Allan Katende, who is pursuing a degree course in Agriculture and Rural Innovation, looks forward to owning “the largest online business store selling shoes in Kampala City. He calls this an opportunity presented to him by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdowns imposed since March 2020.
Lillian Aber, the Kitgum Woman MP asked Government to negotiate with Telecoms to waive the withdraw charges so that the beneficiaries receive the entire sum of Shillings 100,000. She also raised complaints about ghost names on the Government list.
More than 3,000 people were tested for COVID-19 as part of the clearance to attend the different Parliamentary events this month. The events included the election of the Speaker on May 24, the State of the Nation Address by President Museveni on June 4, and Budget Reading on June 10.
On the many private vehicles on the road in several parts of Kampala despite the announcement of the new lockdown measures, Oweyesigire says there is no car that is left to go without the driver explaining themselves
The huge number of travelers prompted transporters to hike their fares. Bus fares to up country areas have more than doubled. For example, transport fares to the northern Uganda route specifically to Gulu has increased to between Shillings 100,000 and 130,000 from Shillings 40, previously. Travelers to Elegu border post are paying Shillings 150,000.
The matter was raised by Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP who says that the curfew is now being used to violate rights of Ugandans, curtail mothers and women who are coming from the market and extort money from Ugandans.
According to the breakdown, each group is entitled to 30 million Shillings and an allocation of 500 million Shillings is set aside for each constituency. However, a move by the government to allocate an additional 50 billion Shillings to Kampala and Wakiso districts has sparked criticism from Members of Parliament.
Ogwal, a member of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who was addressing the President as she led prayers, said that when President Museveni instituted the lockdown including closing churches, many people were uncomfortable, and she personally condemned the President.
Busia Municipality MP Geoffrey Macho told parliament today, that the government needed to reconsider this decision, and allow more numbers of worshippers according to the size of the churches and the number of people it can accommodate.
The total donations to the COVID-19 task force were valued at 28 billion Shillings by May 2020. They included both cash and non-cash donations channelled through the national response fund, chaired by Emmanuel Katongole, the Executive Chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited.
Arnold Katabi, the FUBA Vice President in Charge of Marketing and Publicity, says they are discussing how to hold a 3x3 basketball tournament, which has few players and is shorter compared to the league. Three on three Basketball is a new initiative by the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) to help make basketball a more versatile sport.