Akon, together with his wife Rozina Negusei, visited Uganda last year and met with high profile government officials including president Yoweri Museveni with whom they discussed the issue of investing in Uganda.
Mukono district procured the borehole drilling machine eight years ago from Thai Appropriate Technology Co. Ltd at Shillings 900 million to increase the number of boreholes in the district so as to address the problem of water scarcity especially in rural areas. The district also expected to hire out the machine to raise local revenue.
Reports indicate that as schools reopen, many of them are struggling with dilapidated structures ruined over the last two years when the buildings were not in use. Schools in Uganda have been closed for close to two years, as one of the measures undertaken by the government to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commissioner for Roads and Bridges at the MoWT, Eng. Stephen Kitonsa notes that on Friday this week the project steering committee shall hold a meeting in DRC where the contractor (Dott Services Limited) shall be introduced to leaders and officially the campsite shall be handed over to the contractor so as enable shifting of the equipment from Namanve.
Records at the district indicate that in the financial year 2020/2021, the district planned to collect 3.4 billion Shillings in local revenue but only realised 1.5 billion Shillings. The district collects most of its revenue from ground rent, building plans, landing sites and businesses.
Speaking at the 6th annual East African Communications Association-EACA conference convened virtually at Uganda Christian University, Okwakol said that institutions should consider developing approaches favouring companies offer mentorship to students.
Each of the planned sites will comprise a water source, transmission pipeline, storage tanks of 87, 000 litres, distribution networks for irrigation, and on-farm irrigation system network. Nexus Green Chief Executive Officer, Rikki Verma says the scheme can support over 30 farmers with five acreages each.
Trouble for Green cottage clinic started when they issued a COVID-19 negative certificate to Esther Nambowa, 28, a resident of Kikooza in Mukono Municipality on September 23, 2021, for her travel to Dubai for work on September 24. She was blocked at the airport because of presenting an invalid COVID-19 test certificate.
Alfred Mugabi, a resident at the Maternity ward, says that despite the police patrols around the hive club, they have never stopped its illegal operations. He notes that the place also plays loud music every night.
The municipality introduced charges for all vehicles and motorcycles parking alongside the streets of Central and Goma division to boost revenue collection and controlling traffic flow. Jeseneous limited was contracted to charge cars 1,000 Shillings per hour and 5,000 for a day while motorcycles are charged 1,000 Shillings a day.
Aloysius Ngobya, the proprietor of Arona Sports Pub in Seeta in Goma Division, says that he had just obtained a loan of Shillings 25billion to improve his bar and stock expensive brands of alcohol when the government announced the lockdown.