A survey conducted by URN in markets in Lira City, the demand for fruits especially oranges and tamarin is on the rise. The price of other commodities that include ginger, garlic, red pepper, and lemongrass has also increased.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V Chairperson told URN on Wednesday that the majority of the people living with HIV in the district cannot afford transport to different centers where they get the drug refills from.
The Kitgum District COVID 19 Surveillance Focal Person Simon Okongo Nock says they are concerned that the failure to adhere to the set guidelines could escalate the spread of the virus in the communities.
Janet Akello, the Speaker of Olilim sub-county, says that the rest of the staffs have been asked to work from home for now. She, however, says that this is likely to affect service delivery since the offices were closed abruptly without any briefing.
They allegedly waylaid Geoffrey Osborn Oceng at 10 pm on Sunday from Okwera –weki Trading Centre in Amuru Sub –County while he was enforcing the presidential guidelines to curb the spread of COVID -19. They reportedly smashed the windscreen of Oceng’s vehicle with stones and fled.