Diana Nabiruma, the Communication Officers at the Africa Institute for Energy Governance-AFIEGO, indicates that besides anonymous persons cautioning them against engaging project affected persons and documenting their concerns, they have lately started registering cases of suspicious people trying to disrupt their community meetings.
Zedi Male, the Vice-chairperson of the Truck Driver’s Association, insists that the attacks are not being perpetrated by rebels as the South Sudanese authorities are claiming but they are being executed by government forces. Male says that the latest attack occurred near a military barracks.
“The project has also reduced annual weather-related deaths on the lake by 30% - thus saving more than 300 lives per year, while economic benefits of the project are estimated at US$ 44 million per year,” says the study.
The women traders also pointed out that the flourishing informal trade can be very beneficial to the border residents due to the quick and improved livelihoods through job creations but they highlighted that such ventures are undeniably risky.
Boda Bodas say fuel in Tanzania is more affordable compared to the cost back home, but Ugandan fuel station operators say the riders have other reasons for crossing the border and are just using the fuel price as an excuse
Magufuli, 61, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. His death was announced by the then Vice President Samia Suhulu. Today, President Museveni visited the Tanzanian High Commission to pay tribute to Magufuli where he signed a condolence book.
They say that Magufuli allowed the Ugandan traders and residents to freely cross into Tanzania to trade at the time when Uganda locked its borders. According to Madina Nazziwa, a resident of Kyakatuuma village in Mutukula Town Council, they only survived because Magufuli allowed them to cross to Tanzania to buy food for their families.
Some of the MPs Uganda Radio Network spoke to, say that Magufuli was a patriot who put his country first and was a man of action who developed the economy of Tanzania, while others say he violated human rights and was turning into an authoritarian leader.
Magufuli 61 was announced dead by the country's Vice President Hassan Samia Suhulu in a televised address on Wednesday. Magufuli who passed away at a hospital in Dar es Salaam was missing in public for weeks.
during the Sunday evening national address Museveni noted that the issue of banned commodities should not take the stage, saying Ugandans and other citizens in the region need to focus on the large picture of integration.
Arguably, generally, the inter-state relations in the community have been at their lowest over the last two years, when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was chairman, with Liberate Mfumukeko from Burundi, as Secretary General.
The East African Community’s 21st Heads of States Summit came at a time, when two of the members of the community, Uganda and Rwanda, could not trade with each other after the closure of the border.
When contacted, Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer (DHO) told URN on Monday that the district health department together with UNICEF have already designed response mechanisms seeking to contain the spread of the disease into Amuru district.
At the just ended virtually-held 21st Heads of State Summit, the leaders agreed to let those that wish, to go on and engage the EU on how to move forward without the others, under the "Variable Geometry" principle.
Under this, some countries in a bloc are allowed integrate at different levels and pace, depending on the situation in the respective country.
It is anticipated that the Monetary Union, the third pillar in the EAC Integration, will be in place in 2024 with the introduction of a common currency and the establishment of a regional central bank.