David Bbaale, the Kalungu District Education Officer explains that they have resolved to set new performance targets for all head-teachers. He says that head teachers will be required to ensure that at least 90 percent of their candidates pass in the first three grades. According to the performance circular issued to schools in the area, head teachers who fail to meet the targets risk being demoted.
Dr. Jerome Ssebadduka Lugumira, a Natural Resources Management Specialist at NEMA, says the new policy is going to be aligned with the Mining Act of 2003 and National Mining Policy-2016 to develop an all-inclusive law for the minerals sector.
Lameck Kigozi, the Southern Region Police Spokesperson, says the DP supporters were found beating voters at Bukerere in Kalungu Town council. He says they raided Bukerere village like bees and started assaulting voters for unknown reasons.
Annie Ahebwa, the Lwengo District Returning Officer who is in charge of Bukulula Sub County, says the voting materials arrived at all polling stations on time but there were no voters to witness the opening of the exercise.
Emmanuel Musoke, the DP candidate accuses his independent rival of having interior motives to disrupt his rally. He claimed that Kintu Musoke has resorted to playing games have failed to win support from voters.
At least 200 acres of land at the airfield has been taken over by Lukaya Town Council and allocated to private individuals. About 80 acres of these host Lukaya Health centre III, a market, a primary school and a football pitch popularly known as Bulakati playground. Part of the land also hosts a graveyard.
Located along Masaka-Kampala Highway, Lukaya Town Council has a population of 25,000 people. It was elevated to Town Council status in 1995. However, it still doesnt have a Physical Development Plan to regulate developments and land use in the town.
About ten 14-seater taxis coated with placards were intercepted in Masaka shortly before they set off for Entebbe; their planned destination. They were stopped at a roadblock in Lukaya 26 kilometers out of Masaka town, from where the vehicles were impounded and a number of youths arrested.
Locals argue that cattle thieves may also take the advantage of such operations and start stealing their animals pretending to be enforcement officers that carry out night operations to impound stay animals.
Lukaya residents rally signatures to push for the removal of an army detach in their town. The action comes in the wake of a mass robbery attack on Tuesday night in which several soldiers were involved