At Nyakaseke Taxi Park, transport from Fort Portal to Kasese has increased from 10,000 Shillings to 20,000 Shillings, Fort Portal to Rwimi from 5,000 Shillings to 10,000 Shillings while Fort Portal- Kibiito is 6,000 from 3,000 Shillings.
The group is believed to have led the infamous attack in which a gang of 14 robbed an Indian national who was riding on a motorcycle along Mawanda Road. Reports indicated that the attackers took five million Shillings and two mobile phones from the Indian victim, later identified as Jiwan Lal, an accountant with Rigil Agro Peck Limited in Kololo.
It is alleged that in April 2017, one Christine Namara Nabimanya took over the forest and established a farm after destroying trees. Wakiso District Chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika says that Namara came after the cancellation of twelve land titles that had been illegally allocated to various people led by a senior army officer Brig Hudson Mukasa.
Agnes Igoye, the deputy coordinator for prevention of trafficking in persons at MIA, said a number parents and traditional leaders have used the closure of schools to forcefully subject girls to FGM something that has forced many to seek refuge in Kenya.
During the clampdown that was enforced by the Central division authorities, police and law enforcement officers were overwhelmed by rowdy altercations as the street vendors resisted the eviction. Some were seen running around with their goods while others had their merchandise thrown on the streets.
Residents are bitter that the stone quarrying activities have caused huge damage to their houses, animals and plants, leaving them in poverty. The most affected areas include Lule, Kanyogogga, Nsaka, Ssebagala and Lugono villages in Semuto town council.
While lifting the lockdown, President Museveni said places of worship will remain closed for another 60 days when the order would be reviewed. For schools, Museveni said, they will remain under key and lock at least until students aged between 12 and 18 have been vaccinated.
Lil Roy, 34, whose real name is Charles Roy Pimungu, together with his renowned Producer, Dr Kaunda of Complex Studio in Gulu produced a song labelled “Pe Weene,” foretelling death resulting from an inevitable ailment in 2020.
URN reporters visited several parks that include the New taxi park, Usafi, Namayiba and Kisenyi parks and observed that there is strict enforcement of the SOPs among operators. Handwashing facilities have been placed at most entrances and there are people enforcing hand washing and wearing of masks.
Over the weekend, more than 286,000 doses of the vaxzevria brand of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Norway arrived in the country. But sections raised concern considering that the donor country has suspended the use of the same jab in their country over studies that connected the drug to a rare type of blood clots.
The government imposed a second lockdown in mid-June following a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths. It also issued several restrictions among them the suspension of public transport, which were lifted on Friday with taxis now advised to carry only 50 per cent of their licenced capacity.
The group which comprise mostly of street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business in 2020 when the government placed a total lockdown which made the streets unbearable for them. Amidst the struggle to survive on donations from well-wishers, the youngsters secured 10 kilograms of seedlings to start a new life journey.
One of the revellers told URN condition of anonymity that Akampurira developed a misunderstanding with two other revellers only identified Babu and Jasper when they attempted to snatch a woman from him.