The 25 million Euros project (approximately 100 billion Shillings) was being implemented in the 14 districts of the West Nile and Acholi Sub-region benefiting both the host and South Sudan refugee population.
James Oyet the chairperson LC3 of Lokole sub-county, thinks the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture should do more in ridding the country of invasive weeds, or sensitize farmers on how to eliminate the weeds, saying the effect is not only on individual farmers, but many government projects purposed to support farmers with revolving funds.
According to King Olarker, it is unfortunate that the very chiefs who are supposed to safeguard Kingdom land are deeply involved in its illegal sale, and this practice must cease immediately. He emphasized that the prevailing high poverty levels should not drive the chiefs and their subjects to sell their land, which is their most valuable asset.
Preliminary reports indicate that Gerald met his death at around 2 p.m. on Monday. It is alleged that Gerald went on a fishing expedition together with five unidentified fishermen on the fateful day. He drowned while attempting to cross the flooded stream after being swept by the strong waves.
Michael Odora, an Arsenal supporter and Chairperson of the business community in Lajalula Trading Centre who is also treating the condition says they suspect that the food which was cooked in the open could have been poisoned by a dirty-minded person.
In 2018, President Yoweri Museveni directed the Uganda Development Cooperation (UDC), facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture, to establish a fruit factory in Lolyango Village under the name Delight Uganda Limited.
The President noted that the VAMED Engineering Gmbh team had brought in cheaper finances with an interest rate below 1 percent proposed for the project compared to the 5 percent interests the Finance Ministry has been signing in the past.
Paul Mwanja, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Social Services in the Ministry of Finance, says that whereas the mother districts require Shillings 1 billion for their relocation, the government is currently financially constrained to fund the exercise.
Joyce Apwoyorwoth, the Vegetable dealers’ chairperson says that the state of the market worsens during the rainy season since the market floods, yet they have no lockups and stalls to keep their commodities safely.
Mustafa Ongom, the Zombo district secretary of finance, planning and administration said they project to collect over 4.9 billion shillings from property rates to expand the local revenue base for the district.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem says the revelation has exposed the truth about LRA's alleged Western sponsors, even though when the government made it clear in the past, no one cared to listen.
Joshua Mugabe Mucunguzi, the Uganda Country Director of TREEO Fairventures Gmbh said that they have in the first season supported the farmers through Delight Uganda Limited with Macadamia tree seedlings for 100 hectares and will in the next season provide another 100 hectares.
The figure is the highest among victims of media freedom violations in the country in just a year according to the new report titled “Systematic Threats to Journalists, Activists, and Freedom of Expression”.
Minister Bwino revealed that the project, valued at US$ 350 million, received Cabinet approval last week and is now awaiting parliamentary endorsement for immediate implementation. 'Climate Smart Agriculture' will target 18 sub-regions, including Acholi, Karamoja, Lango, and West Nile sub-regions.
Dr. Jillian Adyeri Omalla, a farmer and Founder of Delight Uganda Limited, expressed optimism among farmers, citing the previous challenges of poor post-harvest management due to the lack of storage facilities and limited market access.
“Between December 2006 and October 2007, Inder allegedly transferred funds to the LRA on at least six occasions. According to direct witnesses, between 40,000 USD (about 136 million shillings) to 60,000 USD (204 million shillings) was transferred each time through Western Union and picked up by LRA commanders in Juba,” Frivet’s statement reads in Part.