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Fort Portal ANT coordinator shot by police during pursuit of robbers in Kyenjojo

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Police in Rwenzori West are investigating circumstances under which, Peter Mwesige, the Coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation–ANT party in Fort Portal was shot in the leg in Kyenjojo district on Tuesday night. 

Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Region police spokesperson, says that the shooting followed a robbery incident in which four unknown robbers armed with two guns attacked businessman, Paul Kasaija and took off with Shillings 1.5 million. This happened at around 8 pm on Tuesday night in Nyamabuga cell, Nyamabuga Ward in Rugombe town council in Kyenjojo district.    

Five boat engines lost to unknown gunmen on Lake Victoria

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Fishermen at Nakibanga Landing Site in Kalangala district are crying foul after losing their boat engines to unidentified gunmen.

Richard Lwanga, a leader at Nakibanga Landing Site says that three gunmen attacked fishermen in Mazinga Sub County of Kalangala on Sunday night and placed them at gunpoint before vanishing off with five horse power boat engines. 

Seeta high school missing student found

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Akandida Joshua a senior six student at Seeta High School who had gone missing days before sitting for the Uganda Advanced Certificate Examinations (UACE) exams. has been found.

Akandinda was returning to school from home on April 6th 2021 but never made it to school. Relatives say he has been found

Its a Goalless Draw for SC Villa, Express FC

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Sports Club Villa has held Express FC in a goalless draw in a Star Times Uganda Premier League match plated at Bombo Military playground this evening.

The draw mostly affects the Red Eagles who entered the game in pursuit of three points to bridge the gap between them and the table leaders Vipers SC.  However, they remain in third place with 36 points while SC Villa is left outside the top four with 29 points.

Kampala District Land Board Appointments Stir Chaos in Council

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There was drama at the Kampala City Hall this afternoon after councillors disagreed on whether or not to discuss the appointment of Nasser Basajjabalaba and Moses Kamoga, to the District Land Board. 

The appointment of the two officials was deferred by the Minister for Kampala on account that they were being investigated for their involvement in fraudulent land transactions. The minister in a letter dated November 26, 2020, said that the two had been implicated together with the former Land Board Chairman Yusuf Nsibambi, a basis of which the President had called for an investigation before they take up any roles.

Nsambya Estates Road to be Renamed After Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

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Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA council has resolved to rename Nsambya Estates Road after the late Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

Lwanga died in his room at Rubaga, in the precincts of the Cathedral on April 6.  The medical team that carried out the post-mortem stated that he died of Ischemic heart disease after a blood vessel leading to his heart failed to transmit blood due to a clot that has occurred.

Brokers Hijack NIRA Processes, Making Millions in Bribes

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The services of the National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA have been hijacked by brokers who are now making millions off Shillings from unsuspecting Ugandans.

Although the process of registering for a national ID is supposed to be simple and straight forward, several Ugandans try to avoid the processes and opt for the services of brokers who offer to get all the papers signed and filed by NIRA staff and set an appointment for recording biodata. Each applicant who seeks the service of a broker pays not less than 50,000 Shillings.

Gov’t Recalls Certificates of Private Secondary Schools

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Ministry of Education and Sports has recalled the registration certificates of all private secondary schools across the country.  Edward Ssebukyu, the Assistant Commissioner of Private Schools and institutions, says the decision is aimed at cleaning up the private secondary school’s register and update information on all schools across the country.   

“We need to get updated information on all these schools in this category for better planning in the sector. The available information is not updated and therefore doesn’t reflect the realities on the ground,” says Ssebukyu.  He explains that the ministry plans to phase out the old certificate by 2023. This means private secondary schools have three years to return their old certificates in exchange for new ones, which will come with computerized security protocols that cannot be manipulated. 

Gulu Registers Reduction in 2020 UACE Candidates

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Education authorities in Gulu have expressed concern about the reduction in the number of candidates sitting for the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education – UACE.

Only 889 students registered for the exams compared to over 1,200 candidates in the previous 2019 and previous years.

Churchill Lacere, the Head-teacher Trinity College, a privately aided school says that at their centre only 11 candidates are sitting the national exams. He observed that many students now prefer to branch off to undertake soft skills courses without any aims to further complete A level education.

Katakwi Security Committee Moves To Settle Cattle Thefts, Land Conflicts

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Katakwi District Security Committee has launched a program of reactivating sub-county security committees following rampant cases of cattle theft and land conflicts. 

The District Security Committee chaired by Katakwi Resident District Commissioner (RDC), John Stephen Ekoom began the sub-county security committee meetings in Ngariam County on Tuesday. Similar meetings will be held in Usuk and Toroma Counties.

Kiira RPC Impersonator Arrested

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The Police in the Kiira region has arrested a 39- year old man for allegedly impersonating the Kiira Region Police Commander, Dauda Hiriga.

Gabriel Mukiibi, a resident of Wakitaka cell in Northern Division, Jinja City was arrested from his hideout in Wakitaka cell on Tuesday night.

It is alleged that, on several instances, Mukiibi would impersonate Hiriga and go to factories across the city, demanding got money to meet the funeral expenses of officers who lose relatives each month.

Deputy IGP Orders Probe of Officers Leaking Internal Communication

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The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, has ordered a probe into how internal police communication is leaked to the public

Lokech, who will be making 100 days in office on Friday, indicates that he is becoming very much concerned with how confidential information is finding its way to the public and more so on social media platforms.

Lokech has now directed, Brig Chris Damulira, the Police Director for Crime Intelligence, to ensure an investigation is conducted and culprits apprehended.

Student Teachers Ignorant of New Curriculum

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Several schools have raised complaints on the competencies of student teachers regarding the new lower secondary curriculum.     

Teacher trainees from different universities and other teacher training institutions have been deployed to undertake the mandatory school practice which exposes them to a real school environment before they are passed out.  

However, schools have discovered that the trainees are ignorant about the new curriculum yet most of them had been placed in Senior One where the curriculum is being implemented.