Charles Nampendo, the Senior Physical Planner of Jinja city says that two plots along the main street are undeveloped whereas, eight others were condemned as unfit for human habitation but the owners are yet to respond positively.
According to the plan which had been proposed earlier this year, Nansana authorities wanted the stretch from Jeninah to Yesu Amala centers be redesigned to accommodate among others, extending the walkway far from the road to minimize the risk of pedestrians competing for space with motorists, creation of parking space to generate local revenue and having green fields.
Khalid Muyingo, the chairperson of Jinja taxi operators’ association who spoke on behalf of all drivers in the region says that the reason of the protest is tasking them to pay old fines which had been phased out in 2016.
While on a visit in Uganda last year, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi endorsed the construction of the centre in memory of India’s icon, Mahatma Gandhi whose ashes are believed to have been sprayed on the banks of river Nile following his death in 1948.
According to Kakooza, now is the time to engage all stakeholders gainfully on the type of media that Uganda wants. He argues that most media houses in Uganda are giving more space to entertainment, music, comedy and sports and that media owners and managers want to play safe for fear of the repercussions.
Gorette Ita, of Wakawaka Waragi Bureau, says that Kakira Sugar Works limited was selling molasses at 20,000 Shillings per tonne which would lead to production of 400 litres of waragi in a period of two days adding that, it takes two weeks to acquire the same quantity.
A call print out from the mystery number also showed that, the same number would call another person each time they spoke with Nalinya. This particular number was traced to the assassination scene in Bulenga in Wakiso District. CMI operatives then began trying to figure out the owners of the phone numbers that were switched off.
According to Esiko, after stealing the cows, the suspects loaded the animals on a Fuso truck registration number UAS 445C destined for Kyankwanzi district. Esiko says Hoima police immediately notified their counterparts in Kyankwanzi who mounted a road block and intercepted the truck.
Benson Byaruhanga, the Luweero District Police Commander, says they raided the community broadcasters on request from the National Identification and Registration Authority following complaints that the broadcasters were extorting money from people who had lost their IDs.
Four of the suspects managed to flee to safety when the operatives intercepted the taxi. Flying Squad operatives picked up the suspects after days of tracking their group, which is led by a one Sanoni, a resident of Nansana Kibuloka and his deputy identified as Big Meat.