Sylivia Nalumaga, the Hoima City Deputy Mayor says that they have earmarked Shillings 700 million under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID program to fix all the anomalies at the garbage recycling plant so that it can become operational.
The State House anti-corruption unit detained the officials when they appeared before the Criminal Investigations Directorate headquarters in Kampala on Monday to respond to various accusations leveled against them.
Hoima district has 32 councillors who earn 350,000 Shillings as allowance per sitting. Now the group says that they are demanding allowances for the last three months, and is threatening to shun all council meetings until the arrears are cleared.
According to Ndifula, the operations that are ongoing are aimed at strengthening national capacities to eliminate illegal fishing activities and increase the protection of transboundary resources. He says that the operations will spread to all the landing sites on Lake Albert until all illegal fishing activities are stopped.
The illegal fishing gear was impounded during various operations in Buliisa, Hoima, Kikuube, Kagadi and Ntoroko districts under the Command of Lt. Colonel Dick Kaija, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit.
Gilbert Wanadi, dealing in fish business at Kyehoro landing site in Kikuube district, says for months now fish has been a major problem for fishmongers and consumers, leading to the high price of fish in the area.
The seven suspected militiamen, four of them dressed in the DRC military uniform, placed several fishermen at gunpoint and ordered them to surrender their fishing gear. After executing their mission, they crossed to the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Ethien Arua, one of the affected fishermen.
It is alleged that the Chairperson together with three other suspects namely Patrick Balitwaha, John Byaruhanga and Moses Munaka - all fishermen attached to Kabanda landing site in Buseruka sub county Hoima district - killed Samuel Warom, 20, a fisherman attached to Mbegu landing site in Mbegu parish Kabaale sub county in Hoima district. The incident happened on Friday night at around 10p.m.
According to records, between 100 and 150 people would seek treatment at the facility each day. However, less than 20 people turn up at the facility each day for treatment following the death of the two health workers.