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S.2 student drags Kibuli SS to court for dismissal over sugar theft

By Ruth Anderah  Kibuli senior secondary school board of governors has been dragged to High Court in Kampala by a former senior two student for dismissing her on allegations of theft of sugar. Latifah Nakisita through her mother Babra Nakku Lubwama is seeking a declaration that her dismissal by school was illegal, irregular and therefore violation of the principles of natural justice. She claims that her daughter was recently suspended indefinitely from Kibuli Secondary School with effect from 23rd September 2019 on allegations of stealing sugar. The student says that at the end of second term, her parents were handed a second term circular and bank slip for paying third term school fees with her property, with no mention of any …

Government urged to give more support to innovators

By Prossy Kisakye The Former Chairperson of National Information Technology Agency, Eng. Francis Tusubira, has implored government to continuously support local entrepreneurs and innovators. He made the remarks at the Engineers Forum 2019 held in Kampala this morning under the theme “The Engineer in the 4th Industrial Revolution”   The forum is aimed at evaluating the performance of engineers in the country and seeking solutions to the barriers to the industrial revolution in Uganda. Tusubira said government support in terms of scholarships to science students and supporting young innovators is key if the country is to develop.  

Former EALA speaker condemns Ugandan elites for ignoring elections

By Damali Mukhaye  Former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Daniel Kidega has faulted Uganda’s elites for abandoning the voting exercise and leaving it to the elderly and uneducated people who cannot make certain intellectual decisions. Kidega tells KFM that some elite Ugandans think that they are too special and do not want to make queues to elect their leaders, something he says is dangerous for the future of the country. He challenges the elites to stop lamenting and calling politics a dirty game and fully participate in the elections if they do not want this country to end in the hands of mediocre leaders. In the run-up to the 2021 polls, Kidega is asking the electoral commission to …

Ministry of Gender stranded, fails to relocate street kids

By Prossy Kisakye The Commissioner, Youth and Children Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Mondo Kyateka has said that inadequate funding has paralyzed relocation of street children. Kyateka says the operation needed Shs3.4 billion but government has released only Shs1billion. Kampala Capital City Authority, together with the ministry of gender had planned to have all the city streets cleared of destitute children by the end of 2019 but, that is far from being realized with just three weeks to close the year. Recently, the state minister for youth and children affairs, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi said, over 700 children had been removed from the streets and taken to private homes though the responsibility of protecting and providing …

EC asks public to point out anomalies in voters’ register update exercise

By Benjamin Jumbe The Electoral Commission has called for co-operation and support from members of the public ad all stakeholders if it is to ensure a credible and acceptable electoral process. The call is made by the commission chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama as a number of stakeholders raise concerns over the ongoing update of the voters’ register. Justice Byabakama says that while to err is human, once issues are raised, they will be quickly fixed. He encourages all those with complaints about the ongoing exercises to report anomalies to the commission for appropriate action.