Appearing on Wednesday to explain about the delay of payment of the traders, Kasaija said Government did not have money to pay the traders because it had deferred several other payments due to lack of money in the COVID-10 crisis.
The proposal is contained in the report of the committee which has been scrutinizing the payment of 41 billion Shillings to 10 Ugandan companies. The committee was set up after a government request for parliamentary approval to clear a debt of 151 billion Shillings owed to Ugandan traders and companies by the South Sudan government.
ROKO, a civil engineering, and construction company in Uganda was contracted in 2009, by the Government of South Sudan to rehabilitate Juba International and Domestic Airport. However, following the Juba crisis in 2013, construction of the airport stalled to date.
The committee has in recent weeks been reviewing a payment of USD 41 million (152 billion Shillings) advanced to 10 Ugandan companies that supplied goods and services to South Sudan between 2008 and 2013 when war broke out.
He singled out Moyo-Yumbe-Koboko road in the neighborhood of Bidi Bidi camp, which is home to home to 272,000 refugees in Yumbe district and Kabiingo-Rugaaga-Magabi-Rakai snaking through areas around Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district.
Shortage of food, medical care facilities, education and land for cultivation are some of the stories refugees in Adjumani district tell as a summit in Kampala rallies the world to do more to meet their needs.
In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million making the East African country host to the worlds fastest growing refugee emergency.
The team, led by Major General Patrick Cammaert, will review reports of incidents of attacks on civilians and cases of sexual violence that occurred within or in the vicinity of the UN House Protection of Civilians PoC sites in Juba.
UNICEF announced that 650 children had been recruited into South Sudans current conflict in 2016 alone while an estimated 16,000 children have been recruited by both government and opposition forces since the outbreak of conflict in December 2013.
The Executive Director of the South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy Biel Boutros Biel says that many South Sudan nationals are counting on the deployment of an intervention force to control forces loyal to the two leaders, President Salva Kiir and former First Vice President Riek Machar.
Professor Mahmood Mamdani the Director Makerere University Institute of social research says although Uganda was credited for stopping the war in 2013 when fighting broke out, Uganda was also blamed for supporting one of the warring parties.
UPDF has identified four other dead Ugandans as 35 year old Twalib Aderebu from Arua,30 year old Neva Driciru from Yumbe, 32 year old Patrick Muhanguzi from Bushenyi, and 18 year old Rasul Chandiga from Koboko