Michael Tebere, the head of the secretariat says the bill also seeks to prohibit the cutting down of certain species of trees for charcoal production, establishment of local environment committees as well as charcoal producers associations. The others he says is the promotion of charcoal farming, energy security and reforestation of degraded areas.
Hearing of the matter had been scheduled to resume on Monday, February 18, after two weeks of delay on the request by the Prosecution for more time to adequately prepare their opening statement. The Court was also expected to hear an application for bail submitted by Kwoyelos lawyers.
Bishop Silvestros Kisitu becomes the pioneer Bishop of the new Orthodox Diocese of Gulu, Northern and Eastern Uganda. He was formally installed by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda His Eminence Yona Lwanga during a holy liturgy celebrated at St Lavrentios Orthodox Church in Rom Village, in Koro Sub County, Omoro district.
On Thursday, Members of Parliament who were traveling to visit the displaced residents led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Ochan and Opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda were stopped by armed police officers.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police spokesperson says preliminary investigations reveals that Odokonyero could have died in a scuffle over Florence Nalubega. He says Police detectives recorded statements from the scene indicating that the four were drinking at a local pub together.
Police says preliminary findings indicate that the fire was sparked off by an electric short circuit in one of the affected premises. This is the sixth time that fire is affecting traders in Elegu border point over the past three years.
Court in Gulu district on Friday afternoon granted bail to John Bosco Uhuru, the Social Media activist arrested in connection with the Apaa Land violence demonstration held in Gulu Town early this week.
The motion filed by the Defense of Dominic Ongwen on February 1St implicates the Prosecution and Trial Chamber II of the Court for irregularly confirming 70 charges and Six modes of liability of war crimes, crimes against humanity and sexual crimes against Dominic Ongwen.
On Monday, a panel of three judges of the International Criminal Court approved the implementation of the six projects saying their execution will have no bearing on the ongoing trial of former LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen. It is unclear how much the projects will cost the Trust Funds for Victims to implement.
Her worship Harriet Ssali Nalukwago, the Deputy Registrar of the International Crimes Division of the High Court says prosecution sought more time to adequately prepare its case as they embark on the full trial. She says the judges have now set February 18th as the day the first prosecution witness will start testifying against Kwoyelo in a trial expected to last two years.
Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South Member of Parliament told URN that they will proceed with the planned rally despite the heavy deployment of soldiers and Police in Gulu Town. He says they are also demanding the immediate release of John Bosco Uhuru.
It is alleged that 36-year-old Ochan defiled a 14-year-old minor while on duty at Palaro Police post in May 2018. He later procured an abortion with the help of two health workers, with whom they have been detained at Gulu Central Police Station on Tuesday.
Through PRUDEV, the European Union EU and GIZ aim at improving economic development in Northern Uganda with a strong focus on market integration through improving skills of agricultural producers and processors.
Okello says centrally procuring seeds from the OWC secretariat has been marred by late deliveries rendering it ineffective. He says since seed firms deal in localized seeds multiplication, there is better chance for them to supply quality seeds from research organizations.