In a June 7 letter to Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli, the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki, said that they had received instructions from the president to return the vehicle to the owner immediately.
Maria Kamara Mabinty, the International Criminal Court –ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa told URN in an interview that the extension of the deadline for the appeal comes following the request made by Ongwen’s defense team being led by Krispus Ayena Odongo late last month.
The huge number of travelers prompted transporters to hike their fares. Bus fares to up country areas have more than doubled. For example, transport fares to the northern Uganda route specifically to Gulu has increased to between Shillings 100,000 and 130,000 from Shillings 40, previously. Travelers to Elegu border post are paying Shillings 150,000.
The 141.7 million shillings for the rehabilitation works are part of the 2.192 billion shillings allocated to the Health Department for the financial year 2021/2022 budget of 36.9 billion shillings approved by Gulu City Council.
Sekandi, a manager at Namayiba bus terminal, says that the amount of money has definitely increased, for example, a trip from Kampala to Gulu now costs between Shillings 160,000 and 170,000 from Shillings 40,000 previously. Kampala to Lira now costs between Shillings 100,000 and 150,000 from the normal fare of Shillings 40,000.
Anthony Ocaya, the Apaa Township LC II Chairperson told URN that a scuffle ensued after security rejected the demands by traders prompting residents to pelt them with stones claiming that they were segregating between the Acholis and Madi.
According to an elder in Kisota who has lived here since the 1990’s, the road that wasa a mere footpath then, was bushy and not as clear as it is today. Then it had a lot of trees, which were full of snakes, and that is why it was named Kisota road.
Sarah, who was badly beaten up by soldiers at Makindyefor her husband now pleads, “I am appealing to you, President, forgive me, at least show me my husband. I am on my knees president. I am a situation where I cannot look after the children.”
According to the authorities, the cattle trade is done through porous routes that have been created in different parts of the district and the movement of cattle at night. These routes are used by the cattle traders to exit the district at night.
The deceased whose life was in critical condition and required medical attention spent the whole night in the cold, then stayed under hot sunshine the following day on Monday without help and died in the evening hours. His body was found lying near Dabani hospital fence.