Charles Lwanga, a resident of Kanga village, says that he cannot open up an account yet he refused to sign the RAP forms because of unfair compensation rates for their properties including land, coffee and houses compared to the rates given to the PAPs in Rakai and Lwengo districts.
Richard Kalanzi, the Kabira Sub county LC III chairperson, says that the exercise has become very tricky without facilitation. He says that the government tasked them to register residents without providing any financial and logistical support to implement the directive.
Although they are said to be students, details about their schools are still unknown. It is said that the two were dating for some time when they decided to have quality time together away from their known residence.
Mariam Nalugaajju, the Project Administrator, says that at least more than 100 girls and 50 women in Kalisizo Town Council, Kalisizo Rural, Lwankoni sub-county and Kyotera Town Council have undergone training to produce the pads.
The residents argue that officials from New Plan, the company hired to carry out the valuation exercise and Total Uganda presented the forms of 2018/2019 which had been rejected by the PAPs and district.
It has emerged that 18 SACCOs in Kyotera county received 560 million Shillings which was shared amongst 136 associations with 1,909 people and 17 SACCO's in Kakuuto got 530 Shillings, which was shared amongst 101 associations with a total of 843 people.
The private project worth over two trillion Shillings is jointly implemented by Rural United Business Association Network (RUSBA) Ltd and Digitech Energy Company Ltd from the Republic of South Africa, for the benefit of East African Member States; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sunda and neighbours in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to Kenneth Byaruhanga, the Senior Immigration Officer in Charge of Mutukula Border post, the two neighbouring countries are uniformly enforcing Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) including testing those leaving or returning to either country, to ensure that residents moving across borders are safe to proceed to their final destinations.
The 96km-road was built in the 1960s to link and promote trade ties and cooperation between Uganda, Tanzania, and the rest of the East African partners. Kyotera County Member of Parliament John Paul Mpalanyi told URN that the current state of the road is appalling.
Enoch Ntale, Coordinator- Musambwa Island Joint Conservation Organisation -MIJCO, says they will improve their conservation operations starting with rehabilitating the breeding colonies which were devastated by the floods.
The MPs, who are on the nationwide tour to assess covid-19 management capacities in health facilities and local governments, noted that the response teams are finding difficulties to effectively operate with conditioned financial releases.