Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary findings show that Akello sneaked out of her house following the altercation with her husband and her body was found hanging on a tree branch with the sheet of her baby tied around her neck.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC V Chairperson, says the illegal entrants are quarantined for 14 days and left to go to home without any charge. He explains that some of the Ugandan nationals are forced to leave by South Sudan authorities who dump them at a no-man`s land between Nimule and Elegu.
Livingstone Okello Okello, the Chairperson of Wang-oo Project, an umbrella body of Acholi Elders and an auxiliary policy-making organ of Acholi chiefdom, says there is need for the electorates in the region to consider integrity and competence of candidates.
More than 200 people in Luwalinga and Lamdogi cells in Central Division, parts of Pandwong and Pager Divisions were affected by the Wednesday night floods. They comprised of illegal settlers in the gazetted wetland along the river banks and those outside the wetland boundaries according to reports from local leaders.
Pajule Sub-county Chairperson Brilliant Tito Okello, who is also the Roads Committee chairperson says that many community access and district roads in his area have been heavily devastated by rains. The most affected include Pajule-Amoko lgwai and Acholi bur-lira roads.
Pule James Okello, a resident of Aboko parish observed that the culverts installed on Aboko-Chawente road especially at Omakomac, Awuku SDS Church and dam Alolo are small and weak, a reason why they broke down one week after installation.
Christine Latigo the Country Director for Generation in Actions says that the beneficiaries are girls aged between 8-15 years. They were picked from the streets of Gulu City between March and May this year.
Several fish ponds, nursery beds for trees, a residential house, vegetable and maize gardens near the river banks in Pager and Central Divisions have since been submerged. Margaret Lakidi, a fish farmer in Ayul B village in Pager Division says five of her fish ponds have been submerged.
They are part of the 1036 Officers and Militants of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) who have honourably retired from active service in the Forces after completing 20 to 40 years of service to the nation and the region.
More than 1,000 youthful vigilantes in Paimol sub-county, one of the areas frequented by the cattle thugs early this year volunteered to guard their kraals and protect animals from looters. This comes at the backdrop of an increment in cases of cattle theft in the district by warriors from the neighbouring Karamoja region.
James Elima, the Hospital Director disclosed on Thursday that the hospital purchased food worth 190 million shillings for feeding Covid-19 suspects and patients at the quarantine and treatment centres respectively.