In June 920 vendors were allocated space in the market, but more than 40 vendors who were in the old Kitooro market and those formerly at Lubigi market in Lugongo-Nakiwogo village say they have not been allocated space in the new market.
Bosco Waca, whose house was set ablaze claims that he lost Shillings 3 million and other valuables in the burnt house. “It upsets when you see your house set ablaze early in the morning when people are still sleeping. I have lost my money and where do they want me to go with all these siblings?” he asked.
Justine Ajaji, the LC III Chairperson of Lii Sub County says the insects that farmers and residents started reporting the presence of the insects three weeks ago. He says they are currently registering famers whose kraals in his sub county have been affected by Nagana, which is caused by the insects.
. Paul Mumwata, a livestock farmer, says that he lost his two animals on Saturday to the disease. He says that the animals presented with difficulties in breathing and by the time he called a vet, it was too late to save them.
Farmers and locals in Terego have been stuck to growing tobacco as their main source of income, an activity that has had far-reaching implications on the environment due to excessive use of fertilizers. But area leaders have commenced a transition from traditional tobacco-growing to high yielding and drought resistant banana production as both food and cash crops.
Dan Mukago, the LCV Chairperson Kiruhura district says that their request to the police leadership to avail the district with police personnel attached to the Agricultural Police Unit has fallen on deaf ears.
Pravin Kekhal, the Executive Director Burkona Factory explained to URN that they were driven by the increasing demands for firewood and charcoal for home use and commercial purposes which has led to the massive destruction of trees and forest cover in the country.
Agro Max, an agribusiness service provider that supplies innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions to small- and large-scale farmers across Uganda was paid 1.1 Billion Shillings last November to implement 49 projects.
The decision of the leaders follows several cases and concerns among leaders about many cattle traders from Ngoma sub-county in Ntungamo district and Kamwezi sub-county in Rukiga district who illegally cross to Rwanda, buy cattle and smuggle them to Uganda.
Doctor Anna Rose Ademun the Commissioner of Animal Health in Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has written to Nakaseke Chief Administrative Officer and other district leaders informing them that the quarantine has been lifted.
Geoffrey Komakech, a farmer in Gulu City told URN in an interview that they petitioned the RCC after all their efforts to recover their money from Gulu District Agriculture Department failed to yield results. He says that they also handed a copy of their petition to the Gulu District Chief Administrative Officer for intervention as well.
Dr. Grace Asiimwe, the Kiruhura District Veterinary Officer, says that the holding ground they are using is small and lacks a fence thereby exposing other animals to infection. She explains that before presenting the impounded animals to court, they need to hold them in one place as they process the files.
Accoding to Matenga, the interim order of injunction issued restrains the respondents and their agents, relatives, workmen or any other person deriving any interests from them from further trespassing, evicting, intimidating, fencing, demarcating boundary, arresting, renting out, selling, erecting houses or temporary structures, cultivating, alienating and/or in any other way dealing with the suit land measuring approximately 3,700 acres (nearly 6 square miles).
President Yoweri Museveni in his 2016 campaign manifesto pledged to avail hoes to every household in the country in order to support agriculture production. Museveni also noted that each household especially the vulnerable persons should be provided with two hand hoes.
Ruth Kashaka, the Kazo District Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the FMD Task force, says that they have drafted more measures that farmers will have to follow and if adhered too it will lead to the easing of the quarantine regulations.
The fruit and sewage projects worth Shillings 196 million and Shillings 946million respectively are being funded by the government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Programme under the National Research and Innovation Programme (NRIP) for a three year period effective the financial year 2021/2022.
Moses Mafuta, a boat owner and fisherman at Bugaya reported to Buvuma district police a case of losing three boat engines worth 9million Shillings each last Saturday to pirates carrying guns who surrounded his team on the water, ordered the fishermen to untie the engines and carry them to one of their boats.