Williams Atube, the sub county Chairman laments that the hunger levels have hit an all-time high threatening to destabilize the area. He adds that communities are now threatened with extreme poverty, lack of shelter and land conflicts, and malnutrition.
Over 200 children living at Barlonyo memorial site in Lira district are stranded after a Government-established technical institute failed to open this academic year. In 2004 while at the burial of over 300 people massacred by the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army rebels, President Yoweri Museveni pledged to build a technical Institute, and a Bridge in the area in memory of the dead.
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday temporarily stopped the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from investigating Nakawa High Court Deputy Registrar Gladys Nakibuule Kisekka who is facing disciplinary charges and proceedings before the same commission.
Hakim Birigwa, the area L.C. 1 chairperson led the residents claiming they were angered by reports of land grabbing and sale of community property by the leaders. They particularly accuse Steven Wante, the Bugembe LC3 Chairperson of conniving with a cross section of councilors to sell off the community land and borehole.
The Drama ensued after councilors put the mayor to task to explain how the new market allocation committee was elected without its knowledge. The market allocation committee is a 12 member team comprising of vendors, opinion leaders and technical officials. It will be responsible for allocating stalls in the new modern market.
Mobile telephone company MTN has announced that its revenues grew by 17.8 percent in 2013 due to a rise in money made from internet users and mobile money service. The announcement by Ugandaâ€™s largest telecom company by subscriber base means that its revenues are still in the 1 trillion Uganda Shillings range.
Kinkizi East Member of Parliament Chris Baryomunsi on Thursday tabled the Tobacco Control Bill, a private memberâ€™s bill that seeks to regulate the use of tobacco in the country. Baryomunsi had earlier, accompanied by health experts, told journalists at parliament that the Bill seeks to regulate the manufacture, sale, promotion and public use of tobacco products.