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By Vision Reporter

Added 21st October 2002 03:00 AM

Buganda Road Court will on October 31 start hearing evidence from witnesses against six Electoral Commission (EC) officials

Four injuredGULU — Four passengers on a Gulu-bound Otada bus were yesterday morning shot at by Lord’s Resistance Army rebels between Kulo-Otit and Bobi sub-county headquarters. This is the sixth LRA ambush on Gulu-Kampala road since August. The ambush reportedly occurred at about 8:00am. An eyewitness said about 20 rebels sprayed the bus with bullets from the rear.
No sacking
KAMPALA — The health ministry has rejected a directive by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives’ Council that nursing students who did not score credits in science subjects at ‘O’ Level be fired. Sources in nurses’ training institutions on Monday told The New Vision that the council had asked them to dismiss students who did not have credits in maths, biology, chemistry, physics and English.

EC hearings
KAMPALA — Buganda Road Court will on October 31 start hearing evidence from witnesses against six Electoral Commission (EC) officials charged with abuse of office and defrauding the Government of over sh300m. The embattled officials who were recently released on bail by the High Court will appear before the Chief Magistrate, Frank Nigel Othembi, who will preside over hearing of their case.

Omaswa out
KAMPALA — Professor Francis Omaswa, the Director-General, Health Services, has flown to London for an eye operation. Officials in the Ministry of Health said Omaswa was forced to go abroad about two weeks ago “because hospitals and clinics in Uganda lacked facilities for the kind of operation he needed.” “The professor has been having problems with his eyes,” a source said.

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