By Najibu Mulema

SUNDAY
Officials who use sirens illegally warned ,to face arrest
It came to the IGP’s notice that there are people who use the sirens illegally resulting to unbeatable road congestion, traffic jam and sometimes accidents.
Primary six pupil raped, killed in cold blood
Harriet Nampijja 16, a primary six pupil at Nabwendo CU in Kiboga was on Friday raped and then killed by a former lover, Bashir Mukiibi.

Street vendors ask to meet president Museveni
The vendors demand to meet the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to have a verbal dialogue to see whether he can allow them go back to the streets and operate fully.

Witchdoctors vow to unleash evil spirits on enemies of kato Lubwama , Speaker Kadaga
Traditional ritualists led by Kaliisa Seruryange performed rituals calling upon all types of ancestral spirits to punish whoever tries to utter a word about Rubaga south mp, Kato Lubwama’s removal from the 10th Parliament.

Deputy KCCA executive director resigns
Dr Judith Tukahirwa, Jennifer Musisi’s deputy at KCCA resigns. Many sweeping changes in KCCA structure coming up. Some officers to lose their jobs

MONDAY
Mp Kato Lubwama says Buwembo asked him for shs60 million to withdraw charges
Rubaga South mp,Kato Lubwama has accused Habib Buwembo for begging him(Lubwama) for a bribe worth shs 60 million inorder to drop the case charges he petitioned in high court.
Lubwama who is set to appear in high court today, was dragged to court last week by Buwembo over unqualified academic papers, demanding his immediate ejection from parliament.

Abraham Byandala named in fresh scandals
Former works and Transport minister,Abraham Byandala has again been named in influence peddling in various road projects when he was still serving as minister.

MUASA meets as makerere university still fails to clear them
Makerere University Academic Staff Association(MUASA) members are today meeting to decide whether or not to hold the strike.
The lecturers laid down tools on Tuesday last week demanding to be paid arrears for their incentives amounting to shs 28 billion which has accumulated since February 2016.

Energy week kicks off,Ugandans learn more about energy technologies
The week organised by the ministry of energy and mineral development aims at providing a platform for information dissemination about sustainable use of energy resources and sharing of ideas about important energy issues.

Ugandan woman dies in Dubai
Shock imbedded Dubai International Airport last night as a Ugandan woman collapsed and died at the airport premises.A 23 year old woman identified as Zaina Nagani has been working as a maid in Saudi Arabia.By the time of her collapse she was in transit to Uganda and she died on arrival at Dubai hospital where her body remains in the morgue.

UNBS launches campaign to combat high rates of counterfeits in the country
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards(UNBS) has launched a country wide sensitization campaign to boast the fight against counterfeit products.The campaign which will run up to December seeks among other things to educate consumers on how to get UNBS qualify mark,how to detect counterfeit and penalties faced when dealing with such products.

Kenya humiliates Tanzania’s Magufuli on maiden visit
Nairobi city traffic department did not clear traffic for Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli who was on his maiden visit in the country since he was elected president.

TUESDAY
Muslim clerics murder case resumes
The trial of 14 suspects accused of masterminding murder of muslim clerics in Uganda is to resume today.
The the case hearing is presided over by three judges of the international crimes division of high court including Justices Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Elizabeth Nahamya and Jane Kigundu.

FDC embark on mobilizing food in order to feed hungry Ugandans
Officials from opposition Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) meet to discuss modalities of collecting food to be distributed in districts hit by famine.
Rwanda accuses 22 French army officers for aiding genocide

Rwanda released a list of 22 senior French army officers accusing them of knowingly aiding, planning and execution of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis.

Six people gone missing after Juba-Yei road ambush
At least six people have gone missing after a vehicle they were travelling in was attacked by unidentified armed men along Juba-Yei road. Stephen Ladu,the information minister in Yei River state says the incident took place in Gbungu village after the passenger car crossed over to Jubek.

Muslim clerics murder case suspended over lack of funds
The muslim clerics murder case hearing has been suspended this afternoon due to lack of facilitation funds.
14 suspects including the Tabliq leader,sheik Yunus Kamoga are accused of masterminding the killing of Sheikh Mustafa Bayiga and sheikh Hassan Ibrahim Kirya.

Makerere University closed by President Museveni
Citing provisions in constitution giving him such powers, Museveni on Tuesday evening directed the closure of the university with “immediate effect”.

