Dr. Birungi is an economist. He is a former economist lecturer at Makerere University and United Nation Development Programme chief economist. Dr. Birungi’s immediate former portfolio was at National Planning Authority as director for development planning.
The South Sudan government reportedly paid up to USD 1 million (3.7 billion Shillings) to hundreds of domestic contractors to supply food to state governments ahead of a projected famine in 2008. However, the food was never delivered.
The rain started a few minutes after 6:00 am and took the better part of Tuesday morning. Road users, business, school children, among others, were affected in a downpour that preceded almost two hours of inactivity.