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Kisoro head teacher on spot for embezzling school funds.

Kisoro head teacher on spot for embezzling school funds.

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The Igabiro primary school head teacher in Rubuguri town council in Kisoro district, Remegio Kabyirengyeza is on spot for conniving with a distant town clerk to embezzle school funds. Kabyirengyeza, has been a head teacher of Igabiro primary school since the wake of Covid-19. His malicious deeds were reported to the Kisoro district council on Sunday by the Rubuguri town council District Councilor, Deus Byamugisha and were confirmed by Kisoro district Chief Administrative officer, Hajji Badru Mayanja. According to Byamugisha, Kabyirengyeza first unlawfully changed the school bank account’s signatories to deny his supervisors access and knowledge of the withdrawn funds. By the law, signatories of a school bank account are supposed to be three including the school head teacher, chairman Board...
Red Cross trains district leaders in emergency sanitation.

Red Cross trains district leaders in emergency sanitation.

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The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has trained various District Disaster Management committees of Ntoroko, Kabarole, Bundibugyo and Kasese in mobile emergency water and sanitation management. The training also included members of the URCS surge team in Emergency Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The series of trainings in these districts that are highly prone to floods and landslides focused on how to set up an emergency and mobile water treatment unit known as the solarised water treatment unit, or Kit 5. Compared to other existing mechanisms that might serve the same purpose of promoting hygiene and access to clean and safe water, the Kit 5 uses solar energy (‘is solarized’), making it eco-friendly. The Kit 5 is easy to set up and easy to relocate to other areas facing disaster. In a...
Woman sacked for sexually harassing a man.

Woman sacked for sexually harassing a man.

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A Kenyan female employee was fired for allegedly calling male junior staff members nicknames, which the employer deemed to be sexual harassment. The woman was fired by Kituo cha Sheria after a male employee reported sexual harassment for allegedly being called a “baby boy”; her name has been withheld for legal reasons and to protect her dignity. She was working as a programme coordinator until November 2022, when she was sacked. However, the woman filed a lawsuit against Kituo cha Sheria, claiming that she had been fired unfairly. In her suit, the woman alleged a breach of rights and freedoms by the organization. She asked the court to order the organization not to hire another person to take her place. Apparently, the woman’s attempt to suspend her employment termination was unsuccessful....
Ntungamo court further remands Kyamate sss suspects accused of murder.

Ntungamo court further remands Kyamate sss suspects accused of murder.

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Ntungamo chief magistrates’ court has further remanded seven former students of Kyamate Senior Secondary School in Ntungamo district who are suspected to have committed an immolation act on a student after setting two dormitories ablaze. The seven suspects include Kanyesigye Odongo Odamal, Arinatwe Anthony, Tumwesigye Arnold, Arinaitwe Eliajah, Asiimwe Joshua, Tumushabe Wilber and Twesigye Lawrence all senior three students. The Ntungamo resident state attorney Laudelo Twinomugisha asked the matter to be adjourned as investigation into the allegation is still ongoing. Among the charges the seven are facing include; One count where the prime suspect Tumushabe Wilber and his colleagues on February 26, 2023, caused the death of a student Bonus Ankwatirire-Kato who was a senior one student, th...
AI could make some changes in equivalent of 300 million jobs.

AI could make some changes in equivalent of 300 million jobs.

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AI could make some changes in equivalent of 300 million jobs. Artificial intelligence (AI) could replace the equivalent of 300 million full-time jobs, a report by investment bank Goldman Sachs says. It could replace a quarter of work tasks in the US and Europe but may also mean new jobs and a productivity boom. And it could eventually increase the total annual value of goods and services produced globally by 7%. Generative AI, able to create content indistinguishable from human work, is “a major advancement”, the report says. The government is keen to promote investment in AI in the UK, which it says will “ultimately drive productivity across the economy”, and has tried to reassure the public about its impact. “We want to make sure that AI is complementing the way we work in the UK, not di...
Bobi Wine advised to change his music producer.

Bobi Wine advised to change his music producer.

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Bobi Wine’s Nalumansi song gets thumbs down from some music critics, advised to change producer. Some music analysts have questioned the quality of Nalumansi, musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s latest song, citing lack of lyrical maturity and creativity in it. The music analysts argue that Kyagulanyi who is also the leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) is has fallen out of touch with music trends in the country. Kyagulanyi released Nalumansi mid March. In the song, Kyagulanyi narrates the story of a lover who doesn’t appreciate his worth but dines with other men who are just using her. However, some people have interpreted the song as having an underlying message directed towards the regime, highlighting how they have misused their offices and lost the pe...
38 migrants dead in Mexico detention center fire.

38 migrants dead in Mexico detention center fire.

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A fire believed to have been started by migrants protesting against their deportation killed at least 38 people at a Mexican immigration detention center near the US border, authorities said Tuesday, prompting demands for justice. The blaze broke out late Monday at the National Migration Institute (INM) facility in Ciudad Juarez, prompting the mobilization of firefighters and dozens of ambulances. The migrants were believed to have lit the fire as a demonstration because they feared they would be deported, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. "They put mats at the door of the shelter and set them on fire as a protest, and did not imagine that it would cause this terrible tragedy," he told reporters. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi expressed solidarity wi...
Police arrest 11 advocaters in protest against corruption.

Police arrest 11 advocaters in protest against corruption.

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Police in Kampala have confirmed arrest of 11 activists that were demonstrating against corruption and the iron sheets scandal involving top government officials. The group identified as the Torture Survivors Movement UG group staged the demonstration in downtown Kampala after morning downpour. Protesting activists carried iron sheets demanding the government to give justice to the vulnerable people of the Karamojong sub region who were the intended beneficiaries of the iron sheets scandalously shared amongst some government officials including ministers. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters around noon on Tuesday. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango told our reporter that this was a group of unruly youth who mobilized themselves and staged a violent de...
Court assessors advise judge to free Kirumira murder suspect.

Court assessors advise judge to free Kirumira murder suspect.

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Two court assessors have advised High Court Judge Margaret Mutonyi to acquit the lone accused person in the murder case of former Buyende DPC, Muhammad Kirumira and his friend, Resty Nalinya Mbabazi. The court assessors, Ms Jacqueline Nabuufu and Ms Jacqueline Nafula, in their joint opinion that they rendered to court on March 28, reasoned that the evidence of the 16 prosecution witnesses did not place the accused, Mr Abubakar Kalungi, at the crime scene. “My lady, this is a joint assessor’s opinion…on the fourth ingredient my lord, none of the witnesses brought to this court, placed the accused (A1) at the scene of crime,” Ms Nabuufu, who read out the opinion, told Justice Mutonyi. Adding: “My lord, we are not convinced of the participation of the accused (Mr Kalungi). We, therefore, advi...
NSSF targets 1.2m new members in next  5 years.

NSSF targets 1.2m new members in next  5 years.

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NSSF has set a target of registering 50,000 new employers and 1.2 million new members over the next five years. According to the Fund, the ambition is in line with its policy of expanding social security coverage in the country to enable more people save for the future following as per some amendments of the NSSF Act, 2022. Some amendments of the act, specifically sections 7 and 13A introduced mandatory contributions by all workers regardless of the size of the enterprises or the number of employees- and obligate NSSF to strengthen compliance with the law. “I am pleased to note that since the law was passed, we have seen over 3,200 employers with less than 5 employees register with, and contribute the NSSF,” acting NSSF managing director Patrick Ayota said on Tuesday. “We have also noted t...