The companies also lobby hard for tax breaks as a reward for basing or retaining their business in African countries. Tax breaks provided to the six largest foreign mining companies in Sierra Leone add up to 59 percent of the total budget of the country or eight times the country\'s health budget.
The figure indicates that the number of people facing severe food insecurity has almost doubled since the start of this year from 2.5 million people. This is the highest number of people at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity since the start of the conflict in Africa\'s newest country in December 2013.
The contention follows a tally conducted on Monday showing that Jimmy Akena, the Lira Municipality MP had been endorsed by 67 out of the 110 districts that took part in districts conferences held on Saturday. Akena was distantly followed by David Pulkol who was endorsed by 12 districts and Joseph Bbosa by 11 districts.
Kabuusu adds that although the defection could earn him widespread criticism, his support to the NRM will give him an opportunity to increase his capacity to lobby for his constituents. He adds that the move is in the best interest of his people.
The call was made by David Bahati, the State Minister for Planning at the launch of the membership registration exercise in Kigezi sub region yesterday. The registration exercise in the region will take seven days starting on the 4th of June 2015.