Norah Nalubega, the chairperson of vendors in the market says that rainwater runoff is directly flowing into uncollected garbage heaps which are unpleasant to customers. Nalubega blamed the division authorities for not regularly collecting the garbage from the market, thereby exposing them to health hazards.
Ramathan Ggoobi, an economist and academic at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), told URN that this borrowing will likely lead to more taxes in the next financial year, as the government seeks to raise funds to start repayments.
The process hit a snag when the finance committee allegedly cancelled the last meeting with Gender Minister Janat Mukwaya, a move which Gender committee chairperson Alex Ndeezi says proves lack of cooperation.
While presiding over the matter, the head of the Industrial Court, Justice Asaph Ruhinda Ntegye and a panel of five judges explained to court that they were not ready with the judgement because Makerere University had delayed to submit its defense on time.
The missing suspect is Sam Emorut Erongot, the former Commissioner in charge of Policy and Planning in the Local Government Ministry, who went missing moments after the court of Appeal upheld his conviction and 13-year jail term for his role in the scam.
Robert Kotchani the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights says that Human Rights Defenders need a united front as the country gets closer to the heated campaign period, which is often characterized by human rights abuses and violations.
The 15-kilometre bridge located on River Ssezibwa between Kasawo and Ntunda sub-counties on the Kyabazaala-Kabimbiri road links Kayunga to Mukono district has turned into a death trap for residents in the area.
Wakiso District Engineer Sam Mwesigwa notes that the district has over 536 kilometres of roads, more than half of which are strategic roads, which however remain in a poor state and in dire need of an upgrade. Mwesigwa blames the state of roads on budget shortfalls.
Klaas Glenewinkel, the managing director of Media in Cooperation and Transition (MICT), a Germany media NGO and a director in EARS said they had found that one of the biggest issues for that many radio stations in Uganda is that they didn’t know where to start and where to go to get business.
Many people were seen closing their houses and others gathered on roadsides as heavily guarded UMEME officials went knocking door to door. By midday, nine people had been detained at Kawempe police Station having been found at houses that are illegally connected to the national grid.
Angessa said that many of the airline companies across the world benefit most from the transportation of cargo across borders for export and import and thus a revived company such as Uganda Airlines would need to focus on increasing cargo transportation.
Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees told journalists at Media Center on Friday that nine billion will be used to buy relief items, 10 billion to fix affected roads and other transportation needs like buying boats where they are needed and about 200 million to fix metrology machines affected by the rains.
A heavy down pour caused multiple landslides in the villages of Namasa, Naposhi and shukururu in Bushika sub-county of Bududa district on Tuesday killing 4 people, injuring 5 and displacing over 6,000 others. So far, rescue teams have retrieved seven bodies while more than 30 people are still unaccounted for.