Mwesigye says the then Nyakayonjo Division was allocated 26 million shillings for 22 groups under the DDEG program. He adds that during the investigations it was discovered that out of the 22 groups registered only 4 groups were genuine.
James Mwesigye, the Resident City Commissioner Mbarara says that Taxi and Bus Operators had started to load passengers from the non-gazetted areas which puts them at risk of being attacked by unknown people.
Edgar Rwabutwagu, the senior Procurement officer accepted the punishment but pleaded with the leaders noting that the process was followed but the accounting officer then did an error of not submitting the documents to the city executive headed by the city mayor.
The leaders are questioning why Kekijusyo and other technical staff from the engineering department have refused to appear before the committees to answer queries relating to substandard road works in the city.
Ivan Onen, the Officer in Charge of Kakoba Police Post, says that a group of Indians filed a case of a missing person on Tuesday afternoon when their colleague failed to show up for work. They also tried to access him through his mobile telephone in vain.
48 traders have now signed a letter and presented their financial losses mounting to 1.5 billion shillings to the Speaker of Parliament through their area Members of Parliament asking for both financial assistance and Tax arrears waiver. They do not however state what their Insurers are saying about compensating them.
The council argues that the vendors were disrupting business in the city and had also depleted the green belts in the town. The affected traders include timber dealers, welders, mechanics, street vendors that have been operating along Victor Bwana road, Akiiki Nyabongo road, Aharibiri along Mbarara Masaka road among others.
Behagana, says that the order arises from a court case filed by one of the applicants who were among the bidders who applied to be consultant supervisor for the contract with Multiplex Company to construct roads in Mbarara City.
The factors to be considered while naming and renaming roads and streets include uniqueness, the source of the name with preference to local history, indigenous names, early explorers, pioneers, settlers and other eminent persons, Flora and Fauna among others.
Dr Sameul Mugasi, Executive Director for the National Agricultural Advisory Services and a member of the National Agricultural Research Organisation council says food would be in plenty if the importance of research in the modern world is realized.
Mbarara City Mayor, Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi, says they are aware of the challenges with transport for the technical staff and started budgeting for the vehicles in the previous financial year but prioritized buying road equipment.
Haji Jamil Katongole Bakyansi, the Welfare Officer of Mbarara Taxi Drivers Association, says that they pay between Shillings 1.8 and 2 million each month in rent, which prompted them to construct their own offices.
The ordained were awarded certificates of completion and seven of them were given their appointment letters to go and serve in their respective parishes within the Archdiocese of Mbarara, while Fr. Paul Agric Gumanoshaba who is a member of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa was sent to serve in Rwanda by their head Rev. Fr. Vincent Lubega.