Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), the implementing agency of the Highway Project, says at least 2,000 people are killed by bad weather on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria annually.
On Thursday, a Memorandum of Understanding-MOU between Hima Cement Factory and Pozzolana Miners and Transporters Association was signed at Harugongo Primary School. Hima agreed to employ the miners to extract Pozzolana and supply the factory.
Small scale mining has been the main economic activity in the area, employing more than 500 youths for the last 15 years. However, most of them have now been rendered jobless as the gold deposits are reported to be depleted.
Hebert Turyomurugyendo runs a restaurant in Mbarara town. He says the bull means a lot to the towns identity and shouldnt be left to look the way it does. He asks the authorities to wake up and stop taking the statue for granted.
At least 900 of the 2300 residents on Bufumira have migrated to the nearby sub counties of Bubeke in Kalangala District and Kituntu in Mpigi district. Sylvester Ssemugenyi, the LC I secretary Bufumira island, says currently no boat are allowed to fish.