His Grace John Baptist Odama, the Archbishop of Gulu, says that the partnership is a joint venture between the church, state and private partners to facilitate economic transformation and economic stability among farmers in war-torn Northern Uganda.
In their petition handed over to Bosco Odoch Olak, the National Resistance Movement Coordinator for Northern Uganda on Saturday, the vendors want the president to intervene in the matter and ensure constant power supply.
Mike Kironde, the National Chairperson PPEIAU, says that despite investing billions of Shillings in the education sector in the country, they are not recognised as investors yet some people show up with some little money and earn privileges like free land and tax holidays from the government.
Xavier Sekanabo from the Environmental Police Protection Unit who led the operation said that they have no mercy for the charcoal dealers because they are depleting the environment and indiscriminately destroying the endangered tree species including Afzelia Africana, shea and mahogany among others.
She told URN that she has been in the business for only three months following a connection with a friend and has never cut trees or burnt charcoal but been buying in small scale.
At least 38 CSOs from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo issued a communique rejecting the signing or conclusion of what they called secret agreements for the Tilenga, Kingfisher and East African Crude Oil Pipeline oil projects, until all court cases in various countries are determined. The cases mainly related to issues of human rights and the environment.
“By the time the directive was made we were actually at the tail-end of the rectification process, and 500,000 accounts were affected by the technical hitch in December”, said Kawujju.
This was also confirmed by the head of Corporate and Consumer Affairs at ERA, Julius Wandera.
Speaking to URN in an interview on Thursday, Mwatela disclosed that the number of the truckers killed is more because the gunmen torched over 40 trucks along the Yei-Juba route. He said the South Sudan authorities have since handed over the bodies of two Kenyan truckers.
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.