Kitgum District Veterinary Officer Dr. Alfred Kinyera says they have only been using the cold chain for vaccine storage while the rest of the equipment hasn’t been used due to lack of a specialist to operate them.
Records at the district health department indicate the facility has been receiving 17 Million Shillings every financial year, however, funding has now dropped to a meagre 7 million shillings in the last quarter.
Doreen Acan, the Head Teacher of Kitgum Public Primary School, one of the schools hit hard by the water shortage says that the irregular water supply has greatly affected the learning of Primary Seven pupils. The school currently has a total of 167 candidates waiting to sit for Primary Leaving Examination-PLE.
The project works worth 83.1 million Shillings that was allotted in the 2020/2021 financial year under the School Facility Grant funding was expected to be completed by March 5, 2021. But the contractor, Paimol Amalgamated Construction Company who was handed the contract in November last year abandoned the site after undertaking only about five per cent of the work.
The Kitgum district Chief Administrative Officer Martin Jacan Gwoktoo issued the caution following concerns by a section of councillors who allege that the persistent absence of technocrats at the respective Sub County headquarters was paralyzing service delivery.
Michael Obita Okela, a farmer and a resident of Oget village says he lost 46 pigs worth millions of shillings within just a week following the outbreak of the disease.
He says his pigs started presenting with symptoms of straightened back hair, loss of appetite, vomiting, and reddish skin adding that pigs with such symptoms die within only a day.
In polling stations visited by Uganda Radio Network Reporters in different parts of the country, polling materials hadn’t yet arrived by 8 am despite the voting exercise that should have started by 7 am. There was also very low or no turn up of voters in some of the polling stations visited at the time.
The suspects, all residents of Ikotos County in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatorial State were arrested by Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF soldiers on December 20, from Okuti parish in Orom Sub County
Patrick Ocaya, the district operation supervisor in charge of mosquito nets distribution says a validation exercise conducted captured 363,632 people as beneficiaries, an excess of 25,454 people above the micro-planning figure.
Lapyem takes over the office which had been vacant following death of former Vice Chairperson Billy Graham Odongkara. Odongakara succumbed to covid-19 in September this year from Bregma Medical Center.
Arthur Owor, an environmentalists and Director at the Center for African Research in Gulu says passing of the bill is timely since the region is witnessing increased destruction of forest cover for charcoal and timber.
The Municipal Acting Town clerk Bosco Kidega-Calo says the bus park reconstruction project with funding from Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development - Additional Funding (USMID-AF) will see modern infrastructures erected and all roads surrounding the main bus park upgraded.
Christopher Opoka 60, a resident of Labworomo village says they only have a single source of unclean water shared by all the locals in the village.
He says the challenge has forced many to resort to trek a long distance to Pager river which is also shared with cattle.
Scovia Atim, the treasurer of Latuturu Saloon Operators comprising of 15 members in Omiya Anyima subcounty says they rejected the proposals of jointly owning account with group members from three other sub counties in Chua East over concerns of mistrust.