Eng.Mohamed Kaggwa Maseko, a Ugandan who is a permanent resident in South Africa says that it has been a hustle having to stop over in Nairobi or Addis Ababa for long hours, moreover worsened by the increase of (health) procedures at every airport in transit which is already hectic.
Mary Nabukenya and Florence Nakaaki, two of those affected claim that Kibi disposed of the land during the COVID19 lockdown when the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development halted all kinds of land transactions.
Godfrey Kisseka, the town clerk of Mubende Municipality, says that most violators of the current physical development plans are powerful and well connected; saying that fighting them requires political support from the president.
Airport taxi operators led by Jackson Sserubidde, the chairperson of Airport Taxi Services Cooperative Society Ltdsay that the testing centre has affected the number of passengers they carry daily because eligible travellers spend about four hours at the centre.
Patricia Amito Leah, the ARPE Community Programs Officer told the community and local leaders along River Aswa in Paibona Sub County on Thursday evening that their technicians would start testing the dam’s 4x10.25 megawatts turbine electricity generating capacity on Friday evening.
Alfred Okwonga, the Mayor Gulu City reveals that the low revenue collection is due to leakages in the collection process. Okwonya noted that at Layibi Market in Bardege- Layibi Division where there are over 100 vendors, the contractor only remits Shillings 300,000 monthly to the City Council implying that he collects only Shillings 10,000 a day from only about 10 vendors.
Despite the importance of the expo, the Director-General of the Uganda Investments Authority, Lawrence Byensi expresses disappointment that the National Task Force is yet to receive money from the Finance Ministry with just about four months to the start of the expo.
“We have managed to reduce on the expenditure in the Sacco canteen, moving away from a loss of 73million Shillings suffered in 2019 to realising a profit of 750 million Shillings in 2020. We have also been able to reduce on most of the expenditures as reflected in the financial statement which has boosted our net profit from Shs315m in 2019 to Shs2.631Bn in 2020,” Omoding said.
This conflict came a year before the date that was recommended by a feasibility study into the possible relocation of the rhinos onto national parks, meaning the government, through UWA have to find quick solutions to their survival.
Acellam says 50 graves belonging to 47 families that were within the project site have already been destroyed without their consents despite their earlier agreement that they should be exhumed to pave way for the works.
They started working on the road last month (April) by using hand hoes, pangas, slashers, among other tools to open drainage channels, use stones and soil to fix potholes and compact using the old culvert by rolling it on the soil that they pour on the road to compact it.
Olive Rukundo, a Banana farmer in Magambo village says that the cooperative is an eye-opener to the farmers on how to benefit more from their produce. She says that they have now an opportunity to negotiate better prices for their bananas and now sell the bananas in Kilograms, which gives them more money.
Mustapha Mugisa, an investigator of financial fraud and a forensics expert says the government wants the new companies to be subjected to Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) guidelines due to the big sums of money going through the platform.
The African Development Bank President recalled his work in Uganda as the Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, when he engaged the University faculty members in undertaking research on food technologies.