It is alleged that on 30th, March 2020, at Kobil Petrol Station along Bombo Road Kampala, Drichi, gave gratification of 3.7 million shillings to a Senior Inspectorate Officer attached to Moyo regional office with intent to influence him to delay verification of accountabilities.
According to the plan, KCCA is supposed to work on the carpet or floor of the park, install 15 shelters measuring 1.5 meters where passengers can sit or stand to wait for taxis, construct two walkways, work on the drainage system, renovate office space, construct toilets and install security lights. Major works like the carpet layer and the drainage system have been completed.
Speaking at the handover of the items to Kampala City Council Authority, Samuel Mabala, the country advisor Cities Alliance noted that through interaction with vendors, it came to their notice that there was a need to address the poor sanitation in the market.
Although the exercise is meant for the general public, KCCA is using the opportunity to prioritize the teachers and their non-teaching staff who missed out on the concluded Sinovac vaccine drive that targeted teachers, and those who were due to receive their second AstraZeneca jab.
The two are locked in a land row over location of the site for district headquarters that is under construction in Kidepo Town Council. The site is allegedly situated inside part of the 956 square kilometres set aside as Karenga Community Wildlife Management Area, a protected area managed by Ateker Safari LTD, formerly known as Karamoja Safari LTD following an agreement with UWA.
The Minister for Local Government Raphael Magyezi says that currently the urban local governments can only raise 17% of their budgetary needs and they have to rely on the central governments and other external sources to fund the gap.
The ratio is much less at the rural local governments.
Robert Kalumba, the Deputy KCCA Spokesperson says street vendors have a week to visit markets and get space. He however couldn't tell how many vendors are on the streets and to which specific markets they should go.
According to the Kampala City Council Authority report of 2019 more than 60 % of natural trees in Kampala have been cleared in 10 years, due to infrastructure developments. This can be restored by making, implementation and enforcement of new ordinances.
Ismail Ahmed, the Principal Inspector in the Local Government Ministry noted that local governments have the most elastic revenue system, arguing that once a challenge hits the globe, the change is drastic.
Tracy Muhirwe, a first year student, pursuing a degree in Information Technology, said she was called by her friend to come and start attending lectures in the last week of January. She hadn't known that campus had resumed.
During last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections, several polling stations faced challenges that include using the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) machines owing to knowledge gaps, checking voter’s registers and guiding voters on how to proceed during vote casting.