Crime & Investigation

Kabale School Administrators at Large as Candidates Miss UNEB

The governments of Uganda and neighbouring war-torn South Sudan, information pills have signed a historic defence and military cooperation agreement which is to run for an unspecified period.

Sources at the Uganda Defense ministry headquarters told Chimpreports early this week that the agreement that will now see Uganda procure military arms for South Sudan, what is ed was signed in Kampala over the weekend when President Salva Kiir and his delegation were in the country after attending of the Standard Gauge Railway summit.

The defence and strategic military agreement was penned by Crispus Kiyonga, the Ugandan defence minister and his South Sudanese counterpart, Kuol Manyang Juuk, making it the second agreement signed by the duo, the first being the Status of Forces Agreement signed on 10th January 2014 streamlining the parameters of cooperation between the Ugandan army and SPLA.

UPDF entered South Sudan late last year when the war broke out just three years after the world`s newest nation`s independence.

“Owing to the long-time relationship with SPLA since the days of struggle, our ministers signed another agreement at the end of the weekend. We shall now start buying guns and other logistics for our neighbours,” a source at the defence ministry said, preferring anonymity given the sensitivity of the matter.

The first agreement allows Uganda with her military might to enter and engage with rebels alongside SPLA.

UPDF is still present in South Sudan to date though only in defensive positions in capital Juba, Bor in Jonglei state and Gadiang.

Contacted, the UPDF and Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, confirmed the new development but could not provide more details.


“Yes, the agreement was signed between the minister and his South Sudan counterpart. Let me get back to you later because am still in a meeting,” Lt Col Ankunda told this Corps on phone on Wednesday.
by Vanansio Mbabazi

Sixteen senior four candidates of Star High School in Kagarama Parish, visit web Bubaare Sub County in Kabale District have missed sitting their Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations, cheapest after the school Director, Bosco Arinda Kasore disappeared a few months ago minus registering them for the exams.

According to parents, the Director disappeared to an unknown place, after receiving registration fees of Shs190,000 from each candidate.

The parents say they were hopeful that their children would sit the UCE exams that started on Monday since the director had assured them that they had been registered.

However, they were shocked prior the examinations when they learnt that their children were never registered and that Kasore had disappeared from the school.

The head teacher of the school is also believed to have escaped from school on Monday, when the exams started.

Sources indicate that although candidates are at home, other classes are normally proceeding.

According to the parents, the school has operated for more than two years.

The Kabale District Education Officer, Kenneth Sabiiti Baabo says that his office was not aware of the School, which he said must be operating illegally, adding that the matter will be probed and that the culprits will be brought  to book.

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