According to Gen. Muntu, the poverty in Karamoja is a result of bad leaders who are exploiting the ignorance of the people to enrich themselves. He cites that vast mineral wealth in the region, which he says is being exploited by foreign companies at the expense of local investors.
Swaibu Makumbi, one of the SACCO delegates from Masaka Municipality, says the micro finance institution is being rundown by a clique of people within the governing board, who are operating with a lot of impunity.
According to the report tabled by the Planning State Minister, David Bahati, the Shillings 440 billion has largely been spent by State House, the Education, Tourism and Justice Ministries and local governments. State House accounts for 25 percent of the supplementary funding.
According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, Male Mabirizi and 14 leaders from the “People’s Government’ on December 12 since they appear to have similar facts. He explains that it was necessary to consolidate the suits to avoid duplicity and multiplicity.
John Nabende, another resident says his house and those belonging to his two sons were destroyed by floods. Alex Nabende Guga, the Masaba Sub County LC V Councilor, says they are assessing the impact of the damage before compiling a report.
Gerald Fungo, the chairman of Bumasa Village says that a number of people are still buried in the soggy ground, and can hardly be accessed due to the shortage of personnel and equipment. The tragedy follows a heavy downpour that lasted up to five hours, on Tuesday.
The more than 20 workers accuse the authorities of failing to clear their wages for a period of more than five months.
The over 20 workers fault the authorities of failing to clear their wages for a period of over five months.
The casual laborers each demand for between 400,000 to 500,000 shillings for the period between July to date.
Martha Twesigye, the Marketing Officer Ensibuuko Technology Limited, says the beneficiary farmers subscribed to their premium crop insurance. She said those compensated lost about 80 percent of their crops in the first season.
In Lira district, some 13 farmers got shillings 3m, and some 10m shillings was paid to farmers in Kole district.
Lokii told parliament this afternoon that the government needs to thoroughly investigate reports of the inhuman and degrading treatment that the girls are subjected to, in the process of trafficking them to markets in Teso, Mombasa, Malindi, and Lamu. Initial reports indicated that the girls are sold from here, into Somalia, where they are forced to join terrorist groups.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has directed the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige to publish the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2019 in the gazette in enable its presentation in the House.