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Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Notifier Media has been reliably informed that Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe last week asked the University Senate for guidance on the conduct of examining students using a deeply satirical essay that is said to have "raised concerns". The Principal of the School of Law, Dr Ronald Naluwairo, is understood to have admitted the concerns but has defended the conduct of the examination of course unit L1210 - Principles of Constitutional Law II - that First Year students in the second semester wrote on May 11. He also protested the directive to investigate exams, calling it an "onslaught on academic freedom" and "retrogressive". It remains unclear if there were any official complaints about the ethical grounding of the examination but both Prof Nawangwe and Dr Naluwairo are understood to have received concerns over the parody. "Telling you to investigate is not an infringement on your academic freedom," Prof Nawangwe reportedly told the Law school principal. "You must moderate your exams." However, Dr Naluwairo maintained the decision was on the clouds and protested "the attack on their academic freedom" as enshrined in the Constitution. "The only standard required of the examinations is that they are moderated, and this was met," Dr Naluwayo reportedly told VC Nawangwe in his report. "The School of Law stands by its examination as ethical, adequate and meeting the standards of Makerere University." In the controversial exam, the School of Law challenged its First Year students on current affairs but using a satirical essay that shows Speaker Anita Among fighting back the recent UK government sanctions. "Stung by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Social Media criticism which followed, Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has decided to fight back against those "writing malicious reports" about her," the essay says. "Thus, on Monday, May 6th, 2024, she introduced what she called a "Speaker's Bill" entitled the "Anti-Social Media and Other Imperialist Agents Bill," which contains the following provisions, inter alia." The parody lists clauses from the fictitious Bill, including a ban on adverse comment on the office of the Speaker of Parliament, and in particular on the person of Anita Annet Among, and empowers the speaker to make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on which individuals to be charged under the law. Asking the students to be succinct and well thought-out in their answers, the examiner further parodied the speaker's exchange with the Leader of the Opposition - who had taken issues with the draconian Bill. "You Joelo; shut up. Are you one of those bum-shafters who is after my life? I am the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Queen of Bukedea and Conqueress of the British Empire: In this House I can do whatever I please," the fictitious essay adds. The Speaker then takes the Bill to President Museveni for assent. In response, the President told the Speaker, "This is a very good Bill; it only misses specific mention of me as the Fountain of Honour, Maama Janet, the First Lady and all my children: let me add that clause in and sign." The Bill was duly amended and declared to have come into force on January 26, 1986. The cuff on the essay is that the DPP immediately institutes charges against Dr Johhny Spear and Agana Agana - two Social Media activists who organised the 2nd Social Media Parliamentary Exhibition that concluded in March this year, in which they criticised the speaker's "profligate spending" and "lack of sexual mores." The students were asked to discuss all the Constitutional Law issues raised by in the fictitious essay, as well as to critically assess the implications of the directives such as by the President to the rule of law, democratic governance and constitutionalism. The fictitious essay also parodied the Shs500 million service award to former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga as well as the appointment of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Chief of Defence Forces. The Nile Post has contacted Prof Nawangwe about the directive to investigate the conduct of the examination written by first year Law students.

