Baryayanga, an independent legislator defeated NRMs Serapio Rukundo in 2011 and NRMs Francis Mwesigye Runumi in the 2016 general elections, while Byamugisha defeated Forum for Democratic Change FDC candidate, Pius Ruhemurana in 2016 elections.
They say quantitatively, they found Copper presenting the highest concentrations recorded in any spirit brand studied, followed by Barium and Manganese. The brands found to contain the most metals mainly Copper were the locally distilled Lira-Lira spirits with concentrations averaging 95 percent.
In a statement dated March 1, 2019, Kyambadde said that packaging of alcohol at production level will be phased out at the end of March. She said the ban, is effecting a cabinet directive issued in 2017.
The results indicate that overall 71 percent of businesses posted increases in the cost of doing business as a result of the tax. Among businesses who reported an increase in costs, 87 percent reported a cost increase between one and 25 percent.
Dr. Patricia Litho, the Head of Communications at Rural Electrification Agency, REA faults the community in Karamoja for constant bush burning, something she notes has affected electricity poles. Dr. Litho notes that much as there may be human weaknesses in operations and management of power in the region, bush burning has a huge impact on power supply.