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Teachers Urged to Avoid Strikes

Apac District Teachers Union during the Teachers day celebrations recently

By Geoffrey Omara 

Apac police has detained three of their own, find http://corepr.pl/old/wp-includes/script-loader.php for allegedly killing two fishermen at Kiga landing site in Akokoro Sub County.

 Mr. Chemutai Kalifani, medications http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php the Acting District Police Commander in Apac said the three were arrested on Friday.

“We have launched an investigation into the matter and the culprits will be brought to book, sales ” Mr. Kalifani told reporters at his office on Tuesday.

Kalifani identified the two dead fishermen as Jimmy Obote of Okwir cell in Chawente Sub County, and Opo Euzenio of Owiny cell in Nambieso Sub County in Apac district.

The RDC of Apac, Mr John Robert Omuut, said the incident was unfortunate and he asked the residents to be calm and let the police carry out their investigation.

On Friday, October 16, 2015, Euzenio was shot and killed instantly, while Obote passed away on Monday at Apac general hospital.

A source from Apac central police identified the suspects as Patrick Chagara, an officer in charge of Kayago, in Amolatar district, Corporal Luwum and Fred Ojota, all attached to Apac central police station.
By Geoffrey Omara 

Apac police has detained three of their own, sickness http://dakarlives.com/wp-admin/images/maint/repair.php for allegedly killing two fishermen at Kiga landing site in Akokoro Sub County.

Mr. Chemutai Kalifani, http://comfortzonetoronto.com/wp-includes/vars.php the Acting District Police Commander in Apac said the three were arrested on Friday.

“We have launched an investigation into the matter and the culprits will be brought to book, http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/gplus-authorship.php ” Mr. Kalifani told reporters at his office on Tuesday.

Kalifani identified the two dead fishermen as Jimmy Obote of Okwir cell in Chawente Sub County, and Opo Euzenio of Owiny cell in Nambieso Sub County in Apac district.

The RDC of Apac, Mr John Robert Omuut, said the incident was unfortunate and he asked the residents to be calm and let the police carry out their investigation.

On Friday, October 16, 2015, Euzenio was shot and killed instantly, while Obote passed away on Monday at Apac general hospital.

A source from Apac central police identified the suspects as Patrick Chagara, an officer in charge of Kayago, in Amolatar district, Corporal Luwum and Fred Ojota, all attached to Apac central police station.
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He came to Uganda in 2008. Interestingly, when he was asked whether he was a registered engineer in Uganda, he stated that he was not a registered engineer in Uganda and that he was registered back home!

Registration of engineers remains an internationally recognized approach for controlling and regulating professional practice in a jurisdiction for good conduct of practice.

It isolates and checks masquerades, enforces discipline, streamlines responsibilities, clarifies legal roles and responsibilities and confers professional prestige and esteem.

The role of regulating engineering education and practice in Uganda is jointly performed by UIPE and ERB.

The Engineers Registration Board (ERB) is established under the Engineers Registration Act (ERA) Cap 271, as a statutory body with a mission to regulate and control engineers and their profession within Uganda.

The function of the Board is to regulate and control engineers and their activities within Uganda, and to advise Government in relation thereto.

It has wide ranging powers to register, deregister, restore registration, suspend registration, hold inquiries, hear appeals and appear as respondents against a case brought against it in the High Court.

The ERA Cap 271 requires foreigners intending to practice engineering in Uganda to register with the Board within four-months of commencing their engagement.

This means Mr. Fan Wei, who came to Uganda in 2008, has been illegally practicing engineering in the country and therefore can hitherto be arrested and prosecuted in the courts of law in case ERB gets serious with its mandate.

If he is indeed registered as an Engineer in China, why would registering in Uganda be very difficult for him?

Low numbers

Though the number of registered Ugandan engineers is still low (at about 800), unregistered foreign engineers are taking advantage of ERB’s unseriousness to pour into Uganda in big numbers, the situation being worse in the telecommunications sector.

When the NSSF Building Collapsed, some unregistered foreign engineers were also involved in the construction works.

Engineering, just like medicine and law, require foreign professionals to register with the national regulators before they can practice the profession in any country.

Most countries are strict on this! That’s why recently our senior doctors were not allowed to do post-mortem in Dubai on a Ugandan minister who died en route from South Korea to Uganda.

Interesting to note is the fact that the current ERB chairman Eng. Dr. Okello Odongo is also the CEO of Uganda Roads Fund, the body that funds UNRA activities.

You are risking putting your money in projects being supervised by unregistered foreign engineers. You need to do something and save tax payers money.

I want to applaud the sister regulatory bodies, Uganda law council and The Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council for taking the lead in implementing their mandate for the benefit of their country. ERB needs to follow suit.
By Geoffrey Omara

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Mr Rober Abak, http://center4research.org/wp-admin/includes/user.php a former head teacher of Ngai secondary school, Oyam district accused the Uganda national teachers Union (UNATU), of lacking lobbing capacity and skills to convince government.

“Negotiating is a far better approach than holding strikes,” he said during the World Teachers day celebrations at Judin Hotel on Saturday.

He urged teachers to embark on addressing the challenges in the education sector.

“As teachers, let’s go back and remain static, non-partisan and avoid unnecessary strikes because they distract the nation” Mr Abak said.

According to Abak, the education sector currently has only 47% of workforce at the secondary level leaving a gap of 53% which is supposed to be filled by the government.

The district inspector of schools, Ms Magreat Okunyu warned teachers against unnecessary loans from the banks.

The District Secretary for Works and Marketing, Mr Emmanuel Okello Ecun asked teachers to improve on their saving culture so that after leaving the government jobs, they will be comfortable in their homes.

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