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Publish Date: Oct 04, 2007
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Mutesa I royal varsity opens
Mutesa I Royal University in Kirumba opened on Monday with about 150 students reporting. Dr. Elizabeth Kyewalabye, the vice-chancellor, told The New Vision that about 500 students had enrolled for this academic year. “The turn up so far is very good and we hope that all students who registered for this academic year report as the term progresses.” She said the university had four faculties and added that more would be created in future. “In the long run we shall introduce new courses like the medicine, health sciences, natural environment and agriculture.” Kyewalabye commended the residents for supporting the university and requested for contributions for the library.

Police warns passengers
Passengers are conniving with taxi drivers to over load vehicles, Francis Kagina, the district officer in charge of traffic, has said. “They plead with the drivers to reduce the prices, making it difficult for the Police to have them arrested.” He said the Police did not have enough motorcycles and vehicles to enforce the policy on overloading. Steven Kansiima, the traffic commissioner, had recently ordered that the passengers be arrested to deter them from the practice. Kagina explained that boda boda operators had also connived with drivers to escape the roadblocks. “The drivers pay a fee to the boda bodas to carry excess passengers across the roadblocks and they later board the vehicles.” He warned that motorcycles which did not have number plates and documents would be impounded.

Rotary aids students
Rotary club of Kampala West on Wednesday donated laboratory equipment worth $30,000 (about sh53m) to orphans of Herman Gmeiner School. The equipment was procured in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach in California in the US. About 600 students will benefit from the donation. Speaking at the handover at the school, the president of the club, Sam Mutono, thanked the groups for the support. “This is a sign of togetherness and serving above self. We should also nurture this spirit in children.”

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