notifier-image-Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Notifier Media has been reliably informed that Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe last week asked the University Senate for guidance on the conduct of examining students using a deeply satirical essay that is said to have "raised concerns". The Principal of the School of Law, Dr Ronald Naluwairo, is understood to have admitted the concerns but has defended the conduct of the examination of course unit L1210 - Principles of Constitutional Law II - that First Year students in the second semester wrote on May 11. He also protested the directive to investigate exams, calling it an "onslaught on academic freedom" and "retrogressive". It remains unclear if there were any official complaints about the ethical grounding of the examination but both Prof Nawangwe and Dr Naluwairo are understood to have received concerns over the parody. "Telling you to investigate is not an infringement on your academic freedom," Prof Nawangwe reportedly told the Law school principal. "You must moderate your exams." However, Dr Naluwairo maintained the decision was on the clouds and protested "the attack on their academic freedom" as enshrined in the Constitution. "The only standard required of the examinations is that they are moderated, and this was met," Dr Naluwayo reportedly told VC Nawangwe in his report. "The School of Law stands by its examination as ethical, adequate and meeting the standards of Makerere University." In the controversial exam, the School of Law challenged its First Year students on current affairs but using a satirical essay that shows Speaker Anita Among fighting back the recent UK government sanctions. "Stung by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Social Media criticism which followed, Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has decided to fight back against those "writing malicious reports" about her," the essay says. "Thus, on Monday, May 6th, 2024, she introduced what she called a "Speaker's Bill" entitled the "Anti-Social Media and Other Imperialist Agents Bill," which contains the following provisions, inter alia." The parody lists clauses from the fictitious Bill, including a ban on adverse comment on the office of the Speaker of Parliament, and in particular on the person of Anita Annet Among, and empowers the speaker to make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on which individuals to be charged under the law. Asking the students to be succinct and well thought-out in their answers, the examiner further parodied the speaker's exchange with the Leader of the Opposition - who had taken issues with the draconian Bill. "You Joelo; shut up. Are you one of those bum-shafters who is after my life? I am the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Queen of Bukedea and Conqueress of the British Empire: In this House I can do whatever I please," the fictitious essay adds. The Speaker then takes the Bill to President Museveni for assent. In response, the President told the Speaker, "This is a very good Bill; it only misses specific mention of me as the Fountain of Honour, Maama Janet, the First Lady and all my children: let me add that clause in and sign." The Bill was duly amended and declared to have come into force on January 26, 1986. The cuff on the essay is that the DPP immediately institutes charges against Dr Johhny Spear and Agana Agana - two Social Media activists who organised the 2nd Social Media Parliamentary Exhibition that concluded in March this year, in which they criticised the speaker's "profligate spending" and "lack of sexual mores." The students were asked to discuss all the Constitutional Law issues raised by in the fictitious essay, as well as to critically assess the implications of the directives such as by the President to the rule of law, democratic governance and constitutionalism. The fictitious essay also parodied the Shs500 million service award to former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga as well as the appointment of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Chief of Defence Forces. The Nile Post has contacted Prof Nawangwe about the directive to investigate the conduct of the examination written by first year Law students.

notifier-image-Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Notifier Media has been reliably informed that Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe last week asked the University Senate for guidance on the conduct of examining students using a deeply satirical essay that is said to have "raised concerns". The Principal of the School of Law, Dr Ronald Naluwairo, is understood to have admitted the concerns but has defended the conduct of the examination of course unit L1210 - Principles of Constitutional Law II - that First Year students in the second semester wrote on May 11. He also protested the directive to investigate exams, calling it an "onslaught on academic freedom" and "retrogressive". It remains unclear if there were any official complaints about the ethical grounding of the examination but both Prof Nawangwe and Dr Naluwairo are understood to have received concerns over the parody. "Telling you to investigate is not an infringement on your academic freedom," Prof Nawangwe reportedly told the Law school principal. "You must moderate your exams." However, Dr Naluwairo maintained the decision was on the clouds and protested "the attack on their academic freedom" as enshrined in the Constitution. "The only standard required of the examinations is that they are moderated, and this was met," Dr Naluwayo reportedly told VC Nawangwe in his report. "The School of Law stands by its examination as ethical, adequate and meeting the standards of Makerere University." In the controversial exam, the School of Law challenged its First Year students on current affairs but using a satirical essay that shows Speaker Anita Among fighting back the recent UK government sanctions. "Stung by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Social Media criticism which followed, Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has decided to fight back against those "writing malicious reports" about her," the essay says. "Thus, on Monday, May 6th, 2024, she introduced what she called a "Speaker's Bill" entitled the "Anti-Social Media and Other Imperialist Agents Bill," which contains the following provisions, inter alia." The parody lists clauses from the fictitious Bill, including a ban on adverse comment on the office of the Speaker of Parliament, and in particular on the person of Anita Annet Among, and empowers the speaker to make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on which individuals to be charged under the law. Asking the students to be succinct and well thought-out in their answers, the examiner further parodied the speaker's exchange with the Leader of the Opposition - who had taken issues with the draconian Bill. "You Joelo; shut up. Are you one of those bum-shafters who is after my life? I am the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Queen of Bukedea and Conqueress of the British Empire: In this House I can do whatever I please," the fictitious essay adds. The Speaker then takes the Bill to President Museveni for assent. In response, the President told the Speaker, "This is a very good Bill; it only misses specific mention of me as the Fountain of Honour, Maama Janet, the First Lady and all my children: let me add that clause in and sign." The Bill was duly amended and declared to have come into force on January 26, 1986. The cuff on the essay is that the DPP immediately institutes charges against Dr Johhny Spear and Agana Agana - two Social Media activists who organised the 2nd Social Media Parliamentary Exhibition that concluded in March this year, in which they criticised the speaker's "profligate spending" and "lack of sexual mores." The students were asked to discuss all the Constitutional Law issues raised by in the fictitious essay, as well as to critically assess the implications of the directives such as by the President to the rule of law, democratic governance and constitutionalism. The fictitious essay also parodied the Shs500 million service award to former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga as well as the appointment of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Chief of Defence Forces. The Nile Post has contacted Prof Nawangwe about the directive to investigate the conduct of the examination written by first year Law students.

