Gulu Guild elections suspended

GULU: Elections for the next Gulu University Guild President have been suspended after the university’s electoral commission detected irregularities on the ballot papers. The University Electoral Commission had scheduled Sunday 22 April for the Guild President election at the University main campus in Laroo Division of Gulu Municipality. But a few hours to voting time, the commission announced that the elections had been postponed after a candidate’s name, who had stepped down from the race a week ago, was found on the ballot papers. Seven candidates were early this month…

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Kabale former Councilor found dead

KABALE: Allen Tusiime, the former Rushaki and Mwanjari wards LC4 female Councilor was last evening on 22nd April murdered by unknown assailants. According to the deceased’s brother, Urbans Byaruhanga, 45 year old Tusiime, a resident of Nyamabaare Cell in Rushaki Ward Southern Division of Kabale Municipality, was reportedly killed at around 8:30pm on her way from Rushaki Trading Centre. The deceased was last seen at Rushaki Trading Centre with her sister identified as, Daphroza Twigyingoma, at around 6:00pm, before the deceased left her at the Trading Centre. The deceased’s body…

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Parliament seeks Shs 3bn for 12 new legislators

Parliament is seeking Shs 3.3 billion for the emoluments of twelve more legislators starting July 1, 2018. According to the parliamentary service commission, the number of MPs will increase from 453 to 465 at the start of the of 2018/2019 financial year when new districts and municipalities come into effect. While appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, a commissioner of parliament, called for allocation of more money to cater for the new legislators. He says although very vital, the money remains under the underfunded…

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Gov’t promises to clear all arrears of medal winning athletes

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured medal winning athletes that government will eventually clear their monthly stipend arrears that have accumulated over the years. Several athletes have been complaining that they have not been receiving their monthly stipends as promised by President Museveni in 2012 following Stephen Kiprotich’s gold medal win at the London 2012 Olympics. Moses Kipsiro also won gold at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010. “We shall make sure those who have arrears are cleared and I will continue to pay gold medal winners Shs…

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