Muwanga Kivumbi, the Butambala MP says that allowing the management of the fund to go to Finance would mean finance can easily access this money and this is dangerous looking at the state of indebtedness.
Njuki says service providers such as taxi drivers, conductors, boda boda motorcyclists and crews for water vessels like MV Kalangala should get vaccinated. "In future, it could become a requirement that only those who are vaccinated will be allowed to carry passengers," says Njuki.
Another staff member, who issues receipts, says staff are currently scared that they might lose their jobs if they do not get fully vaccinated by end of November.
The operators say that since the first lockdown, cost of the fuel they consume for a particular route has been increasing, yet they cannot increase the fares beyond the current rates.
The numbers have also been affected by the changing lifestyle among Ugandans and economic structure of the country, among others, which have seen people reduce their reasons for travel.
At Lira main market, hand washing points have been installed at all main entrances but lack water, the traders and other people accessing the market do not wear masks. The situation is similar in other places like shops and supermarkets and the parks.
The planned registration according to the leaders seeks to protect local farmers in the district from harmful exploitation by middlemen who buy cheaply and resale the produces at abnormally high prices.
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.
Arua City received 234.8 Million Shillings from the Ministry of Finance to support the fight against Covid-19. According to the guidelines, VHTs were supposed to receive 150,000 while LCI Chairpersons 100,000 Shillings on behalf of the village Covid19 Taskforces.
The ministry says that they are ready to start releasing money for the Parish Development operationalization but districts and other Local Government units are not yet ready with the necessary requirements.
Key among the activities is the recruitment of Parish Chiefs, establishment and training of Parish Development Committees, set up of the Community Information System (CIS) and mobilization of the masses at lower government level.
Prior to the 2021 general elections, President Yoweri Museveni advised all Balalo pastoralists who keep sizeable numbers of cattle to acquire land and fence it to restrict animals from encroaching on community gardens.
When Lira municipality was elevated to city status in 2020, it became autonomous and was no longer under the Lira district. This also meant that the leadership of Lira had to shift the district headquarters to another place outside the city.