A study by scientists led by Dr Leon Matagi from the School of Psychology and Dr Luis Kamulegeya, a researcher at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University shows that 86 per cent of students at universities drink alcohol, ‘recklessly’.
A baseline survey conducted by Tango Consultants across 19 Northern Uganda districts with support from UWEAL notes that although Shea butter and nuts are on high demand, the fact that they are seasonal and grow as wild trees makes the value chain is inconsistent.
This follows persistent complaints from the public about fraud in the industry as well as uncoordinated interest rates and illegal collateral asked for by the lenders. Tier 4 microfinance institutions include SACCOs, Non-deposit taking microfinance institutions, Self-help groups and community-based microfinance institutions and moneylenders.
Minister Lugoloobi told the traders to wait for the ministry's final position on the matter within a week, warning that demonstrations by traders is not a wise option when discussions are on-going, which they rejected