The officials had visited the mining site to investigate complaints from the community that the company was discharging contaminated water directly into a nearby stream, a tributary to river Kiruruma, which flows through Kabale town to Kyanamira and Maziba sub-county up to Rwanda.
Sam Kyomukama, an officer in charge of the police protection unit for the Kigezi region says that he has already visited the area and confirmed that the company is directly draining contaminated water and mud into the stream, a tributary to river Kiruruma.
Tom Tibyangye, a special hire driver, says that while using the space, he saw UNRA trucks pouring soil while tractors dug holes in the remaining part. Tibyangye says that they were never given prior notice to vacate the space and reasons why UNRA no longer wants them to use it.
Dalton Byakatonda, a resident of Kihengamo Village, in Katuna Town Council, Kabale District says that in 2020, workers of Amugoli General Enterprises Limited illegally trespassed on his quarter-acre of land with excavators and started extracting murram and soil.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says that the fuel tanker registration number SSD 775Q was on its way from Kampala to deliver fuel to Baj Petro Station Rwakaraba, Nothern division in Kabale town.
The fuel tanker was destined for Kisoro from Kampala. Mbarara-Kabale highway connects to the Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna and the Uganda-Democratic
Republic of Congo border of Bunagana in Kisoro district.
Major (rtd) Fred Bwino Kyakulaga, the State Minister for Agriculture in charge of Crop production has revealed to URN reporter that during last week’s cabinet meeting that he personally attended, it was resolved that the fully-fledged industrial park be constructed in Kisoro district.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network at Katuna border on Monday evening, Peter Gikwiyakare, Uganda Revenue Authority Customs Manager in charge of the south-western region said that however much border reopening brings many opportunities for cross border trade and household income improvement, traders must endeavor to comply with requirements set by the Rwandan government.
The online company that abruptly shut down started attracting locals mid last year. At the time, a number of business operators, teachers, and religious leaders had been enticed into investing money in the company with an assurance of receiving massive profits after a specified period. Every client would also get a bonus after recruiting another.
Honest Tahinduka, a clearing agent at the Katuna border told URN on Tuesday evening that he had cleared three trucks, which he described as a positive development. He revealed that when the border closed, he joined iron ore mining due to unemployment.
A fortnight ago, Kabale municipal leaders led by the Mayor, Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, and Rev. Fr. Balthazar Ndyomugabe, the President of Kabale Municipal Development Forum claimed that the company has not yet started opening Bwankosa and Nyerere roads.
Kisoro District Chairman Abel Bizimana, protesting Rwanda's blocking Ugandans from crossing into Rwanda yet Rwanda's statement is clear that the border is open, now wants Rwanda to solve every glitch for the effective crossing by the people.
In a speech read for him by Prime Minister Nabanja, President Yoweri Museveni said Mutebile will be remembered for controlling Uganda’s financial inflation through controlling government expenditure and liberalization of the exchange market.
Jackson Muganiizi, a resident of the Uganda-Rwanda border of Kibanda parish in Kamwezi sub county , Rukiga district says that however much news about re-opening is highly welcome, but Rwandan government should consider compensating families of Ugandans whose relatives were shot dead by its security forces.
The Uganda-Rwanda borders were closed on February 27, 2019. At the time, Rwandan President, Paul Kagame accused Ugandan authorities of spying on Rwanda, abducting Rwandan citizens and locking them up in non-designated areas.
In Kigezi where he hails from, his death has come as a shock to elders, area leaders and residents. A big loss, they say has befallen them with the demise of one of their own, a gallant economist who put Kigezi on the World Map through his exemplary work and whose hand has not only touched but also lifted many other children from the area.