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Day: July 3, 2020

Parents Petition Education Minister Over Schools Illegally Demanding Fees During COVID-19 Lockdown

Parents Petition Education Minister Over Schools Illegally Demanding Fees During COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Several affected parents in Uganda have petitioned the minister for Education First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni, over school administrators who are demanding them to pay school fees, despite not teaching students as a result of schools being closed. President Yoweri Museveni closed schools, universities, tertiary institutions and all other academic facilities following his announcement of the COVID-19 Lockdown in March this year. He announced that government would provide study materials for pupils and students, which they would use to catch up on the lessons they will miss during the period of the lockdown. However, several parents argue that although the schools are still closed, they are getting constant messages and calls from school administrators dema...
Constitutional Court Dismisses MP Sekikubo’s Petition Challenging Museveni Sole Candidature

Constitutional Court Dismisses MP Sekikubo’s Petition Challenging Museveni Sole Candidature

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By Elite News Reporter Theodore Sekikubo, the Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament, has landed in trouble after the Constitutional court dismissed a petition he and other 10 MPs they filed in court, challenging the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Sole Candidature resolution. Sekikubo, Monica Amoding, John Baptist Nambeshe, Barnabas Tinkasimire and other NRM rebel MPs petitioned the Constitutional court Vide CP No. 9 of 2019, challenging the NRM party’s resolution to have President Yoweri Museveni contest for presidency as a sole candidate during Party Primaries, without anyone contesting against him. Others are; Patrick Nsamba, Samuel Lyomoki, Sylvia Akello, Susan Amero, James Acidri and Moses Adome Bildard.. The Petitioners (NRM Rebel MPs) argued that  it was unconst