Michael Oneka, a farmer under Tidi –ma-myero Farmers’ Group in Bungatira Sub –County in Gulu District, says 12 of his group members paid Shillings 148,500 each totalling to Shillings 1,782,000 to Simon Lamex Ocaka, a staff of United Bank of Africa.
In 2016, the government received funding from the World Bank to upgrade 30.4km of roads to first-class Murram in Buliisa. The roads include the 10.7km Ngwedu-Ndandamire -Bikongoro, 10.8Km Buliisa-Bugana and 8.9Km Biiso-Nyeyeremya-Waaki all in Kigwera and Biiso sub-counties respectively.
The oxen and ox-ploughs worth 10.6 million Shillings were purchased two weeks ago to support vulnerable community members in Omiya Pacwa Sub-county under Tic ber, Abicelo Ox-traction and Rwot Omiyo groups.
This brings the total to USD 823.1m (3 trillion shillings) Uganda has received from three lenders: African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to COVID-19 since May 2020.
The money will go towards the Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate-Smart Development Project under the Ministry of Water and Environment. This focuses on the Albertine Region and the refugee-hosting areas in Northern Uganda.
Last month, Uganda extended the deadline by six months to September 2020 for applications for those who wish to explore six blocks in the Albertine region. The report notes that “the fall in commodity prices—especially crude oil, metals, and minerals—will not only reduce their export proceeds but also slash the amount of financing brought by foreign investors.”
Kaberamaido Technical Institute was established in 1984 and sits on a 58- acre land. The school, with an enrolment of 237 students has been operating under difficult conditions due to inadequate structural space and tools for training.
Muhwezi who is also head of Secretariat Technical Vocational Education and Training Policy Working Group revealed that in the first phase the renovation works will be executed by Vambeco Enterprises Uganda at 9.4 billion shillings.
Soroti Municipal Council received UGX. 6.6 billion for the construction of School Road, Harridas Road, Edyegu Road, Adams Road, among others under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID, funded by the World Bank. Another UGX. 2.7 billion has been allocated to provide street lights in all major roads and digitalized traffic lights at Soroti junction.
In East Africa, Tanzania was also studied and researchers found at least $145m had been hidden by its elites. Researchers concluded that this was because politicians, elites and their cronies got access to aid money and instead of using it to work on projects that developed their countries, they hid it away for personal use.
UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that the right to health is eluding the poor and people trying to lift themselves out of poverty are being crushed by the unacceptably high costs of health care, with at least half the world’s population unable to access essential health services.
Luweero District Authorities commissioned the construction of Katikamu Seed Secondary School On December 3. The school occupies eight out of the 12 acres of land owned by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council land at Luwube village in Katikamu Sub-county.
Obwona kibwa, the Lokung Sub county LCIII Vice Chairperson says traders within Ngomoromo village refused to occupy the market because they alleged its located far away from the trading center with no proper security.
Emmanuel Banya, the Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk told URN in an interview on Tuesday that ever since the money was released, it has been idle in the Municipal Council bank account pending procurement of a consultant by Lands Ministry.
The park was due for an upgrade and beautification under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development- USMID, a World Bank-funded programme designed to expand infrastructure and improve service delivery in selected municipalities across the country.
Last week, Lira municipality councillors asked the Local Government Ministry to transfer Samuel Ahabwe accusing him of failing to implement council resolutions. They cited failure to evict vendors from various streets and failing to stop Saving Grace Limited from managing Coronation Park, a public open space.