Busoga chiefs delay elections
JINJA-Disunity among the 11 hereditary chiefs of Busoga is delaying the selection of an election day for a new Kyabazinga, a kingdom minister has disclosed. â€œWe are tasked with bringing together all the five roya
JINJA-Disunity among the 11 hereditary chiefs of Busoga is delaying the selection of an election day for a new Kyabazinga, a kingdom minister has disclosed. â€œWe are tasked with bringing together all the five royal princes from Bugabula, Kigulu, Bulamogi, Luuka and Bukono before setting a date for elections. Differences still exist and they are delaying us,â€ he said. The minister said President Yoweri Museveni, in a recent meeting at State House Nakasero, urged the chiefs to unite to ensure smooth elections.
Police have no toilets, latrines
KAMULI-The LC1 chairperson of Mutekanga zone in Mandwa ward parish, Karim Nanyumba, has said the Police quarters and station lack toilets and latrines. He revealed this during a consultative meeting with the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who is also the district Woman MP, at Kamuli Township Primary School last Monday. The LC5 chief, Stephen Mubiru, said he would lobby for the construction of a public toilet near the Police station and quarters this financial year.
411 teachers transferred
SOROTI-A total of 411 teachers, head teachers, their deputies and senior education assistants have been transferred to various schools in the district. Everest Okello, the senior education officer, said the transfers were made to improve staffing in schools. â€œThe district lacks 12 head teachers, four deputies and 70 teachers.â€
400 train as cadres
SOROTI-Over 400 people are under going a three-week cadre training course at Teso College Aloet. Musa Ecweru, the disaster preparedness minister, opened the training recently. He urged the youth to embrace government programmes aimed at fighting poverty. Ecweru donated a bull and a bag of rice to the cadres. Ben Etonu, the resident district commissioner, said they would organise six more training courses this year.
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