notifier-image-Ministers Amongi, Aceng battle for political supremacy in Lira

Ministers Amongi, Aceng battle for political supremacy in Lira

Ms Amongi, currently representing Oyam South and affiliated with the Uganda People's Congress (UPC), is seeking to unseat the Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng who is presently occupying the position under the NRM ticket. “Oyam is my home district, Jimmy Akena married and brought me to senior quarters in Lira City. Marriage brought me to Lira City, and I have now carried all my saucepans from Oyam to take care of my in-laws in Lira City,” Minister Amongi said while officiating at a function in Lira City recently. Ahead of the 2026 general election, the two ministers have each launched an array of mobilisation strategies, rallying support from women's groups and religious denominations as they gear up for what promises to be a fiercely contested electoral battle. The struggle for supremacy has not only fragmented the city's leadership but also has sown discord within the business community, political parties, and religious bodies. For instance, the two are said to be invincibly battling over the removal of Lira City West Speaker, Daniel Okello, who has expressed disloyalty to the sitting Woman MP. This single battle was until recently brought to rest after 20 councillors from the City West Division wrote to Local government minister Raphael Magezi seeking blessings to remove the embattled speaker who has for several instances publicly shown support for Ms Amongi, despite being an ardent NRM member. The two have, on several occasions, organised gatherings of the business community as they seek loyalty from the men and women who run the economic life of Lira City. The meetings are usually organised at their home residences, where renowned businessmen publicly declare support towards the politicians. Mr Nelson Adea Akar, a veteran politician in the region, warned that the struggle for supremacy could cost the two ministers soon. “They are both daughters of Oyam. I have equal support for both of them, and my humble prayer is for them to agree and sort out the current tension so that they both get back to parliament for more appointments,” Adea told Nile Post Ms Amongi, a seasoned politician, has embarked on an extensive outreach campaign within the city, leveraging her position as Minister for Gender and wife of UPC party president Jimmy Akena Obote, to garner support from various constituencies. Mr Akena is the Member of Parliament for Lira City East Division. A son of Uganda's founding president Milton Obote, family remains the political bedrock of Lira. Ms Amongi's aspiration has ignited hope among her supporters, who view her as a beacon of change and a visionary leader who could change the leadership system in the city. "Betty Amongi represents a new era of leadership for Lira City. We have in the recent months seen her engagements with women groups, and she has expressed support towards promoting economic independence among the women in business," said Joyce Akello, a businesswoman in Lira City. However, Ms Amongi's bid for the Woman MP seat has not been without controversy. Critics argue that her aspirations threaten to destabilise the existing political harmony and undermine the achievements of Dr Aceng. Amb Julius Peter Moto, a resident of Lira City, described Minister Amongi’s plot to unseat the health minister from the city as "malicious". “Dr Aceng has ensured that health investments are included in the health sector strategic plan as a social good for the benefit of all Ugandans. Within three years, she has ably represented the people of Lira City as recorded by the Parliament of Uganda, where she is among the top 100 contributors in debates on national importance,” says the former ambassador to the UK. Amb Moto noted that the recent delivery of eight ambulances and surgical camps in Lango, where over 400 patients from Lango were operated on, was another stamp of confidence for Dr Aceng's service delivery. "Lango people are advocating for the same annually. I shall back her again in her re-election bid for 2026-2031,” he said. Dr Aceng, who until the declaration by the Gender Minister to unseat her would hardly make appearances in social gatherings in the constituency is currently riding on the successes of upgrading health centers in the region of Lango, giving start-up capital to women groups, and mobilizing the boda-boda operators in the city for soft loans. The rivalry between Ms Amongi and Dr Aceng has deepened existing fault lines, with tensions simmering as the 2026 elections draw near. The race for political dominance has polarized the city's residents, with allegiances divided along partisan lines. Several supporters of the two ministers have on several occasions taken to the airwaves including on local radio stations and WhatsApp groups that gather key political figures in the region to rally for support while at the same time criticising each other for their contribution to developing the region.

