EPRC's Dr. Kasirye says that if the government was to give subsidies and the prices to the consumers came down, the estimated 400-billion-shilling subsidy would instead benefit the richer people instead who would increase their consumption of goods like fuel.
Catherine Akello from Kyebando, a Kampala city suburb wondered what the women councils are and the mandate of the women council committees. She admits to having heard about the women councils in passing but added that she has never felt their relevance in the community.
Muwanga, in his report to Parliament, cited Lira Regional Referral Hospital where 5.97 billion Shillings was spent on salaries, pension, and gratuity out of the total receipts of 7.48 billion shillings resulting in an unabsorbed balance of 1.5 billion shillings.
The 7,822 people killed on roads in two years of Uganda’s lockdown show the deaths are twice the 3,596 Covid-19 toll. Niwabiine and Mugisha say during the lockdowns, there were very few cars and motorcycles on roads, something that tempted people to speed thus making every crash very lethal.
“I paid Shillings 600,000 on top of the 250,000 that I had paid because I was desperate. I needed to travel urgently and was told booklets were running out. I had no option. I would rather pay the money than miss the conference I was going to attend," she said.
Dr. Samuel Oledo, the President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) told URN in an interview that scientists don't get any financial literacy training, which makes it challenging for them to follow through and make proper accountability when assigned such roles.
According to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda, since the Accountants Act of 2013 took effect, at least five accountants who are members of the professional body, have been delicensed after being implicated in unprofessional practices.