The total debt, foreign and domestic will grow to 52 per cent by the end of the financial year, which is also above the 50 per cent ceiling that Uganda has agreed on with the other East African Community countries, with the support of the International Monetary Fund. On the whole, the region’s debt stock has risen to USD 112 billion or 58 per cent of the GDP (2019), with Kenya and Rwanda having the highest ratios.
Adao Chol, a resident of Ayil II settlement camp in Ajumani says the refugee community in the country have very limited land allocated to them, measuring 25x30 or 30x30 meters which they can't use for large-scale agriculture. She observes that once they are trained on management of kitchen gardens, it will ensure food security.
Long-sleeved shirts and a necktie with matching slacks are his signature dress, and whenever weather is on his side, he completes his attire with an executive coat. He dresses this way whenever he goes to sell Ugandan pancakes, locally known as Kabalagala.
The women traders also pointed out that the flourishing informal trade can be very beneficial to the border residents due to the quick and improved livelihoods through job creations but they highlighted that such ventures are undeniably risky.