Suspending the operations of the Weigh Bridge at Malaba, Prime Minister Nabbanja said that the operations will only resume when the pile-up has completely eased, adding that the government has instructed the ministers of works, internal affairs and trade to pitch camp at Malaba until the fuel situation normalizes.
According to a circular to all Resident District Commissioners, City Commissioners, District Police Commanders and District Internal Security Officers, the minister said that they had received information about criminals masquerading as hawkers in villages, especially in Western Uganda. He advised that such trading should be restricted to trading centres.
Musa Ecwero, the State Minister of Works and Transport explained that the Government and World Bank have partnered to co-finance the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Lira-Kamdini road section under the North Eastern Road Asset Management Project – NERAMP.
Francis Mwijukye, the M.P Buhwenju County says that they were surprised that the country is getting enough fuel but there's still a crisis. They want to investigate companies that supply fuel in the country to ascertain whether they hold fuel with the intention of hiking prices to make abnormal profit fromthe country.
In the coming financial year 2022/2023, government has allocated 465 billion Shillings for the Parish Development Model. President Yoweri Museveni told MPs last year that government plans to allocate 100 million Shillings to every parish for the implementation of the Development Model and this would require a total of 1 trillion Shillings budgetary allocation for the 10,595 parishes.
The chairperson of Lango Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District Judith Alyek, issued a statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president. But Moses Okot, the Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue another, contradicting statement, saying the demo will still happen as planned