Moses Otimong, the Fort Portal City Town clerk told our reporter in an interview that although the city authorities had proposed to shift all timber-related business to the Harubaho ward by the end of this financial year, the exercise could not proceed as planned due to the failure by the city to raise UGX 50 million to prepare the proposed site.
Stephen Birahwa Mukitale says the government should define indebtedness not as directly borrowed funds or loans, but that all financial liability should be taken into account. Birahwa is also concerned that many items are left out, including recoverable costs in the oil and gas industry.
According to Lubega, ICOGU has begun underwriting the oil and gas projects in the Albertine including the pipeline from Uganda to the Port of Tanga in Tanzania. “We have policies on the pipeline, on Tilenga, on Kingfisher and this gives us hope moving forward,” said Lubega.
By the time of its establishment in 2019, statistics suggested that Teso sub-region had more than eight million fruit trees to support the production of juice. But when the factory started production, less than half of the farmers in Teso were able to supply fruits to the factory.
According to Gen. Katumba, unpatriotic people target sleepers and rails to sell to aluminum companies while locals target ballasts such as gravel stones for construction at their homesteads which slows down works besides vandalizing the line.