The farmers usually harvest the highly prized crop between June and July. A Kilogram of fresh vanilla fibre costs more than Shillings 200,000 on the market. Middlemen buy a kilogram at around 160,000 Shillings while established companies can buy it at as much as 200,000 Shillings per kilogram.
Speaking from the Royal Palace in Mirambi Sub County on Thursday, the Kingdom Spokesperson Reverend Geoffrey Kyomuhendo told URN that out of His wisdom, Omudingiya Kamya had guided that the coronation celebrations are suspended until 2021.
The State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru who was in Kasese to assess the damage said the ministry had requested m the 222 Mountain Infantry Brigade of the UPDF to come in and aid in re-establishing key infrastructures that were destroyed. In the short run, the force will be desilting and re-organize Kilembe Mines Hospital.
The suspects were picked up from a shrine on Saturday evening. They were reportedly found in possession of 70 machetes, 40 knives and a map of the proposed Yiira Republic among other items. The suspects are currently locked up at Kanyamwirima army barracks in Bundibugyo district.
Silver Kyomuhendo, a science teacher at the government aided Bubukwanga secondary school in Bubukwanga Sub County, explains that her school hasn’t received some teaching guide and materials like text books from the Ministry as planned. She says to resolve this problem they have been forced to start WhatsApp where they can share the material.
According to Habarulema, the accident occurred when the driver of the tipper, which was loaded with bricks and cement lost control as he tried to negotiate a corner forcing the truck to overturn in Semuliki national park.
Ronald Mutegeki, the Bundibugyo LC V Chairperson, says the District and local partners have offered what is within their means. He hopes that well-wishers and other partners can set a side something during this festive season for the flood victims both in camps and to those staying with friends and relatives.
Etienne Muhumuza, the Burondo Sub county LC V councilor, says it is unfortunate that while the entire globe is concentrating on afforestation, Semuliki National Park sanctioned the cutting down of trees from a district that has been grappling with effects of deforestation.
In Bundibugyo district there are no Kwamba and Lhubwisi instruction materials (books) to use under the thematic program for lower primary. The Bamba and Babwisi account for more than 50 percent of the population in Bundibugyo but Schools instead use Lhukonzo instruction materials.
In 2013, even before its recognition, subjects of the Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba held protests against the rituals and cultural functions of the Rwenzururu Kingdom that were being held in Bundibugyo district.
Subsequently police blocked Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-ngoma from proceeding to Bundibugyo to carry out any cultural functions.
During the funeral held on Sunday at Izahura Primary School in Bundibugyo, Museveni, in his speech delivered by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, said the queen mother had played a key role in the transformation of not only Rwenzori region but also the entire country.