The laboratory located in Boma, Fort Portal Municipality will be used for testing road materials that include soils, gravel, bitumen, and rocks. It is being constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development USMID at a tune of 86 million shillings.
Unveiling the budget on Tuesday, the Chairperson of Local Government Finance Commission, Dr Agnes Atim Adea, said that the budget was formulated depending on the pressing development needs of individual districts in the region. The districts include Ntoroko, Kabarole, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Bundibygyo and Kyegegwa and Fort Portal Municipality.
The Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA Maintenance Engineer at Fort Portal Station, Alexander Mutatina, says that since the 6-kilometre road was demanded by leaders in the area, UNRA didnt budget for compensation.
Godliver Twinomugisha, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department in Fort Portal observes that many kidnappers are using the mobile money service to ask for ransom, yet agents are not required to ask for National Identity Cards from those withdrawing money.
Godliver Twiunomugisha, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department at Fort Portal Police Station, says they have handed over the deceaseds remains to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for a postmortem as investigations are ongoing.
According to the Town Clerk, Deo Ndimo, the municipality has only one grader which is in a poor mechanical state and can no longer serve its intended purpose. He says that as a result, a number of roads remain in a poor state and are left with no option other than wait for government intervention.
The students, who were carrying placards reading Tuition must be decreased, disclosed that that early this month, the university administration increased tuition by 30 per cent on top of scrapping of bursaries and scholarships to needy students without their knowledge.
According to eye witnesses, fire broke out at 3am on Friday and is suspected to have started from a charcaol stove that was inside one of the restaurants. Among the things that have been burnt include auto spare parts, over 500 timbers, refrigerators, computers and speakers that were in one of the video libraries and food items.
Professor Edward Rugumayo, the Chairperson Tooro Elders Forum, argues that while finding development partners is good, he has never seen a letter appointing Gen Saleh to head OWC and wonders whether he is mandated to sign MoUs on its behalf.
Godliver Twinomugisha, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Fort Portal Police Station, says their attempts to apprehend the kidnapper hit a dead end because he used a stolen mobile phone from the childs relative about one week back.