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17:59
17:59

Artisanal Miners Throng Suspected New Gold Site in Namayingo 5

The artisanal miners are from Busia, Mayuge and Bugiri while others are from within Namayingo itself.
18:05
18:05

Clearing Agents in Busia Decry Delayed Verification of Goods by UNBS 2 3

Mariam Nkemba, a clearing agent with Atapar Clearing Agencies wants UNBS to recruit more staff to help expedite the verification process.
10:36
10:36

Sub-county Leaders Ask Wagagai Gold Refinery To Construct Roads In Sorry State 3

Emma Eduki Egesa, the LC 3 Chairperson of Buteba Sub-county, says that the roads were misused by Wagagai Gold Company because they dump the soil that they dig from underground tunnels on the roadside.
17:25
17:25

Gold Pits Hamper Rehabilitation of Major Roads In Busia 3

Moses Obale, the Buteba sub-county LC V councillor, says that he has severally tried to plead with the district engineer to work on the roads in vain because of the deep gold pits on the roadside.
15:33
15:33

Fuel Prices Hike in Busia Amidst Scarcity In Kenya 4

David Kisaale, a pump attendant at Burar pump fuel station in Busia town, says that they have hiked the fuel prices due to high demand.
07:49
07:49

Artisanal Miners Throng New Gold Site In Busia 5 2

Suleiman Barasa, a resident of Bulumbi village, says that they were digging a spring well and landed on gold cores. He explains that using his experience as an artisanal miner for the last ten years, they crushed the gold core and found two points of gold.
09:07
09:07

Traders Flee Busia Market To Resist Eviction 3 5

In January this year, Masinya sub-county secured two-2 acres of land in Bunyuhe village for the market expansion to accommodate 1,500 traders. Councillors passed a resolution to evict all traders who were operating on the streets in Mugasia trading center to reduce congestion and traffic jam, especially during market day on Sundays.
14:54
14:54

MP Macho Protests Arrest Of Fishermen 2

Lawrence Edraku, the officer in-charge-OC Majanji police station, says that they got a report from the army about the arrest of fishermen who were found using illegal fishing gear despite the fact they hadn't yet been brought to the station.
19:21
19:21

Minister Sekindi Wants Construction of Busia Water Project Expedited 2

Li Pingfei, the Zhongao-Zhongen site engineer says that they faced a challenge of changing the project site because the initial site allocated to them by Busia district local government had issues of land disputes which prompted them to look for a new site and they delayed to begin the construction because they took some time to developed another new project design.
18:04
18:04

Truck Drivers Complain Over Theft 1 4

Suzan Wandera, the Busia town deputy mayor, says that they don’t have alternative parking space to decongest trucks in the streets. They initially had plans to open parking yard in Sofia village but was again given to the ministry of health to construct the modern border laboratory.
15:04
15:04

Wagagai Receives Gold Production Licence 1 4

Tan Chun Chi, the general manager of the Wagagai gold mining company, says that the investment has reached US $60 million. He explains that they have been lagging behind in the construction due to the lack of the two licenses and expect to double their speed because they expect to begin gold production by July 2023.
07:48
07:48

Hundreds of Stalls, Lockups in Busia Main Market Still Empty 2 5

Khalid Mugoya, the chairman of fresh food traders in Busia main market, says that his section has a space to accommodate about 500 traders but less than 100 vendors operate there.
18:05
18:05

Traders Decry Increasingly Long Queue of Empty Trucks in Busia Town 6 2

According to the traders, they are no longer selling their goods because of the long queue of empty trucks that have blocked their clients from seeing displayed goods in their shops. The truckers also dump garbage and also even excrete in front of their shops, something that poses risk to their lives as they can easily contract diseases.
10:41
10:41

MP Macho Accuses MAAIF of Failing to Control Fish Trade Sabotage 3

Geoffrey Macho says that he has registered several complaints with evidence raised to him by fishmongers on the poor service delivery by the MAIF officer at Busia border, and he has in turn written letters to URA, MAAIF and FPU.
11:33
11:33

Trade Committee MPs Inspect Pile-up of Trucks at Busia Border 5 4

Francis Mwijukye, the M.P Buhwenju County says that they were surprised that the country is getting enough fuel but there's still a crisis. They want to investigate companies that supply fuel in the country to ascertain whether they hold fuel with the intention of hiking prices to make abnormal profit fromthe country.
11:10
11:10

Floods Cut Off Major Bridges in Busia District 2 4

On Wednesday, River Solo burst its banks and swept part of Solo Bridge while Nakhola Bridge was flooded by the water from part of River Malaba.
11:53
11:53

Truck Pile-Up Eases at Uganda-Kenya Border as Clearance Intensifies 5 1 Top story

As part of the change in policy, truckers were supposed to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing which sparked a protest from drivers who parked their vehicles and blocked off the roads demanding that Uganda streamline its COVID-19 testing protocols in line with other EAC countries. The Drivers were charged 100,000 Shillings or 30 US Dollars for each test.
20:45
20:45

Busia Boda Boda Elections Suspended over Irregularities 4

According to the union, most of the voters who turned up for the elections were reportedly non-members who had illegal boda-boda identity cards. The cards were allegedly issued by George Byansi, one of the contestants for Busia municipality.
17:35
17:35

Prices Chase Ugandan Christmas Shoppers from Busia into Kenya 3

In Busia local markets a pair of adults' shoes ranges between 30,000 shillings to 45,000 shilling compared to Kenyan market which is between KES350 (Ugshs: 11025) to KES: 600 (UGX18900).
10:36
10:36

Stop Conning Clients! RDC Warns Busia Money Changers 2

The D'RDC says that they have registered several complaints from traders and travelers who were conned by the money changers in the process of exchanging Ugandan currency to Kenyan currency.
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