So far, four drone-based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay and one in Jinja with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands' movements and guide machine deployment to right targets. The survey shows that there are about 100 hectares of floating weeds in Murchison bay, Port Bell with more than ten hectares in Jinja District.
The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi revealed that the new district will require Shillings 20.9 billion for its operationalization according to a Certificate of Financial Implication issued by the Ministry of Finance.
The Minister said that part of the money will come from the budget of the current mother district of Arua from which the new district is being split. He added that the balance of 2.7 billion will be provided through budget adjustment.
In separate statements issued on Tuesday, both companies which are listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), said they were unable to complete the audits due to coronavirus lockdowns that have affected most businesses.
Speaking to the country last night, president Museveni allowed, food markets, wholesale, hardware shops, metal works, wood works, warehouses, Insurance providers, 30 lawyers to be coordinated by Uganda Law Society, restaurants but only for take a ways and garages and resume operations after five weeks of lockdown.
During the plenary session on Tuesday, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda raised a procedural matter saying that President Museveni while addressing the nation on matters of Covid-19 had attacked parliament and undermined the institution’s responsibility of appropriation.
Located on a Lake Victoria peninsula, in Wakiso district, Entebbe municipality is home to charming attractions that lure merrymakers to the town, every day of the week. The municipality is home to 80- per cent of the beaches on the Lake Victoria shoreline, making it an ideal party spot for all kinds of activities.
While delivering his ruling on application filed by Gerald Karuhanga, the Ntungamo Municipality Member of parliament, Justice Elubu directed all MPs who benefited from the money to return it either to the Parliamentary Commission, National Covid19 or District Task Forces.
“As a community, we feel it is not safe for us but, we can’t do anything about it because those engaged in this business are powerful people. These youths plant Jerry cans in front of our shops and whenever trucks make stop overs. An average of 10 boys gather to interact with the drivers as they siphon fuel,” he said.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says eight CCTV cameras will be installed in the first phase of the project within selected areas in the three Divisions of Pager, Pandwong and Central.
Yiga applied for bail through his lawyer, Wilberforce Kayiwa who argued that the Pastor is diabetic and produced a letter from Lisa Medical Center to prove his condition. He also told court that the charges against Yiga are bailable and that he had a constitutional right to bail.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has appealed to government to consider plans of stimulating the economy as well as support affected businesses and livelihoods in the face of corona virus.
Investors on the Uganda Stock Exchange (USE) are not impressed. The company’s share price has fallen by more than a half from the Initial Public Offering (IPO) price of Shs 256.5 per share in 2018. Its shares were trading at Shs 101 apiece as of May 5, 2020.