A section of Members of Parliament had asked the government to set up a revolving fund of 500 billion Shillings to assist private schools in kick-starting their operations when they open in January. The MPs led by Kyankwanzi Woman MP Christine Sendawula presented a motion to the Education committee urging the government to rescue private institutions from financial loss due to the prolonged closure of schools.
Dr Bukenya was declared the winner of the election with 15,190 votes against his main challenger Babirye Jane Zaninka, who polled 6,047 votes. But Babirye, a member of the Opposition National Unity Platform – NUP petitioned the High Court in Mubende accusing Dr Bukenya jointly with the Electoral Commission - EC of violating the principles of a free and fair election and constitutionally guaranteed electoral process.
This morning, angry residents and the business community from Goans Quarters blocked the 1.5 kilometers road protesting its appalling condition. They mounted barricades, boulders, wood logs and planted crops demanding that no business takes place along the road until it is repaired.
Construction of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27 Kilometers- Kms Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents constructed residential houses, wall fences on the road reserve. The owners of the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
The neglected tropical disease is spread by infected mosquitoes whose bites deposit a parasite that travels to the lymph nodes. It affects the lymphatic system causing swelling and pain in the legs, arms and genitalia. It also increases the risk of frequent bacterial infections that harden and thicken the skin.
The two-day heavy downpour that started on Monday evening until Tuesday evening affected villages of Kanooga, Kakihimbara, Kaisobakara, and Kayunga in Matale Sub County, Kiganda in Kyahazihire sub-county, Kiziizi Cell, Buyanja Cell and Karuguuza Cell all in Kibaale town Council.
Ibrahim Abdisalam, the General Sales Agent (GSA) Arab Air in Uganda, says that the company is set to boost its relationship in the country and market opportunities for Ugandans travelling to and from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Allan Lokot, a government-sponsored student in his third year, argues that the allowances help them to meet costs beyond food and residence. He explains that students like him save off this money to buy handouts, basic requirements like airtime for online lectures and hostel necessities.
Nancy Biira, an enrolled midwife at Kinyamaseke Health Health Center III in Kinyamaseke Town Council told URN in an interview that the facility registered 400 clients who came for family planning services in September alone up from between 300-350 clients they registered in previous months.
According to Kisaakye, their efforts to restore water supply suffered a setback when they received a faulty motor, which they had to send back to the supplier. “Hopefully today please, the Motor they gave us had issues. The supplier had to take it back, but we may finish it today, but Umeme may be off today again,” he said.
Charles Lwanga, a resident of Kanga village, says that he cannot open up an account yet he refused to sign the RAP forms because of unfair compensation rates for their properties including land, coffee and houses compared to the rates given to the PAPs in Rakai and Lwengo districts.