The intervention follows a petition to the ministry by two district councillors representing Hamuhambo town council, Diaz Drake Owoyesigyire, and Girian Evelyn Tusingwiire over the district council’s resolution allowing National Water and Sewerage Corporation to take over the scheme.
A March 7th, 2022 letter signed by Barirega Akankwasah, the Executive Director of NEMA accuses Nayankumar of draining a wetland to establish a factory without approval from NEMA contrary to section 157 of National Environment Act No.5 of 2019.
John Nyakiire, a dairy farmer from Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district says that due to weather pattern changes, prices of milk tend to rise or fall. Nyakiire says that in a period when prices are low, farmers pocket less, hence making losses.
Benjamin Turyahikayo, the Chairperson of Kigezi Dairy Farmers Association, says their cooperative comprises 152 members. He, however, says that 122 out of the 152 members own livestock farms in wetlands.
Narcis Bujune Kabatereine, Chairperson for Kigezi Iron Ore Miners Association and his secretary John Barisigara argue that the company has failed to pay the artisan miners after buying their minerals since 2017. They say that as a result, 40 affected artisan miners under the association are demanding shillings 2 billion.
Records from the district show that the construction of the Shillings 6 billion water project through local revenue started in 2019. The then district council led by its speaker, Gerald Akambasa, and LC 5 Chairman Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema resolved to implement the project in phases until its completion.
Captain Apollo Kwesiga aged, 32, attached to Masaka armoured brigade is currently held at Rukiga Police station together with Benon Arinaitwe, 37, a driver and Patience Nsiime. The two allegedly kidnapped Stephen Mugabo from his home in Kakamba village, Kibanda Parish Kamwezi Sub County on Saturday.
Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region confirms the incident saying that after the discovery of the body a postmortem was done and they later handed it over to relatives for a decent burial. Maate warns the public to be careful while crossing floods or running waters.
The deceased Ben Besigensi alias Kacoco,67 and resident of Rwarugambwa village in Kibuzigye parish, Hamuhambo town council met his death around 7 pm on Sunday, according to Aggrey Bandebaho, the Hamuhambo sub-county LC3 Chairman.
According to Oyesiga’s son, Ivan Muhwezi, the victims were struck by lightning on Friday at 5:30 pm while at Kamusegwa village. He says that the incident occurred during a heavy downpour that lasted for about three hours.
The Constitutional Court in Kampala ruled a week ago that the Batwa had an interest in the disputed protected forests in South Western Uganda by virtue of the native or original title. The Court added their eviction from the said areas without compensation has not only enhanced their marginalisation but has also relegated them to a lesser class of citizens, inherently landless and fated to be encroachers on other people’s land.
Patrick Abeneimwe, the Muko Sub County, LCIII chairperson says that Kwesiga torched his family home around 5:30 pm on Saturday evening and went into hiding. He says that the incident came shortly after Kwesiga developed a serious dispute with his wife, Rachael Ahimbisibwe about three weeks ago.
Daphine Logose, the in charge of the mental ward, explains that the drug stock-out has lasted for several months. She says that they lack Haloperidol, which they use as an antipsychotic medication and treatment of schizophrenia, agitation, acute psychosis, and hallucinations in alcohol withdrawal and Trihexyphenidyl that is key for treating symptoms of the side effects of psychiatric drugs.
Angella Mpiriirwe, a mother from Ruhija sub-county who our reporter found at the facility pending labour, said that upon her arrival last weekend, she realized how the doctor was struggling to perform a cesarean section during night hours without surgical gloves and Misoprostol.
Mutuzo also told our reporter that she ordered the arrest of the eight suspects after preliminary investigations showed that after the arson attack, they ran away instead of helping to save the
lives of the deceased family members.