The announcement comes at the backdrop of a poor performance of science subjects across the country. The 2016 Uganda Certificate of Education results that were released today indicate that only 45 percent candidates reached the minimum competency level. Physics was recorded as the worst performed subject overall.
Rwot Yusuf Adek Okwonga, the Pageya clan leader, says promoting production, sale and consumption of alcohol is a blow to President Yoweri Musevenis vision for a middle income economy and operation wealth creation.
He faces 12 Confirmed counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity and 53 alternative charges for crimes allegedly committed during the insurgency in northern Uganda. They include willful killing, kidnap with intent to murder and destruction of property among others.
The country that used to have over one thousand rain gauges spread over sixteen climatic zones now has less than four hundred functioning ones. Only one hundred of the existing stations regularly provided rain data to the national radar.
While releasing the 2016 Uganda Certificate of Education UCE results at the Office of the Prime Minister OPM in kampala, UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol indicated that the results were withheld due to suspected examination malpractice.
Mao told journalists in Kampala that the Democratic Party attempted to convince Kezaala to reject the appointment in vain. He however adds that the departure of the National Chairman should in no way impute improper motive on him given his years of faithful service of the party.
A total of 6,652 out of the 323,276 registered candidates did not turn up for exams, a slight drop from the 6,655 absentees registered the previous year, according to figures released by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB.
Farmers in Katakwi district have asked government for fast growing and maturing seeds as they prepare to receive first rains after a long dry spell. Close to 8,000 households or 45 of the district population of 165,000 people are surviving on just a meal a day.
The slight rains being experienced in parts of the country are short lived and therefore may not sustain crop production.The rains are however good for land preparation as well as grass production for livestock.
Makerere University has suspended a senior lecturer for reportedly mishandling students results. Dr James Wokadala is accused of hiring David Opiro, a former Teaching Assistant at the university, and irregularly giving him students scripts. The affected students, numbering about 200, are due to graduate on February 21.
Jonathan Rutabingwa, the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner RDC, in an interview noted that after the UPDF rescue mission, some Ugandans who returned to South Sudan have been reported missing, untraceable and presumed dead.
Uganda is among eight other African countries honoured for their commitment and innovation in the fight against malaria. Uganda achieved a more than 40 percent decrease in malaria incidence and malaria mortality from 2010 to 2015, according to the World Health Organisation WHO.
The funding will bring relief to the internally displaced people as well as refugees in Somalia, Uganda and Libya and ensure that millions of people who fled Boko Haram-related violence and conflict in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon receive health care, food assistance and shelter.
Martin Mapenduzi Ojara, the Gulu LC V chairperson, says the district complied with all procedures and consulted other stakeholders before enacting the ordinance. He says staying the implementation of the alcohol ordinance will set a bad precedence.