Last year, Parliament declared Afzelia Africana, an endangered forest product requiring protection and effectively banned trade in it. However, Acholi sub region continues to fight illegal logging of the highly valuable tree species which only thrives in northern Uganda.
The over 500 workers from various departments laid down their tools on Monday this week protesting among other things harsh working conditions, discrimination, Low pay, Illegal dismissal of their colleagues from work and the ongoing rumors that their wages would be reduced
Walter Atiku, a London based economist says the Conference will use different economic models including developing an internationally accepted curriculum vitae for job seekers to get unemployed youth regionally and internationally competitive.
Despite the outcry, Entebbe municipal council authorities led by the Mayor Vincent Kayanja De-Paul want the government to speed up the process in order to boost Entebbes strategic position in the wake of an imminent exit by the United Nations.