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Month: June 2022

Team Uganda, Nigeria emerge winners of Huawei Global ICT Competition.

Team Uganda, Nigeria emerge winners of Huawei Global ICT Competition.

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Teams from Uganda and Nigeria emerged winners of the recently concluded Huawei Global ICT Competition. The 2021-2022 ICT Competition Awards and closing ceremonies were held in Shenzhen, China on June 25th, 2022 with 130 teams from 43 countries competing fiercely. The Southern Africa Region represented a great success in the competition, which lasted for one year and attracted 150,000 students from 85 countries all over the world. The Southern Africa team won two grand prizes, four first prizes and three second prizes. Uganda was represented by nine students; six from network track (Makerere University), and three from cloud track (Muni University). The grand prize was pocketed by Nigeria ABU and Nigeria University of Port Harcourt WHEREAS Nigeria ABU, Uganda's Makerere University (team 1&a...
The chairperson Lc1 kalerwe kibe zoni Busulwa Ssura is stranded  with the residents  .

The chairperson Lc1 kalerwe kibe zoni Busulwa Ssura is stranded  with the residents  .

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The chairperson Lc1 kalerwe kibe zoni Busulwa Ssura is stranded with the residents who have been selling goods along side the roads after being chased by Kampala Capital city Authority KCCA . Currently kampala capital city Authority under the program known as Smart city which is being geared by the Executive Director Dorothy Kiseka is ongoing among which is remove the city dwellers who sell goods on the roads leading to congetion and disorganisation in the city However the traders complain against KCCA chasing them on short notice and grabbing their goods. Chairperson kalerwe kibe zoni Busulwa Ssura says his zone mostly residents are low earners and have being earning a living by selling small goods like vegetables, pieces of matooke, clothings among others and now are stuck. He says ...
Minister Launches Manhunt For Kiyindi Policeman After Torture Photos.

Minister Launches Manhunt For Kiyindi Policeman After Torture Photos.

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Diana Mutasingwa, the state Minister in the office of the vice president, has ordered the arrest of Kiyindi police station officer John Bosco Andrama. John Bosco Andrama is being sought in connection with the torture of a suspected motorcycle thief Deo Waswa on 15/June/2022 at Buzaama Village in Kiyindi town council Buikwe district. Andrama and two others went on the operation to arrest suspected bad elements at Buzaama Village in Kiyindi town council they raided Waswa's home and he was ordered to enter the house and they started beating him while asking him to show them the stolen motorcycle. Waswa said that the police officer tortured him by beating and pressing his private parts to the extent of rupturing one his testacles. According to eyewitnesses, Waswa was beaten by the office...
SALARY DISCRIMINATION IS DANGEROUS FOR OUR COUNTRY.

SALARY DISCRIMINATION IS DANGEROUS FOR OUR COUNTRY.

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In the 2022/23 budget, the government allocated money to increase salaries of scientists who included medical workers, science teachers, engineers, surveyors, statisticians, computer scientists, ICT among others leaving other public servants grumbling! The major debate has zeroed on Arts vs Science teachers, leading to an industrial action by the teachers under their umbrella body Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU). In a similar development, academic staff in public universities have announced an industrial action under their umbrella body Forum for Academic Staff of Public Universities in Uganda (PASPU) protesting salary disparities as well as those in local governments under their body the Uganda Local Government Workers Union (ULGWU) The education sector has been affected much on ...
Police arrested 44 boda boda riders in Kira .

Police arrested 44 boda boda riders in Kira .

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At least 44 motorcycle riders were arrested on Tuesday in Kira Municipality, following an operation by police to clampdown on traffic violators. Traffic Police PRO Faridah Nampiima said that the operation was conducted by the officer in charge of traffic on Kira road to clamp down motorists who ride without any respect to traffic rules. “The OC traffic Kira Road conducted a boda boda operation today morning targeting pillion riding and riding without wearing crash helmets,” Nampiima said. According to the traffic police PRO, 44 riders were arrested. “Out of these, 38 were issued with (Express Penalty Ticket) EPS tickets, three were warned and three are pending at the station,” Nampiima added. Some of the riders that spoke to Nile Post complained that they were arrested for other reasons an...
Okurut  Micheal  slaps Minister Ecweru in church.

