Joel Aita, the consulting Engineer Joadah Consultant who oversees the progress of the works, says once ready the facility will be able to handle produce from Acholi, W. Nile and DRC due to its capacity.
Douglas Nsubuga, the Physical Planner at Makindye Division said that despite a directive for construction works to be halted pending a review of documentation regarding the building, the developer identified as Abraham Kalanzi took advantage of the COVID-19 lockdown to accelerate works on the site.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Geoffrey Kaheebwa, the in-Charge of Law Enforcement at the National Construction Review Board, said they are going to test the samples for purposes of ascertaining the possible cause of collapse.
Francis Odongakara, the Along West Local Chairperson told URN on Saturday that more than 800 acres of crops belonging to about 150 households were razed to the ground during the heavy rains accompanied by hail storms.
UDB results for 2019 show that the government has only put 197 billion Shillings in the bank since 2015. The biggest contribution was in 2019 where the government put 84 billion Shillings up from 48 billion Shillings in 2018. The bank’s total capital is 375 billion as of December 31, 2019.
Cornwell Muleya, the Chief Executive Officer Uganda Airlines, says despite halting flights, the company isn’t redundant. He says they carrying out the other activities in the first phase of reviving the national carrier.
Godfrey Okobo, an Officer from the Police Fire and Rescue Department, says 3 of those rescued from the rubble were taken to Mulago Hospital for medical attention. Okobo, who is commanding the rescue operation, says they suspect 10 more people are still trapped under the building, adding that they are doing everything possible to rescue them.