According to the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the industry regulator, premiums collected through bancassurance channels raised from 26 billion Shillings in 2018 to 53.6 billion Shillings in 2019. This accounted for 5.5 per cent contribution to the total premiums written in the year.
Ben Peter Loburo, the LC III chairperson of Iriiri Sub County in Napak district feels that the creation of more constituencies is a burden to a taxpayer. Loburo argues that the idea of the constituency was premised on a plan to draw geographical boundaries on the basis of the tribes in the area.
The resumption of transport came with restrictions – the 14-seater taxis are only allowed to carry seven people while 65-seater buses can only carry 30 passengers. As a result, transporters more than doubled fares.
During the heated debate that preceded the approval, Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko questioned the parameters that the government used to create the new areas. He observed that despite its high population, Kampala central was not a beneficiary of the new creations.