Roland Ndyomugengyi Bish, the Rukiga County member of parliament, and Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi, the woman member of parliament, say that the problems of impassible roads and broken bridges are putting business and welfare of locals in the district at a standstill.
Ronald Turyahebwa, a fuel station pump attendant explains that while asleep, he heard people breaking into a room at the station at around 01:04 am. According to Turyahebwa, he raised an alarm prompting the thugs to run away.
Michael Kwarikunda Mbareeba, a resident of Hamuhonga in Kitojo parish, Rwamucucu sub-county, says that the state of the road network in the district is so wanting. According to Kwarikunda, even the available roads are in a sorry state due to the lack of renovation. He says that the roads are always muddy and slippery whenever it rains and very dusty on sunny days.
One of the students told URN on condition of anonymity that they were attending night preps when they saw flames emerging from the Elizabeth and Gonzaga dormitory block. She said non of them was injured since they were revising when the fire started around 9 pm.
Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere, Rukiga district LC5 Chairman and also a resident of Uganda-Rwanda border sub county of Kamwezi says that locals in Kamwezi are still blocked from crossing to Rwanda to sell their agricultural produce like they used to be before the impasse.
Gastone Muhereza, the Kashambya sub-county LC V councillor who also doubles as district production and marketing secretary, says that it is embarrassing to find Kabale district is the one that determines the project budget.
Kashambya Community College, a Private Secondary School in Rukiga district had officially reopened on January 10, 2022, when all other educational institutions were reopened. However, they announced the closure on Wednesday and refunded school fees to all learners who had reported back to school.
Last month, two State House officials Constance Bamukunda and Eunice Kyomuhendo petitioned Museveni accusing Eudia Mutabazi, Muhanga town council assistant town clerk, and Aggrey Magezi, Muhanga town council Land board committee chairperson of frustrating their plans of applying for freehold ownership of the contested land.
The Program was launched in August 2019 as part of the government’s strategies to transform 68 per cent of Ugandan homesteads from subsistence to market-oriented production. Rukiga district received 560 million Shillings to benefit 18 Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization or Society (SACCO) with 636 benefiting groups.