As early as 2004, US was on the hunt for more manpower of private security personnel. Uganda was at hand to offer man power. This resulted into explosion of private security companies that were recruiting an exporting security guards to Iraq. Asker Security Service was the first company to export guards to Iraq in late 2005.
Stella Auma, a resident of Lajalula Sub County told URN that the poor road network in her area has led to hiked transport fares to the nearest Omer Health Centre II, which is about 32 kilometers away from her home.
Margaret Ayo, the Chairperson Elegu Market Vendors Association, says that across the border, trade is smooth when being operated by South Sudanese, while Ugandans are robbed, their goods destroyed and the people killed.
South Sudan traders at Elegu in Uganda alleged that the police officers demand for money from the Sudanese or mobile phones and other valuables as security that they will cross back into South Sudan.
Wampewo Avenue stretches from the Jinja road round about Adjacent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to upper Kololo terrace road, above the airstrip. It is the same avenue where one of his investments; Hotel Africana and BMK Building are located.
Construction works of the 22.8 Billion Shillings water project that is also funded by African Development Bank-ADB through the Water Supply and Sanitation Program Phase II (WSSP II) was expected to be completed in one year.
The fund which was started to provide well-coordinated support to various entities in Uganda was suspended early this year after President Yoweri Museveni accused the Ministry of Finance of irregularly authorizing funding, to a tune 500 billion Shillings, to be operated exclusively by foreign missions in Uganda.
UNRA started providing ferry services across the channel in June this year, following the temporary closure of the Kazinga Channel Bridge along the Kasese-Katunguru-Ishaka road for emergency rehabilitation works. But the ferry has since been having technical faults.
Allan Muhwezi, another victim says that poverty is lurking at their doors because, without food, development becomes difficult and hard. According to Muhwezi, the hailstorm seriously affected his 4-acre coffee plantation.
The land comprising two blocks is located in Rhino Camp Sub County. Moses Dalili the Chief Administrative Officer Madi Okollo district says that the district has secured land titles for the two blocks.
Allan Sempewa, the UNRA spokesperson says that they have financial challenges causing delays. He appealed to residents stay calm as whoever was valued and assessed during the road project will soon get money.
In June, the IMF Executive Board under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement approved a loan to support Uganda's post Covid-19 recovery and increase households’ incomes and inclusive growth by fostering private sector development.
Mujjuzi however says levying each departing passenger 10 US Dollars, as approved by parliament to boost aviation revenue, and mandatory testing for all arriving passengers could discourage non-essential travel. The government is expected to pronounce itself on both proposed measures and whether or not they will be implemented at the airport.
Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. This kind of currency used by the IMF when dealing with member countries is currently slightly worth more than 1 US Dollar.
Ismail Mohamed, the mayor of Moroto Municipality questioned why the contractor had not rectified the cracks and instead covered them with timber. “This is unfortunate, these cracks show poor workmanship and we blame the ministry of local government, which has been supervising and they never advised the contractor over these cracks,” he said.