Kitgum Municipal Council signed a contract with Trio Consultants Ltd in June this year to supervise, China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co Ltd that was contracted to undertake the 16.6 Billion shillings road construction.
The more than 100 angry workers, mostly casual laborers and some skilled workers went on strike on Monday and pitched camp at their bosses’ residence in Langa-Langa Cell in Central Division of Kitgum Municipality, confronting them over their pay.
According to Komakech, the arrest follows reports from the local community members after observing the duo selling fresh fish in the villages before alerting the authorities who swung into action and arrested them.
Hellen Laryang, a mango farmer who owns more than 30 mango trees in Dure central village in Latanya Sub-county, in Pader District notes that several tons of mangoes are rotting away in her orchard because she doesn’t have markets.
The report presented by the outgoing Kitgum District Chairperson Jackson Omona shows a total of 13,188 households were by the end of last year using off-grid solar products for lighting and other uses. It equally showed an increment of solar usage in the district by more than ten times from the 2,041 households surveyed in 2016 that were found to be using solar energy in rural and urban areas.
According to the draft budget, Education and sports took the lion share of shillings 13.2 billion followed by health and environment at shillings 7 billion, administration at 4.7 billion and production and marketing at shillings 4.5 billion.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Magyezi noted that the government is looking for money to fund the operations of the new administrative units with the approval of the budget this year.
In Kitgum District, the committee on Wednesday discovered a section of 15.9 kilometres Akilok Central-Lakwanya road in Orom Sub-county constructed by Giant Plum Ent Ug Ltd that had several broken culverts.