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notifier-image-SC Villa clinch elusive 17th title after win over NEC

SC Villa clinch elusive 17th title after win over NEC

Charles Lwanga and Hakim Kiwanuka scored in the second half meaning wins for BUL, Vipers SC and Kitara meant nothing. The Jogoos had to endure a goalless first half in which they created almost nothing as NEC went toe to toe with them. Dusan Stojanovic was forced to make a change midway through the first half with defender Arnold Odong getting off. David Owori replaced him with Gavin Kizito moving to centre back from right back. In the second half, Lwanga broke the deadlock in the 67th minute when he headed home man of the match Umar Lutalo cross in the area. Kiwanuka doubled the lead in the 75th minute after a brilliant team move sending the Villa capacity crowd in the stands into celebration mood. Reagan Mpande and Abasi Kyeyune later came on for the blues as they held on to the possession till the final whistle which saw a sea of blue jump over the stadium perimeter wall to join the players on the pitch in celebration. Fufa President Moses Magogo, the Katikiiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, SC Villa Chairperson Omar Mandela, representatives from StarTimes and former Villa players including Geoffrey Higenyi, a brother to late Paul Hasule.Former Vila players Denis Onyango was among the many in the stands to cheer his former side as well as Ex-Presidents Mugabe and Ben Immanuel Misagga. Elsewhere, Vipers won 4-1 at home to Mbarara City with Milton Karisa scoring twice as Karim Watambala and Abubaker Lawal scored the other goals while Seri Agumaho scored the consolation for the visitors. BUL won 3-0 against Busoga United at Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru, Kitara beat Gaddafi 3-0 at Masindi, UPDF were 1-0 winners over Wakiso Giants, URA drew 1-1 with Bright Stars and KCCA posted the same result against Maroons.

