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.
He says that although the robbery took place on Sunday night, he had been convinced by the Managers at Mansion Hotel that an in-house search would help them recover the money without the involvement of the police.
Jamal Kanyesigye, the Kakira Division Police Commander, says the suspects were caught red-handed on Tuesday by a team of police officers attached to the Field Force Unit deployed to patrol the plantation.
Speaking at the commissioning of construction works along two roads in Jinja town, Kadaga says that, she receives numerous reports of intrigue and corruption by both technocrats and local leaders from Jinja district, which frustrates the progress of infrastructure projects.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 590 soldiers who underwent a six months’ refresher course at college on Thursday at Gadaffi Garrison in Jinja, Katemba notes that, the number of trainees continue to rise however, the training structures are yet to be renovated.
The 28-year old Batista Atayo, a resident of Nailo village in Kakira town council, Jinja district was shot dead by a security guard whose names have not yet been established. Industrial security services limited are responsible with ensuring security in Kakira sugar works plantations.
Nabakooba also took a swipe at some local government public relations officers for failing to update district websites detailing government achievements such as mechanized agricultural systems in preference of discussing political tales, which have dragged young people in abject poverty since they lack information to transform their lives.
The commandant of the Jinja based non commissioned officers’ academy-NCOA Col. Saad Katemba who led the team, says UPDF is part of the community and therefore ready to support them in handling their daily needs.
Busoga region has registered 223 reservists that will join their colleagues at Singo military barracks to form Uganda’s battle groups thirty-one and thirty-two which will foster UPDF’s operations under African union mission in Somalia-AMISOM.
As crowds grew bigger, the highway was blocked resulting in a heavy traffic jam along the road, a single gateway to the far east. Along the road, they matched, singing in praise of FDC, hitherto the biggest political force in Uganda.