John Kisoke, the Kyegegwa LCV Chairperson says that the contractor will continue with the road works. According to Kisoke, district leaders and George Sande, the Managing Director met at the Office of the Prime Minister over the matter.
The commissioner says strong laws and penalties have since been established to fight the illegal trade, where one is bound to pay 20billion, life imprisonment or both in relation to the 2019 wildlife act.
According to the Fort Portal City Mayor Edison Asaba, the daily dues being paid by the vendors are a form of extortion meant to frustrate the marginalized city dwellers from growing their small scale businesses.
“Whereas our district is known as one of the leading agricultural areas particularly when it comes to Matooke and coffee production, we feel deprived because of the status of our roads. We were happy that the season had changed and we would sell our produce at a higher price but this has not worked because vehicles cannot pass through any road to access our produce,” he said.
Grace Kazigati, the NAADs coordinator of Kabarole district, says that cages are intended to enable communities near creator lakes to engage in fish farming with an aim of boosting their household incomes.
Kasoro told the prime minister that in 2019 floods submerged Katanga, Rwenyana, Kajweka, Rwangara, Kamuga and Kachwankumu parishes in Kanaara sub-county. They also affected several cells in Kanara town council and Butungama sub-county, which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the farmers in Kahunge town council, four villages of Kabwisana Kihura and Rwenkuba, in Rwenkuba ward were the worst hit, while in Nkoma sub county three villages of Mpanga in Mabale parish, Rushenyi in Bishozi parish and Kaberere in Kaberebere parish were also not spared
“As leaders we however condemn acts of mob justice, we are calling on government to increase security in this village and other neighboring areas," Happy added. "People here tell me that they have resorted to sharing housing with animals to save them from being stolen."
Mable Twegumye, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Kamwenge Central Police Station told URN that Kamwesiga and Kaijabwango have been masquerading as Kamwenge district Human Resource Officer and Deputy Human Resource Officer respectively to con money for desperate job seekers.
Mutuuzo said that 200 million shillings was availed to some parishes of Bunyangabu district and that each parish was allocated 30 million shillings revolving fund to be paid back within a period of six months.
Patrick Muhenda, the Fort portal central police station community liaisons officer said such cases of gender-based violence were on the rise in the city and on average police receives above 60 cases every month at the child and family protection unit, however this case of grievous harm is the first of its kind recorded by the unit.
John Bosco Rusoke, the Fort Portal City Deputy Town Clerk says it is not only teachers who have gone omonths without their payment, but other civil servants were equally going through the same. He however said the city authorities were doing everything possible in partnership with the ministries of finance and of public service to solve the problem.
The 1. 8 Billion Shillings Kakabara-Nabingola road was constructed under the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP. The program that is under the Office of the Prime Minister is intended to support refugee-hosting communities.