This is after the Ministry of finance reported that the country lost over 470 billion Shillings in taxes on the exportation of gold due to the new taxes that were imposed on the mineral starting with this financial year.
Aisha Nampeera, a single mother of three, says that her job with KCCA as a sweeper is her only source of income. Nampeera narrates how she has endured work hazards including accidents to keep her job and earn a living for her family.
Mahmood Abdi, the Director of Agriculture and Plantation, Attiak Sugar Factory which sits along River Unyama says that they intend to construct irrigation schemes and water dams along the river to mitigate flooding in Elegu Township and the factory as well as to secure water for the factory`s sugarcane plantation in all seasons.
UMEME’s corporate affairs and regulatory director, Blessing Nshaho says that, much as they have partnered with agencies to ensure that, most of the trading centres have access to power, electric wires are being vandalized, which has since slowed down connections.
As early as 2004, US was on the hunt for more manpower of private security personnel. Uganda was at hand to offer man power. This resulted into explosion of private security companies that were recruiting an exporting security guards to Iraq. Asker Security Service was the first company to export guards to Iraq in late 2005.
Stella Auma, a resident of Lajalula Sub County told URN that the poor road network in her area has led to hiked transport fares to the nearest Omer Health Centre II, which is about 32 kilometers away from her home.
Margaret Ayo, the Chairperson Elegu Market Vendors Association, says that across the border, trade is smooth when being operated by South Sudanese, while Ugandans are robbed, their goods destroyed and the people killed.
South Sudan traders at Elegu in Uganda alleged that the police officers demand for money from the Sudanese or mobile phones and other valuables as security that they will cross back into South Sudan.