Some of the boda boda riders in Kasese municipality are complaining that they are not benefiting from a state house loan scheme that was started during the February election campaigns. While on a campaign tour of the district, President Yoweri Museveni gave boda boda cyclists 20 million shillings to start up a loan scheme. The cyclists are now complaining that the money, which was given to all of them, is benefiting just a few.
Tomato farmers and vendors in Hoima say they are making losses after a bumper season pushed prices down. A tin of tomatoes that cost 25,000 shillings a few months ago is now going for just 3,500 shillings.
Several police officers in Katwe are bitter after their belongings were this morning thrown out of their houses and unipots to enforce a directive to have all officers reside where they work. Several warnings have been given to police officers to move their belongings and get accommodation in their respective units following a directive from the police council two years ago.
Police in Katwe have arrested two brothers in connection with the kidnap of a three year old child from her parentsâ€™ home in Ndejje, Mirimu zone. Nakato Nalubega Joyce was reportedly kidnapped on June 29th 2011. The suspects, Joseph Nsubuga and Geoffrey Nsubuga, were arrested yesterday in Bukomansimbi with the child.
Survivors of the February 2004 massacre at Barlonyo in Lira district want to witness the trial of Col. Thomas Kwoyelo, the former Lordâ€™s Resistance Army brigade commander. The trial is due to start on July 11th at the War Crimes Division of the High Court in Gulu. Kwoyelo faces 12 counts of willful killing, abductions and torture.
Kabarole secondary schools Athletics Championship final competition that were held at St.Leos College Kyegobe play ground in Fort Portal on Friday ended up with clashes and fierce fighting between two teams.