The market has 1,075 spaces for stalls and lock-up shops but there are less than 330 vendors occupying the market, despite the council projecting to collect over one billion shillings from rent by end of the 2021/2023 financial year.
In his June 20th letter to Tumwebaze, Museveni says the Turkish Investment Group has committed to building a modern private hospital in Uganda. "They intended to promote medical tourism in Uganda. The more of such hospitals we can have, the better for our health sector," read Museveni's letter.
On top of fueling deforestation, Lokeris say the heavy use of charcoal and firewood pose health effects associated with indoor air pollution, estimated to lead to more than 18,000 deaths every year and also fueling gender based violence among women and children in the search for firewood.
As a result, he says the new Biogas Project will promote awareness about the need for renewable energy, provide 8,000 bio digesters to 40,000 Ugandans country wide and also offer incentives such as low cost loans to Biogas enterprises.
The group established the Namulanda farmland in 2000 covering 13 hectares. In May 2013, the company secured permission from the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to use 50 of the 98 hectares of Lutembe Bay wetland. Lutembe Bay wetland sits at the edge of Lake Victoria in Katabi Town Council.
Ssentumbwe says the ministry will liaise with police to ensure professionals are manning the drugshops and also prescribing animal drugs across the country, not just in Kampala where operations have been carried out so far this year.
In June 920 vendors were allocated space in the market, but more than 40 vendors who were in the old Kitooro market and those formerly at Lubigi market in Lugongo-Nakiwogo village say they were denied space in the new market.
In June 920 vendors were allocated space in the market, but more than 40 vendors who were in the old Kitooro market and those formerly at Lubigi market in Lugongo-Nakiwogo village say they have not been allocated space in the new market.
According to the proposed rates, traders with stalls for food, fresh vegetables and Matooke will pay Shillings 30,000, stalls for fish, fruits and charcoal will pay Shillings 50,000 while those with butcheries and chicken cages will pay Shillings 100,000 monthly.
As a result, the council wants to collect shillings 100million a month, translating into shillings 1.2 billion annually.
Pius Wakabi Kassaja, the Permanent secretary Ministry of Agriculture ,Animal Industry and Fisheries , says the Construction of the National Calibration Food laboratory will cost over shillings 14.9 billion.
The donation comes amidst fears that recent heavy rains have created ideal conditions for the pest's reproduction in several countries across the East African Region and the Horn of Africa. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, Young locusts will become voracious adults in June just as farmers begin to harvest, compounding an already bleak food security situation.
He explained further that the donation to Uganda will be spent on purchasing pesticides, fuel, sprayers and training of personnel to eliminate the pests.
Dr Johnson Nkuuhe, the chairperson of the NAGRC of Directors told Uganda Radio Network-URN that Ntaate was entrusted with the position by virtue of being the most senior officer who has also acted as Executive Director of the same entity on several occasions in the past.
Dr. Ntaate on his part says that he is still weighing the option of accepting or rejecting the assignment.
Nkuuhe made the observation after it emerged that the institution is tainted by infighting between the administration led by the Executive Director Charles Lagu and senior staff who have spent more than 10-years of service, in the organization.
Led by its Commandant, Col. Edith Nakalema, Officers from the State House Anti Corruption Unit held a meeting involving the State Minister in Charge of Animal Husbandry, Bright Rwamirama, NAGRIC staff and former staff to discuss the fraud allegations.