The National Housing and Construction Company â€“NHCC â€“ has said it intends to build over 7,500 housing units to address the housing needs among the low income earners in Uganda. Caleb Kakuyo, the NHCC Chief Commercial Officer, told Uganda Radio Network that the company intends to engage in mass production by building houses in large quantities at low cost per unit to cater for the low income earners, who comprise the greatest proportion of the population.
Climate experts say they predict an above normal rainfall across Uganda between the months of March and May. A statement from the just ended 33rd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum held in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, says that areas such as Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, the lower parts of South Sudan, south western and central Ethiopia, western and central Kenya as well as western half of Tanzania would experience near normal to above normal rains.
A UK charity operating in Democratic Republic of Congo has warned that the peace deal signed by leaders from the region is bound to fail unless itâ€™s followed by real actions. The agreement signed on Sunday by leaders and representatives of 11 countries in the Great Lakes region is expected to lead to the establishment of a special UN intervention brigade in eastern DR Congo.
There have been allegations that government had issued the waiver to lure importers into using the alternative route to avoid delays and disruption of supplies such as fuel, which occurred during the chaos that characterised the December 2007 general elections in Kenya.