Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
The key roads under construction include Masindi-Kigumba-Hoima-Kabwoya (135 Km), Kyenjojo-Hoima-Masindi-Kigumba (238 Km) and Hoima-Wanseko (111 Km). The other is the 92km Hoima- Kaiso-Tonya road that was completed in 2014, as part of several infrastructural developments projects undertaken in the Albertine Region in preparation for oil production.
Makerere University Business School-MUBS Economics Lecturer and Policy Analyst, Ramathan Ggoobi says the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has since been declared a pandemic is economically contagious and has attacked all sectors of the economy at all fronts.
Kyagulanyi emerged from nowhere to the middle of Hoima town at around 2 p.m. causing commotion in the town centre. Flanked by Asinansi Nyakato alias Kamanda, the Forum for Democratic Change candidate in the Hoima municipality parliamentary race, Kyagulanyi moved through Wright road amidst tight security.
Investors from both within and outside Uganda are flocking the region particularly Hoima district to acquire land for the construction of hotels, one of the crucial businesses likely to boom in the near future as Uganda gets closer to the exploration of oil.
The bridge which was funded by a loan from Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA will be officially commissioned on Wednesday by President Yoweri Museveni, becoming the second gateway to the Eastern part of Uganda after the Owen Falls Bridge which has exceeded its lifespan.
The municipality slapped a charge of 500 Shillings for every sack of waste collected from the homes and business premises in the town. But the move has been received with anger as a bigger section of the residents declined to pay the money on the ground that garbage collection and disposal is a responsibility of the Municipal Council.
Uganda Coffee Development Authority is mandated to promote and oversee the coffee industry through supporting research, promoting production, controlling coffee quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.