The yet to be identified victim because he had no identification documents on him and he was also a stranger in the area, was Thursday morning intercepted as he ferried the three animals on a motorcycle at Nkuluze village which shares borders with Kibiriizi.
Sarah Nambasa the URC corporation Secretary was tasked to explain how the 57 acres of land was given to 10 investors including Janet Kobusingye the owner of Mestil Hotel, Charles Kimera, Islamic University, House of Dawda, CTM Uganda Limited, Access Uganda Limited and Yas Company.
“Since last week, we have so far impounded 1,393 and out of these, 624 were issued with Express penalty tickets, 289 riders were warned and left to go, 186 were taken to court and charged according to the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 whil 295 motorcycles are still pending action at different police stations," Nampiima said.
Peter Lomilo a resident of Karenga Town Council told URN during an interview that the methods for driving away the wild animals are not only risky to the people undertaking them but they no longer scare the straying wild animals.
While Police earlier confirmed Ddamulira’s arrest to Daily Monitor, this time when asked about the state of the citizen they arrested a year ago, they didn't respond. A State Attorney also confirmed to court that the state had Ddamulira but did not say exactly where he was being held. Uganda Media Center didn't have any answer after checking around the security agencies either. Uganda Peoples Defence Forces -UPDF deputy spokesperson Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu said they don't have anyone while Special Forces Command -SFC spokesperson Jimmy Omara in June also said they are not holding anyone.
Vincent Kedi, the Commissioner in Charge Licensing and Administration Ministry Energy and Mineral Development says about 90 per cent of the aerial survey has been completed in Karamoja, parts of Teso and Bugisu and now they are carrying out the neighbouring airborne survey in Acholi' Lawmo district.
Kikaire says the main objective of the third round of EACCR is now to see scientists do research in the five focus areas, encourage junior scientists to spearhead these research projects, and most importantly close the gender gap by giving at least half of the scholarships for short courses, masters degrees to females.
Led by Gerald Wangi and Richard Kiwanuka, the Kyagunda LC I Chairperson, the disgruntled residents want the court to force Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co) and Hunan to pay for all the damages caused to their property during the stone quarrying.