Enforcement Officers On The Spot Over Alleged Extortion

Kabale Butchers in Kabale municipality are accusing law enforcement officers and crime preventers attached to Kabale Municipality over alleged extortion and harassment. The butchers who include Charles Rwanika, Anthony Muhangi and Wilson Magadi, accuse the duo of impounding animals destined for the abattoir under the guise that they are stray animals in the town. The enforcement officers in conjunction with the crime preventers allegedly demand for shillings 100,000 shillings to release the impounded animals. Rwanika says that his five cows were impounded by crime preventers on Friday last week, when…

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Milk prices hike as drought hits Rwenzori

KABAROLE-Since November last year, most of the districts in the Rwenzori sub-region have been experiencing drought and this has affected milk production. As a result, milk prices have soared, especially in Fort Portal town. Farmers now move long distances with their animals in search of pastures and water due to their (farmers’) failure to adapt to new technologies of making hay and silage for the dry seasons. The grasses are dry and they cannot enable cows produce enough milk. Mr Bernard Tibesigwa, the production manager at Tooro dairy, an outlet…

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Financial firm ventures into education loans

In a bid to enhance literacy, Letshego Uganda has launched the Edu Solutions loan product designed to provide financial support to players in the education value chain. Speaking at the launch in Kampala on Monday, Letshego chief executive officer Geoffrey Kitakule said the product will not only help ensure good quality education in schools but also help in financing various school projects. Mr Kitakule added that he expects Edu Solutions loan to improve lives by ensuring provision and access to good quality education which is in line with the government…

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