"We declined the request to increase money for fuel for public officers due to price increase. Everyone should live with the constrained budget like all other Ugandans are doing,” said Ramathan Ggoobi, the Secretary to the Treasury.
Besigye declined to disembark from the police van prompting the officers to drag him out. "Am not leaving," Dr. Besigye could be heard telling a police officer identified as Albert Muhumuza who was pushing him from the van.
“Throughout all the litigation between the parties, the Simba Companies have never contested the existence of our partnership or denied having taken the loan from our fund... an ordinary man in Mr Bitature’s position would no doubt be embarrassed, perhaps ashamed, by this fact....but Mr Bitature appears to be unburdened by such sentiments,” Vantage’s response reads.
Besigye noted that the president tried to cover his empty speech with lies and shifted the blame on the worsening economic crisis to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The school deputy headteacher in charge of academics, Peter Ndagiire, reasons that the current economic crisis coupled with a poor harvesting season has forced many parents to withdraw their children from private schools because they could not afford school fees and other mandatory requirements.
Denis Eidu, a senior auditor also presented the reports from 2014 to 2019, which implicated the previous board led by Geoffrey Bangirana for causing the union a financial loss of Shillings 1.5billion through travels and unexplained payments.
Prices of most products, imported and locally manufactured have been rising since late last year, and have since pushed the inflation rate from about 3.2 in November to 4.9 per cent in April. The most affected products are soap, cooking oil and other related products, while imports include fuel, wheat and fertilizer.