The said contract was awarded by Fort Portal Municipal Council in August 2019, to Woodfix Technical Services, to collect local revenue on the streets of Fort Portal Town. However, a few months later, motorists accused the company of inflating the fees, double charging vehicle owners and failing to sensitize the public about the parking system.
Fr. Paschal Kabura, one of the organizers of this year’s TPC says that unlike in the past, this year’s conference will be virtual due to the outbreak of Covid-19, though a few people will meet physically at Kalya Courts in Fort Portal.
According to the City Clerk, Innocent Ahimbisibwe, they have noticed that vendors are leaving the market stalls empty and resorting to selling their merchandise from near the river, which is leading to heavy pollution and degradation of the major water source in the area.
On the billboard, the Lavita plastic bottle seems to be on top of the Karuziika palace, a graphic design that has drawn sharp criticism from Batooro who took to social media to express their dissatisfaction.
On September 2, 2019, the Government of Uganda and Tooro Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the return of the kingdom assets. King Oyo signed on behalf of the kingdom, while President Yoweri Museveni and the Attorney General William Byaruhanga represented the government.
Albert Bakasara, the TAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – CEO, says that the cancellation of the event is a painful but necessary decision. He discloses that of the over 320 people that had been expected to attend, several had already purchased their convention tickets and the association is going to refund all their registration money.
According to eye witnesses, the incident happened on Saturday midnight when a small fire started from one lockup with a mini-supermarket before spreading to another one that had generators inside. They say that what caused the burning to go out of hand was the failure by fire brigade police to turn up on time.
The shortage has affected the operations of Tooro Dairy Cooperative, a major milk plant in the region, which has resulted to low milk production. More than 90 dairy farmers from Kabarole and Bunyangabu districts supply the plant with milk every day. Bernard Tibasigwa, the production manager, says that production of milk has reduced from 3,500 litres a day to 1,200 litres in the past two months.
Atalyebwa owned several businesses such as ATACO Country Resort in Fort Portal and ATACO Freight Services Limited. The deceased was among the few wealthy people in Fort Portal who engaged in business in the early 1990s.
A team of officials from anti-corruption agencies has carried out an on-spot check at Mpanga Market in Fort Portal as part of the activities lined up to mark the anti-corruption week. During the tour of the market on Friday, the officials were shocked to see that some stalls were empty and the lockups closed. According to records from the market, there are 50 stalls and 40 lockups that remain unoccupied.
Businessmen in Kabarole and the neighbouring districts are considering setting up small scale industries after delays by the Uganda Investment Authority UIA to construct an industrial park. The businessmen through their association have secured 70 acres of land at Butebe, three kilometres outside Fort Portal town, where small scale businesses such as bakeries, metal fabrication, tailoring, textile, rice mils, soap making and garments and juice processing will be established.
Moses Kabango, the Kabarole District Commercial Officer, says that they have tried to encourage people to join SACCOs in vain. Kabango explains that many people have lost trust in the SACCOs due to poor management.
Moses Ikagobya, the Kabarole District Vice Chairperson says that they have written to the Uganda Investment Authority - UIA requesting for investors to utilize the land but they are yet to get a response.
Uganda Radio Network has seen copies of letters from Florence Kiconco, the Principal Private Secretary to President Museveni requesting the Managing Director Stanbic Bank to halt the sale of Pastor Dickson Lubegas house and other properties.
The plant was set up in 2009 at Kitere, West Division in Fort Portal Municipality is also used to produce organic manure suitable for agricultural purposes. It was handed over to Fort Portal Municipal Council after a year under the management of The World Bank and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).