UNEB looking for a new executive secretary

The hunt is on at the Uganda National Examinations Board for a new executive secretary to replace Mathew Bukenya who retires November 1 after 18 years as the board’s head.

The last time news of his retirement broke, the story ended with his contract renewed at orders of the president. Mr Bukenya was recalled out of retirement in 1997 to head UNEB where he previously worked as an accountant.

Health ministry begins house-to-house anti-malaria spraying in Bugiri

In a bid to reduce the high rates of malaria in Bugiri district, the ministry of health has started house-to-house indoor residual spraying against mosquitoes.

However, some residents have not welcomed the spraying exercise and have either chased away health officials or left their homes locked in an attempt to prevent them from being sprayed.

The spraying project is being carried out with the support of the World Health Organization and UK Aid.

Mbabazi denies being offered Vice-President position

Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has denied recent press reports that President Yoweri Museveni had offered him the position of Vice-President.

The former premier was speaking a football tournament in Buikwe, Mukono, where he had been invited as chief guest.

Amama Mbabazi said he is ready to meet the President, who is expected to be the chief guest at the week-long celebrations to mark 100 years of Christianity in Kinkizi.

This week, the Bishop of Kinkizi Diocese the Rt. Rev Dan Zoreka called for a reconciliation between President Yoweri Museveni and former Prime Minister Amama, saying it would help the future of the country.

Kampala shop owners strike over exorbitant rent

Traders at Pioneer mall in Kampala have gone on strike and closed their shops over a hike in rent.

The traders accuse the owner of the premises of hiking rent whenever the dollar rate goes up. The traders are also protesting the system of paying for electricity and water separately.

The police has intervened and arranged for a meeting between the traders and the owners of the premises. However the owner was still hesitant to meet the traders.


Former Red Cross society Secretary General remanded

The Anti-Corruption Court has charged and remanded to Luzira prison Michael Nataka, the former Secretary General of the Uganda Red Cross Society.

He has been charged with abuse of office in a case involving the transportation of a private individual’s vehicle in the same container carrying a Red Cross consignment.

Nataka has been remanded until tomorrow when he will return to court to present his bail application.

Ababaka bakirizza Sudhir Ruparelia akozese ettaka lya Kololo SSS

Ababaka abali mu kubuliriza ku kibba ttaaka lya massomero g’omu Kampala batuuse nkunzikiriziganya n’omusuubuzi Sudhir Rupaleria atwale ettaka lya Kololo sss.

Kino kidiridde Sudhir okulabikako mu kakiiko nakiriza nga bwagenda okukola endagaano ne gavumenti wamu ne ssomero,  ekisaawe kyebyemizanyo kisigale nga kikozesebwa a massomero g’ombi Kampala Parents erya Sudhir ne Kololo SSS. 

UNBS bans twisted iron bars from the local market

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has banned all twisted iron bars used in construction from the local market saying they are of a low quality. According to the executive director UNBS, Dr. Ben Manyindo, they have introduced a new type of iron bars called ribbed iron. Manufacturers have until July 2015 to sell off twisted iron bar stocks and adjust to the ribbed bars. While addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center, Dr. Manyindo said that the twisted bars have been proven weak and dangerous hence putting people’s lives at stake.