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notifier-image-Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Notifier Media has been reliably informed that Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe last week asked the University Senate for guidance on the conduct of examining students using a deeply satirical essay that is said to have "raised concerns". The Principal of the School of Law, Dr Ronald Naluwairo, is understood to have admitted the concerns but has defended the conduct of the examination of course unit L1210 - Principles of Constitutional Law II - that First Year students in the second semester wrote on May 11. He also protested the directive to investigate exams, calling it an "onslaught on academic freedom" and "retrogressive". It remains unclear if there were any official complaints about the ethical grounding of the examination but both Prof Nawangwe and Dr Naluwairo are understood to have received concerns over the parody. "Telling you to investigate is not an infringement on your academic freedom," Prof Nawangwe reportedly told the Law school principal. "You must moderate your exams." However, Dr Naluwairo maintained the decision was on the clouds and protested "the attack on their academic freedom" as enshrined in the Constitution. "The only standard required of the examinations is that they are moderated, and this was met," Dr Naluwayo reportedly told VC Nawangwe in his report. "The School of Law stands by its examination as ethical, adequate and meeting the standards of Makerere University." In the controversial exam, the School of Law challenged its First Year students on current affairs but using a satirical essay that shows Speaker Anita Among fighting back the recent UK government sanctions. "Stung by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Social Media criticism which followed, Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has decided to fight back against those "writing malicious reports" about her," the essay says. "Thus, on Monday, May 6th, 2024, she introduced what she called a "Speaker's Bill" entitled the "Anti-Social Media and Other Imperialist Agents Bill," which contains the following provisions, inter alia." The parody lists clauses from the fictitious Bill, including a ban on adverse comment on the office of the Speaker of Parliament, and in particular on the person of Anita Annet Among, and empowers the speaker to make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on which individuals to be charged under the law. Asking the students to be succinct and well thought-out in their answers, the examiner further parodied the speaker's exchange with the Leader of the Opposition - who had taken issues with the draconian Bill. "You Joelo; shut up. Are you one of those bum-shafters who is after my life? I am the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Queen of Bukedea and Conqueress of the British Empire: In this House I can do whatever I please," the fictitious essay adds. The Speaker then takes the Bill to President Museveni for assent. In response, the President told the Speaker, "This is a very good Bill; it only misses specific mention of me as the Fountain of Honour, Maama Janet, the First Lady and all my children: let me add that clause in and sign." The Bill was duly amended and declared to have come into force on January 26, 1986. The cuff on the essay is that the DPP immediately institutes charges against Dr Johhny Spear and Agana Agana - two Social Media activists who organised the 2nd Social Media Parliamentary Exhibition that concluded in March this year, in which they criticised the speaker's "profligate spending" and "lack of sexual mores." The students were asked to discuss all the Constitutional Law issues raised by in the fictitious essay, as well as to critically assess the implications of the directives such as by the President to the rule of law, democratic governance and constitutionalism. The fictitious essay also parodied the Shs500 million service award to former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga as well as the appointment of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Chief of Defence Forces. The Nile Post has contacted Prof Nawangwe about the directive to investigate the conduct of the examination written by first year Law students.

notifier-image-Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Notifier Media has been reliably informed that Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe last week asked the University Senate for guidance on the conduct of examining students using a deeply satirical essay that is said to have "raised concerns". The Principal of the School of Law, Dr Ronald Naluwairo, is understood to have admitted the concerns but has defended the conduct of the examination of course unit L1210 - Principles of Constitutional Law II - that First Year students in the second semester wrote on May 11. He also protested the directive to investigate exams, calling it an "onslaught on academic freedom" and "retrogressive". It remains unclear if there were any official complaints about the ethical grounding of the examination but both Prof Nawangwe and Dr Naluwairo are understood to have received concerns over the parody. "Telling you to investigate is not an infringement on your academic freedom," Prof Nawangwe reportedly told the Law school principal. "You must moderate your exams." However, Dr Naluwairo maintained the decision was on the clouds and protested "the attack on their academic freedom" as enshrined in the Constitution. "The only standard required of the examinations is that they are moderated, and this was met," Dr Naluwayo reportedly told VC Nawangwe in his report. "The School of Law stands by its examination as ethical, adequate and meeting the standards of Makerere University." In the controversial exam, the School of Law challenged its First Year students on current affairs but using a satirical essay that shows Speaker Anita Among fighting back the recent UK government sanctions. "Stung by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Social Media criticism which followed, Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has decided to fight back against those "writing malicious reports" about her," the essay says. "Thus, on Monday, May 6th, 2024, she introduced what she called a "Speaker's Bill" entitled the "Anti-Social Media and Other Imperialist Agents Bill," which contains the following provisions, inter alia." The parody lists clauses from the fictitious Bill, including a ban on adverse comment on the office of the Speaker of Parliament, and in particular on the person of Anita Annet Among, and empowers the speaker to make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on which individuals to be charged under the law. Asking the students to be succinct and well thought-out in their answers, the examiner further parodied the speaker's exchange with the Leader of the Opposition - who had taken issues with the draconian Bill. "You Joelo; shut up. Are you one of those bum-shafters who is after my life? I am the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Queen of Bukedea and Conqueress of the British Empire: In this House I can do whatever I please," the fictitious essay adds. The Speaker then takes the Bill to President Museveni for assent. In response, the President told the Speaker, "This is a very good Bill; it only misses specific mention of me as the Fountain of Honour, Maama Janet, the First Lady and all my children: let me add that clause in and sign." The Bill was duly amended and declared to have come into force on January 26, 1986. The cuff on the essay is that the DPP immediately institutes charges against Dr Johhny Spear and Agana Agana - two Social Media activists who organised the 2nd Social Media Parliamentary Exhibition that concluded in March this year, in which they criticised the speaker's "profligate spending" and "lack of sexual mores." The students were asked to discuss all the Constitutional Law issues raised by in the fictitious essay, as well as to critically assess the implications of the directives such as by the President to the rule of law, democratic governance and constitutionalism. The fictitious essay also parodied the Shs500 million service award to former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga as well as the appointment of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Chief of Defence Forces. The Nile Post has contacted Prof Nawangwe about the directive to investigate the conduct of the examination written by first year Law students.

