On 7 December 2021, Peter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Energy led officials from the Ministry and introduced the Bill to Parliament’s Committee Environment and Natural Resources for scrutiny. The Minister disclosed that the Ministry is lobbying the lawmakers to expedite the amendments when plenary resumes because several private mineral license holders are not performing to capacity as required.
Last year, KCCA passed a budget of 441.79 billion Shillings to facilitate its operations for the financial year 2022/2023. But this is far below the annual allocation of at least 1.5 trillion Shillings envisaged in the KCCA five-year Strategic Plan launched in 2020.
Herman Segawa, a vendor along Namirembe Avenue says since the week began, the law enforcement team has been on the streets every day to confiscate merchandise from street vendors, those who resist are arrested and taken to City Hall Court.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday at the Media Centre, Katumba said that they have agreed with Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA to hand over the park by Friday or Saturday this week for the Works Ministry to demarcate stages.
The cancellation of the directive comes barely a week after it was announced by President Yoweri Museveni, as a condition for reopening the economy and allowing public service vehicles to load their full capacity.
The KCCA Council resolved to open the park on October 20 as works continue, a decision that hit a snag after five companies that sued KCCA for trespassing on their land secured an interim injunction halting the re-opening.
Addressing the Nation on Friday, President Museveni said that Bars, entertainment places, and cinemas will reopen two weeks after January 10 when schools reopen. He also said that the curfew will be fully lifted after the reopening of schools.
Lukwago has written to the Commandant of Metropolitan Police demanding the prosecution of resident KCCA Staff and interim market leaders in public markets for illegally collecting market dues contrary to the Presidential directive of September 2020.
Earlier this month, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and the office of the RCC asked vendor to leave the streets in a week’s time but in vain. They resorted to sensitizing vendors through passing messages on public address systems but still achieved nothing if not minimal success as streets are still crowded with vendors.
John Mary Ssebuwufu, the executive secretary for Finance and Administration, said that the CEC didn’t have a report since the Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka asked the Lord Mayor to wait for the audit process by the Auditor General to end before they could access audited reports.
Speakers at the event called for peace, justice and harmony as key virtues to embrace ahead of Christmas celebrations and as the country recovers from the Pandemic which has affected several aspects of life.
In 2018 KCCA started construction of the Uganda’s first non-motorized transport corridor which stretches from Namirembe road through Luwum street to Entebbe road. The corridor was meant for cyclists and pedestrians while cargo trucks would be allowed only between 10pm and 6am to load and offload goods.
The farmers had in their petition demanded that the government engage Kenya to lift the ban. On receiving the petition the 1st Deputy Prime minister and of the East African Community Affairs Rebecca Kadaga Alitwala revealed that on Monday cabinet considered and recommended retaliatory intervention to counter Kenya’s ban on Ugandan poultry products.
Speaking at the award ceremony of the KCCA Weyonje Challenge, the Director Public Health and Environment Dr. Daniel Okello said the Authority is making arrangements to pay Causal workers as soon as they can. He did not explain when the payment shall come in and what has caused the delay which workers have described as unusual since their salaries always come latest, one month after.
Richard Ssebamala, the DP Deputy in charge of diaspora affairs and MP for Bukoto Central said that he has received information that members are planning to leave the party following the defeat of Babirye Kabanda who had contested with Siranda in the primaries.
There was a small scuffle when Makindye East Member of Parliament Derrick Nyeko who was also blocked tried to forcefully pass through the road block, but the security tamed him him with warnings being arrested.
Now with only a few weeks left for the president to fulfill his pledge to the nation, of full reopening in the month of January 2022, the ministries of Health and of Education led by the office of the president, have come out with fears that the festive season may lead to spread of the virus hence affecting the plan of full reopening.