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M7 halts demolition of houses in farm zone Lusanja

By Benjamin Jumbe. President Museveni has halted any further demolition of houses in farm zone Lusanja in wakiso district. This was during a visit to the area where over 2000 people have been left homeless after forcibly being evicted. His directive followed concerns raised by the resident’s chairman Fred Kanyikewho complained of torture by the security personnel who connived with the businessman to destroy their houses Kanyike had told the head of state that 350 houses had so far been destroyed with 240 houses pending eviction. The president however gave them assurance that no more houses will be destroyed The president earlier promised to compensate the affected families and directed the office of the prime minister to offer some assistance …

Lukwago happy with Musisi’s resignation

By Damali Mukhaye. The lord mayor of Kampala capital city authority has welcomed the move by the executive director of the authority Jenipher Musisi resigning from her office attacking her for not respecting his colleagues during her seven year term. Last evening, the Musisi shocked the country when she handed in her 21 resignation letter to president Museveni outlining her achievements and failures in her 7 term resign. Addressing journalists at city hall, lukwago says that Musis did not respected her colleagues because she knows only president Museveni as her bosses asserting that she did not copy any of her colleagues in her resignation letter. Lukwago says that he is now settled at his office with the exit of Musisi …

Over shs 32 billion to be released for Bududa resettlement

By Ritah Kemigisa. Government has directed the ministry of finance to release over shs 32 Billion shillings from the contingency fund for emergency resettlement of people at risk of landslides in Bududa district. Addressing journalists at the Uganda media Centre, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru said the money will be released in a phased manner. He said 6300 affected persons in Bukalasi Sub County will be relocated immediately this year while a total of 10,000 will be relocated in the next financial year. Ecweru says each of these people will be given 2.5 hectares of land and will also be helped to construct 2 bed roomed houses with government to continue offering them relief items like food …

Govt confirms Bududa toll at 43

By Moses Kyeyune. Government has confirmed that a total of 43 bodies were exhumed from the recent mudslide that hit Bukalasi village in Bududa district. This number has been revealed by the acting permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Joel Wanjala while appearing before the Public Accounts committee of parliament this morning. He says that 21 people were rescued alive while there are some cases of missing persons that are yet to be verified. Whereas the officer says the disaster took them by surprise, he has decried negative attitude and slow public response to early warning systems in the area.

KCCA ED Musisi tenders in her resignation

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The executive director for Kampala capital city authority Jennifer Musisi has tendered in her resignation. In a letter dated 15th October addressed to the appointing authority, Musisi showed her plan to relinquish this post by 15th December. She cited lack of political support, inadequate funding and, inadequate permanent staff on account of budget limitations as some of the reasons for her decision. In the letter,Musisi boasted of tremendous transformation of KCCA in all spheres including professionalism, revenue management, compliance with PPDA act and others. She indicated that in the period between 2011 to 2018 , revenue collections have grown  by 198% from 30 billion in 2011-2012 to 89.4 billion in 2016-2017 , although a decrease to 165% …