Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, the Kyotera District NRM party Chairperson, says they resolved to convert the offices into a training center so as to benefit many people especially women and youths by providing them with more skills training.
According to Kisekulo, several fishmongers in Kasensero and Kyotera markets are now jobless because of harassment by the UPDF solders. He warned the minister during the official opening of Kasolo Foundation training facility in Kyotera to reign in on the soldiers or else he will incite the fishermen to rise against them.
Led by Jude Mbabaali, the Masaka LCV Chairman and Muhammad Kateregga of Bukomansimbi district, the local leaders are accusing Uganda Revenue Authority of failing to remit the Value Added Tax contributions to local governments across the country.
Josephine Namusoke, one of the cloth vendors wondered how she can operate in the same area with a Nile perch vendor. She ordered Sulaiiti Taiti, a fish monger to relocate and find another space to operate from, saying he is a threat to her business.
Masaka Municipality leaders have now given up the fight over the burial of veteran politician John Tebyasa Matovu who died on Sunday, December 31. The 83-year-old ex-Masaka Mayor will be buried on Friday in Kampala, as par the communication by one section of his now divided family.
While addressing a gathering on Wednesday after visiting the affected families, President Museveni explained that when the thugs raided the area, some survivors sought for help but they could not get it since majority of the people were busy in bars drinking alcohol to celebrate the New Year.
The killing of Senior Superintendent of Police Dennis Ssebugwawo Lumala in latest attacks in Bukomansimbi district has reignited fears among those once listed for killings. Ssebugwaawo is among the seven people who were killed in attacks on New Years day when thugs raided villages in Bukomasimbi and Lwengo districts. Ssebugwawos name was on the list of those targeted in the infamous anonymous letters dropped in Bukomansimbi in April last year.
Five People including a retired police officer have been killed and 12 others admitted at Masaka regional referral Hospital after being attacked and hacked by unknown thugs in Lwengo and Bukomansimbi districts.
A senior police officer in Rakai district has been arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring a construction site manager in Ddwaniro trading centre. The suspect is identified as Anasaleti Arinaitwe, the Officer in Charge of Ddwaniro Police station in Ddwaniro sub county.
Last month, President Yoweri Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Pombe Magufuli, commissioned construction of the oil pipeline at Mutukula border in Kyotera District. Hoped to be one of the longest, 1,445km pipeline will run from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania. It is estimated to cost 3.55 billion US dollars, approximately 12.6 trillion Uganda Shillings.
At least six farmers lost close to 40-bunches of bananas to thugs between December 23 and December 28, 2017, in Nabigasa and Luwanga villages, according to records at Kabonera Police post. 15 of the stolen bunches were picked from a plantation belonging to Nabigasa village Chairman Remegio Ssenyondo.
John Kawanga, a senior lawyer based in Masaka says the shortage of judges is denying many people justice. He says dozens of people in greater Masaka region cannot get justice on time because the only judge has to cover the nine districts.