Robert Kyukyu, the Manager for Strategy Management at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) told Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee that the master plan followed a grant agreement worth USD 23 million, (81.16 billion Shillings) signed with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in February 2019, towards traffic flow improvement.
Uganda is among the African countries that the US has courted to host the Afghan refugees after Taliban militants ousted Ashraf Ghani’s government. The Taliban were two decades ago deposed by American troops.
Media reports indicate that government officials on Tuesday evening held discussions about arrangements of hosting the refugees at the request of United States- US and these are proposed to first be hosted at Mandela National Stadium where they will be quarantined for Covd-19.
Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya on Wednesday threw out the application on grounds that Bandikubi and Sserubugo’s lawyers were not in court. She also based her ruling on the notice of withdrawal that was submitted by Bandikubi and attached to the application.
Katusiime asked parliament to reconsider the different taxes, fees and licenses in the sector to enable it to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. She said that the waivers will enable the sector to recover faster.