Hassan Bwire Opio, the Busia Mayor says that the municipal council resolution aims to expand the municipality so that it can get more developmental projects that may enable it to be elevated to the border city.
In March 2019, Ministry of Health contracted Geomax Engineering Company to build a maternity ward, three stance pit latrine and placenta pit at the facility. The company was also expected to renovate the Outpatient Department-OPD.
Pauline Nabadda, the Masaka City Environment Officer reveals that the decision to privatize garbage management in the town was reached upon following the chronic failure by the local government to effectively manage the solid waste materials in the area.
The acting UMSC Spokesperson, Ashiraf Zziwa Muvawala communicated the decision while unveiling Sheikh Badru Wasajja Kiruta as the caretaker Kadhi of Masaka Muslim District at a media briefing in Masaka City on Wednesday.
Santo Otto Anywar, the Gulu City Welfare Officer and the Focal Point Person for Youth Livelihood Project say that of the 459 Million Shillings that was disbursed, only 143 million shillings was recovered.
Sadala Musoke, the Chief Executive Officer NODL, says the service will involve overhauling the engine of the ferry. He explains that the ferry is supposed to have an engine overhaul after every 10,000 running hours.
George William Telebajo, another resident says the project took advantage of the poverty in Buvuma to trick them into selling their land cheaply. He notes that several residents have ended up in jail for stealing food while others are now sleeping in wooden cubical at landing sites.
Kitgum District Veterinary Officer Dr. Alfred Kinyera says they have only been using the cold chain for vaccine storage while the rest of the equipment hasn’t been used due to lack of a specialist to operate them.
The two bodies are locked up in a dispute over ownership of over 10 acres of land where the site for Karenga district headquarters is situated. UWA claims the land hosting the headquarters that are still under construction is a gazzeted area and part of Kidepo National Game Park. Late last year, UWA asked the district authorities to halt construction and demolish the structures but the district has remained adamant saying the land for district headquarters at Nakidiir, in Kidepo Parish belongs to the community.
Sheikh Umar Sserunjogi, the Information and Communication Secretary in West Buganda Muslim Region, says the regional leadership has noted that the suspension of Bagunduse and the appointment of Sheikh Kiruta to replace him was done out of the procedure.
Ronald Mugera Bbaale, the Chairperson of Masaka Municipality Business Community lashed out to the city leadership of neglecting a critical aspect of public hygiene in the town despite them being prompt in collecting taxes.