According to Works Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the World Bank is still not satisfied with the social safeguards in place, following controversies surrounding the compensation of households affected by the quarry used by the approved contractor Mota-Engil in Katine, Soroti District. The project has been halted since 2018.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson indentified the deceased as Generous Komugisha, a resident Bwanda parish, Buhunga sub-county in Rukungiri district. She was apparently strangled.
Maate also indentified the arrested as David Bamporwari , Annette Tushabe , Jane Twijukye, peace Turyahabwe , Alex Muhumua and Ponsiano Kaharuza all residents of Bwanda parish, Buhunga sub- county Rukungiri district.
"A Group of boda-boda men engaged themselves in violent encounters with other Boda-boda men all because of being supporters of different political parties; we also saw a group of people, wearing shirts of their party colors, were moving in different shops in down town Kampala warning people who will not be wearing a particular color not to open their shops,” says Amongi.
On Wednesday afternoon, the affected VHTs and health workers stormed district headquarters with bed sheets, saying they will not leave unless they receive their allowances for the exercise that was concluded on Wednesday last week.
NUP supporters in Karamoja called for the resignation of the IGP following Kyagulanyi's arrest moments after he was nominated to contest for the presidency, on Tuesday. He is one of the 11 candidates nominated by the Electoral Commission to faceoff with the incumbent Yoweri Museveni.
Elizabeth Kisakye, a child psychologist, notes that practically co-curricular activities cannot be separated from the teaching-learning process. “It might have been written that there are no co-curricular activities, but do you think that it is possible? it is not,” she says.
Monday Kamugisha, a road user says that the authorities have kept a deaf ear about the state of the road. He says heavy rains being experienced coupled with the heavy trucks that ply the route have left it messy and impassable.
The Deputy Premier told URN that the EU delegates are in the district to assess the magnitude of damage at Zoka Forest Central Reserve which is among Uganda`s largest tropical rain forest measuring about 1,259 hectares, in the South of Adjumani district.
Stephen Wetaka, another street cleaner, says they were last paid in February this year. He says whenever they inquire about their pay they are told to remain patient as the money is being processed but to date, nothing has happened.
According to Muwanga, following their complaints the company started diverting the smoke into water sources that are used by the community. She says the discharge of the smoke into water sources exposes the lives of hundreds of people to danger.
Andrew Zirimenya, the Senior Engineer from the Ministry of Works says the ministry has already done an evaluation on some of the bridges that need repairing and also identified places where new bridges will be constructed.
Peter Tibwaboas, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit in charge of Apac district, says although the majority of the fishermen are complying with the standard operating procedures, there is another group that has totally failed to comply.