Lt Col Francis Itabuka, the Intelligence chief during Idi Amin's reign, notes that people like General Fadhul should have been given special recognition and care before their last days by this government but they have been completely disregarded.
“Regardless of the regimes they served, they remain soldiers who protected their country during that time," he said. "As soldiers who served during Amin’s time, we have been the most disciplined and not involved in any offense during Museveni’s rule.”
Crude palm oil prices hit record highs in May 2021, along with soybean oil, sunflower oil and other soft oils, which compete for a share in the vegetable oils market. The prices in Uganda have increased USD 1,300 (4.6 million Shillings) per metric tonne, from USD 500 (1.8 million Shillings), two years ago.
UMEME’s Jinja area manager, Paul Ssempira however says that despite their efforts to sensitize communities on the dangers involved in power thefts, the vice tends to thrive, which has since compromised the power supply chain to the legally connected consumers.
Basra Gurcharan of Guru Nanak Investment Uganda ltd, a sun flower oil milling company which has operated in Lira for the last 21 years said he supplied 381 tons of sunflower and 272 cotton seed which amounts to 1b and 600m shillings respectively but has not been paid a coin.