A letter of Intent signed between the Central African Forest Initiative and the Minister of Finance of the DR Congo addresses factors contributing to the loss of forests in DRC, including agricultural expansion, the use of fuel wood, illegal logging, land-use planning, unsecure tenure, demographic pressure and oil and mining activities.
In a joint communique at the closure of the 13th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit in Kampala, the Summit agreed that two crude oil pipelines one from Lokichar to Lamu Port in Kenya and another from Hoima to Tanga in Tanzania will be built.
Owen Abidrabo Alfred, the division treasurer says the existence of unlicensed street vendors cost the division over 7 million Shilling in the financial year 2015/2016. He attributed the shortfall to loss of business by the licensed vendors to the street vendors.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kuteesa said negotiations for the SGR with Exim Bank kicked off on April 6. A team led by Keith Muhakanizi, the Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary is in China to finalize the loan negotiations to kick start the project in July this year. The 10 trillion Shillings 3.2 billion US dollars is expected to fund the construction of the 60 kilometer Kampala-Malaba Standard Gauge Railway route.
Information Minister Michael Makuei said after a cabinet meeting yesterday, CTSAMM, the verification body will send a team to Gambella to verify Machars soldiers plus their individual weapons. It is based on their recommendation that government will issue the necessary clearance for the planes that will bring them, Makuei added.
Committee chairperson, Benny Namugwanya further notes that the crime preventers have also taken over police duties such as controlling and managing traffic, effecting arrests and manning police cells, which is a cause of human rights violation.
Canon Muwanguzi says the Electoral College has already come up with the two names which they are going to submit to the Chancellor of West Buganda Diocese before they are presented to the House of Bishops for a final decision to be made on June 1, 2016. The concentration of the new Bishop is planned for August 28.