Uganda Airlines has also been preparing to launch flights to Dubai at the end of this month using its two newly acquired A330-800Neo Airbuses. And the over 200 labour export companies under Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) will soon meet to discuss the latest move and communicate the way forward.
The system that allows health facilities will be able to place orders and track them online, will be rolled out in four phases beginning next month. The first phase covers the 268 Health centre IVs, general, regional and national referral hospitals while the rest of the phases will be rolled out in the next two years in the health Centre III's and Health Centre-IIs, across the country.
Eng.Mohamed Kaggwa Maseko, a Ugandan who is a permanent resident in South Africa says that it has been a hustle having to stop over in Nairobi or Addis Ababa for long hours, moreover worsened by the increase of (health) procedures at every airport in transit which is already hectic.
At the moment, however, Army and police personnel have now been deployed in all public spaces such as Children's Park, the Leisure Park in Kitooro and Mayor's Garden in Katabi-Namate village and also along the Kampala-Entebbe highway.
The vendors are supposed to relocate to the market on Sunday and Monday.
However, Isabirye has halted the exercise saying the market leadership has to first complete the verification of vendors who have so far been allocated stalls and lockups.
According to the proposed rates, traders with stalls for food, fresh vegetables and Matooke will pay Shillings 30,000, stalls for fish, fruits and charcoal will pay Shillings 50,000 while those with butcheries and chicken cages will pay Shillings 100,000 monthly.
As a result, the council wants to collect shillings 100million a month, translating into shillings 1.2 billion annually.
David Musingo, UWEC's Manager of Education and Information Department, says the visitor numbers are still low, compared to the daily average of 500 visitors on weekdays and 2,000 on weekends before the outbreak of covid-19.
A Ugandan source in attendance told URN that the negotiations could go on until Sunday afternoon as the two sides held cards on their chests vouching for how best their countries could benefit from the pipeline project. The pipeline will evacuate Uganda’s oil from the Albertine to the external market.
Entebbe Airport handled 1,980,000 international passengers in 2019 compared to 565,541 passengers in 2020, which Kiggundu says is a clear demonstration that the pandemic affected passenger traffic.
Kiggundu explains further that "even after resumption of passenger operations, the situation is yet to stabilise" because the operations have hit an all-time low and resulted in the huge drop in UCAA revenues.
The Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa and Bunyole West MP, James Waluswaka tasked the board to explain why it has not yet appointed a substantive Director-General. The new board, chaired by retired Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma was inaugurated on 25th June 2020, a few days to Kakuba's retirement.
Sadala Musoke, the Chief Executive Officer NODL, says the service will involve overhauling the engine of the ferry. He explains that the ferry is supposed to have an engine overhaul after every 10,000 running hours.
Roger Wamala, the Uganda Airlines Commercial Director says the two aircraft, code named Mt Elgon and Mt. Rwenzori, will however remain grounded because the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA has not yet cleared them to fly. UCAA is expected to clear the planes end of April.