Beatrice Nabuyoga, a resident of Luzira village, Busiya parish in Bulambuli district and her bedridden husband have sheltered some of the victims in their home. Nabuyoga, a peasant farmer says her family decided to offer about 10 empty rooms in their home to host the landslide victims after seeing many of them suffering with nowhere to sleep.
Muyonga is one of the lead claimants of the land on block 10. He was arrested and whisked off by security on Wednesday during the visit of the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda to launch the Shillings 32 billion Bulambuli resettlement project.
He explained that the construction will be done in three phases with each phase delivering 300 houses as one unit in four months. The total duration of construction works is estimated to last up to 20 months.
According to the draft budget, the DPP seeks Shillings 250 million for CCTV cameras, biometric access system, scanners and detectors and Shillings 1.26 billion, 7 double cabin pickups for State Attorneys on high risk assignments and 3 Station wagons of Shillings 900 million.
In Mbale, a kilogram of Irish potatoes goes for Shillings 600 on wholesale and Shillings 700 on retail. Farmers attribute the low price of Irish Potatoes in the region to increased supply from Mbale and Kween districts.