Police’s warning follows an incident on Saturday where the supporters of presidential hopeful also Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu better known as Bobi Wine, converged at the Bulange Mengo based CBS FM after the politician appearing on a radio talk show. They tried to march with him to his Kamwokya based office but police foiled the endeavor.
On those who want to contest in the general elections on the FDC ticket, Ssemujju said that they already issued expression of interest forms to know how many people are interested. He said in places where there will be more than one candidate, they will conduct party primaries the same way they have been conducting them in the past.
This is the second time the taxi drivers in Busia are staging a protest against the lockdown. Last month, the drivers stormed the RDC’s office demanding for an explanation as to why they have continued to be barred from work yet they have families to feed.
Ibrahim Mugera, a real estate dealer, said it is a buyers’ market currently and anyone with little money can get themselves a property at a bargain. He said people currently don’t have money and those who have are not spending it, yet expatriates who usually rent the properties went back home, making the industry unattractive.
The project is expected to run for 18 months and will benefit 14.6 million learners in pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education cycles, and 406,000 teachers and school administrators. It will focus on ensuring continued learning during the closure of schools and preparing the system for school reopening once the situation allows.
“In accordance with section F-5 paragraph 8 of the Public Service standing orders 2010, I’m interdicting and forwarding you to the Rewards and Sanctions Committee of Office of the President. You are barred from exercising duties and functions of RDC Yumbe with immediate effect,” reads the letter in part.
This comes at a time when the country's confirmed numbers stand at 953 cases as of yesterday. 39 of the drivers were Kenyan while four where Tanzanian. The drivers were part of 3,103 tests that were carried out yesterday and tested positive for the disease
According to the traffic and road safety regulations, a driver of a vehicle is required to exercise extra care in approaching and traversing rail crossings and apply reasonable speed to enable him or her to stop if circumstances so require.
The poor state of the road has recently triggered protests from residents, especially farmers and bodaboda riders. The resident said that the road is filled with potholes and galleys and becomes so slippery, especially during the rainy season.
But many of the farmers are now struggling as the cost of a bunch of Matooke hit the lowest mark going for as low as 2,000 Shillings from 15,000 to 25,000 before the lockdown. The farmers say that although the price drops are expected during the peak harvest season running from June to August, the drop this year is unprecedented.
Issa Ssekitto, the spokesperson of Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA, an umbrella for the business community in the capital, says that businesses need a stimulus to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown which started with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. He says that although the government has partially lifted the lockdown, many businesses are yet to recover.