NAMUTUMBA - The commission of inquiry into the conduct of the district service commission chairman began on Friday with the summoning of the district leaders. The inquiry was ordered by the local government minister, Adolf Mwesige, in February following a report questioning the conduct of Joshua Balisanyuka. It was alleged that Balisanyuka recruited people who did not qualify for the posts, and that he retrenched civil servants who had questioned his integrity.
Adults to get computer skills
IGANGA - Walugogo Teachersâ€™ Training College is to conduct free adult classes in computer literacy in conjunction with Change IT Foundation Uganda. Rachael Magoola, the director of the institute, explained during the pact-signing ceremony on Wednesday that 15 new computers had been secured for the exercise.
Two-year-old boy drowns
BUGIRI - A two-year-old boy in Gengelho village, Buyinja sub-county drowned in Kimili swamp recently after he was pushed into it by colleagues he was playing with. The body of Isaac Omela was retrieved from the swamp after three hours of searching by his parents, LC officials and the residents. According to LC1 chairman, Fred Odimbe, Omela and four others had earlier gone to take a bath at the swamp. Omela was the youngest of the group.
Rains destroy rice stores
BUTALEJA - Heavy rains on Thursday blew off the roofs of two rice storage facilities at Nabiganda village in Kachonga sub-county. An unspecified amount of unprocessed rice estimated at over sh700m was destroyed by the downpour.
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