Okot’s musical journey started when he was aged 12, inspired by the experience of a street kid who had been abandoned by his family. He was born blind in a family of seven children in Pangira Parish, Lokung Sub-county then Kitgum and present-day Lamwo District.
Ouma is the first in the Oceng lineage to inherit the Parakono sub-clan throne, in several years since the death of the once-powerful clan Chief Lutwayi I in the 1920s. Since then, the clan has been headed by caretakers until last year when Ouma was appointed as the legitimate clan chief in February.
Kitgum LCV Chairperson Jackson Omona says that they have received a team from the office of the Solicitor General that will work jointly with sub-county community development officers and sub-county chiefs to verify the claimants.
Rev Canon Robinson Oginga Odinga, the Kitgum Town Parish Vicar told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Thursday that they recently embarked on construction works after receiving 50 million shillings part of 368 million shillings pledge from the president.
David Aisu, the Kitgum District Internal Security Officer-DISO, says that they received credible reports indicating that some of the suspects had begun pairing up in quarantine. He notes that the suspects were living freely at the facility and making contacts with each other.
Victor Rwengabo, the Uganda aids commission zonal coordinator for Gulu notes that their finding indicates older men between 45-49 are contracting HIV/AIDS more than young men citing it’s quite high for such age bracket.
Young people (15-24 years) are responsible for 34% of new HIV infections annually.
The musician scored F9 in General paper, F in History, F in CRE, F in Arts and X in CST. However, he told URN that his results could have been purposely altered to disorganize" him and edge him out of contesting for a Parliamentary seat in 2021.
The two reportedly collected between 40,000 and 100,000 Shillings from their victims as transport and registration fees to help them benefit from a resettlement package in which each of them was expected to receive at least 2.5 million Shillings to help them engage in gainful livelihoods and facilitate their reintegration within their respective communities.
Under the auspices of Kitgum Dance Unit [KDU], the youngsters operate from the quiet neighbourhood in Ginnery East Cell, Pandwong Division, Kitgum Municipality, from where they rehearse their vocals and choreography on a daily basis.
Kitgum District Police Commander Moses Bwire says those arrested include a 70-year-old witchdoctor identified as Terina Angeyo, and his aides; Richard Komakech, Patrick Oringa, Margaret Achola, Florence Adong and Sabina Aya, all residents of Layik East Village, Kitgum district.
The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, Nabinson Kidega says his office has got numerous complaints from young men about the exorbitant bride price imposed on them by their in-laws. Kidega says the vice has discouraged many young from marrying their spouses.
In a desperate move to contain the deadly worm, farmers are applying wood ash on leaves, stalks and funnels of the affected crops. Others are applying extracts from the neem tree, red pepper and tobacco. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, the moth can fly up to 100 kilometres per night and lay up to a total of 1,000 eggs in its lifetime.
The heifers were procured as part of the restocking program for distribution to nodding syndrome affected families in the Sub Counties of Labongo Amida and Labongo Akwang. It is hoped that the animals will contribute towards improving their nutrition and food security.
Power consumers in the town are bitter and threatening a massive demonstration to express dissatisfaction on Umeme. They argue that the power outage has plunged the district into darkness and affected businesses.
Samuel Odonga Otto; the outspoken Aruu South county MP supports the artist. He cites their failed attempts to push for a 49-year lease for the Lakang land after some corrupt individuals pocketed bribes to pave way for the land sale.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson ASP Patrick Jimmy Okema confirmed the incident. Okema said Greeks visit to Lagoro rock hill without authorization reportedly raised eyebrows of the local residents because it is a ritual habitation for traditional rain makers.