The farmers under their umbrella Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum are demanding for a 10 percent budgetary allocation to the sector which now takes a share of only 3 percent of the Uganda national budget.
In his keynote address at the inaugural Benedicto Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture, Justice Wambuzi pointed out several incidences through which the mandate of the judiciary has been abused by politicians and government institutions over the years.
Today, Ituri province Vice Governor Keta Upar said in a statement that the latest Ebola case had been reported in Tchomia on the shores of Lake Albert, making it the closest the disease has come to Uganda.
Recently Save the Children informed the district authorities that funding for the schools will end this year and they should prepare to take over to enable the learners continue with education. The district now wants government to take over the schools and pay salaries for 72 teachers to run the nine schools.
Semi-arid Karamoja with agro-pastoral communities is the remotest and less developed part of Uganda, sitting at the triangular border between Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. For decades, this region suffered lots of insecurity, including cattle raids, due to the proliferation of small arms and ammunition.
The eviction follows a judgment issued in 2013 by Iganga Chief Magistrates Court declaring businessman Henry Kitimbo, the rightful owner of 152 hectares of land in Bwondha town council on which the two villages sit.
Muhammad Mubiru, the Principal Administrator says that the stock out is due to the high demand of the hepatitis B vaccine. He however says that the hospital management has requested for more supplies from the National Medical Stores.
In some schools, the turn up since Monday is not even half of the total enrolment this year. At Namalu Mix Primary School only 186 out of the 851 pupils have reported since the beginning of the third term on Monday.
According to statistics from the district commercial office, more than 85 of the population in Bundibugyo is directly dependent on cocoa. The crop also fetches about 150 billion shillings into the district annually.
Uganda was affected by localized crop production shortfalls, the refugee influx, which has brought about 1.1 million refugees from South Sudan and about 316, 000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into camps across Uganda.