The Chairperson of the Women's Cross Border Traders Cooperative Society, Mariam Babu says security agencies have a lot to do in terms of attitude change, saying some of them are corrupt and end up blocking efforts to curtail it.
George William Telebajo, another resident says the project took advantage of the poverty in Buvuma to trick them into selling their land cheaply. He notes that several residents have ended up in jail for stealing food while others are now sleeping in wooden cubical at landing sites.
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.
Atingi-Ego together with the BOU Legal Counsel Margaret Kaggwa Kasule had today appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to respond to the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 introduced by Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda.
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.
Duncan Kakonge, the URA Manager in-charge of Eastern Region, attributes the increase in traffic to the impact of COVID-19 that restricted informal trade since some traders often prefer using porous border points to import and export goods.
Saul Seremba, the Chief Executive of the government’s insurance training entity says that there’s general low awareness among the public about what the industry is about and that they needed insurers to learn from each other, something they opted to do through a quiz.
Lt. Musa Mugogo, the fisheries unit Kasese sector commander says the existing laws provide for small penalties which most offenders easily pay, further propelling the illegal fishing activities on the water bodies.
Nabende, says that the responsibility of paying for the power rests squarely on the shoulders of Mbale City authorities. He explains as market leaders, they pressurize the vendors to pay for the electricity but they don’t know why the city council has failed to clear the bill.
Addressing fishermen at Nakibanga Landing Site in Kyamuswa Sub County Kalangala District on Monday, Kirya said that he received reports about the move, which involves some district leaders and found it to be true.