Nyenga Division Vice Chairperson Charles Bobo says they reported the matter to concerned authorities though have never received any response, adding that businesses in the area are currently struggling.
Bernard Mwebe, the LC I Chairperson of the Kiyindi landing site, says that the committee comprises five people, three of whom are tasked with examining the status and condition of the boat, the weight of the commodities loaded on the boat whereas the other two are tasked with sensitizing people about safety on the water.
The market was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni, in December 2020. It is one of the modern markets that were constructed under the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme Project-2 (MATIP-II), which was financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Led by Edward Lule, the family members claim that the town council leased the land hosting the market from their father in 2006 on condition that they will pay Shillings 300,000 monthly in ground rent.
The State Minister for Cooperatives, says since Lugazi transporters have a registered cooperative, they should resort to taking loans from micro finance support center to avoid walking on tenterhooks of loan sharks.
According to Kakembo, they are now working below average yet they invest a lot in transporting the sugarcanes. He wants the government to set a price ceiling for sugarcane so that they can recover their money.
Lt Col Francis Itabuka, the Intelligence chief during Idi Amin's reign, notes that people like General Fadhul should have been given special recognition and care before their last days by this government but they have been completely disregarded.
“Regardless of the regimes they served, they remain soldiers who protected their country during that time," he said. "As soldiers who served during Amin’s time, we have been the most disciplined and not involved in any offense during Museveni’s rule.”
The rails are made out of metals, iron bars and concrete. According to Asiimwe the government needs 110 dollars to buy one bar from abroad but a locally manufactured rail can cost 47 dollars. Each kilometer of a railroad takes about 1660 sleepers.