Maize farmers oppose government’s intervention on low prices

Farmers in Bukomansimbi district have opposed the government intervention of buying maize grains at 500 Shillings per kilogramme, as a way of saving farmers from low market prices. The objection comes days after the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Ssempijja and Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, announced government plans to buy at least 500,000 metric tons of maize from farmers at 500 Shillings a kilogram, to cushion them against losses as process dwindle. The maize price has fallen to as low as…

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Government plans to retrieve MV Kabalega after 13 yrs

Government has started drawing plans to retrieve MV Kabalega from Lake Victoria. MV Kabalega sank following a head-on collision with MV Kaawa on 8th May 2005, about 8 nautical miles South West of Kisaba Landing site on Bukasa Island. MV Kaawa was rescued by Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF marines. The vessel was damaged below the waterline and sank about 150 feet between Kuye Islands in Mazinga Sub County and Bukasa in Kyamuswa Sub County in Kalangala District. The Manager in Charge of Port and Marine Services in Uganda Railways Corporation,…

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World Cup’s oldest player Essam El-Hadary retires from national duty

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, who this summer set the record as the oldest player to feature at a World Cup, has retired from internationals. The 45-year-old, who won four Africa Cup of Nations, made his debut in 1996 and played 159 times for his country. He played Egypt’s final group game in Russia, saving a penalty in the Pharaohs’ 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia. “After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves,” said El-Hadary. “I am very proud…

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