The victims who are currently nursing injuries at Kamuli general hospital include 25-year-old Joel Waiswa and Jackson Muzimba aged 30 years. They were allegedly shot on Wednesday by Jimmy Ebong, a security guard attached to Security Systems Limited.
A driver who had come to inquire whether the service was complete discovered Nviri’s lifeless body that was lying under the front tires of the truck. Some of the workers raised complaints of fatigue and lack of protective gears.
Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
A huge cloud of smoke coupled with a sharp flame was visible from all corners of the Jinja Central Business district which attracted crowds to gather around the factory gate. The crowd was later dispersed by UPDF personnel who tasked them to vacate the premises immediately.
They argue that the uncontrolled levels of pollution have deterred several fish species from multiplying because their breeding areas are contaminated with unspecified amounts of acidic waste from factories. The fishermen pinned Nile Agro and Skyfirt Leather Industries for establishing an extension of 50 meters into Lake Victoria.
According to the termination letterdated May 19, 2020, and signed by the factory’s human resource manager, Joanitah Nakawesi, Muyomba is accused of insubordination and selective enforcement of guidelines on face masks.
A section of the factory operators who on Thursday evening held a closed-door meeting with selected members of the Jinja district covid19 control task force noted that they were not ready for the stringent measures issued by the government.
Makerere University Business School-MUBS Economics Lecturer and Policy Analyst, Ramathan Ggoobi says the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has since been declared a pandemic is economically contagious and has attacked all sectors of the economy at all fronts.
Ibrahim Mwanja, one of the victims told URN at Mercy health center where they were rushed for treatment that the explosion occurred minutes after they dropped a round shaped metallic block in the furnace, which poured hot liquid on their skins.
Abdullah Luwangula, a farmer from Luuka district says the influence of politicians has jeopardised the industry as farmers stuck with mature cane are exploited and forced to sell their cane cheaply to middlemen.
According to Francis Baganzi, the Human Resource Manager of the factory, the fire started from the thermic oil boiler, a key piece of equipment which controls all the activities of the factory. The machine reportedly exploded and burnt out into ashes.
Speaking to journalist at the Jinja based State Lodge on Tuesday night; Museveni said government shall undertake studies to foster environment conservation because of the increasing industrialization in the country.
It is alleged that Maka was fixing recycled paper in a conveyor machine that trapped him injuring his hands and head. A conveyor is machine transports material and other finished goods from one point in the factory to another.