The MoU was challenged by a Fort Portal based human rights organization, Twerwaheno Listeners Club and six residents in areas surrounding crater lakes. They argued that they were not consulted during negotiations between the district and the firm and that the deal would deny them an opportunity to use the lakes.
Uganda and other countries that share the Nile have been trying to enforce the Cooperative Framework Agreement CFA, signed in 2010 under the Nile Basin Initiative have. The Cooperative Framework Agreement CFA once ratified by six countries will replace a series of colonial-era agreements, allowing upstream countries like Uganda to use the Nile for hydroelectric projects and irrigation. The Nile Basin Initiative would then be transformed into Nile Basin Commission.
Francis Mawa, the Chairperson of Gulu Business Association, some of the business owners like Sports View Hotel and Pearl Afrique Hotel paid Shillings 400,000 in property rates last year, which has been increased to Shillings 3.5 million. According to Mawa, those who paid Shillings 200,000 have received assessment certificates asking them to pay Shillings 1.3 million.
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Peterson Kakuru Rweyoreka, the Rwanyamahembe Sub county LC 3 Chairperson, says the decision to move the roadside vendors is aimed at ensuring proper sanitation and security in the area. Kakuru says they have tried to sensitise the vendors on best practices in vain.
Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, the Rubanda District Chairperson, says they are aware of the strange disease. Biryabarema says they have tasked the veterinary department to go on ground and investigate the problem.
Reverend Canon Aaron Musingye, the Director Religious Affairs in the Office of the President, says the president was very silent on some issues. According to Musingye, he is expected the president to speak on morality.