Okurut  Micheal  slaps Minister Ecweru in church.

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Police in Amuria district have arrested a 39 year old man for slapping the State Minister for Works Musa Ecweru who also doubles as the area MP. According to the East Kyoga Police spokesperson, Oscar Gregg Ageca, on Sunday, during the morning service at St.Michael Catholic Church in Wera parish, Wera sub-county in Amuria district when Michael Okurut, slapped the minister over unknown reasons. “Okurut Micheal came before the alter like other congregants, knelt down got his blessings. Afterwards he got up and surprisingly slapped the minister as he was giving his summon,” Ageca said in a statement. According to police, Okurut was however subdued by the ministers bodyguards who arrested him and later handed him over to the area police. “No harm was occasioned on the ministers person,” the s...
EC suspends women council elections due to lack of funds.

EC suspends women council elections due to lack of funds.

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The Electoral Commission suspended the women councils and committee elections over lack of funds. In February, the Electoral Commission issued a roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of women councils and committees from the village to the national level. However, speaking at a consultative meeting at Gogonyo county in Pallisa district, Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama said that the ministry of Finance informed the commission that there are no funds for conducting the activities. According to the roadmap, the nominations of candidates were scheduled to start this week. Byabakama, says that the commission will issue a new programme for the activities when the funds are availed. At the time of the cancellation, ...
Police Arrest Two over Spice Supermarket Robbery in Mukono.

Police Arrest Two over Spice Supermarket Robbery in Mukono.

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Police has revealed that they have arrested two suspects who attacked and robbed Spice supermarket in Mukono town over the past weekend. “We so far have two suspects behind the aggravated robbery which took place at Spice supermarket in Mukono. Our flying squad unit and Mukono police have the two suspects who include William Mugalu aged 24 years and resident of Nasuti, Ntaawo cell and Sam Mbogo, 23 also resident of the same cell,” said Fred Enanga in a security briefing at Naguru Enanga said that the duo was clearly identified by witnesses who managed to see what took place during the attack at the supermarket. He said that although the suspects have been arrested, police have not yet recovered the gun used in the robbery but efforts are underway to recover it as well as identify other ...
President Museveni gives DGF five months.

President Museveni gives DGF five months.

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President Yoweri Museveni has given a small, five-month window to the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), a major funder of civil society organisations in Uganda, to operate. But does that mean the end of DGF, whose activities were suspended last year, or is another strategy by the President to beat the NGOs into line? Museveni announced the very conditional re-opening of DGF activities in Uganda on June 22. “Today, I hosted the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation. We discussed a number of bilateral issues. I also agreed to lift the ban on Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), to run till December 2022, with Government represented in the decision-making structures,” Museveni said in a tweet. “I shall formally communicate our position to the relevant government departments,” he ad...
Judiciary Condemns Threats to Judicial Officers.

Judiciary Condemns Threats to Judicial Officers.

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The judiciary has condemned the attempts by unscrupulous individuals who it said want to meddle in its affairs. According to the judiciary, on June 20, 2022, the staff at Soroti High Court received a suspicious package with a warning letter addressed to the resident Judge, the assistant registrar, counsel and plaintiffs in a court case now a subject of police investigations. In a statement, the institution said this act of cowardice is an unwarranted indirect affront on the independence of the Judiciary which is protected by the Constitution. “Article 128 of the Constitution provides that no person or authority shall interfere with the courts or judicial officers in the exercise of their judicial functions. The Judiciary should be left to exercise its mandate to adjudicate,” the stateme...
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