Cabinet to decide on the position of KCCA budget

By Prossy Kisakye Lord Mayor’s council has revealed that it is waiting for the response from cabinet before passing the Kampala capital city authority’s budget of the next financial year 2020/2021. Yesterday, Elias Lukwago refused to pass the Shs325b authority’s budget because the authority has no executive director. According to the KCCA act, it requires a full executive director to present the budget to the council. Unfortunately, KCCA only has an acting executive director ever since Jennifer Musisi’s resignation. The committee that was appointed yesterday by lord mayor to resolve the issue of the position of the executive director met the minister of Kampala, Betty Kamya over the matter and she admitted that it’s illegal for the acting ED to …

Bishop Ojwang’s burial programme released

By Jimmy Kwo Bishop Benjamin Ojwang’s remains will now be buried at All Saints Cathedral in Kitgum town after some of his clan members initially inconsolably opposed to it, relented. In intense long meeting convened in Pader town on Thursday evening, the Church and the bereaved family managed to convince the bitter section of the clan who had insisted that the bishop’s body be buried in his ancestral Pader instead. Sources who attended the crisis meeting intimated to Daily Monitor that the kinsmen complained and claimed that it was inconceivable to them that Bishop Ojwang should be buried in Kitgum where some Christians bitterly fought him during most of his 12-years tenure from 2002. “There were tensions because some people had refused …

Go slow on degree policy – PTC principals tell government

BY PAUL MURUNGI Primary Teacher Colleges’ Principals have asked the government to go slow on the degree policy contained in the National Teacher Policy. The principals made the remarks during a workshop organised by the Ministry of Education officials at Kibuli Core PTC yesterday for a brief on the new National Teacher Policy. According to Joshua Muhindo, the Principal at Mukujju Core PTC in Tororo district, the decision to phase out PTCs by 2021 was rushed yet poor remuneration remains a key issue in the education sector. “When it comes to PTCs, that is where I personally have an issue starting from 2021. The law of precedence has a lot to do in cultivating interest, and career guidance. How are …

Stop blaming government, learn politics-Kamya

By Ritah Kemigisa The opposition has been asked to stop blaming the government for blocking their activities and instead get to learn the real politics of soliciting for support. The advice comes from the Kampala Minister, Betty Kamya who was once a strong opposition member. Kamya says the opposition should stop gallery and cheap politics where they need to do something to be captured by the media. She says real politics is underground and is done at night where people are individually consulted. “It is an excuse for opposition to say that we cant do politics because we are blocked. If one hundred of you can sit down and go every night to a house, how many people would you …

Over 2,000 to graduate at Uganda Martyrs’ University Nkozi

By Damali Mukhaye Over 2,000 students are set to graduate today at Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi in many different disciplines. Speaking to KFM, the university spokesperson Margaret Bugembe says, of the 2,300 graduands, 1,210 are females while 1,180 are male. She says that all the students from different centres converge this morning at the main campus in Nkozi for the university’s 25th graduation ceremony. She adds that the Pope’s representative to Uganda is expected to be the guest of honour at a ceremony which is slated to kick off at 9 am with mass. The graduands are from faculties of education, business administration, and agricultural engineering among others.