A kilogram of Nambaale bean variety has dropped from Shillings 2300 to Shillings 2,100, Yellow and Kanyebwa from Shillings 2800 to Shillings 2600 and Wairimu, which comes from Mutukula now costs Shillings 1820 from Shillings 2000. Soybeans cost Shillings 2,100 from Shillings 2500. The traders are taking soya beans to Lira where it fetches Shillings 2,300.
Juliet Birungi, a trader selling green vegetables at Mawero market says that she has lost green vegetables worth 100,000 shilling to the loitering cows, and appeals to owners to tie their cows rather than causing her daily losses.
The phased construction is contracted to JEMHASO Enterprises Limited. Moses Ogwal, the site engineer from JEHMHASO says that they have started with construction of the slab in the first phase which they will leave to set for a two weeks period, then start erecting the rest of the structure.
Douglas Disan Ojambo, a resident of Masafu-Masinya town council, says the new road has attracted investors who had changed the face of most of trading centers along the new road. He says the new road has prompted landlords to replace their old buildings.
Idi Kibaki Muhammad, the Western division LC 3 chairperson in Busia Municipality says that the section allocated to the cloth traders isn't suitable for their business, arguing that they should be allocated alternative space.
the Duncan Kakonge, the URA Manager in-charge Eastern region, says they have decided to halt the operation following complaints from local leaders and a public decry against the enforcement in the region.
The owners of the impounded Kenyan registered motorcycles are being subjected to a fine of between Shillings 300,000 and Shillings 600,000. This has prompted many of the motorcycle owners to hide them for fearing of being impounded by URA and paying the hefty fines.
URA estimates that there are more than 2000 Kenyan registered number plates in Busia District alone. However, Duncan Kakonge, the URA Manager in-charge of Eastern region says that most of the motorcycle owners didn’t go through customs processes to obtain foreign motorcycles and use them on Ugandan roads.
Schools in Kenya reopened in the first week of January after being closed for nine months to contain the new strain of coronavirus, which spread faster through person to person contact. Uganda however, only opened for candidate classes in September, while semi-finalists are expected to return to school on March 1, 2021.
NRM won the leadership in 12 out of the 20 positions that they contested for. Independent candidates won six slots while the Forum for Democratic Change won two seats; Western division and Namungodi Town Council
One of the gun-totting URA officers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our reporter that they got information from their secret agents that the car was loaded with smuggled goods from Kenya which prompted them to follow up, but that it seems the cargo was offloaded at a certain point before they reached on the car.
Swaibu Lukuya, the chairperson of Fresh Food Vendors, says the situation in the market has continued to worsen because the old iron sheets and polythene papers they used to roof the shelters are won out.
Vincent Okurut, the Busia Town Clerk, says they are currently handling the procurement process, which they expect to conclude in the next three weeks. He says they have already addressed issues of the people who will be affected by the projects.
In Busia, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC’s Sadiki Amin Agele defeated the incumbent and independent candidate Hassan Bwire Opio. Agele garnered 7,023 votes while Bwire got 3,262. The NRM party candidate Doreen Nafuna got 1,120 votes.
The Candidate; Raymond Ochieng was disqualified after a resident identified as Aggrey Oundo petitioned the Electoral Commission on account that the candidate had submitted fewer signatures than those stipulated under the Local Government Elections Act, for his nomination.