Nakaseke District Chairman Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka says that the district needs more than 80 million Shillings to repair the vehicles and pay debts in garages to service them. He adds that the absence of transport has crippled service delivery this financial year because district staff are incapacitated and as such, cannot monitor government programmes.
This is likely to escalate the dispute between Uganda and Kenya on milk exports. This week, Kenya anti-counterfeit unit raided distributors in Meru in eastern Kenya and confiscated up to 23 tonnes of milk.
the company closed its offices abruptly on December 3, without any notice to its clients and potential staff after collecting an estimated USD 2.7 million (close 10 billion Shillings). UMRA records indicate that more than 1,000 customers from around the country were affected by the scam. They had deposited money ranging from one million to 800 million Shillings with the firm.
According to locals, Rwenkorongo-Nyombe-Kagoma road measuring about 29-kilometres, the three-kilometre Murambo-Kibungo road, and the Four-Kilometer Kekubo-Nyamiyaga-Bugoto are all in a very sorry state. Other roads in deplorable conditions include Habubare-Kabere, Habubre-Kabere, Butare-Butanda and Nyinabireere-Katojo roads, altogether measuring 18 kilometres.