Ms. Hellen Masika, the deputy executive director of Microfinance support Center-MSC, says that the cultural Institution was given special consideration given the multiple challenges including conflicts and disasters that have affected its economy.
According to a circular to all Resident District Commissioners, City Commissioners, District Police Commanders and District Internal Security Officers, the minister said that they had received information about criminals masquerading as hawkers in villages, especially in Western Uganda. He advised that such trading should be restricted to trading centres.
According to a statement shared with URN reporter on Wednesday, the factory Country CEO Jean-Micheal Pons said the condition of the two victims had necessitated their evacuation to South Africa for further treatment at a specialized burns unit.
On Sunday, a team led by Eng. Flavia Bwire, the Executive Secretary at the National Building Review Board picked samples from the fire scene to investigate the possible causes of the fire outbreak. Bwire says that after their investigations, they will produce a report that will inform both the government and the factory management on the next course of action.
Jean-Micheal pons, the country Chief Executive Officer Hima Cement said in a statement that operations at the factory has since been suspended as the company takes stock of the incident and ensure that the after-effects are fully contained.
Kasese RDC Lt. Joe Walusimbi says that the move is meant to regulate the fish business and help the domestic market also thrive. He says that once the local fish market is deserted it hurts the local economy.
Josinta Kabugho, the general manager for Bukonzo Organic Farmers Cooperative Union, says that the new machines are expected to bring down the cost of production by about 30 percent as it requires less labor to operate and gives out more output per hour compared to the old models they have been using.
The construction plan for the six Billion Shillings facility kicked off in November last year and was expected to be done in November 2021. The new border market is being constructed by Ambitious construction Limited which is funded by the World Bank through Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project.
Key among the activities is the recruitment of Parish Chiefs, establishment and training of Parish Development Committees, set up of the Community Information System (CIS) and mobilization of the masses at lower government level.
UNRA started providing ferry services across the channel in June this year, following the temporary closure of the Kazinga Channel Bridge along the Kasese-Katunguru-Ishaka road for emergency rehabilitation works. But the ferry has since been having technical faults.
Under a common agreement, UCDA supports nursery bed operators with extension services and in turn, buys the seedlings. The operators allege that they have been paying non-receipted Shillings 30,000 whenever their gardens had to be inspected for prospective supply or need to renew operation certificates.
The project funded by GOAL International with support from the Master Card Foundation will support 300,000 beneficiaries in 18 districts. The target groups include young women and men, refugees and youth with disabilities.