The market was under Nadunget Sub County until April, this year, when the Local Government Ministry merged 20 new villages from the neighbouring sub-counties with the municipality. However, the two sub-counties had earlier agreed to allow the operations of the market to continue in the same location pending council resolutions.
The UPDF medical team had a lot of work picking the youths who fainted along the way and rushing them to Soroti Hospital. A medical worker only identified as Ekochu told URN that they had to administer fast aid to stabilize the youths.
Geoffrey Byamugisha, a resident of Bukinda Sub County in Rukiga district, says while the commissioning the highway president, Yoweri Museveni told them that it would last for 25 years without any cracks. He however, says to his surprise the road has developed cracks just under five years after completion.
Daniel Kaseregenye, the Hoima Municipal Deputy Town Clerk, says they decided to carry out the renovation and expansion works due to shortage of space, adding that following the elevation of the municipal status in 2010, the number of staff increased and office block couldnt accommodate all of them.
Joel Okao Tema, the Amolatar District Information Officer, says the civil servants indeed laid down their tools in protest against what they see as unprincipled political fights against the CAO and heads of department.
During the meeting, the Works Committee Chairperson, Baate Mugisha proposed that council should embark on the construction of the district headquarters at Busoga square as soon as possible drawing protests from the LC V Chairperson, Titus Kisambira together with seven councilors.
According to John Kiyaga, the Regional Manager Domestic taxes, URA collected Shillings 9 billion from districts in the Rwenzori region in the 2016/17 financial year. He however, says they collected Shillings 12 billion by May this year indicating a 26 percent increase.