Uganda Airlines has also been preparing to launch flights to Dubai at the end of this month using its two newly acquired A330-800Neo Airbuses. And the over 200 labour export companies under Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) will soon meet to discuss the latest move and communicate the way forward.
Jackie Akello argued that evicting them from the street will not only disrupt their livelihood but also poses a greater risk of contracting the Coronavirus since the markets are more crowded than the streets.
According to Ismail Mulindwa, the director Basic and secondary education, they have managed to coordinate as relevant ministries of education, transport ,health and police to ensure that they clear the increasing numbers of learners without discriminating the non students found among students before the set deadline.
If implemented perfectly, the project will introduce the automated bus fare system in Uganda, which the operators say, will reduce fraud and the unfair impromptu fare increments by taxis.
Maurice Mukiibi, the Communications and Marketing Manager Tondeka, says they hope the introduction of buses will encourage more people to leave their cars home and travel by bus, hence reducing congestion.
The Officer-in-charge of Patongo Police station, Yunus Sebirumbi told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the management of the market failed to adhere to directives issued by the President and the Health Ministry.
On Tuesday, well-wishers who include Gulu University, Ker Kwaro Acholi, the Acholi cultural institution and Guruguru Fraternity, a loose coalition of friends and business associates, dispatched six buses to rescue students trapped in Kampala following a spike in public transport fares.
In a June 7 letter to Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli, the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki, said that they had received instructions from the president to return the vehicle to the owner immediately.
James Onono Ojok, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of Gulu University, says that they have offered two buses of 67-seater capacity to pick up students from Makerere University and those stranded at Namayiba Bus Terminal in Kampala.
Sekandi, a manager at Namayiba bus terminal, says that the amount of money has definitely increased, for example, a trip from Kampala to Gulu now costs between Shillings 160,000 and 170,000 from Shillings 40,000 previously. Kampala to Lira now costs between Shillings 100,000 and 150,000 from the normal fare of Shillings 40,000.
However, this growth is threatened by the slow progress in the COVID-19 vaccination compared to other countries, according to the Bank’s 17th Uganda Economic Update titled; "From Crisis to Resilient Green Growth: Investing in Sustainable Land Management and Climate Smart Agriculture"
Anthony Ocaya, the Apaa Township LC II Chairperson told URN that a scuffle ensued after security rejected the demands by traders prompting residents to pelt them with stones claiming that they were segregating between the Acholis and Madi.
According to the authorities, the cattle trade is done through porous routes that have been created in different parts of the district and the movement of cattle at night. These routes are used by the cattle traders to exit the district at night.
Fares by Link Bus Co to medium destinations like Hoima, Masindi and Mubende doubled to Ushs 40,000, while tickets to Fort Portal and Kasese went up to Ushs 70,000 respectively, according to price lists displayed at their offices.
Alex Muhwezi, the Manager Global Bus Kampala Terminal says they had to drive empty buses from upcountry to Kampala to pick up people, hence the increment in fares.
Alima Komuhangi says middle men only come and tell them that the prices have gone down without giving them any explanation. The farmer who also buys fresh cocoa from other farmers for resale asks the government to intervene and stabilize the prices.
Shenah Nkinzi, a student from Bishop Secondary School, says that their parents had just returned them to school and used all the money, saying that they are struggling to find means of picking them from school.