According to the businessmen, the power tariffs rose from Shillings 805.7 last year to Shillings 1689.2 a unit for commercial users and Shillings 650 to Shillings 1290.6 a unit for domestic users exclusive of VAT.
Joseph Mulindwa, the Spokesperson of Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited-KIS, says the exercise was postponed because of the Kenyan elections over fears that engineers coming from Kenya to carryout the engine overhaul would be unsafe to travel at the peak of the campaigns and polls, moreover they also had to vote so KIS pushed the exercise to end of this month.
James Mugoya Nandu, the Police Community Liason Officer in Kalangala, says Bahati, who went into hiding for a week after Olivia Nantaba was killed, turned himself in at Lwabaswa Landing site village Police Post on Wednesday.
Joseph Lubega, a fuel retailer, says that fishermen and boat operators spend over Shillings 150,000 on each 20-liter jerrycan up from Shillings 80,000 six months ago. Fishermen use and an average of 20 liters of petrol mixed with engine oil daily and they catch between ten to twenty kilograms of Nile Perch and Tilapia.
According to Wagaba, Matovu lost his cool when Nantaba called him a muyaye, saying that "he had not worked for some time at the oil palm plantation but was demanding payment." In a fit of rage, Wagaba, says that Matovu picked a stick from the compound and hit Nantaba around the neck and other body parts. Matovu came with another casual worker who was demanding Shillings 150,000.
Gerald Bwegaba, the area chairperson, says 28-year- old Aharuhundira strangled Nalubega because there were bruises on her neck and lips and also blood on her nose. Bwegaba adds that Aharuhundira thereafter hanged himself probably due to guilt because he was wearing one of Nalule's t-shirts and a wristband with the words "I can't live without you".
According to fishermen at Nkose island, in Kalangala district, they have in the last two months lost at least 40 boat engines; estimated at 480 million shillings that were stolen by pirates using the specified navigation routes to the neighboring republic of Tanzania.
Engineer John Baptist Lubega, the Marine Transport Manager at Kalangala Infrastructure Services limited-KIS; a firm operating two ferries between Bukakata landing site at Masaka mainland and Luku in Kalangala district, says they have increased their daily round trips to 20 from 16 due to the high demand for service.
The biggest percentage of these vaccines according to Dr. Muruta have gone to other populations, which surprisingly include children and other energetic persons, instead of the elderly who were targeted because of their compromised body immunity towards fighting the diseases.
However, a May 4th statement from Nation Oil Distributors Limited (NODIL), which operates the ferry, says “the engine maintenance survey is a mandatory follow-up step to the recent engine overhaul, which was carried out last March 2021.”
Richard Lwanga, a leader at Nakibanga Landing Site says that three gunmen attacked fishermen in Mazinga Sub County of Kalangala on Sunday night and placed them at gunpoint before vanishing off with five horse power boat engines.
According to documents before the court, the legislator reportedly borrowed Shillings 13 million on polling on February 16th, 2016 to facilitate his polling agents and supervisors and another Shillings 5 million on February 19th, 216 for his victory party after winning the polls.
Buyondo Musa, the L C 1 Chairperson of Kitobo Landing Site in Bufumira says the area Police connive with criminal suspects who pay for their release without being charged for offences they are arrested over.