Emmanuel Lubega, the Uganda-South Sudan national coordinator at the East African Business Council-EABC, says such a body like a case is for cotton and coffee would ensure farmer’s produce in line with the set standards.
The town council chairperson Sylvester Mapozi says they had estimated to run on a 2.5 Billion Shillings budget for the financial year 2020/2021 but have only managed to realise 1.5 Billion Shillings most of which was a contribution from the central government.
The UN mission has more than 12,000 troops deployed, most in the vast country’s mineral-rich east, where killings more than doubled last year. More than 330 people have been killed and 40,000 others displaced over the last three months alone as a result of the clashes, according to the Kivu Security Tracker, which maps unrest in the region.
The consortium was established following an investment agreement that was signed in April 2018 between Uganda’s Rwenzori Salt Industries and the Chinese company Shining Star Group with a shareholding of 49% and 51% for each company respectively.
The Kasese Deputy Town Clerk, Kairi Kambasu, says they expect vendors to occupy the market by the end of this month.
He also says that they have finalized discussions with the Finance Ministry and vendor’s leaders on the operational guidelines.
Lt. Musa Mugogo, the fisheries unit Kasese sector commander says the existing laws provide for small penalties which most offenders easily pay, further propelling the illegal fishing activities on the water bodies.
The State Minister for Microfinance, Kyegune Haruna Kasolo told URN while in Kasese District on Wednesday that they decided to start monitoring activities to pick out all the concerns about the program and respond to them on time.
The farmers say that due to the reduced water volumes in the river, the scheme management has now resorted to rationing. Patrick Mwesige, a staff of the Mubuku Irrigation Scheme in charge of water, says the water in the river is not enough; affected by a dry spell, and human activities upstream which have affected the volumes in the canals.
The demobilization and resettlement officer with Amnesty Commission Henry Basaliza told URN that the Amnesty Commission is working with other partners to train the ex-ADF rebels in interlocking stabilized soil block-ISSB technology, craft making and tailoring for economic integration.