WEDNESDAY
PLE begins, 640,000 pupils sit for their exams
Primary seven candidates begun their final Primary Leaving Examinations today throughout the country.
Over 640,000 pupils are expected to sit for their exams in 12,391 centres,311,511 of the candidates are male while 329,340 are female.

Besigye tells Makerere University students to defy Museveni’s directive to close varsity
The defiant former presidential candidate ,Dr Kizza Besigye told students of the struggling Makerere University to defy President Yoweri Museveni’s directive of closing the university.

Muk students to petition Education minister
The Makerere university guild president,Roy Semboga has said students will petition the minister of Education and Sports,Janet Kataha Museveni over the closure of the university.

Government urged to punish journalist rights violators
The Director media freedom and development UNESCO ,Guy Berger says such attacks of impunity if not checked would undermine the rights and freedoms of journalists .He further said they would affect the public’s confidence in the government’s ability to protect them.

THURSDAY
Museveni warns Makerere Lecturers over misconduct
President Museveni has warned the Makerere university striking lecturers against holding government at ransom over unpaid salaries and incentives.

Frank Gashumba arrested by police for saying Besigye won 2016 elections
Social activist Frank Gashumba was quizzed by police for claiming Kizza Besigye won the February 2016 elections.

Museveni wants taxes on tourism services scrapped
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said that taxes on export services, such as tourism, should be removed to attract more investors in the country.

National hepatitis B program to be revised
The ministry of health says it’s set to reverse the national hepatitis B program in order to thoroughly eliminate hepatitis B in most prevalent areas.

Sudhir’s Victoria university sacks VC,staff over strike
Just few days after the takeover of Crane Bank by the Central Bank ,city business mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia suffers yet another setback as administrative staff members at his Kampala based Victoria University resign.

Catholic church in shock as rebel priest, Fr kibuuka ordains own priests
On Saturday a group of rebel priests including Rev.Fr Jacinto Kibuuka, Fr.Deogratius Ssonko, Fr Vicent Byansi and Fr Bruno Muhindo joined Dr Tom Sibayirwa Kiiza, the presiding Bishop of the Antiochian rite in Uganda to ordain two new priests including Sylvester Rwakaikara Adyeeri and Joseph Nkumbya Birungi.

FRIDAY
Museveni appoints new KCCA human resource director
President Yoweri Museveni appointed Richard Lule as the new director for Administration and Human Resource at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA).

Swedish government grants Uganda with $ 4.5 million
The Swedish government has given a grant worth $4.5 million dollars to roll out renewable energy to poverty stricken communities who cannot afford to pay electricity in Uganda.

Museveni reshuffles permanent secretaries, some dropped
In his reshuffle for permanent secretaries, President Museveni dropped big names including Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Ambassador Mugume, long serving internal affairs fixture Stephen Kagoda and ICT PS Dr Jimmy Samanya, among sweeping changes in the public service.

Bridge international school in Uganda ordered to shut down
Uganda’s High Court has ordered the closure of a chain of private schools over concerns about poor sanitation and its curriculum. The Bridge International Academies group says it offers affordable, high-quality education to its 12,000 pupils, who often come from poor families.

SATURDAY
PS Atwine ready to face challenges in the ministry of Health
The newly appointed ministry of health permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine pledged to strengthen proper financial management in the ministry and ready to face challenges within the institution.

Besigye is a populist who wants to jump on every matter-Tumwebaze
The minister of information and communication, Frank Tumwebaze has coughed at Dr Kizza Besigye’s relief program as populist move without good intentions.

Monitor’s Bichachi fires Editor Alex Atuhaire over Prado
One of the longest serving journalists at Daily Monitor Alex Atuhaire fell on Charles Bichachi’s vengeful sword.
The acting executive editor showed Mr Atuhaire, the exit door on Friday. Some sources at Namuwongo say accusations levied against Atuhaire could as well be levied to many more employees of the paper who sit in the newsroom without working.

Gen Saleh’s deputy Gen Oketta dies
Gen Julius Oketta, the deputy National Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation is dead.
Oketta succumbed to heart failure at Kadic hospital in Kampala last night.

Makerere university council tasked to generate alternative revenue to pay staff
Makerere university council has been advised to establish a serious and competitive business centre to partly enable them earn alternative revenue to pay its staff.

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