Legislators sitting on the Education Committee of Parliament have expressed concern over the growing amount of presidential pledges in the sector that go unfulfilled. According to the education committee vice chairperson, Pallisa County MP Jacob Opolot, the presidential pledges in the education sector alone currently total 100 billion Shillings with no plan to ensure their fulfilment.
The World Health Organization-Regional Office for Africa WHO/AFRO announced today that Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine on children aged five to 17 months to see whether its protective effects shown so far in clinical trials can hold up under real-life conditions.
Makerere University is in advanced stages of banning students campaign rallies in halls of residence. Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, the University Vice Chancellor says plans are underway to reduce the number of students rallies for the guild elections and that the halls of residence are to be off-limits.
Juma Muyirwa, a suspect who was paraded before the Inspector General of Police IGP Kale Kayihura this morning, said their planning meetings, often held in Kampala, are guarded by policemen with patrol cars. He observes that one of the meetings was attended by more than 250 thugs at Mt Zion hotel in Makerere.