Caesar Draecabo, the chairperson for Uganda Chamber of Commerce Arua city notes that farmers in the region have been denied opportunities to venture into commercial agriculture due to failure to secure the affordable loans under the Agricultural Credit Facility financing.
Green financing, also known as sustainable finance refers to services and products that support ecologically-friendly businesses and projects. It broadens access to environmentally-friendly goods and services for individuals and enterprises, equalizing the transition to a low-carbon society and resulting in more socially inclusive growth.
Legal consultant Fred Abibo, who drafted the by-law, revealed that investigations showed these girls were primarily recruited from neighboring districts such as Terego, Maracha, and Yumbe, with false promises of employment that later led to their exploitation.
Bosco Koloa, a resident of Komite Ward, stated that it has been nearly three years since his land registration process began, despite having fulfilled all the necessary requirements and paying the fees.
According to the World Bank out of the $ 5.4 billion total investments in the programme, only 30 percent of the funds have been absorbed by local governments. The report further indicates that, at least 300 billion Ugandan shillings is on average returned to the Consolidated Fund at the end of the financial year.
Morrison Rwakakamba, the Uganda Investments Authority board chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that the ongoing feasibility study will help the authority to develop master plans for the industrial parks.
Robert Omito Steen, the Pakwach District chairperson, explained that besides addressing the
issue of unreliable power and poor road infrastructure, the region needs affirmative action in education, as well as elevating the region as a special economic zone.
Records at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) indicate that at least 80 people affected by the project in Nwoya, Pakwach, Madi-Okollo and Arua districts have rejected the compensation over alleged undervaluation of their properties.
According to the draft property valuation roll, a total of 7,230 properties have been assessed in the city to be taxed in the next five years. Of these 4,048 properties assessed are from Ayivu division; the remaining 3, 182 are from Arua central division.
Among the key features of the draft physical development plan, a total of 76Km new roads have been proposed to supplement the existing 206Km access roads. Furthermore, the draft physical development plan also proposed inner and outer ring roads of 25.7km and 10.6km respectively.
At Arua Avenue Road, the entire walkway stretching from Arua City Officers up to the Bank of Uganda regional currency center which is over three hundred meters is covered by merchandise ranging from second-hand clothes, shoes, and foodstuff.
Moses Adriko, the Secretary for finance planning and administration says that the city is choking with unpaid utilities in the market since the vendors have not been paying the dues. He further expressed fears that the market risk operating without the utilities if the matter is resolved.
Under the initiative at least 65,000 low cost housing units will be constructed through the partnership to benefit the farmers as well as reviving the defunct infrastructures at the 23 primary societies of the cooperative union.