The Finance Ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region to obtain Tax Identification Numbers as a mandatory requirement for processing their payment. The number is a ten-digit code issued by the Uganda Revenue Authority to prospective Taxpayers to enable them to meet their tax obligations.
The chairperson of Lango Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District Judith Alyek, issued a statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president. But Moses Okot, the Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue another, contradicting statement, saying the demo will still happen as planned
The buses reportedly left Kampala between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm and reached Kamdini Checkpoint between 11 pm and midnight. The majority of the passengers were business people who had traveled to Kampala to buy merchandise.
Basra Gurcharan of Guru Nanak Investment Uganda ltd, a sun flower oil milling company which has operated in Lira for the last 21 years said he supplied 381 tons of sunflower and 272 cotton seed which amounts to 1b and 600m shillings respectively but has not been paid a coin.
But Janet Lydia Ajwang, the head teacher Ikwera Negri School for the disabled, says due to financial burdens imposed on the parents by Covid-19 lock down, they have resolved to lower the school fees from 215,000 shillings to 120,000 shillings for the boarding learners.
Grace Musoke, the Oyam District Police Commander says police has already given a go ahead to the deceased’s family to go ahead with the burial arrangement. Musoke asked the public to seek for counselling when stressed up to avoid premature deaths.