While attending the launch of Busoga’s 2022/2023 annual development plan at the Jinja city’s based Civil Service college, the leaders said that an increase in the funds will foster the quickening of poverty eradication processes.
In May 2022, Kirunda denounced the party and crossed to the National Unity platform-NUP accusing his party members of not valuing his selfless efforts in mobilizing grassroots support. He ordered the party leadership to vacate his premises within two weeks, which they promised to comply with.
The event was part of the activities to mark the 18 years of Afro-Arab council's existence and it attracted delegates from the subscriber countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates-UAE, Bahrain, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
This was the fulfillment of the presidential pledge made to the council members during their second summit held in 2008, where over 5,000 youths from subscribing nations unanimously agreed to construct their international offices in Uganda.
Kyabazinga Day is celebrated annually on February 11 in commemoration of a closed meeting held in the early 1930s, when the then Busoga chiefs unanimously agreed to elect a unifying king amongst themselves.
The City has over the past four phases received 42 Billion Shillings to rehabilitate roads within the central business district. However, leaders argue that the funds are inefficient to construct more roads in the city.
In their impeachment letter dated 3rd, January 2022, which was received by both the office of the Speaker of Parliament and officials from the Ministry of Gender, the chiefs say that Busoga Lukiiko members fraudulently approved a motion to allow Gabula to rule for life after his term expired in 2019.
Rashid Ssentongo, the Jinja Regional Inspectorate Officer told URN in an interview this week that he has received several complaints from doctors accusing Tugumisirize of continuing to transact business on behalf of the hospital despite having retired officially from the same position late last year.
On Tuesday, Jinja City Southern Division authorities, the Southern Division Clerk, Joy Kasowole, and the mayor, Nasser Ashraf led a team of physical planners and surveyors, to demarcate a road on part of Masese police station land. However, this sparked off anger among the police, who had recently constructed housing units in the same area.
Godfrey Mwesigwa, the chairperson of Jinja Christian leaders’ fellowship says that, they have been registering cases of manipulation, where presumed pastors extort money from believers, with promises of making miracles in their lives, which are never realized.