Their arrest was sparked by complaints by several youth leaders in Busoga sub-region, who accused the suspects of masquerading as state house officials, working closely with a key staff in the presidency, to defraud each of them of two million Shillings.
Each State is required to pay annual subscription fees of USD 485,000. The funds facilitate studies that guide countries on how best to preserve the different Lake Victoria species from extinction. The member states include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.
Abura says that unlike domestic animals, fish species require the deployment of scientific technologies to sustain their continued existence in the Lake. He noted that there are now a number of cost-effective drones designed to cover a distance of 30 kilometres both in the space and under water.
Aisha Lubega Aligawesa, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nursing at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says the unit has been dysfunctional for two years due to lack of batteries to power the solar unit that serves the ICU.
The over 342 youth leaders from different districts who had converged at Dams’ Water Stadium in Jinja on Wednesday asked Museveni to give them 10 million Shillings each to foot their lodge expenses and also reward them for their efforts in supporting the NRM government.
The Uganda National Roads Authority is finalizing works on MV Sigulu, the largest ferry in Uganda so far, which will connect Namayingo district to the islands of Sigulu and Dolwe. The ferry constructed by a Danish Johs Gram Hanssen –JGH Marine has a capacity to carry 300 passengers, and close to 20 vehicles. It can move at a speed of 14 kilometres per hour.
Appearing before Beatrice Kainza, the City Hall Grade One Magistrate on Tuesday, Chelangat, who is also the last state witness said she had found significant similarities in the signatures on documents the accused used for receipting the money and their statements.