Dickson Ojok, the Pader District Education and Health Secretary, says the school administration has been suspicious of Nyeko’s behavior around the minors and kept close watch of his moves until his luck ran out.
Police in Pader district have arrested Dr. Alex Olwedo, the District Health Officer over missing funds meant for Primary Health Care. The funds were meant to finance activities in Porogali Health center II in Latanya Sub County.
The president said if low government funding of education was an issue, government should have been informed that the current capitation and school facilitation grants are inadequate for smooth running of schools.
The students include former LRA abductees, teenage mothers, young women with disabilities and former sex workers who have embraced vocational trainings for alternative livelihoods. They were drawn from the districts of Pader, Agago and Kitgum.
Authorities in Pader district are investigating some members of Village Environment Committees (VEC) in the district for promoting deforestation. A bag of charcoal in Pader costs between 20,000 and 35,000 shillings.
ASP Sabiiti Ambrose, the Pader District Police Commander says those injured escaped with head cuts and bruises on their limbs while others complained of serious chest pain. Some were rushed to Kalongo Hospital while those with minor injuries were treated at Pader Health center III.
Under the arrangement, each household was asked to pay 50,000 shillings as connection fees. However, only 159 out of the 608 households were successfully connected by Col Engineering Services, which has since completed work.