Charles Rwakairu, the Chairperson of Wobulenzi Town Council Finance Committee, explains that the valuation rolls were compiled in violation of the Local Government Rating Act, which grants town councils, as semi-autonomous administrative units, the authority to assess and collect taxes.
Although Caritas Uganda has transformed some Ugandan communities, including refugees and migrants, for the last 50 years by investing in agriculture for peasants to not only have food but also surplus for commercial purposes, Bishop Jjumba believes that little has been done in addressing the poverty levels because many are still languishing in it.
The town council recently passed a resolution to evict over 100 vendors from Zibulatudde road where they are operating, in a move to restore order and promote sanitation in the area. The council ordered that the vendors relocate to Bonna Bagaggawale market in Klezia zone which is operating on five acres donated by the LC III Chairman.
Bukenya says that a bunch of bananas (matooke) increased to between Shillings 20,000 to 70,000 Shillings from Shillings 20,000-30,000 in 2021. He also noted that there is an increase in the price of sweet potatoes from Shillings 180,000 to 230,000 per sack and chicken costs between Shillings 20,000 and 45,000.
The Village Savings and Loan Associations have between 15-30 members, who save between 10,000 and 40,000 Shillings every month. The money is either banked in the group account or stored in a wooden box kept in one of the executive member’s homes.
Museveni said that he was motivated to construct the leather factory after skilling youths in Kampala to make shoes but learnt that the leather they needed as raw materials was supposed to be imported.
Rogers Kakooza, the Director of AVAH Spices Limited in Wakiso district, says that he has operated for four years and is yet to acquire certification from UNBS. He cites the high costs involved in testing and certifying the products compared to his capital.
In Hoima district, 840 million shillings were received to facilitate the operations of the parish development model but Charles Kajura, the district focal person for the Programme says they could not disburse it to the various parishes over a lack of implementation guidelines. In Bukwo district, Resident District Commissioner Hashaka Mpimbaza says that Chief Administrative Officer has failed to disclose how much funds were disbursed for the programme.
Grace Nanyonga, the Chief Executive Officer of Grana Fish Supplies Limited in Mukono district, says that after failing to access government grants, she was forced to use her land title to secure a bank loan to support her business so that it can recover from the lockdown.
Mustapha Kizito, a butcher told URN on Thursday afternoon that he had only sold beef to 20 buyers with each of them buying less than a kilogram of beef. According to Kizito, in the previous seasons, he could sell a cow by midday.
In March 2020 the government closed schools over COVID 19 pandemic sending both teachers and students back home. Oliver Nanono, then working for Bayport Financial Services, was also hit hard because her major clientele comprising of teachers couldn't apply for loans due to the closure of schools. Just a month into the lockdown, Nanono resolved to resign her job at the Luwero branch and ventured into learning how to make craft shoes.
About 64 taxi drivers and conductors at Balikyewunya Luwero –Nakasongola taxi stage accuse their leaders led by Chairperson Uthman Mukasa Kiddu of embezzling up to 71 million Shillings which was saved over the last three years.
Luwero Town Clerk Irene Nakamatte issued a notice In July directing the District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa to stop operations of the market that was established on part of the 20-acre piece of land belonging to the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. The market was established two months ago by Kadhi Mulindwa at Kalongomiti Zone in Luwero town.