notifier-image-Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Makerere investigate parody of Speaker in Law exam

Notifier Media has been reliably informed that Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe last week asked the University Senate for guidance on the conduct of examining students using a deeply satirical essay that is said to have "raised concerns". The Principal of the School of Law, Dr Ronald Naluwairo, is understood to have admitted the concerns but has defended the conduct of the examination of course unit L1210 - Principles of Constitutional Law II - that First Year students in the second semester wrote on May 11. He also protested the directive to investigate exams, calling it an "onslaught on academic freedom" and "retrogressive". It remains unclear if there were any official complaints about the ethical grounding of the examination but both Prof Nawangwe and Dr Naluwairo are understood to have received concerns over the parody. "Telling you to investigate is not an infringement on your academic freedom," Prof Nawangwe reportedly told the Law school principal. "You must moderate your exams." However, Dr Naluwairo maintained the decision was on the clouds and protested "the attack on their academic freedom" as enshrined in the Constitution. "The only standard required of the examinations is that they are moderated, and this was met," Dr Naluwayo reportedly told VC Nawangwe in his report. "The School of Law stands by its examination as ethical, adequate and meeting the standards of Makerere University." In the controversial exam, the School of Law challenged its First Year students on current affairs but using a satirical essay that shows Speaker Anita Among fighting back the recent UK government sanctions. "Stung by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Social Media criticism which followed, Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has decided to fight back against those "writing malicious reports" about her," the essay says. "Thus, on Monday, May 6th, 2024, she introduced what she called a "Speaker's Bill" entitled the "Anti-Social Media and Other Imperialist Agents Bill," which contains the following provisions, inter alia." The parody lists clauses from the fictitious Bill, including a ban on adverse comment on the office of the Speaker of Parliament, and in particular on the person of Anita Annet Among, and empowers the speaker to make recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on which individuals to be charged under the law. Asking the students to be succinct and well thought-out in their answers, the examiner further parodied the speaker's exchange with the Leader of the Opposition - who had taken issues with the draconian Bill. "You Joelo; shut up. Are you one of those bum-shafters who is after my life? I am the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Queen of Bukedea and Conqueress of the British Empire: In this House I can do whatever I please," the fictitious essay adds. The Speaker then takes the Bill to President Museveni for assent. In response, the President told the Speaker, "This is a very good Bill; it only misses specific mention of me as the Fountain of Honour, Maama Janet, the First Lady and all my children: let me add that clause in and sign." The Bill was duly amended and declared to have come into force on January 26, 1986. The cuff on the essay is that the DPP immediately institutes charges against Dr Johhny Spear and Agana Agana - two Social Media activists who organised the 2nd Social Media Parliamentary Exhibition that concluded in March this year, in which they criticised the speaker's "profligate spending" and "lack of sexual mores." The students were asked to discuss all the Constitutional Law issues raised by in the fictitious essay, as well as to critically assess the implications of the directives such as by the President to the rule of law, democratic governance and constitutionalism. The fictitious essay also parodied the Shs500 million service award to former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga as well as the appointment of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Chief of Defence Forces. The Nile Post has contacted Prof Nawangwe about the directive to investigate the conduct of the examination written by first year Law students.

