale is holding one of their own over loss of a gun and uniform. Special Police Constable Allan Aharimpisya, whose service number is 6862, is being accused of losing an AK47 rifle and thirty rounds of ammunition.

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  • Ugandan Fishermen Released From DRC

    Geoffrey Komakech, the Buseruka sub county LC V councilor led a seven man delegation to engage Congolese authorities over the abduction of the fishermen. Komakech told URN on phone this morning that the four fishermen were released on Saturday evening unconditionally after a series of meetings between his team, local authorities in Bunia and the fisheries department at Jo and Kisinyi landing sites in DRC.

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  • Makerere to Ban Rallies Inside Halls of Residence

    Makerere University is in advanced stages of banning students campaign rallies in halls of residence. Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, the University Vice Chancellor says plans are underway to reduce the number of students rallies for the guild elections and that the halls of residence are to be off-limits.

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  • Suspect Pins Police for Protecting Criminal Gangs Top story

    Juma Muyirwa, a suspect who was paraded before the Inspector General of Police IGP Kale Kayihura this morning, said their planning meetings, often held in Kampala, are guarded by policemen with patrol cars. He observes that one of the meetings was attended by more than 250 thugs at Mt Zion hotel in Makerere.

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  • Murram Road Patches Anger Mbarara Residents

    Following public outcry, municipal authorities started refilling the potholes on the roads with murram, a move that, according to the town clerk Edward Lwanga is aimed at ensuring that the roads remain motorable in the absence of funding for better works.

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  • Hoima Sugar Laborers Cry Foul Over Nonpayment

    However, Ashraf Mubarack the manager Kiswaza Out Growers denies owing money to the laborers who include one woman. Speaking to URN on phone, Mubarack said that he only knows 14 people who have refused to work because the three others have confirmed their return to work.

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