These include an expenditure of 726 million Shillings for which vouchers for activities ranging from 2012-2016.cannot be traced and a payments of 290 million Shillings, part of which was received by one signatory on behalf of 12 recipients. The committee observed that in some cases, acknowledgement lists have been attached but the officers who signed for the money are not stated.
Robert Nabimanya, the Mbarara District Internal Security Officer, says the rival boda boda organizations such as Mbarara National resistance Movement Association and the Mbarara General Boda boda cyclists association had become a source of confusion.
Dr Tom Okurut, the executive director of the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA observes that massive investments in real estate, power dams at Karuma and Isimba as well as ongoing and pending road works, among others, have led to roaring trade in sand and increased interest in sand mining than before.
The meeting is closed to the media, but Provia Nangobi, the publicist of Uganda Registration Services Bureau, says a communiqu on the outcome of the meeting will be issued later. Sources say many creditors, including competitors, are attending the closed-door meeting. It is not yet clear if the Libyans are in attendance, having threatened to sue the government if they are not compensated for their capitalization of the telco.
Prossy Mbabazi, the Rubanda Woman Member of Parliament, claimed that foreign traders have displaced Ugandans from shops since can they pay rent in dollars. She says although they employ Ugandans, there is massive exploitation of Ugandan workers who need to be protected.
Teddyson Niwagaba, the Kamwezi Sub County Chairperson, says they have repeatedly advocated for the upgrade of the market by the district in vain. According to Niwagaba, they want the district to put up new structures in the market.