notifier-image-Ministers Amongi, Aceng battle for political supremacy in Lira

Ministers Amongi, Aceng battle for political supremacy in Lira

Ms Amongi, currently representing Oyam South and affiliated with the Uganda People's Congress (UPC), is seeking to unseat the Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng who is presently occupying the position under the NRM ticket. “Oyam is my home district, Jimmy Akena married and brought me to senior quarters in Lira City. Marriage brought me to Lira City, and I have now carried all my saucepans from Oyam to take care of my in-laws in Lira City,” Minister Amongi said while officiating at a function in Lira City recently. Ahead of the 2026 general election, the two ministers have each launched an array of mobilisation strategies, rallying support from women's groups and religious denominations as they gear up for what promises to be a fiercely contested electoral battle. The struggle for supremacy has not only fragmented the city's leadership but also has sown discord within the business community, political parties, and religious bodies. For instance, the two are said to be invincibly battling over the removal of Lira City West Speaker, Daniel Okello, who has expressed disloyalty to the sitting Woman MP. This single battle was until recently brought to rest after 20 councillors from the City West Division wrote to Local government minister Raphael Magezi seeking blessings to remove the embattled speaker who has for several instances publicly shown support for Ms Amongi, despite being an ardent NRM member. The two have, on several occasions, organised gatherings of the business community as they seek loyalty from the men and women who run the economic life of Lira City. The meetings are usually organised at their home residences, where renowned businessmen publicly declare support towards the politicians. Mr Nelson Adea Akar, a veteran politician in the region, warned that the struggle for supremacy could cost the two ministers soon. “They are both daughters of Oyam. I have equal support for both of them, and my humble prayer is for them to agree and sort out the current tension so that they both get back to parliament for more appointments,” Adea told Nile Post Ms Amongi, a seasoned politician, has embarked on an extensive outreach campaign within the city, leveraging her position as Minister for Gender and wife of UPC party president Jimmy Akena Obote, to garner support from various constituencies. Mr Akena is the Member of Parliament for Lira City East Division. A son of Uganda's founding president Milton Obote, family remains the political bedrock of Lira. Ms Amongi's aspiration has ignited hope among her supporters, who view her as a beacon of change and a visionary leader who could change the leadership system in the city. "Betty Amongi represents a new era of leadership for Lira City. We have in the recent months seen her engagements with women groups, and she has expressed support towards promoting economic independence among the women in business," said Joyce Akello, a businesswoman in Lira City. However, Ms Amongi's bid for the Woman MP seat has not been without controversy. Critics argue that her aspirations threaten to destabilise the existing political harmony and undermine the achievements of Dr Aceng. Amb Julius Peter Moto, a resident of Lira City, described Minister Amongi’s plot to unseat the health minister from the city as "malicious". “Dr Aceng has ensured that health investments are included in the health sector strategic plan as a social good for the benefit of all Ugandans. Within three years, she has ably represented the people of Lira City as recorded by the Parliament of Uganda, where she is among the top 100 contributors in debates on national importance,” says the former ambassador to the UK. Amb Moto noted that the recent delivery of eight ambulances and surgical camps in Lango, where over 400 patients from Lango were operated on, was another stamp of confidence for Dr Aceng's service delivery. "Lango people are advocating for the same annually. I shall back her again in her re-election bid for 2026-2031,” he said. Dr Aceng, who until the declaration by the Gender Minister to unseat her would hardly make appearances in social gatherings in the constituency is currently riding on the successes of upgrading health centers in the region of Lango, giving start-up capital to women groups, and mobilizing the boda-boda operators in the city for soft loans. The rivalry between Ms Amongi and Dr Aceng has deepened existing fault lines, with tensions simmering as the 2026 elections draw near. The race for political dominance has polarized the city's residents, with allegiances divided along partisan lines. Several supporters of the two ministers have on several occasions taken to the airwaves including on local radio stations and WhatsApp groups that gather key political figures in the region to rally for support while at the same time criticising each other for their contribution to developing the region.

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SC Villa clinch elusive 17th title after win over NEC

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