The town council chairperson Sylvester Mapozi says they had estimated to run on a 2.5 Billion Shillings budget for the financial year 2020/2021 but have only managed to realise 1.5 Billion Shillings most of which was a contribution from the central government.
Over 50 members attended the AGM physically while over 200 others followed the proceeding online with the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The consortium was established following an investment agreement that was signed in April 2018 between Uganda’s Rwenzori Salt Industries and the Chinese company Shining Star Group with a shareholding of 49% and 51% for each company respectively.
Residents mobilized through their umbrella Kyogha Elite and secured permission from Kasese Chief Administrative Officer, Asuman Amis to work on the road. Over 60 residents volunteered to clear the bush along the road, pave water runways and level the road.
Andrew Zirimenya, the Senior Engineer from the Ministry of Works says the ministry has already done an evaluation on some of the bridges that need repairing and also identified places where new bridges will be constructed.
The market, which will accommodate about 800 vendors, will house food stalls, restaurants, banks, clinics, salons, fruit and vegetable stands, butcheries and a daycare centre. It consists of 467 stalls and 311 lockup shops.
Schools and churches have been the go-to centres every time a disaster strikes in the area because they are oftentimes the only readily available structures in communities that can accommodate a large volume of people. The district also has over 20 temporary camps.
This is part of an emergency supplementary fund set aside for the district whose entire infrastructure was ruined last month, when rivers burst their banks, washing away bridges, buildings and schools and displacing families.
The exercise started with the validation of the 1952 geodetic reference frames made up of concrete pillars and proceeded to survey and confirm the boundary points. The exercise is to be conducted in Kyarukara, Rwenjubu, Top Hill, Kiganda and Kyakitale wards all in Katwe sub-county.
More than 120,000 people mainly from Karusandara sub-county and Bulembia-Kilembe Division were displaced and their crop gardens washed away when River Nyamwamba burst its banks on Thursday Morning. Additional havoc was caused by overflows from River Nyamughasana, Mubuku, and Lhubiriha.