The proposal is contained in the report of the committee which has been scrutinizing the payment of 41 billion Shillings to 10 Ugandan companies. The committee was set up after a government request for parliamentary approval to clear a debt of 151 billion Shillings owed to Ugandan traders and companies by the South Sudan government.
Fungaroo Kaps Hassan, the Obongi MP who led residents from his constituency to the proposed bridge site on Thursday said they decided to mobilise themselves to clear the bridge site after waiting for government response in vain.
A soldier attached to the UPDF base in Ngomoromo told URN on condition of anonymity that the attackers are part of a larger group of Sudan Peoples Liberation Army SPLA soldiers in Poger who are wandering around waylaying Ugandan civilians to rob them of their valuables.
He cautioned the parties to the south Sudan Conflict to be mindful of politics driven by opportunism which has brought a lot of suffering to Africa and cost it development. In the last 58 years, I have been watching the Africans here. There have been so many mistakes, so much suffering because of the politics of opportunism, that that takes advantage of identity.
The investigations started in November 2016, just two months after the then Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura passed out the officers from Kabalye Police Training School. Munira Ali, the Spokesperson of the Inspectorate of Government, says investigations are still ongoing.
In a report released on Tuesday, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, noted the deliberate and brutally violent targeting of civilians, particularly women and children, in April and May. According to the report, at least 120 women and girls were raped and those unable to flee were killed as part of a deliberate scorched earth policy that has displaced thousands of people.
The Sudan foreign Affairs Minister, Al-Dierdiry al-Dhikheri told journalists that four key issues were discussed. In the new government structure proposed by Museveni and Bashir, South Sudan will have four vice presidents.