While attending the launch of Busoga’s 2022/2023 annual development plan at the Jinja city’s based Civil Service college, the leaders said that an increase in the funds will foster the quickening of poverty eradication processes.
Isaac Masanga, a fisherman says that it took a long time for them to understand that the operational licenses run from January to December. He explains that since most fishermen paid mid-last year owing to the financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, they were prompted to think that the same would expire in July 2022, which partly explains the delayed renewal of the licenses.
The Bank of Uganda Acting Governor, Michael Atingi-Ego challenged Ugandans to embrace electronic payment systems throughout their transactions, so as to increase business competitiveness within their areas of enterprise specialization.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday, the residents who use part of the land for distilling waragi, say they will lose their source of livelihood if the authorities evict them. Nelson Opoka is one of the affected residents. According to Opoka, he inherited the land from his late predecessors in 2003 and decided to construct rental units housing 12 tenants.
They authprities say that illegal commuter taxi stages have since contributed to traffic congestion within the Jinja city’s central business district, which is frustrating the smooth operability of other enterprises.
Baker Akantambira, the UAERA chairperson, says that there is a need to establish a special police unit, which is thoroughly oriented with the labour externalization legal frameworks to avoid harassment of their members, most of whom are prosecuted without conducting the necessary inquiries.
The initiative is targeting an estimate of 150 officers’ spouses, who shall be skilled in modern agricultural techniques, with support from civil society organizations and operation wealth creation-OWC officials.
Speaking to URN on Monday, the residents, said that following the increased water levels in both River Nile and Lake Victoria, the authorities at the dam resolved to release excess water to protect their equipment from damage. Residents claim that the excessive water washed away their homes, gardens and other projects.
The fire started at 9 p.m. and went on until midnight razed one of the clothing stores which had newly stocked bales of secondhand clothing and shoes. Police’s fire and rescue services unit, alongside Red Cross officials, contained the fire before spreading to the surrounding units within the market.
Philemon Kudeera, the coordinator of the project, says that his colleagues were sensitized on the merits of the project and have since embraced it. He says that the construction of such a facility will boost safety sensitization drives across the Lake Victoria shoreline in Jinja and the surrounding areas.
UMEME’s Jinja area manager, Paul Ssempira however says that despite their efforts to sensitize communities on the dangers involved in power thefts, the vice tends to thrive, which has since compromised the power supply chain to the legally connected consumers.
Madoi received the two trucks containing 430 sacks of cassava stems but on unpacking 15 random sacks, the stems were already dry with limited chances of germination. Other sacks contained branches of different tree species and leaves, which had been packed as cassava stems.
Some claim that most of their members are illiterate, yet all the money request forms are written in English, and they lack timely guidance from the project supervisors and so they hired local government employees to fill these forms for them at a fee of 50,000 Shillings per form.
Addressing staff at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute-NAFIRRI in Jinja city on Wednesday, Adoa claimed that most illegal fishermen are wealthy individuals who use their influence to engage in illegal fishing practices without any restraint.