Alfred Kilama, a farmer in Pawatomero East Village in Purongo Sub-County reveals that for years, a tractor was hired at 80,000 shillings only to plough an acre of land but the price has increased between 90,000 to 100,000 shillings.
Dusman Okee, the Resident District Commissioner, also the Chairperson Pader COVID-19 Task Force told URN that the dealers have been confined and quarantined under strict security surveillance in their respective trucks because all hotels in the district have been following ongoing fight against the deadly plague.
Last month, Uganda extended the deadline by six months to September 2020 for applications for those who wish to explore six blocks in the Albertine region. The report notes that “the fall in commodity prices—especially crude oil, metals, and minerals—will not only reduce their export proceeds but also slash the amount of financing brought by foreign investors.”
80-year-old Justine Nakijjoba, a resident of Kakoolo zone in Luweero town explains that her daughter who was working in a restaurant in a restaurant to support her was sent back home after it was closed due to lack of customers.