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10:54
10:54

Taxi Drivers, Boda-boda Riders Rush In Kenya For Petrol 3 1

In Busia district, a litre of petrol at a pump fuel station costs between Shillings 4,530 and 46,10 up from Shillings 3,670 while those vending in plastic bottles have hiked a liter from Shillings 3,800 to between Shillings 4,700 and 4,800.
17:59
17:59

Artisan Miners in Busia Living in Fear over Eviction 3 1

The Chinese investor is constructing a USD 200 refinery covering 300 acres of land in the four villages of Alupe, Agoriat, Akipenet, Amagoro in Mawero parish, Buteba sub-county.
14:19
14:19

Construction of Roads in Busia Stalls Over Structures Built in Road Reserve 3

Construction of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27 Kilometers- Kms Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents constructed residential houses, wall fences on the road reserve. The owners of the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
11:42
11:42

Kenyan Fish Mongers Protest Over Impounded Trucks 6 4

Godfrey Ongwabe, the national chairperson of cross border trade, told URN that when he followed up on the impounded fish with the Ministry of Agriculture he was told that it was immature and lacks a clear place of origin.
09:10
09:10

Construction of US$ 200M Gold Refinery Starts In Busia 5 9

Lui Hui, the general manager of Wagagai gold mining company limited, says that they will construct the gold refinery in two phases with each phase costing US$ 100million. He says that they expect to complete the first phase in 2023.
07:30
07:30

Busia Road Rehabilitation Works Stall Over Fuel Shortage 4 2

George Mwidu, the Busia District Engineer confirmed to URN that they are unable to continue with the works because of fuel shortage. He explains that they can’t access money from the central government because the district bank account system is down.
09:51
09:51

Construction Of USMID Roads Launched in Busia Municipality 7 2

The 19 Billion Shillings road project is funded by World Bank and the construction works have been awarded to Dott Services Limited.
08:35
08:35

Residents Block Water Project Pending Older Road Compensation 6 3

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.
12:34
12:34

RDC Suspends Busia Boda-boda Leaders Over Alleged Extortion 5 3

The angry boda-boda riders who protested were from Busia and Namayingo districts. They accused leaders of Busia joint motorcycle boda-boda rider’s association- BJMBA of routinely extorting cash from them and making unnecessary arrests as well.
09:25
09:25

Busia Residents Assault Councilor for Mobilising Them To Block Road Rehabilitation Works 3

Remigiyo Wabwire, one of the residents in Bukalikha village affected by the road works, says that they were surprised to see the district councillor mobilizing them to protest the road works, which left them without any other option but to attack him for fighting the development of their area.
08:11
08:11

Contractor Directed to Fix Defects On Busia Market 3 4

They cited several defects that includes; linking iron sheets at the upper floor, broken door shutters on some of the lockups, cracks on walls and poor drainage systems among others.
15:57
15:57

80 Kilometres of Roads Listed for Rehabilitation in Busia 4 2

The poor state of roads has raised concern from the public because they had become impassable to cyclists and motorists.
07:37
07:37

Busia Fish Traders Decry High Clearance Costs, Taxes 6

Justine Mugeni, the secretary of fish traders in Busia fish market says that the charges have affected force more than 300 fishermen out of business. He called for the intervention of the relevant authorities to help them stay in business.
14:37
14:37

Busia’s UGX 1.5B Fish Collection Center Lying Idle 5 1

Patrick Wandera, Rosemary Auma and Musana Bumali, all residents of Majanji sub-county, says the fish collection center is useless because it is no longer providing the expected services in the area.
07:08
07:08

Busia Traders Counts Loses As Thugs Steal Goods Worth over UGX 50M 5 1

Aisha Salama, a vendor of onions and tomatoes, says that she found her store open with all her market goods worth Shillings 680,000 missing. She says the raid is a big blow to her business, adding that she has nowhere to begin from.
15:48
15:48

Incomplete Road Works Anger Busia Residents 4

The 17 Million Shillings Syonga-Hadadira- Musuyi 3 Kilometers road that connects from Syonga to Busia town through Tiira town council was abandoned in April 2020 before completion.
13:58
13:58

UGX 787m Rice Huller Lies Idle in Busia 4 4

Joseph Erima Mulim, the LCIII Chairman Buyanga Sub-county says that the huller was installed in 2017 but has remained idle due to lack of power.
10:54
10:54

Construction of UGX1.2B Warehouse In Busia Nears Completion 4 2

BAM Construction Company limited is undertaking the project works with funding from the European Union-EU through African Development Bank under the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa-COMESA.
16:43
16:43

Residents Embark on Building a 16.2 Kms Road Using Hand Hoes 4 1

They started working on the road last month (April) by using hand hoes, pangas, slashers, among other tools to open drainage channels, use stones and soil to fix potholes and compact using the old culvert by rolling it on the soil that they pour on the road to compact it.
13:16
13:16

Produce Prices Shoot Up in Busia as Kenyan Market Booms 3 1

Wilson Musenero, a maize trader says that there's a scarcity of produce especially maize which has high demand in Kenya and many of them are looking at this as an opportunity to recover from the losses they incurred when Kenya announced a ban on Ugandan maize recently.
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