Poultry magnate Aga Sekalala says they hear there is a new Trade minister who replaced Amelia Kyambadde but they don't know what he does, nor what he thinks about the current Kenya - Uganda trade issues.
President Museveni acknowledges that oil waste, if not properly handled, has the potential to pollute fragile ecosystems, but adds that concerns about Green House Emissions from the exploration of Oil and Gas will not hold if the country clearly deals with the management of wastes from the nascent industry.
The symposium, the first of its kind, is a platform for the private sector to network, understand industry opportunities and challenges, showcase their capacities through experience sharing, and interact with public sector actors on legal and polish matters that govern the industry in the two countries.
With a population of 92 million, a nominal GDP of 46 billion dollars and a border with the Atlantic Ocean, the DRC has recently become Uganda’s number one export destination, worth almost 500 million dollars, which is double the value of goods the country current exports to either Kenya or South Sudan, her erstwhile largest markets.
The symposium, the first of its kind, is a platform for the private sector to network, understand industry opportunities and challenges, showcase their capacities through experience sharing, and interact with public sector actors on legal and policy matters that govern the industry in Uganda and Tanzania.
Kenya has already finished inspecting, reaffirming and building new border pillars at the her international boundary with Tanzania. Officials said the exercise does will not disrupt lifestyles of the border communities, and will not be barriers to peaceful coexistence and has no hidden agenda.
Kikaire says the main objective of the third round of EACCR is now to see scientists do research in the five focus areas, encourage junior scientists to spearhead these research projects, and most importantly close the gender gap by giving at least half of the scholarships for short courses, masters degrees to females.
According to officials from the Uganda Railways Corporation Worker’s Union, among them engineers, the locomotives were designed to run on 90-ton rails yet the current railway line is designed for only 80 tons.
The 72-bed capacity facility has three operating theatres, six intensive care units, 16 high dependency unit beds, and one Isolation room. It has six clinics, a radiology room, a laboratory with a blood bank, a CT scanner, pharmacy, auxiliary services, and guesthouses for patients from far, among other facilities.
The fisheries directorate at the agriculture ministry and the Uganda People's Defence Forces Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has today, Wednesday , distributed some of the impounded immature fish to Uganda Prisons Services and the vulnerable who include orphans and widows within Kampala Metropolitan area.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LCV Chairperson, says there is an escalation of organized crimes such as livestock and motor vehicle thefts, human trafficking and smuggling among others at the Elegu border in Uganda and Nimule, the South Sudan side that threatens the peace of cross border community.
Godfrey Ssemanda, a resident of Lambu landing site in Bukakata Sub County, indicates that dumping of the foreign plastic materials is frustrating their local efforts of collecting the waste materials for recycling because part of it remains stuck in the floating vegetation cover on the lake.
Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO Representative in Uganda is convinced that Uganda will meet the target of ten million children within three days based on its past polio vaccination record.
Tegegn however hopes that the exercise will not disrupt or be disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign.
The Secretariat early this year advertised over 50 jobs attracting more than 15,000 applications. However there have been concerns especially from the Ugandan side over unequal distribution of the jobs among the six member states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.