Flood victims in Amuru district are yet to get relief aid, three days after being displaced. River Unyama burst its banks on Tuesday night and displaced more than 6,000 people at Ilegu town at the Uganda-South Sudan border.
The Ugandan army has been accused of illegally occupying a community Polytechnic that is meant to offer life skills to the youths in Amuru district. Amuru Polytechnic was constructed in 2008 with support from DED, a Germany-based Civil Peace Service, at a cost of more than 600 million shillings.
Residents of Amuru district say they are frustrated by their failure to secure funding for their projects under the second phase of the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund. The Northern Uganda Social Action Fund II was launched in February 2010 and the generation of projects by the communities for funding begun five months later in August.
Over 700 families of Apaa and Lakang villages in Amuru are threatening to sue Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and the Attorney General for compensation following the destruction of their property in a raid by UWA rangers on their villages.
A police officer in Amuru district is in trouble for demanding that a complainant pays 25,000 shillings to facilitate transportation of suspects from an outpost to Gulu CPS from where they would be produced in court.
Residents of Apaa village, Labala parish in Amuru district, who were recently evicted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from an area claimed to be a game reserve, have rejected a consignment of relief items delivered by the Office of the Prime Minister.
Several school children and teachers at Mutema primary school in Amuru district are beaming with excitement following the acquisition of a computer laboratory. The computer laboratory is equipped with new ten desktop computers, internet connection, a printer and solar power. The facilities are part of an 800 million shillings project by the World Vision.