Stella Naigaga, a saloon operator says that one of the VHTs confiscated her national ID under unclear circumstances. “They registered me alongside my other five workmates but after our 30 minute’s engagement, the VHT member sped off with our IDs claiming that they were a requirement to expedite the release of the relief funds to the beneficiaries,” she said.
Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
The Busoga Muslim regional Khadhi, Hussein Bowa, says that some of the terms in the circular banks warrant borrowers to pay high interest rates, which has partly deterred small business owners from accessing their much-desired credit facilities in fear of the repercussions.
Aisha Mohammed, an attendant of a patient told URN that her relative was receiving critical healthcare at a private clinic but the health workers directed them to offer him home-based oxygen therapies claiming that their patient had stabilized.
The Municipal speaker, Molson Bizitu held a public meeting at the Jinja city hall on Tuesday to consult stakeholders on whether to negotiate with the trustees of the Indian association or battle them out in court.
The fishermen told URN on Thursday that some fishermen had resorted to fish poisoning so as to harvest more yet in the long run threatening the sustainability of the fisheries sector to compete on the global market.
In his memory, the day of his death has been marked as a public holiday, since 2015. But it is one of the holidays that are unknown among nationals, and on this basis, MPs think that more efforts should be put in place to make the celebration more significant and ensure that the day draws more attention than it is at the moment.
According to the circular issued on February 9th by the Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza, pre-candidates in P.7, S.3, and S.6 will report back to school on March 1 and study for 14 weeks before breaking off on May 2021. P.4 and P.5 will report to school on April 6 after Primary Leaving Examination and will study for 8 weeks and break off June 21 to allow lower primary classes to report and use the school facilities.
Luuka is one of the largest sugarcane growing districts in Busoga sub-region with 80% of the population either directly or indirectly involved in sugarcane industry, 15% deal in coffee whereas the rest are small scale holder farmers dealing in food crops.