Coleb Muhumuza, 42, a resident of Mazinga village, was attacked on Sunday night on his way home. The killers took an unknown sum of money from the deceased before tossing his body in the community pond where it was found by residents on Monday morning.
Gerald Kitaka Sserubombwe a prominent pig trader in Nakasongola town says that residents have embraced rearing pigs because it's easy to sell them and get money to respond to an emergency unlike other animals.
Muwema who is also Director Legal Affairs at the ACN said Uganda has a batch of laws aimed at averting counterfeits but enforcing the laws has been difficult due to general lack of will by both government and dealers in agricultural inputs.
According to John Paul Mpalanyi, the Kyotera County MP, who is spearheading the campaign, the majority of coffee farmers are worried that the legislation is intended to give more powers to the government to cripple their efforts.
The trucks, containing immature fish criminally harvested in Uganda and illegally repackaged in Kenya and destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo were impounded at Mpondwe border in Kasese on October 10 and were on Wednesday driven to the Fisheries Directorate head office in Entebbe pending further investigations.
The ugx35m-machine is a donation from Vi-Agroforestry, a development organisation fighting poverty and climate change in collaboration with farmer’s groups and organisations, advising and training farmers in sustainable agricultural land management.
Dr Sameul Mugasi, Executive Director for the National Agricultural Advisory Services and a member of the National Agricultural Research Organisation council says food would be in plenty if the importance of research in the modern world is realized.
“Whereas our district is known as one of the leading agricultural areas particularly when it comes to Matooke and coffee production, we feel deprived because of the status of our roads. We were happy that the season had changed and we would sell our produce at a higher price but this has not worked because vehicles cannot pass through any road to access our produce,” he said.
Vincent Walugembe, the Chairperson of Kwekulakulanya Agriculture Group, says that they have over 60 acres of land containing coffee and other crops. He says that irrigating their plantations using watering cans has been a time-wasting and tiresome task.
Each of the planned sites will comprise a water source, transmission pipeline, storage tanks of 87, 000 litres, distribution networks for irrigation, and on-farm irrigation system network. Nexus Green Chief Executive Officer, Rikki Verma says the scheme can support over 30 farmers with five acreages each.
Grace Kazigati, the NAADs coordinator of Kabarole district, says that cages are intended to enable communities near creator lakes to engage in fish farming with an aim of boosting their household incomes.
According to Maj. Terimulungi, the deployment is not only meant to repulse the stray elephants as a way of protecting the most vulnerable citizens from losing their crops, lives and property to wildlife but also to protect and conserve the endangered wildlife.
Abias Rwamwiri, the Spokesperson of the National Drug Authority, says that Agaba is a lecturer from the School of Clinical Medicine at Kampala International University Ishaka in Bushenyi and owns a printery business.
Naboth Opolot, the Alungar parish chairperson, says that the entire population is at risk of contracting water-borne disease since floods submerged their latrines. "The floods have cut off all the roads, all latrines are flooded and the water carrying maggots from the latrines is all over the affected areas, “he said.
Gilbert Tayebwa, the ICF South-Central Uganda Crane Conservation-Program Officer, says that Lwengo is one of the largest breeding colonies for the cranes but several have been encroached on by the farmers and bricklayers.
The Commander of Fisheries Protection Unit for Nakasongola and Amolatar districts Captain Samuel Ben Ogwang said that they were compelled to close the landing sites after information that fishermen were using illegal fishing gear.
Betty Akol, a widow of late Okoboi from Adodoi village in Chelekura Sub-county, one of the beneficiaries expressed her gratitude to the organization, saying that they have been marginalized in most government programs.