Resident of Isingiro on Monday raided a check point mounted by the police at Kagogo in Ruborogota Sub County accusing the officers of using it to extort money from locals. Ruborogota Local council three chairperson Robert Seguya says that the police check-point had been put in place to restrict the movement of livestock at the time when the district was under a quarantine due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
Patrick Kajumba, the Kaberebere town council LC III, says their biggest challenge is the absence of a dumping site. Kajumba says they had identified a piece of land valued at Shillings 100 million but they failed to raise money to buy it prompting the owner to find other buyers.
Innocent Tugume, a resident of Kabarebere town council, says farmers are the most affected by the water crisis. Tugume, who owns a piggery farm, says he uses his motorcycle to fetch water about five kilometers away for his farm, which costs him Shillings 5000 each day
Donozio Kibanda, the Birere Sub county LC V councilor, accuses the Veterinary Department of making the pronouncement without any scientific proof. He says the department should be in position to present communication from the Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministries on the quarantine.
The district slapped a ban on charcoal burning in October citing the depletion of the forest cover in most sub counties there. It was one of the initiatives taken to end indiscriminate tree cutting and mitigate the impacts of climate change on the surroundings.
Moses Muzima, the Isingiro District police commander, says that Jeremiah Kamurali has been arrested on orders from the Ministry Agriculture for defying a quarantine put in place 10 years ago to contain foot and mouth disease.
In a petition signed by Jeremaya Birungi alias Kamurali the chairperson Isingiro district agricultural union the dealers allege that Isingiro district council set up a number of Matooke check points where a lot of money is extracted forcefully from them.
Council authorities demarcated and allocated the 3-hectare open space inside the said market to a developer who intends to construct a modern market. However the lock up owners claim they own the open space
The decision by government to allocate 25 billion shillings under the Youth Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Fund is causing bad blood among the youths in Isingiro district. The youth are now planning to hold a peaceful demonstration to express their anger with the Government over the way they are treated in allocation of national cake.