Amidst all this, the migration from fossil fuel to cleaner sources of energy is also gathering pace, with the automotive industry, which is the main consumer, increasingly going for battery-powered electric engine vehicles.
Kitgum Municipality, with three divisions of Pager, Central and Pandwong last developed its physical development plan in 2005 when the entity was still a town council. The new plan has been under development by Peak Partners Ltd for the last year. It is funded by the World Bank through Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development programme-USMID.
Many traders are attending to buyers without wearing face masks and those who have the masks are not wearing them appropriately. Streets and roads in town are also congested with motorists driving and riding close to each other, some carrying more passengers than permitted.
Some of the vendors and traders have raised complaints of double allocation of space, mismatches between names and allocated stall numbers, and missing names among others. They are also accusing some leaders of manipulating the process.
Samalie Namukose, the Assistant Commissioner for Nutrition in the Health Ministry, says that the available regulations are weak and obsolete. She says that with the influx of breast milk substitutes, there is need for tougher laws to dissuade manufacturers and distributors from dumping their products on the Ugandan market.