NAADS funds for sub-county
President Yoweri Museveni has assured the public that the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) funds will be channelled through sub-counties to ensure that the local people benefit from the programme. He was meeting MPs from Busoga region led by
President Yoweri Museveni has assured the public that the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) funds will be channelled through sub-counties to ensure that the local people benefit from the programme. He was meeting MPs from Busoga region led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga at State House Nakasero on Tuesday. The President urged them to advise people living near the shores of Lake Victoria and River Nile to stop cultivating there since it erodes the soil and destroys the shoreline. Present were the third Deputy Prime minister, Kirunda Kivejinja and minister Beatrice Wabudeya.
UPDF retires 475 soldiers
The UPDF has retired 475 soldiers of the first infantry division based in Kakiri. In a ceremony on Friday, the Chief of Staff of the Land Forces, Brig. Geoffrey Muheesi, told the soldiers to be disciplined while in retirement and that they had joined the National Defence Reserve Force. According to a statement from the office of the army spokesperson, some soldiers were pensionable while others were not. â€œThe pensionables were paid a commuted pension gratuity and will continue to receive a monthly pension from the Government. The non-pensionables got a small service gratuity, paid only once.â€ The army discharged aged and sick soldiers. A source said the UPDF would soon launch a countrywide recruitment exercise to replace the retired soldiers.
Students held over strike
Sixteen students of Mushanga Sacred Heart Secondary School were arrested on Monday for allegedly destroying school property and attempting to burn the school. Peter Onyura, the district Police commander, said one student was arrested with a one-litre container of petrol, which they planned to use to burn the school generator. He added that over 21 windows and five doors were destroyed. Onyura explained that the students went on strike accusing the administration of refusing them to hold dances and watch films. He observed that one student, Heathen Turyamureba, who had been suspended for assaulting a colleague, mobilised the rest to strike. Onyura said some students will be prosecuted while the rest will be released.