In real terms, this reflects a growth in revenue of Ushs2.511 trillion, while the Tax to GDP ratio grew by 1% to 12.99%.
However, this performance means the URA did not hit the target set by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to collect Ushs 21.638 trillion.
John Michael Acire, a farmer in Tangi Village disclosed that together with his households they have now decided to sleep in the garden and endure the colds of the nights to drive away from the elephants from further destruction on their farmlands.
Tom Richard Okello, the Lira City Community Development Officer says that the 3,000 people could not be registered because their names were entered into the system after it had reached its maximum allocated number. According to Okello, Lira City was given a target of only 9,565 beneficiaries.
In Nakasongola and Luwero districts, at least 96 heads of cattle have been stolen during curfew since it was revised in June this year. In Lyantonde 67 animals in Lyantonde, 54 and 40 thefts were registered in Lango and Sebie sub-regions respectively in June.
On Monday the University’s Faculty of Bio-technology and Pharmaceutical Studies (PharmBiotec) headed by Dr Alice Venronica Lamwaka revealed it had made significant strides in the discovery of a Covid-19 cure dubbed COVILYCE and that it needed financial backing for large scale production of the herbal concoction.
Catherine Mbahimba, the principal town Clerk Katwe Kabatooro town council, says the delivery of services in the town council is likely to be affected because of low revenue collections. She says they were collecting fees from each motorcycle and vehicle transporting salt, which has reduced due to the inter-district travel restrictions.