Justine Namubiru, the project manager at the East African Grain Council says the foreign dealers do not trust the handling and processing standards by Ugandans and so they prefer to involve themselves right from the farm to the markets.
The mission led by former Burundi President, Sylvester Ntibantunganya says all political parties and candidates were able to conduct their campaigns across the country freely, while the opening of polling stations followed existing laws and procedures.
Two South Sudan soldiers were shot dead and one captured alive by UPDF on Tuesday afternoon in a heated gunfire exchange as they defended an illegal roadblock they had erected on Ugandan territory, 1.5 kms from Ngomoromo Border Post in Lokung sub-county.
A Tanzanian polling official at Kabakesa polling station in Tanzania explained to us in fluent Luganda that the voters were validated on appearance in the voter registers, presenting of a Tanzania National ID, Voter’s Card or a Passport; that anybody who appears in the register and fulfills any of the other requirements cannot be stopped from voting.
Dr Albert Byamugisha, the Board chairman of Uganda National Bureau of Statistics, says that Uganda is best placed to host the bureau since the UBOS office in Entebbe was established in 1946 to collect and disseminate statistics for the East Africa Protectorate under the British colonial government.
Uganda and DRC entered a bilateral agreement to implement strategic infrastructure projects which includes constructing the road from Kasindi to Beni measuring about 80 kilometres, Beni to Butembo measuring 54 kilometres and the Bunagana border to Ruchuru-Goma road which measures 89 kilometres.
Daudi Mugerwa, the chairperson of Fish Traders Association at Ddimo Landing Site in Masaka district says that while Uganda deployed soldiers to enforce standards, their efforts are being frustrated by the counterparts from Kenya and Tanzania who are still carrying out indiscriminative fishing with no restraints from their governments.
The virtual summit follows two others before the outbreak of the Coronavirus that took place in Luanda in order to bridge the differences between Uganda and Rwanda. The two brotherly countries have had frosty relations in the recent years stemming from the accusations from both sides of supporting negative forces in each other’s country.
Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema says that the tanker registration number KBV 279 F/ ZE 3687 Mercedes Benz Actross was carrying flammable liquid from Kenya through Uganda to South Sudan.
On Sunday, September 27, unknown gunmen waylaid three Ugandan traders en-route to Gumbo Market and demanded a ransom of three million South Sudanese Pounds (8.5 million Shillings) for each of them. Those kidnapped included Mayende Kamaadi, Ahmed Ssebagala and Peter Tusiime.