PRESIDENT MUSEVENI PASSES OUT UPDF TANK CREWS

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The President of the Republic of Uganda and Commander-In-Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), His Excellency Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has passed out UPDF troops who successfully completed Armoured Basic Crew Course at Armoured Warfare Training School (AWTS) in Mubende District. The President expressed satisfaction with the skills displayed by the trainees on target identification, acquisition and destruction. He thanked the instructors for a job well done and said that the remarkable performance by the trainees is a demonstration of their ability to efficiently exploit the acquired knowledge.…

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UPDF INAUGURATES FORCE TO SECURE RWENZORI REGION

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Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces has inaugurated a mountain Division to reinforce security in the Rwenzori region. A fully fledged Division will have its headquarters at Muhooti Barracks, Kabarole District. The region has been under the threat of the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) now located in Eastern DRC The Chief of Defence Forces General David Muhoozi in his remarks said that there was an urgent need to create a mountain Division in order to have a specific force that focuses on issues regarding the Rwenzori region which is mountainous. The Division…

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Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

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Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved for use by the NHS in England. It follows new guidelines from the drugs advisory body NICE, which looked at products for several conditions. Charities have welcomed the move, although some campaigners who have been fighting for access to the drugs have said it does not go far enough. Both medicines were developed in the UK, where they are also grown. Doctors will be able to prescribe Epidyolex, for children with two types of severe epilepsy –…

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EAC Armed Forces urged to embrace cooperation

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The Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Dr. Bright Rwamirama last Friday 8th November  made remarks that the survival of the East African Community depends on cooperation, unity and purpose among East African brothers and sisters. UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi giving  remarks on the ceremony  He made the remarks while officiating at the opening ceremony of the 12th Edition of the East African Community (EAC) Armed Forces Command Post Exercise (CPX), code named Ushirikiano Imara 2019 at the Uganda Rapid…

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Chief Justice Swears-in New Members of Commissions

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The Chief Justice, Bart M. Katureebe, swore in four members last Friday to serve on different Commissions during a ceremony held at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala. The four included new Chairperson Education Service Commission (ESC) Rev Prof Samuel Abimerech Luboga, Vice Chairperson Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Cox Ojuko Joel, member of EOC Denise Tumusiime, and a member of Uganda Land Commission, Stella Achan. The Chief Justice congratulated the new members upon their appointments adding that he was glad that the Commissions are now fully constituted and that work can…

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Presided over the pass out of 18 pilot cadets and 20 aeronautical graduates

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Presided over the pass out of 18 pilot cadets and 20 aeronautical graduates at the Gulu Airforce wing. in his words earlier today in Gulu Airforce wing he  congratulated and emphasized, I congratulate the graduates for successfully completing this course. The exceptional performance demonstrated here, with the fighter aircrafts, is very commendable. This training is vigorous and requires a lot of coordination because any mistake made can lead to a fatal accident. I reiterate what your commander said, always remain healthy and avoid leading reckless lives, but also urge you to…

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Embrace Forensic technology to combat crime – Maj. Gen. Sabiiti

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The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi has welcomed a move to introduce Forensic Medicine Science to help in the fight against crimes in the East African region. “Uganda Police is a key stakeholder in the administration of justice and thus seeks to extensively utilize forensic techniques and approaches in the course of criminal investigations,” Maj. Gen. Sabiiti made the remarks while representing the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Okoth Ochola at an Awareness Forensic Medicine and Science workshop held at Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala. The four…

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Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded a honorary Doctorate of Laws by Nkumba University.

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Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded a honorary Doctorate of Laws by Nkumba University. This was during the University’s 22 Graduation ceremony themed “25 years of academic excellence and professionalism” held Saturday, 26 October 2019. She lauded the government for liberalising education citing an example of Nkumba University Nwhich has enabled many Ugandans and foreigners to have a chance to access university education. She further urged the graduands to make use of what they have learned and not only look for jobs but also create them.

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OPINION: Makerere University woes will not be solved unless the powers that be listen to alternative views.

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BY Mwambutsya Ndebesa First of all there is a policy challenge. The private sponsorship scheme started without a policy framework. Up to now there is no policy of private sponsorship at public Universities in Uganda. How does a university be public and private at the same time? There should be a policy to clearly define this private and yet public status of a University? Two, there is a governance problem. The highest governing body is the University council. In my opinion this council should be an independent body composed of…

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Police intercept thugs, more than 160 phones recovered

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Police in Bujjuko yesterday intercepted thugs who had robbed people in Kawempe. The arrest follows a phone call from Kawempe, Lugoba Police that the thugs had robbed the area and proceeded to Mityana Rd, the OC Bujuuko together with LDUs responded immediately and intercepted the said thugs as they were proceeding towards Nswanjere LCI and Jezza where they werr intercepted. The thugs were intercepted in a motor vehicle reg no UBE 631H Toyota Alex. However, one thug took off and one was arrested. The thug who was arrested was identified…

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