UDB Managing Director, Patricia Ojangole says they have created unsecured loan products based on the fact women have been proved to be better at debt repayment than men, and that there is need to take advantage of this.
Madrine Namulema joined a local association of clay bricklayers in the area and gradually, she also introduced her four children aged between seven to 13 years to the same work, from which they earned reasonable income for a period of over one year now.
'We shall then compare the findings of NDA, UNBS and those of an independent laboratory and if the results are varying then we are going to be in trouble. So you cannot change these results. Go and do the exact thing and give us exact results!” - Committee Chairman Mwine Mpaka.
Since 2018, the government has not compensated the project-affected persons yet they stopped using their land. The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) had also promised to start compensation in December 2020 or early January 2021.
Hiring private companies has largely been blamed for the high cost of power and unstable supply, and for this, the public view is dominated by calls not to renew Umeme’s contract at the end of its 20 years in 2025.
"Even if the contract is to be renewed, the government should leave the companies to operate in peace without threats of termination because this also scares investors away from the sector," says Ssebowa, former ERA Executive Director.
All agencies in the sector will work together with Police and RDCs to execute the 'Mother of all Assaults' on vandalism that has seen over 150 tons of steel stolen and power theft that has cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars as a result.