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.
On Monday, residents demonstrated and planted bananas in the road and also blocked it with tree logs to show their discontent. They argue that the municipal council worsened the state of the road when they poured loam soil.
According to Byagagaire, they followed up the matter and were told that the materials on site had already cost Shillings 40 million, an amount he disputes. Byagagaire says their calculation shows that the material cost not more than Shillings 10 million.