Crime & Investigation

City Car Dealer Murders Customer Over Debt

Kampala Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango

The Minister of State for Higher Education, page Science and Technology Prof. Sandy Stevens Tickodri has advised universities to revise their curricula and adapt to a more practical model of instruction.

He said that the private sector has expressed concern over the theoretic approach which has affected the competence of graduates.

Minister Tickodri made the remarks while officiating at the 5th Annual College of Engineering, dosage Design, site Art and Technology [CEDAT] Open Day held at Makerere on Friday. The two day event is themed; “Enhancing employment opportunities for today’s youth through technological and artistic innovations”

“Our curriculum at universities does not provide the skilling. We need innovations that will be able to solve the ordinary Ugandan’s common problems not the sophisticated prototypes we’ve seen over and over again” he said.

He also agitated for more exposure to the industry by students and the need for students to have professional mentors to guide and shape their academic undertakings. In his message delivered by the Minister, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda placed emphasis on the essential role of research and technology in the development of every country as well as creating employment.

“The private sector should empower technology support and adopt better ways of recruiting graduates with local technological solutions” read the Premier’s statement.

The Principal College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology Dr. Henry Arinaitwe said that the annual event is aimed at showcasing the college’s ideas and products.

He however highlighted existing setbacks such as low lecture-student ratio, inadequate remuneration and low funding which cripples facilities.

Students from the different schools use the event to exhibit their works but most of them still remain dissatisfied by the meager funds government commits to support their innovations.

President Museveni recently promised to increase the innovation funding as well as establishing hubs where developers can incubate their ideas.

Four people including Hajji Mohammed Ssebufu, nurse the managing director of Pine motors, nurse a company that deals in sale of used cars in Kampala, were yesterday arrested for allegedly murdering one Donah Katushabe.

Katushabe reportedly agreed with Pine motors where she acquired a car at Shs. 19 million and paid Shs. 10million promising to settle the debt in a month’s time.

When she failed, police says, she was waylaid and dragged to an unknown place where the four tortured her and upon rescue by authorities, she died on the way to hospital.

“We have the four at S.I.U Kireka; they include Mohammed Ssebufu, Steven Lwanga, Godfrey Kaiza and Phillip Mulembe, they are currently being questioned by our CIID officers on the death of the woman,” said Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson Kampala metropolitan.



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