Education Ministry Moves to Scrap off PTA Allowances from Schools

Education Ministry Moves to Scrap off PTA Allowances from Schools By Serestino Tusingwire Following various reports that a number of schools continue to levy unrealistic and prohibitive school fees thereby denying students their right to education, the ministry of education has intervened to curb the school fees hike. One of the things the ministry thinks […]

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Be Aware of Cancellation of Fake Degrees – Dumba

Be Aware of Cancellation of Fake Degrees – Dumba The Makerere University vice chancellor, John Dumba Ssentamu has warned grandaunts at Makerere university against falsification of academic documents as the university is set to recall all those degrees that have been forged. Addressing the congregation during the 67th graduation ceremony at the university, Dumba said […]

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Mugabe Marks 93rd Birthday Today

Mugabe Marks 93rd Birthday Today By Serestino Tusingwire Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe – the world’s oldest serving head of state – is 93 years old. Mugabe was born in February 21, 1924 in the city suburb of Kutama, Zimbabwe. He’s been in power since 1980 and says he has no intentions of stepping down. He’s the only […]

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URA Initially Asked For Shs117B in Presidential Handshake – Auditor General

URA Initially Asked For Shs117B in Presidential Handshake – Auditor General By Serestino Tusingwire Auditor General John Muwanga on Monday told the parliamentary committee investigating the UGX6bn payout that the Uganda Revenue Authority had initially sought a supplementary budget of Shs117 billion but the finance ministry only considered Shs6 billion. Muwanga re­vealed that he re­ceived […]

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UTL Can Still Be Revamped – Libyans

UTL Can Still Be Revamped – Libyans By Serestino Tusingwire The Chairman of Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company, Dr. Faisel Gergab, has said that Uganda Telecom Limited still has a future. Dr Gergab told MPs on the select committee probing the state of UTL that the Libyan firm was coming up with […]

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Mak Graduation: 50 Scrapped off the Final Graduation List

Mak Graduation: 50 Scrapped off the Final Graduation List Only hours to kick-start the 67th graduation ceremony, Makerere Universtiy has deleted names of 50 students from the final graduation over fraud. According to the statement from the office of the academic registrar, the affected students are said to have smuggled into the graduation booklet. “The […]

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Severed Pigs’ Heads Dropped At Parliament In Protest Against Shs6Bn Oil Cash Bonanza

Severed Pigs’ Heads Dropped At Parliament In Protest Against Shs6Bn Oil Cash Bonanza The severed heads of pigs were left along Kimathi Avenue between KCCA offices and Christ the King church on Monday morning by unknown persons. The heads, which were painted yellow, had placards with the names of senior government officials who benefitted from a Shs6 […]

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We Yet To Find Out the Cause Of Todwong Shooting – Lumumba

We Yet To Find Out the Cause Of Todwong Shooting – Lumumba By Serestino Tusingwire Controversy continues to flow over the shooting of a senior ruling party official Richard Todwong. According to the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba, the shooting incident took place on the Kampala-Gulu Highway when Todwong tried to rain-in on an […]

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I Want My EALA Seat Back – Margaret Zziwa

I Want My EALA Seat Back – Margaret Zziwa By Serestino Tusingwire Former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Margaret Nantongo Zziwa has vowed to unseat the incumbent Daniel Kidega despite her case battle in the East African Court of Justice. The court early this month delivered a judgment in the case in which […]

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Uganda On Verge Of Facing UN Sanctions Over Anti-Terrorism Law

 Uganda On Verge Of Facing UN Sanctions Over Anti-Terrorism Law By Serestino Tusingwire Uganda could face sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council if it does not amend the Anti-Terrorism Act before the end of February. State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania told the parliamentary committee on defence and internal affairs, that senior Ugandan […]

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I Did Nothing Extra-Ordinary To Deserve the Presidential Handshake – Ruhindi

I Did Nothing Extra-Ordinary To Deserve the Presidential Handshake – Ruhindi By Serestino Tusingwire Former Deputy Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi, has told a parliamentary committee that they did not do extraordinary work in the oil tax cases to deserve a share of the so-called Shs6 billion Presidential handshake. “When I was acting as deputy attorney […]

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Water Crisis Hits Police, Army and Prisons As NWSC Disconnects Them

Water Crisis Hits Police, Army and Prisons As NWSC Disconnects Them By Serestino Tusingwire In the last four days  several police and army barracks as well the government prison in Luzira have been undergoing water crisis after their taps were disconnected by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. NWSC says it has no more money […]

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No Salary Arrears for Lukwago – KCCA

No Salary Arrears for Lukwago – KCCA Kampala capital city authority technical wing has insisted that the Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago will not be paid his emoluments until the high court clears him. This followed the authority council writing to the executive director Jenifer Musisi last month instructing her to pay Lukwago’s emolument since […]

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Dry Spell To Continue Until End Of May – Experts

Dry Spell To Continue Until End Of May – Experts By Serestino Tusingwire Experts from Makerere university’s geography department warn that the dry spell currently affecting the country could stretch until the end of the month of May. The experts blame the current absence of rainfall on a dry climatic condition referred to as “La Nina”. […]

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Parliament Approves Gen. Wamala and 11 Ambassadors

Parliament Approves Gen. Wamala and 11 Ambassadors By Serestino Tusingwire Parliament’s appointments committee has approved the appointment of General Katumba Wamala as state minister for works in spite of the fact that he is a serving military officer. Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who chairs the committee, objected to calls from opposition members to drop […]

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Full List : 14,895 Students to Graduate Next Week at MUK

Full List : 14,895 Students to Graduate Next Week at MUK By Serestino Tusingwire Makerere University has released the final list of over 14,000 students slated to graduate next week at the university’s 67th graduation ceremony. According to the university spokesperson Rita Namisango, Academic Registrar has released the list of 14,895 students who are meant […]

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UTL Probe Committee To Travel To Libya And Dubai

UTL Probe Committee To Travel To Libya And Dubai By Serestino Tusingwire The parliamentary select committee investigating the alleged mismanagement at Uganda Telecom will soon travel to Libya and Dubai in line with the inquiry. The MPs will interface with some of the company’s board members who live in Libya and also perform other duties […]

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FDC’s Salaamu Musumba wins Election Petition

FDC’s Salaamu Musumba wins Election Petition By Serestino Tusingwire The Forum for Democratic Change parliamentary candidate for the Kamuli Municipality has won an appeal case that had been filed by her rival Rehema Tiwuwe Watongola challenging Jinja High Court ruling that was in favor of Musumba. Watongola appealed against Justice Geoffrey Namundi decision that nullified […]

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I am Right to Appoint Kyabazinga as Ambassador – M7

I am Right to Appoint Kyabazinga as Ambassador – M7 President Museveni has defended the appointment of the Kyabazinga of Busoga William Nadiope Gabule IV as ambassador. Addressing a gathering at the 78th Kyabazinga Day celebrations in Namutumba district, President Museveni said cultural leaders should get employment and work for the development of their kingdoms. “The […]

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UPDF Speaks Out On The Missing M23 Commander Sultani Makenga

UPDF Speaks Out On The Missing M23 Commander Sultani Makenga By Serestino Tusingwire The Uganda People’s Defence Forces have washed themselves clean of sanctioned M23 Military Commander Sultani Makenga. Makenga who was under UPDF’s protection went missing a few weeks ago together with over 750 other combatants that were held at the Bihanga Military Training […]

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