The 1,443km East African Crude Oil Pipeline will transport Uganda’s crude oil from Hoima in Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania. It is envisaged to be the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world, crossing through 10 districts in Uganda, a distance of 296 kilometres and 25 districts in Tanzania, covering eight regions.
The State Minister for Micro-finance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, says that his ministry can do nothing to revive the SACCOs that have spent 10 years without operating, adding that they cannot compensate the affected members for the loss.
Mariam Nalugaajju, the Project Administrator, says that at least more than 100 girls and 50 women in Kalisizo Town Council, Kalisizo Rural, Lwankoni sub-county and Kyotera Town Council have undergone training to produce the pads.
It has emerged that 18 SACCOs in Kyotera county received 560 million Shillings which was shared amongst 136 associations with 1,909 people and 17 SACCO's in Kakuuto got 530 Shillings, which was shared amongst 101 associations with a total of 843 people.
The private project worth over two trillion Shillings is jointly implemented by Rural United Business Association Network (RUSBA) Ltd and Digitech Energy Company Ltd from the Republic of South Africa, for the benefit of East African Member States; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sunda and neighbours in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Enoch Ntale, Coordinator- Musambwa Island Joint Conservation Organisation -MIJCO, says they will improve their conservation operations starting with rehabilitating the breeding colonies which were devastated by the floods.
Mary Nabukenya and Florence Nakaaki, two of those affected claim that Kibi disposed of the land during the COVID19 lockdown when the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development halted all kinds of land transactions.
Hajji Sulaiman Ssamula, the Managing Director Owen Construction Company Ltd is worried that the persistent rainfall could affect the building. Ssamula says he received an initial deposit of Shillings 300M for the project with promises of additional funding in vain
Museveni who presided over the 56th National Independence celebrations held at Kasasa Sub County in Kyotera district expressed concern that the agricultural sector has not developed at the same rate compared to other sectors despite its capacity to turn around the economy.
Matia Mulindwa Kagugube, a money lender trading under Top-up Financial Services in Masaka town, has noted centralized process of licensing in holding many them back from formalizing their operations urging the process is brought closer to them.
Ruth Musoke Lillian, the head of skills Development Facility at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, also reveals that they are currently implementing a World Bank funded project to help enhance skills of local people to address the impediments to skills development.
Rashid Ssenyonga, the Kyotera town council LC3 Chairman, says the closure of this factory has rendered an estimated 90 people jobless. Ssenyonga claims that some of the youths who used to work there have become a security concern to the authorities.
At least 10 small scale factories in Kyotera town council in Rakai have suspended their operations because of the persistent power blackout. Last week, UMEME disconnected power to Kyotera Town council over unclear reasons.