KAMULI-Primary school teachers, who have rejected postings, will have their contracts cancelled, the acting district education officer (DEO), Joseph Musoke, has said. He said some of the teachers, who were deployed to serve in Budiope county, had refused to report to their work stations, saying they are remote. Musoke wondered how people who willingly applied for the jobs can refuse to take them up. He added that it was normal for teachers to be transferred. The district service commission recruited 250 teachers in March. About 154 were deployed in Budiope county to uplift the education standard in the area.
Kjong want peace with Teso
MOROTO-A total of 20 Karimojong elders have been chosen to go to the Teso region for peace talks. The elders are from sub-counties bordering Teso. The sub-counties are Lokopo and Iriiri in Moroto and Nabilatuk. The decision was reachedduring the elders meeting for peace at Nabilatuk Township Primary School in Nakapiripirit district recently. There has been a conflict over cattle rustling between the Karimojong and the Iteso for 56 years.
Man hunted over murder
TORORO-The Police are looking for a man suspected to have killed his nephew for wearing his suit without permission. Michael Emojong is said to have beaten John Wangoli to death at the family home in Asinge B village, Osukuru sub-county. The criminal investigations chief, James Wamunyerere, said the postmortem report indicated that Wangoli died after a blood vein in his neck burst following the assault.
1,278 units of blood collected
MBALE-The Uganda Red Cross Society last year collected 1,278 units of blood, exceeding its target by 278 units. Addressing the annual general meeting at the Mbale branch offices on Saturday, the field coordinator, Sophat Walimbwa, attributed the success to team work. He said mobilisation of blood donors was carried out in schools and the communities. Blood donation is vital in saving life, he said.
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