The Emyoga group members became bitter particularly with the district commercial officer for cancelling the training and funds cannot be released before the training is conducted. The angry members demanded an immediate apology from the officials.
Frank Mpewo, the Mubende municipality deputy Town Clerk says that the fund will construct more than 3 roads in the municipality, mainly Lubanga Road (0.996 km), Second Link road (0 .8 Km) , and Kasaana- Kabalega Road (0 .85Km). The contract was awarded to a Chinese company (CHINA –WU-YI- CO.LTD ).
Simon Muguluma a taxi driver notes that they are now choosing to stay in traffic jam for almost six hours on one stretch of Mbalala-Bweyogerere when it rains, rather than using shortcuts where they get stranded or vehicles break down making them incur heavy expenses.
The angry traders also accuse the town council authorities for failing to install security lights as a measure to scale down the rampant thefts which they say have scared away prominent investors that had a stake in developing the town council.
Langa reminded the Chief Magistrates that swearing in of incoming District Executive Committees must be conducted within seven days from May 12th 2021 in accordance with Section 169 of the Local Government Act, and to ensure its completed by 19th May 2021.
According to Godfrey Mutemba, the Lwengo District Natural Resources Officer, their departments don’t have a vote within the EACOP budget and are as such, incapable of following up on environment-related concerns that were indicated in the Environment Impact Assessment report.
Last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries lifted the ban on Lake Kyoga but directed that only boats with an interior overall length of 28-feet, recommended fishnets and registered fishermen are allowed on the Lake. Although the ministry maintained the deployment of unit personnel to enforce the guidelines, the same are now accused of abetting illegal fishing.
The District Council passed a resolution in 2001 for the termination of contracts of Parish Chiefs who were working in the various Sub Counties across the district. The resolution led to the termination of contracts for 89 Parish Chiefs who later dragged the district to court and sought compensation for unlawful termination.
Dozens of housing units have collapsed while others are on the verge of collapsing. The displaced persons are currently living along the streets, open places and around the Kangole Catholic Church as they await government intervention. Some of the affected families are struggling to open channels for the water to flow out of their homes.
The floods that had initially cut off Kyapa-Kasensero road intensified last week following the persistent rainfall in the area. This is the only road that connects Kasensero and Kyebe communities to Kyotera –Mutukula highway. As a result, the health workers and other road users can hardly cross to either side of the road.
On April 9, Raphael Magyezi, the Minister of Local Government issued a circular to District chairpersons and mayors informing them of the suspension of the creation of new administrative units in villages, parishes, sub-counties, town councils, divisions, municipalities and districts. In the circular, Magezi said that the units have serious budgetary implications and bearing on national programmes such as elections, Population and Housing Census, among others.
According to the Secretary of Finance and Budgeting Basil Bataringaya, there was a shortfall of 400 million shillings out of the expected 1 billion shillings. The shortfall affected most activities that had been planned for implementation.
In October 2020, Nakasongola district procured 25 smartphones worth 10 million Shillings and handed them to Councillors and the LCV Chairperson to aid them in research and communication during their term. The Councillors signed a Memorandum of Understanding to maintain the phones and hand them back to the district upon completion of their term.
In a petition filed at Masaka High Court Registry, Ponsiono Balikka Matovu who contested as an independent candidate says the elections conducted on January 27th 2021, were marred with inconsistencies that affected the overall results and the integrity of the process.
According to the draft budget, Education and sports took the lion share of shillings 13.2 billion followed by health and environment at shillings 7 billion, administration at 4.7 billion and production and marketing at shillings 4.5 billion.