Passing of the resolution created a public uproar especially by environment and tourism activists condemning the act and arguing that the resolution compromises nature and a tourism asset, and accused councilors of passing a resolution with a hidden agenda of greed to grab many of the stalls in the modern market.
During the council session that was held on Friday at Virunga Hotel, Municipality Mayor, Richard Ndyana explained that the Production and Marketing Committee which sat on 16th this month resolved to have the market constructed at the Mayor's gardens because the land is enough and strategic.
President Museveni promised in 2017, to construct the Institute in memory of the late John Muhima Kalekezi, the father of the former Inspector-General of Police Edward Kale Kahiyura for his role in instilling the spirit of Pan-Africanism amongst Ugandans. In the same year, the President laid a foundation stone for the construction of the institute on 168-acres’ of land at Rwivovo village in Nyakabande sub-county.
Hebert Bubasha, the Kisoro District Veterinary Officer, says that the disease has so far been confirmed Murora, Kanaba, Kirundo and Bukimbiri sub-counties. He told URN on Tuesday night that the disease was first noticed by farmers in Murora sub-county about two weeks ago before it spread to Kanaba, Kirundo and Bukimbiri sub-counties.
The government last month gave 305.2 million Shillings to the district to help in the fight against the pandemic. According to Kisoro Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Ritah Byiringiro, the task force has resolved to distribute 155.2 million Shillings of this money for payment of village Health Teams across 388 villages.
Currently, the Assistant town clerk, LCIII chairman of Chahafi town council are still sharing the same office room with the Chairman LCIII of Murora sub-county. He says that the lack of offices has caused congestion and disruptions.
A section of councilors led by James Agaba, the representative of the Southern division and the elderly male councilor, Phillip Ntakyotugyira, said there is no way they would approve Nambajimana because his Primary Leaving Examination certificate bears the name of Nambajimana Alex B, Ordinary Level certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex and Tertiary Institution and University certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex.
Captain Peter Mugisha, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 Task Force told URN on Monday evening that the decision to close the markets was reached in their meeting early in the day.
RDF soldiers on patrol intercepted Muhuba while donning a UPDF uniform and carrying a Medium Machine Gun (MMG) with 100 rounds of ammunition, a Binocular, Cell phone, and his military Identification documents.
Elly Maate, Police spokesperson for the Kigezi region confirms the incident saying that after killing him, yet to be identified assailants made off with the rifle. Maate says that police visited the scene but only managed to recover the machete as an exhibit that assailants used to cut him.
Located in the Virunga National Park about 20 kilometres north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and about 46 kilometres away from the Uganda-DRC border of Bunagana in Kisoro district, Mount Nyiragongo erupted on Saturday evening forcing thousands of residents to flee, a majority of them to Rwanda.
Last week, the Municipal Council, led by speaker Susan Rwaretse agreed to sell an acre of land located next to Seseme Sewerage Treatment Plant in Kamonyi village, Northern Ward in order to raise money to fund the 48 billion Shillings budget which they approved.
The closed schools include St Lawrence Pre and Primary School in Nyakinama sub-county, Blessed Future Primary School, Victorious Pre and Primary School in Nyarubuye sub-county and Bunagana Pride Pre and Primary School in Bunagana Town Council.
On Wednesday evening, the group handed over their poaching tools including spears and arrows to Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA officials at Nkuringo community conservation in Nkuringo town council. Speaking at the handover, John Biteete Rwabatwaare and James Nbebera explained that they have been poaching in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for over 10 years.