NGO to build institutions
An Austrian NGO, Fund for International Development, is to construct nine technical institutions in nine districts. The districts are Namutumba, Kamuli, Amuria, Mukono, Nakasongola, Masaka, Pader, Yumbe and Hoim
An Austrian NGO, Fund for International Development, is to construct nine technical institutions in nine districts. The districts are Namutumba, Kamuli, Amuria, Mukono, Nakasongola, Masaka, Pader, Yumbe and Hoima. This was recently revealed by the commissioner for business, technical and vocational education, Mansoor Ilahi, while meeting Namutumba district officials at the district headquarters. Ilahi said the move was meant to cater for the increasing number of students, who finish Senior Four but are not able to continue with main stream education.
Disabled people demand more
The Government has been asked to protect persons with disabilities (PWDs). The call was recently made at a workshop on Ugandan laws and PWDs at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. It was organised by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda as part of the activities of the Disability Month that started on November 3 and will end on December 3. Francis Kinubi, the chairman of the union, said it was imperative that the Government implements the laws and provisions that are already in place to protect the disabled. â€œThere are many laws that are meant to protect persons with disabilities but they are shelved. It is useless to have these laws just referred to and not implemented,â€ Kinubi said.
Courts corrupt, says Ogoola
The Principal Judge, James Ogoola, has said there is corruption in the Judiciary. Ogoola was presiding over the launch of a music album on good governance and climate change by Teso-based artistes at Soroti Lions Club on Monday. â€œI have set up an anti-corruption court and assigned two judges to head it. Their business will be to fight corruption,â€ he said. The court is currently handling four cases, including the Global Fund and Gavi Funds embezzlement. Ogoola had just returned from Denmark where he led a 22-man delegation to study ways of fighting corruption. The delegation included the Inspector General of Government, Director of Public Prosecution, Police and Prisons officials.