Alex Lwanja, the Deputy Director in charge of the Agricultural Credit Facility and Small Business Recovery Fund at the BoU, reports that over UGX. 150 billion is idle due to the low uptake of the facility from the targeted population. Lwanja said that although they have disbursed UGX. 751 billion to farmers across the country, and very few farmers from Teso are seeking or taking up the money
The deceased passenger, identified as Oscar Ocen, was a security guard working with Saracen Security Company was traveling from Kampala to his village in Abim district when he suddenly died along the way, between Mbale and Soroti city.
Hellen Adoa, the Serere Woman wants experts in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to visit the area and alley the fears of the communities. Adoa is concerned about the safety of residents whom she notes are suspicious of minerals in the ginnery.
The accident involving a Fuso lorry registration number UAN 443J occurred around 8:30 pm on Wednesday as traders were returning from Kotido district in Karamoja sub region. The vehicle was carrying 19 cattle traded from Karamoja.
By the time of its establishment in 2019, statistics suggested that Teso sub-region had more than eight million fruit trees to support the production of juice. But when the factory started production, less than half of the farmers in Teso were able to supply fruits to the factory.
The ministry repossessed over 200 acres of Land in Arapai last year, amidst contention, after Soroti City Councilors locked horns with the district leadership for demolishing weekly market structures at Amukaru, an area belonging to Aloet Ward in Soroti City.
Anne Atim, the proprietor of Kawa Anne Enterprises, says that the loss is immense and comes at a time when she had acquired a new loan for her business. She says her new stock alone had more than UGX.70 million by Friday.
Information obtained by URN shows that most of the borrowers were expected to receive their motorcycles on Monday (October 4, 2021) but surprisingly, the offices at Pamba were closed over the weekend. The furious borrowers, who had travelled to Soroti to receive their motorcycles later stormed the office of the Resident City Commissioner, Peter Pex Paak, seeking his intervention into the matter.
The relocation of more than 1,300 vendors started on Tuesday after months of disagreements between city authorities and the market vendors. The disagreement started after reports that more than 2,000 people applied for space in the new market and that in an attempt to appease all of them, leaders had taken bribes and double allocated some of the stalls.
The procurement of the weighbridges follows several calls from different stakeholders over the absence of proper measures to determine taxes from the minerals and also to help control the load on the trucks to protect roads from damage.
The decision was arrived at during an emergency meeting attended by Soroti city authorities, MoLG officials and selected vendors at the market premises on Friday. The meeting that dragged for almost a whole day resolved to halt the allocations exercise after receiving report of an investigation conducted in the market.
The investigation was conducted amidst disagreements between city authorities and market vendors, with many of them refusing to take up lockups allocated to them. The disagreement has also affected the planned relocation of vendors from the temporal market along Serere road to the newly constructed main market.
According to Mutyaba, the Health Ministry has since established that 60% of Ugandans consume herbal medicine. He reveals that NDA has so far registered and cleared over 180 locally made herbal medicines.