He said such a situation is attainable but only if the citizens change their way of doing things including being trustworthy and engaging in real productive activities. Ocici cited Mukwano Group which now no longer needs to borrow loans because its reputation is enough for suppliers and banks to guarantee its operations.
UN Resident coordinator Rosa Malango says that local governments hosting refugee communities are working on stringent budgets yet they are mandated to cater for the needs of refugees and natives in their jurisdictions. Malango was speaking during a workshop on Ugandas refugee policy at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala today.
Godfrey Kayemba, the Masaka Mayor, says the structural needs assessment has found that they need Shillings 8billion to redevelop the facility into a modern stadium. He says they are counting on World Bank funding under the Uganda Support for Municipality infrastructural Development phase two.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V chairperson, says the food relief will benefit more than 1,000 people. Disaster Preparedness Minister, Hillary Onek has asked Amuru authorities to ensure equitable distribution of food relief.
Though KCCA collects value taxes and fees which it retains such as property tax, fines, market dues, hotel tax, etc other taxes such as value added tax and pay as you earn are sent to the central government. Mr Lukwago says KCCA should consider retaining a portion of value added tax and pay as you earn taxes.
Finance Ministry Spokesperson, Jim Mugunga promised to consult and get back to URN with a response when asked about the matter. Last week, government tabled a Shillings 29 budget in parliament for the 2017/2018 financial year.
URA Commissioner-General Doris Akol argues that gamblers engage in what she termed chosen employment, adding that they deploy their productive time into betting in which they make winnings which should attract taxes.
Manisuli Kiyemba, another resident of Mpigi, says they need a casualty complex at Nkozi Hospital. He says being the only nearby hospital, there is need to have a modern casualty complex where they can get treatment.
Speaking to the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at his Palace in Gulu Town on Monday, Achana said ignoring such a major land crisis for far too long has been the biggest recipe for insecurity and uncalled for bloodshed.
Hassan Ssekilime, the president, Uganda Kickboxing federation, says the fight that fight that will take place at Agip Motel in Mbarara will be the first of its kind in Uganda. He says the decision to take the fight in Mbarara is meant to make the sport known to the people outside Kampala.
The past year was marked by significant infrastructure projects in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Uganda amounting to over USD 500 million 1.7 trillion Shillings. Active Transport and ICT projects in Uganda alone amounted to USD 384 million 1.4 trillion Shillings.