Cosmas Byaruhanga, Chairperson for Masindi Sugar Cane Out-growers Association Limited -MASGAL and also the Masindi District Chairperson in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday Morning said the new price was announced without consulting farmers.
Masindi district Chairman Cosmas Byaruhanga says that the region has recorded an upsurge of unregulated money lenders in recent years. He explains that on top of some of them taking deposits from unsuspecting customers, they are also stealing their assets after duping them to sign sale agreements.
Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Chairperson Masindi sugar cane growers Association limited says that all along they have been engaging Kinyara sugar works company officials over the new cane price for this financial year but nothing fruitful has come out of the discussions.
The over 500 workers from various departments laid down their tools on Monday this week protesting among other things harsh working conditions, discrimination, Low pay, Illegal dismissal of their colleagues from work and the ongoing rumors that their wages would be reduced
Fredrick Bagonza Mandela,the central division LC-III Chairperson told Uganda Radio network that since the Municipality council was created in the 2010/2011 financial year to date ,the Municipal officials have remitted nothing to the central division.
One of the employees told URN on condition of anonymity that the strike started from the Agricultural workshop department last week before spreading to employees in other departments on Monday morning.
Kanaginagi says in the new initiative, traders will pay the money in banks or wire it on mobile money as per the telephone number they will be given. This means parish chiefs will not handle any revenue from traders.
Upon completion, the water production capacity of Kiyanja water works has increased from 1.8 million litres a day to over 4.3 million litres of water a day, meeting the area demand for the next 15 years.
The president says Uganda imports goods and services worth Shillings 7 billion most of which, can be produced or manufactured locally. Museveni cited items like furniture, shoes, juices, and textiles which Ugandans have the potential of producing locally.