Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana said he was too shy to report on the status of the bill since it has taken too long. He says that although the bill was expected to come in for a second reading, the wide nature of consultations required, implying that they might take more time in order to ensure that all interests are catered for.
When the farmers have produced, they feed information into the platform which can be seen by the market buyer who would ultimately contact them. The agents offer a price and if a farmer accepts, they transfer funds through mobile money and bank transfers, before they can pick the produce.
Speaking during the Education Ministry’s 30th (JAB) admission week-long process that commenced at Makerere University on Tuesday, the Executive Director Michael Wanyama says many students fail to apply in time for sponsorship under the loan scheme due to the delays.
Rashmi Pillai, the Executive Director of the Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU), told a meeting at Kampala Serena on Wednesday that it was not enough for all people to have just bank accounts, access to mobile money and other financial services. Financial inclusion must reflect a positive change in their lives.
The matter came up this morning when a team of NAB officials led by Vice chairperson Peter Ssematimba was today appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human rights to answer to cases of rights violations of Journalists, UCC directives and poor pay for journalists by media houses.
A foul stench from stagnant water in the hospital and rotting garbage welcomes patients to the facility. The hospital is surrounded by a bushy environment. The beds in the wards are rotten; the buildings dilapidated with leaking with asbestos sheets and broken windows.
The Grade One Magistrate Beatrice Khainza on Wednesday observed that having studied the evidence provided in court by the state, the accused have a case to answer. They will now appear in court on August 27th to defend themselves.
At Kalerwe market, the sight of garbage which includes rotten pineapples, oranges and mangos dumped all over the place is common. Traders say that everyday, they battle with the bad smell and flies roaming all over the place.
Asanairi Masereka the assistant headteacher at Kaghorwe Primary School says that the school’s enrollment has been adversely affected by the vanilla harvesting season. The enrollment of pupils has since dropped to about 100 pupils from 200 last term.
URN visited villages of Kaghorwe, Kaberere, Kinyabisiki among others and found children, some of them as young as 8 years seated and part of the vanilla protection force.
The bridge has been closed for the past three months leaving the residents crying foul. The culverts at Mukombesa Bridge curved in forcing heavy trucks to use longer routes to access Masheruka sub-county and Buhweju district. A mass of water also crosses the road making it hard for pedestrians to use this section of the road.
The head teacher, Margaret Nabudde, says that dormitory will accommodate students from hard to reach areas of Katebwa Sub County and Kyamukube Town Council, who have been reporting late or missing classes.
Mathew Opwonya Labreste, the Laguri village Chairperson, says that upon interrogation the Boda boda rider, said he was hired by Beatrice Abalo, the area female youth councilor to transport the maize flour to her home.
Soon after, news emerged that the joint venture between Finasi and Roko had collapsed. Reports indicate that the Italian investor Enrica Pinetti had edged out ROKO Construction Company in favour of China power. Roko has since secured an interim injunction from the High court stopping its ejection.