In today's edition, we have opposition politician Dr. Kizza Besigye saying he does not hate the NRM, plus many more stories.
Hello, and welcome to mid-week! It's yet another day of news and certainly a lot has been happening around. Some events you might know already of and others might have floated past your attention. So let's have a quick look at what Uganda's leading daily, New Vision, has in store for you today.
Today's edition leads with a story of nine Ugandan army soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) sentenced to jail for misconduct. Who are these UPDF soldiers? Details on page 4.
And the lead picture is of a gentleman checking his documents during the validation exercise at the public service ministry in Kampala, with the corresponding story being that validated public servants are to receive salaries in September. The full story is on page 7.
MUSEVENI MEETS STRIKING UNI STAFF
Meanwhile, President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting the leaders of non-teaching staff of public universities at State House, Entebbe. Will universities be re-opened? Was a level ground discussed? All on page 3.
By the way, long queues that are normally common at the Inspectorate of Government headquarters will now be a thing of the past following the launch of an online portal for wealth declaration. This is a good development, right? Of course it should be, so find out more about this new system on page 6, which also carries a story on opposition party FDC.
BESIGYE ON NRM
"I love the NRM more than all of you here, but I do not agree with the mode of operation of the leaders," says Dr. Kizza Besigye. Where was the opposition politician when he said this? And what more did he say? Flip through your paper to page 12.
HAVING YOUR SAY . . .
In today's commentary section, as always, there's plenty to chew on. It's Wednesday and you know what that means: we get a Letter from Toronto by Opiyo Oloya, who, this week, is looking at the US election, with particularly his focus on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Check out what he is saying.
Oh, and research analyst Joseph Mawejje talks the source of Uganda's economic problems while tax consultant Stephen Tumwesigye is saying that Odrek Rwabwogo's ideology on taxation is misleading. Crispy Kaheru of Citizens' Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda is offering what to consider for the new Electoral Commission commissioners.
CAA ON AIRPORT EXPANSION
In business, the Civil Aviation Authority has advised tour operators and hoteliers to prepare their visitors for ongoing works at the Entebbe International Airport, as finance minister Matia Kasaija appeals for the private sector's role in fighting corruption in Uganda.
And for all you sports fans, there's a round-up of your favorite local and international sports news on the back pages . . .
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