Dr. Geoffrey Akena, the Kitgum Government Hospital Superintendent confirmed to URN that the two soldiers whose identities have concealed due to the sensitivity of the matter. Dr. Akena revealed that the injured soldiers were admitted at the facility in critical condition but their conditions are apparently stable.
All the 35 pleaded guilty to the charges of crossing into and fishing on Ugandan waters.The group also had four others who had been convicted of the same charges in May this year and had been sentenced to a fine of UGX 120,000 for the two counts of illegal entry into the country and illegal fishing.
For instance, in the last ten days of July, western Uganda districts of Kabale, Kasese and Mbarara received zero rainfall while districts like Arua received 21.7 millimeters, Kitgum 18.3 millimeters, Gulu 24.4 millimeters and Soroti also 24.4 millimeters. South eastern districts such as Jinja received 4.9 millimeters and Tororo 13 millimeters.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that the Parliamentary Commission was going to meet to discuss President Yoweri Musevenis letter in regard to procurement of escort vehicles for Members of Parliament.
On Thursday afternoon, residents lit bonfires using old vehicle tyres, saying they have repeatedly petitioned power distributors Umeme to repair the faulty transformer in vain. They said the power outage has fueled crime in the area prompting them to demonstrate to express their anger.
Concy Atim, the Chairperson Kitgum Main Market Vendors Association-KMVA claimed that despite registering an assault case against the suspect vide police file SD 04/08/07/2018, police havent taken any action.
President Museveni has said Ugandans who paid percent mobile money tax should be refunded. In a statement issued today, Museveni insists that the 1 percent tax which he ordered to be reduced to 0.5 percent last week was passed in error and he signed the bill knowing it had an error.
Premaz Kirabo Mayega was for scraping the tax. Tusime Peter wonders what will happen to those who had paid the 1. George Mugwanja said tax should be simple and easily collected. Henry Othieno wonders why we do not tax the multinationals. Hackim Niwazy, commends my message but informs me that they are taxing mere deposits. I have been following up all these issues for a long time. Here are my comments on each of the points:
Annet Namuli, a restaurant operator at Luzira says traffic at the port has increased over the past few weeks compared to the past. The port has regained life and it is now functioning. The ferry from Tanzania MV Umoja is working and has docked twice ever since the route was reopened bringing a lot of goods and it is loading exports, said Namuli.