The report indicates that police had planned for a 30 percent payment for 113 operational vehicles and 40 specialized vehicles for policing of the 2016 general elections under a four year financing facility with effect from the financial year 2014/2015. However, no single vehicle was procured ahead of the general election.
The bridge, the longest across a river in East Africa, at 8 meters high, was funded through a loan from Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA and constructed by Zenitaka Corporation Company. It becomes the second gateway to the Eastern part of Uganda after the Owen Falls Bridge which has exceeded its lifespan.
The objective of the project is to reduce the transport costs within Northern Uganda and beyond, including South Sudan and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Once rehabilitated the Tororo-Gulu railway will allow a significant part of cargo currently moving on wheels along the Northern Corridor to transfer to rail.
The Auditor General John Muwanga queried the expenditure noting that initially, a sum of 15.8 billion Shillings had been budgeted to facilitate staff training. Instead up to 21.9 billion Shillings was spent leading to excess expenditure of 6.14 billion Shillings.
Rev. Nyombi explains that the church had initially offered to settle some people on its land as tenants and caretakers. However many of them have become hostile against the Church to the extent of blocking its projects.
In his affidavit, Col. Busingye explained that the charges against Kipoi were instituted by his office contrary to claims by the applicants that they came from the DPP. Col Busingye also argued that the General Court Martial has original jurisdictions just like High Court, saying Kipoi was legally charged before the army court.
Categorized as one of the special interest groups in Parliament, the youths are currently represented by five members of parliament which include one National Youth MP and four others voted from across the Northern, Eastern, Western and Central regions.
On Monday, residents demonstrated and planted bananas in the road and also blocked it with tree logs to show their discontent. They argue that the municipal council worsened the state of the road when they poured loam soil.
According to Balida, an annual levy of Shillings 500,000 would have been fair. Billy Kiwanuka, who plies Mbale-Malaba-Tororo route, says looking at other fees they pay like income tax the operational fees are still high.
The new funding includes a USD 40 million 150 billion Shillings contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme, USD 29 million 109 billion Shillings to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and USD 14 million 53 billion Shillings to other international and non-governmental organizations.
In a letter dated 16th October addressed to Serugo and written by the AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi, advised Serugo to call off the concert since they had not made any arrangements with the management of Namboole.
The humanitarian agency had so far used 70 million Shillings on rescue operations in areas that were affected by the landslide. But Robert Kwesiga, the General Secretary of the Uganda Red Cross Society says that more money is needed to help the affected people in the district.
The land where the grenade was recovered is owned by an Iron Ore Mining company, Sino Mineral Investment Company Limited. The company purchased the land from Seperanza Kajura the wife to the late Suleiman Kajura, early this month.