The districts are Namisindwa to be carved out of Manafwa, Pakwach from Nebbi, Butebo from Pallisa, Rukiga from Kabale, Kyotera from Rakai and Bunyangabu from Kabarole District. They are part of 21 new districts created in the run up to the 2016 general election whose operationalization however was phased due to financial constraints.
The changes, according to proponents, are aimed at breaking a long standing impasse, bickering and a power struggle between the Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor and political head of the authority and Jennifer Musisi Semakula, the Executive Director and technical head of the authority.
Justine Bagyenda, the Central Bank Executive Director in charge of supervision told parliaments finance committee today that contrary to media reports, government did not capitalize Crane Bank. She faults the media for misrepresenting issuance of treasury bonds as capitalization of the Bank.
MPs approved Kayihuras new term together with that of his deputy Okoth Ochola with recommendations that they urgently addresses issues of torture, unlawful detention of suspects and freedom of assembly in the coming years. The approval gives him the mandate until 2020.
Kawooya becomes the second Ugandan legislator to hold a position of leadership in the Pan African Parliament-PAP after the Jacqueline Amongin, who is the incumbent Chairperson of the Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
According to its latest Regional Economic Outlook, Restarting the Growth Engine, growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole fell to 1.4 percent in 2016its lowest level in two decadesand is projected to record a modest recovery of 2.6 percent in 2017, although a number of countries, especially in Eastern and Western Africa, continue to grow robustly.
So far, forms have been dispatched to schools in the Karamoja, Acholi, Lango and West Nile regions of the country. However, schools in Kampala district did not get the enrollment forms from NIRA prior to the closure of the school term last week.
David Kitanda, a Grain miller at Machitope Milling concern in Kisenyi, says there is a lot of speculation between the farm gate price and the mill gate, a factor that is pushing the price of maize flour skywards. According to Kitanda, one cannot be sure on the stability of the price of a kilo of maize, citing how the prices went up by a difference of 50 Shillings between Sunday and Monday.