Dr. Samuel Siminyu, the Managing editor of Makerere University press, says that they run under the mandate of supporting staff and students with publishing books and need a minimum of Shillings 1 Billion annually for their activities.
According to the Local Government Act, local governments can charge a percentage not exceeding 12 percent of the taxable value of the property and a minimum of 2,000 shillings. The taxable value is 74% of the revenue generated by a property.
The university is considering using part of the funds to renovate halls of residence, staff offices, and classroom blocks that are dilapidated. Some of these structures have not been renovated for more than 15 years.
Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Minister of Local Government, Raphael Magyezi to present a comprehensive statement explaining why budgets that had not been approved by districts were submitted to parliament.
Apollo Mughinda, the communications officer for the Ministry of Finance, says that the ministry disbursed all the money for the running quarter to the universities. “We sent all the money for this quarter to the respective votes. It is the reason we have not even received any complaint from them. What is happening could be internal financial management challenges including formalities required from them to access the funds,” said Mughinda.
Paul Omara, the Otuke County MP in Otuke district observed that Parish Chiefs who will be central in the implementation of PDM are not being resourced to do their work because Parliament did not have time to debate PDM thoroughly before implementation.
The affected lecturers are Dr. Fred Maniragaba, Dr. Anthony Tibaingana from the College of Business and Management, Francis Ekwaro, and Ezerea Kulisooma from the College of Computing and Information System.
Julius Katerega, a former Guild President at Makerere, whose regime witnessed the fire at the Ivory Tower, said that even while the tower was being demolished, his source of strength is that it would be set up again.
For close to ten years, cleaning services in Kampala have been provided by divisional Savings and Credit Cooperative Society-SACCOS which were formed in 2014 on the advice of the then KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi.
Buroora says that over 5000 Boda bodas from Central and Nakawa Divisions have been registered, subjected to medical tests and trained in best road practices. He says that they will move the exercise to Lubaga, Kawempe and Makindye following a roadmap yet to be released by the respective division security Committees.
Daniel Oduori, the Guild Representative Council for the School of Management and Entrepreneurship explained that the students including himself were shocked to receive emails on April 8, 2022, instructing them to clear late payment dues.
On 23rd December 2021, the then City Resident Commissioner- RCC Hud Hussein directed vendors to peacefully vacate the streets and take up space in city markets before they are forced out. The RCC sounded the same order on 11th January 2022 before KCCA working with security personnel from police and the army intensified operations to rid streets of vendors.
According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), transportation emits more than half of all carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere and as such, choosing to bike instead of driving could avert 2.4 million premature deaths from outdoor air pollution
Godfrey Tumusime, the Vice-Chairperson of Smart Boda Association in Kawempe says that they united with more than five other associations to form KBA Fenna Boda Boda Association, under which they are registering riders.
In the suspension letter to the affected students, Professor Henry Alinaitwe, the Acting Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, said that over 150 windowpanes across 91 windows at both Mitchel and University Halls were shattered.