The Operation Wealth Creation OWC seed distribution programme will receive close to 300 billion shillings in the financial year 2017/2018. The government also under a pilot project plans to provide fertilizers to ten thousand households using subsidized electronic vouchers at the cost of 14.6 billion shillings.
Finance minister Matia Kasaija, while delivering the 2017/18 budget speech in Kampala, says efforts are being made to increase the per capita income from the current 773 dollars to 1,039 dollars, the threshold for lower middle income status.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa Region Police Spokesperson, says they established the outpost to protect lives and property of residents who suffer repeated attacks because of the border conflict between the communities in both districts.
Minister Kasaija has allocated Shillings 300 billion to pay off domestic arrears. Kasaija says international reserves by end of 2016 stood at three billion dollars, equivalent to 4.2 months of import of goods and services.
This comes after three people were killed and eight others critically injured in fresh clashes between the Madi from Juka in Adjumani district and Acholi in Apaa in Amuru district on Wednesday. Members of Parliament from the area have accused veteran politician, General Moses Ali, for inciting violence in what they call a ploy to grab land.
In a June 6th letter, Prof. Katunguka informed the staffs that having cleared teaching allowances for the months of January and February, the university was committed to paying all the outstanding allowances in the shortest time possible.
Finance Minister Matia Kasaija presents the financial year 2017/18 national budget to Parliament today with Works and Transport taking the highest allocation at 4.8 trillion Shillings. This is followed by Energy and education at 2.4 trillion, Health at 1.8 trillion and Security at 1.4 trillion Shillings among others.
Fred Badda, the former Bujumba County Member of Parliament says both Government and Kalangala Infrastructure Services should be closely monitored to ensure the agreed financial obligation is not altered. He says the Finance Ministry and UNRA have been secretly adjusting the terms of the contract due to lack of close monitoring.
The Omukama of Bunyoro Solomon Iguru Gafabusa is today visiting his subjects in Buyaga County in Kagadi district to launch events preceding the coronation anniversary, locally known as Empango. Gafabusa, the 27th king of Bunyoro-Kitara will celebrate his 23rd Empango at Karuzika palace in Hoima town on Sunday June 11.
Stephen Simuyan, an eye witness, says Nabukonde met her death at around 5pm on Wednesday evening while trying to rescue her grandchildren who had stepped on a bare power cable used for an illegal connection following a heavy down pour.
Its just an hour before Finance Minister Matia Kasaija presents the financial year 2017/18 national budget to Parliament. The 2017/2018 budget under the Industrialisation for job creation and shared prosperity is expected to increase to 29 trillion shillings from 26.3 trillion allocated for the ending financial.
The study, published in the June edition of the Food Nutrition Research journal focused on Amide, Palabek, and Padibe primary schools in Kitgum District. Researchers from the University of Akansas studied the effect of egg supplementation on growth parameters in children participating in a school feeding program.