The celebrations started with a thanksgiving mass presided over by the Bishop of West Lango, Rev. Ceaser Nina who urged Christians to continue working together to enhance the development of their diocese.
The heifers will benefit widows, widowers, the elderly, Person with Disabilities, orphans and the Ex-combatants from the Sub Counties are Aduku, Inomo, Chawente, Nambieso, Abongomola and Aduku Town Council.
The farm inputs that include 2,500kgs of Nase-1 improved upland rice seeds, 20 metric tons of bio-fertilizers, 20 metric tons of bio-pesticides all worth 35 million shillings for planted over 800 acres of land
Through Makmot Kibwanga and Company Advocates, Anger claimed that the sub-county leadership illegally trespassed on his family land in 2012 and established a market on it claiming it would be temporary. He, however, said they went ahead to construct a toilet on the land.
During a council session, the councilors accused the Town Clerk of abuse of office, incompetence, failing to implement council resolutions and having poor working relationship with the technical staff.
Vicky Apono, a resident of Abany-imalo village in Abongomola Sub County Kwania district who planted 6 acres of the plant is already harvesting. She says her life has improved alongside that of the people around her especially those who have ventured into growing Rosemary
Edith Basalirwa, the Kwania District Police Commander said the suspects defrauded Lydia Abuk, who represents Persons with Disability- PDWs at Aduku Town Council Shs.3.5 million, and two unidentified politicians from Inomo Sub County shs. 4.5 million.
In April 2019, the government suspended fishing on the lakes on request by the district leaders under Lake Kyoga Integrated Management Organisation (LAKIMO) following concerns of depletion of fish species due to poor fishing methods.
Under this scheme, a farmer is required to pay about 30,000 shillings per acre to insure their crops each season. Once their crops are affected by either drought or rain, they are entitled to a minimum compensation of Shillings 150,000 per acre of the crop depending on the market price.
Recently, Kwania District authorities invited the commanders of the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit to discuss mechanism of conducting the registration exercise.
The move which was aimed at regulating illegal fishing activities and conserving Uganda’s water bodies has reportedly been objected by the Fishery Protection Unit.
He identified one of the prominent grower as Walter Kali who was arrested and subsequently jailed to 18 months’ imprisonment for planting, selling and consuming marijuana by the magistrate court in Kwania district.
Martha Twesigye, the Marketing Officer Ensibuuko Technology Limited, says the beneficiary farmers subscribed to their premium crop insurance. She said those compensated lost about 80 percent of their crops in the first season.
In Lira district, some 13 farmers got shillings 3m, and some 10m shillings was paid to farmers in Kole district.
According to Dr. Opeto, the move is aimed at ensuring that the butcheries meet minimum operational requirements so as to protect lives of meat consumers. He says the operators of the affected butcheries have been given a week’s ultimatum to improve the hygiene and sanitation of their butcheries before they resume operations. butcheries before they resume operations.