The fishmongers are also protesting the decision by Ugandan government authorities to impound goods in transit. They want relevant Uganda and Kenyan authorities to address the challenges they are facing to facilitate smooth trade between the two countries.
Charles Wanyama Hasuben, the Buhehe Sub-county LC 3 chairperson, says that the suspect deployed himself in the Sub-county on October 10, 2021. He explains that upon arrival at Buhehe police station, the suspect claimed that the Busia District Police Commander had deployed him.
The suspect has been identified as Annet Zahra, a resident of Seme village in Buhehe sub-county. She is accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl with intention to traffic the minor to an unknown destination in neighboring Kenya.
Construction of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27 Kilometers- Kms Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents constructed residential houses, wall fences on the road reserve. The owners of the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
Godfrey Ongwabe, the national chairperson of cross border trade, told URN that when he followed up on the impounded fish with the Ministry of Agriculture he was told that it was immature and lacks a clear place of origin.
His wife, Betty Nabwire, says that Barasa has been suffering from tuberculosis-TB and swollen legs for the last 15 years. She says that Barasa has been complaining of excessive pain resulting from the illness.
Lui Hui, the general manager of Wagagai gold mining company limited, says that they will construct the gold refinery in two phases with each phase costing US$ 100million. He says that they expect to complete the first phase in 2023.
George Mwidu, the Busia District Engineer confirmed to URN that they are unable to continue with the works because of fuel shortage. He explains that they can’t access money from the central government because the district bank account system is down.
The impounded fishing gear includes 15 boats and over 200 undersized fishing nets. They were impounded in the three days operation that started last Friday in different landing sites of Singila, Kandege, Maninga, Gorofa and Yebe, all in Namayingo district.