The two were unclaimed bodies of persons who were knocked dead and transferred to Luwero Hospital by the Police a week ago. However, the bodies were not claimed and the hospital administration resolved to have them buried at a public cemetery which is managed by the town council.
The tractors are among the 326 hand held single axle 16 HorsePower (HP) tractors and 28, 75 HorsePower (HP) units of tractors that the government has donated to West Nile, Lango and Acholi sub regions to scale up agricultural mechanization and improve commercial farming.
The Ministry of Public Service established that many staff were in acting positions for over years due to a lack of qualifications or corruption.
The commission noted that there has been a common practice for districts to return money to the treasury when there are staffing gaps but kept for relatives who are still in school.
After a feasibility study in 2019, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development identified Buyende as one of the eight potential sites in the country for the establishment of the 34.359 trillion Shillings power plant. Other sites are Nakasongola, Kassanda, Kiruhura, and Lamwo Districts among others.
Raphael Magyezi, the Minister of Local Government says that money is required to settle the apparent disputes between the districts and city authorities, over the transfer of immovable assets from the former to the latter across the country.
Ronald Afidra Olema, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower Madi fears that hunger and water-related diseases like cholera and typhoid could break out since over 575 latrines collapsed due to the floods.
In September, a section of Masaka City Councillor embarked on the process to impeach Ssempijja, accusing him of tampering with official court records, highhandedness while executing his duties, misusing his authority to mistreat councilors, exerting undue dominance over them and neglecting his parental responsibility.
However, despite 98% of the contract time having passed, the project stands at 75% completion, causing concern among city leaders. Betty Mujungu, the Deputy Mayor, expressed during discussions with officials from the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development and the Ministry of Local Government, the city's intention to request an extension.
Speaking at Okwang Town Council Headquarters during the launch on Wednesday, Gen. Wamala explained that the ministry committed to rehabilitating the road to foster development through the transportation of agricultural products.
The stations, have been installed on each of the seven health center IIIs in the district, and can also be used by the neighboring community. The health centers that have received the water stations include this in the town councils of Kassanda, Bukuya, and Kiganda. Between September 2022, and January 2023, Kassanda, was the epicenter of the Ebola Sudan virus outbreak, which claimed up to 54 lives.
The contractor has replaced all the streetlights along the 4.8 kilometers of Broadway road, which runs from Nyendo roundabout through town to the Masaka-Mbarara bypass, following a heated dispute from Masaka City Council leadership who rejected the lights.
Construction stalled in 2021 after some whistleblowers petitioned the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate Timothy Malumah Ezati, the Acting District Engineer/Water Officer, Stephen Candia, the Chief Finance Officer, Flavia Osoa, the District Education Officer, Paul Abiribale, the District Internal Auditor, and William Oneti, the Senior Assistant Engineering officer over allegations of mismanaging the funds.
The District has only managed to collect Shillings 50 million of its proposed local revenue budget, attributing the shortfall to the enforcement of the presidential directive against forest product sales.
Florence Namayanja, the Masaka City Mayor says the urban local government is working out guidelines that will help in aligning the boda boda industry as one of the approaches towards maintaining the general order.
The Ministry of Health directed the district to expand the facility, currently situated on 1.5 acres of land, in compliance with a presidential commitment made during the 2011 general elections to upgrade the health center.