“At the meeting, Rt. Hon. Mpuuga admitted that he indeed took part in this wrongdoing and apologized for the same. In light of this, he was strongly advised that the moral thing to do in the circumstances is to step down from his role as parliamentary commissioner with immediate effect.” Reads part of the statement
According to the residents and leaders, for one to acquire an acre of land in the forest reserve for cultivation, he or she should pay shillings 300,000.
This money is paid to agents deployed by NFA officials within the communities and after transacting the business, the agents’ hand over the money to top NFA management in the district and the region. The officials do not issue out receipts for the money paid to them fearing to be tracked and arrested.
Professor Ezra Suruma does not discount the fact that some beneficiaries have squandered the resources. He notes that with robust tracking, the cash from the center can lift individuals out of poverty.
While unveiling the women’s month at Hotel Africana, the activists, led by Margret Sentamu the Executive Director Uganda Media Women’s Association-UMWA says that they want the media to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment as they report stories in the country.
The children aged 5-15 years arrived in Napak on Thursday and were taken to two primary schools that were selected by the district authorities. The children are expected to stay at school for one year without reporting back to their homes or coming in contact with their parents.
In a reparation decision made on Wednesday, the Judges at the Trial Chamber IX noted that the reparation will be made collectively to the victims given the magnitude of the atrocities and the number of victims.
Professor. Jeffrey D. Sachs, a renowned American economist was in Uganda for a two-day visit to Uganda.
Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote Speaker at a High-Level Dialogue on the theme “Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals through Leveraging Innovative Financing, the Parish Development Model, and Science and Technology" The dialogue was opened by Prime Minister, Robina Nabanja who later hosted him. During the address at Makerere, Prof Jeffrey Sachs urged Ugandans to prioritize their development before the foreign investors do. "No one cares about your development other than you," he said.
The public development finance lender approved loan applications worth 691 billion Shillings last year, with the expectation that they will create some 18,558 jobs while generating 11.39 trillion Shillings in additional output value.
The Insurance Regulatory Authority, says while insurance uptake is still low, there has been more interest in the public and more segments of the community reached largely due to innovation and interactions line the Innovation Week.
The farmers say that, since the average cost of growing a tonne of sugarcane is estimated at 240,000 Shillings, a fair formula should be computed based on such parameters rather than underscoring the efforts of individual farmers.