The districts are Namisindwa to be carved out of Manafwa, Pakwach from Nebbi, Butebo from Pallisa, Rukiga from Kabale, Kyotera from Rakai and Bunyangabu from Kabarole District. They are part of 21 new districts created in the run up to the 2016 general election whose operationalization however was phased due to financial constraints.
Kawooya becomes the second Ugandan legislator to hold a position of leadership in the Pan African Parliament-PAP after the Jacqueline Amongin, who is the incumbent Chairperson of the Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
According to its latest Regional Economic Outlook, Restarting the Growth Engine, growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole fell to 1.4 percent in 2016its lowest level in two decadesand is projected to record a modest recovery of 2.6 percent in 2017, although a number of countries, especially in Eastern and Western Africa, continue to grow robustly.
David Kitanda, a Grain miller at Machitope Milling concern in Kisenyi, says there is a lot of speculation between the farm gate price and the mill gate, a factor that is pushing the price of maize flour skywards. According to Kitanda, one cannot be sure on the stability of the price of a kilo of maize, citing how the prices went up by a difference of 50 Shillings between Sunday and Monday.