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Deputy Speaker asks government to explain poor PLE results for special needs learners.

Deputy Speaker asks government to explain poor PLE results for special needs learners.

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Kampala - Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has ordered education ministry to present a detailed statement regarding the performance and welfare of students with disabilities. The Deputy Speaker who chaired the House on Wednesday, said Parliament was concerned about plight of pupils with disabilities— citing poor performance in the recently released 2022 National PLE results. “Out of the 263 blind pupils who sat 2022 PLE, none of them passed in division one,” Mr Tayebwa said— noting that "this must be a point of concern to all of us because it violates Article 35 of the Constitution.” under Article 35, the speaker explained:“Persons with disabilities have rights like anybody else. We must respect their rights and human dignity.'' The State and society are obliged to take appropriate measures ...
Police blocks EACOP public debate featuring Kyagulanyi, Besigye.

Police blocks EACOP public debate featuring Kyagulanyi, Besigye.

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Police in Uganda has blocked a public debate that had been organised to discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. The debate which was organised by the African Initiative on Food security and Environment (AIFE-Uganda) was scheduled for Tuesday 24, at Emerald Hotel in Wandegeya in Kampala city is. AIFE-Uganda is a not-for-profit organization whose role is to organize communities to be proactive against climate change. Opposition leaders Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and Dr Kizza Besigye were invited to the public debate as main speakers. Earlier the organisers had accused police of intimidating their members, insisting that the meeting was organised lawfully. “We condemn the police for intimidating our organizers. ...
50 Multiplex employees petition Lukwago over abuse of their rights.

50 Multiplex employees petition Lukwago over abuse of their rights.

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Over 50 employees from the Multiplex Limited Parking have petitioned the Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago seeking for his intervention in their claim of unfair treatment and abuse of their rights. The petition which was handed over to the Lukwago at City Hall raised a number of complaints including non-remittance of National Social Security Fund (NSSF), unfair deductions of wages, unpaid leaves including maternity and sick leaves. “We are here to talk to the Lord Mayor and we believe that at least some of the issues we have raised will be worked upon as soon as possible. We shall not tolerate unfair treatment in 2023 because nobody seems to care,” one of the employees said. The employees appealed to the Lord Mayor to intervene in resolving their concerns and ease their plight also rai...
“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

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President Yoweri Museveni has tried convincing UAE investors to set up business across different sectors of the economy citing that Uganda is a favorable and profitable investment destination with many untapped opportunities. “Uganda and Africa in general are like a gold mine and we are just at the entrance of the mine. You the business people need to take advantage of these opportunities” he said. The president was addressing the UAE-Uganda presidential initiative on investment summit in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. Museveni told the participants that although Uganda’s economy is growing at 6% per annum; the economy has great potential to grow faster with several opportunities that he encouraged the United Arab Emirates investors to take advantage of. The president who briefed the investors...
Former NUP candidate Simon Toolit, who ran in the recent Omoro by-election, is dead

Former NUP candidate Simon Toolit, who ran in the recent Omoro by-election, is dead

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Former National Unity Platform (NUP) flagbearer in the recent Omoro by-election, Simon Toolit has passed on. According to reports, Simon Toolit was admitted to Lacor Hospital in Gulu two days ago and passed on this afternoon. Details about his exact illness are scanty. Toolit, a former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) member, was the representative for Omoro in parliament before the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah seized the position from the seasoned politician and businessman.
Joe Abah lists 10 questions for presidential candidates.

Joe Abah lists 10 questions for presidential candidates.

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Public policy expert, Joe Abah said Nigeria’s next President would have to press the “reset button” to fix the nation after the 2023 elections. The ex-Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) stressed that the winner must focus on policy issues. Abah wondered if President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor would allow the country to limp on or make tough decisions that could cost re-election. In a thread on his Twitter account, the DAI Country Director listed 10 questions for the presidential candidates in the race. “When will you remove fuel subsidy enjoyed mainly by urban dwellers and neighbouring countries? “Will you stop spending money on unproductive ventures that produce nothing, like Turn Around Maintenance of refineries and Ajaokuta? “Do you have the courage to sto...
To the NRM leaders, Spare Alice Alaso, Spare ANT, Spare our rabbit.

To the NRM leaders, Spare Alice Alaso, Spare ANT, Spare our rabbit.

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Our brothers in the NRM, a by election in Serere has come, as you have always done, you may be tempted to use force to win that election. But before you chose that path? Look at the quality of a parliamentarian you will have lost! Hon Alaso was in Parliament for three terms, at first representing Soroti & later Serere District. She was one of the best debaters in the national assembly, when she chaired the Public Accounts Committee, billions were saved through her efforts. Alaso is an experienced leader, an orator, a unifier & a God fearing person. Our Parliament has many young people, many of them new faces, they need seniors like Hon Alaso to mentor them, to nurture them, to guide them and above all to bring that much needed voice of reason in our national assembly! Alice Alaso'...
Gov’t MDAs To Present NRM MANIFESTO 2021-26 Implementation Progress

Gov’t MDAs To Present NRM MANIFESTO 2021-26 Implementation Progress

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Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will this Friday report on the progress of government projects being implemented under their respective dockets. The exercise will be conducted under the auspices of the Manifesto Implementation Unit (MIU) of the Office of the President. According to MIU Director Willis Bashaasha, the presentations will take place at the Office of the President Conference Hall from 8:00am to 4:00pm, with each MDA taking stock of what they have achieved so far in implementation of the NRM manifesto. “This is a semi-annual evaluation workshop in which we intend to analyse the manifesto implementation so far. The key action points will include analysis of the budget performance on service delivery from 2021 to date as well as evaluating the expectations o...
Popular Congolese singer Tshala Muana dies aged 64.

Popular Congolese singer Tshala Muana dies aged 64.

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Source: BBC The famous Congolese singer and dancer Tshala Muana has died at the age of 64, according to her producer and companion, Claude Mashala. “In the early hours of this morning the good Lord has made the decision to call back Tshala Muana,” he posted on Facebook. Tshala Muana is considered the “Queen of Mutuashi”, a traditional music and dance from her native Kasai region. She was famous for several songs such as Karibu Yangu, Malu and Tshianza. She had toured widely overseas, won several awards on the national, continental and global scene and had recorded over 20 albums. Her music also appeared in the soundtrack of the popular 1987 Congolese musical film La Vie est Belle and Aya of Yop City. Muana, whose real name was Élisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay, was also often affection...
M7 explains current high cost of living in the country.

M7 explains current high cost of living in the country.

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President Museveni has explained the reasons behind the high cost of living in the country currently. Speaking during the end of year national thanksgiving service at State House, Entebbe on Friday, the president explained that the high cost of living is coming from the problem of petroleum caused by the war in Ukraine and the fight among the West and the Russians. “There’s oil but the Western countries stopped it to punish Russia and in turn you fellows get affected. But this will be solved because the fuel is there. It is just the fight among these people. For us we have been advising them quietly; talking to the Western group and also the Russians so that one will be sorted out. In fact, the price is coming down a bit. Now because of that, it affected the transport here. The bananas...
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