The proposal for the purchase of Roko shares was first tabled before parliament two weeks ago when the Minister of State for Finance, Henry Musasizi told the House that Roko is facing severe liquidity challenges that have constrained its ability to execute contracted projects and adversely affected payments to its suppliers.
Jane Nalunga, the Executive Director of trade rights group SEATINI – Uganda says with proper resources allocation the country’s agriculture sector would now be producing enough food to even take advantage of the global food crisis caused by the conflict in Europe.
According to the Local Government Act, City councilors are entitled to a monthly allowance (ex- gratia) of 250,000 Shillings, while the City Division councilors 175,000 Shillings and 35,000 Shillings for Town Council and Municipal Division Chairpersons.
Joseph Lubega, a fuel retailer, says that fishermen and boat operators spend over Shillings 150,000 on each 20-liter jerrycan up from Shillings 80,000 six months ago. Fishermen use and an average of 20 liters of petrol mixed with engine oil daily and they catch between ten to twenty kilograms of Nile Perch and Tilapia.
The disease known as Banana Bunchy Top Virus affects the banana bunches by entering the plant and stopping it from forming bunches. Diseased plants rarely produce fruit and when they do, the fruit is stunted and twisted.
At a recent meeting with his South African counterpart, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem stopped short of saying Ugandans were losing out when he mentioned the popular South African livestock and game auctions. Oryem said that at one auction at the Lazarus Game Farm, Albertina, a bull cost USD 600,000.