Available statistics show that wetland coverage in Uganda has dropped from 37,346.3 Sq. Km in 1994 (15.5 percent) to 21,526.3 Sq.Km which is an 8.9 percent decrease. There is also a projection indicating that if the destruction trends are not checked, Uganda will be left with only 1.6 percent of wetlands cover by 2040.
Lt. Gen. James Mugira, the Managing Director NEC told journalists on Wednesday that they have attempted to engage the responsible authorities on exploring other financing models but haven’t received any reply.
A huge cloud of smoke coupled with a sharp flame was visible from all corners of the Jinja Central Business district which attracted crowds to gather around the factory gate. The crowd was later dispersed by UPDF personnel who tasked them to vacate the premises immediately.
According to the termination letterdated May 19, 2020, and signed by the factory’s human resource manager, Joanitah Nakawesi, Muyomba is accused of insubordination and selective enforcement of guidelines on face masks.
According to ESKOM Uganda Limited, the company with a concession to operate and maintain Nalubaale and Kiira Hydro Power stations, the floating Island which originated from Lake Victoria Basin as a result of the current rising water levels created extensive debris and waste material that blocked the water intake screens, through which water for power generation is transported.
Her aunt, Yvonne Kasawuli, says her niece is still traumatised and needs serious medical attention, which isn’t available at Mulago hospital. Kasawuli explains that they want Nankya and her mother moved to a specialised medical facility, which they can’t afford because of the costs involved.
Bussi Island, which is 10kilometers away from Entebbe town, remains secluded and visibly detached from the rest of Wakiso district because of poor physical infrastructure and lack of proper transport means.
Jamal Kanyesigye, the Kakira Division Police Commander, says the suspects were caught red-handed on Tuesday by a team of police officers attached to the Field Force Unit deployed to patrol the plantation.
“Government is paying money on a decentralized system for the Organisation. We have to know what happens in the districts. Why can’t some of these services be executed in the districts? Why do you have to bring the whole Uganda here [in Kololo] and expose our weaknesses?” Biribonwa questions why all services are being offered at the Kololo-based NIRA headquarters.
The managers were dropped following an internal audit that was conducted in March 2019, which implicated them for conniving to embezzle more than Shillings 5.4 billion from both Oil Palm Uganda Limited and Bidco Uganda Limited. The Financial controllers in Oil Palm Uganda Limited and Bidco Uganda Limited were put on notice to refund the money prompting them to flee into hiding.
Alfred Eboku Ejanu, the head of credit and operations at the Microfinance Support Centre, says that during their years of operations in Wakiso district, they have established that the population in Wakiso has unique challenges which need special focus and treatment.
While officiating over the rising of the international civil aviation organization-ICAO flag at the source of the Nile in Jinja district on Saturday, Kakuba argues that, three out of every 10 tourists who arrive to the country through Entebbe international airport tour the Nile.
In their sworn affidavit seen by URN, the applicants accuse UCC and Mutabazi for disregarding court orders and violating the subjudice rule when they conducted investigations and published the said report.
Speaking at the celebrations of the World Heart Day in Jinja district on Friday, Kadaga says that, some schools have limited space where pupils can hardly carry out physical exercises which has left them lazy and prone to heart diseases.