The 25 million Euros project (approximately 100 billion Shillings) was being implemented in the 14 districts of the West Nile and Acholi Sub-region benefiting both the host and South Sudan refugee population.
The President noted that the VAMED Engineering Gmbh team had brought in cheaper finances with an interest rate below 1 percent proposed for the project compared to the 5 percent interests the Finance Ministry has been signing in the past.
Paul Mwanja, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Social Services in the Ministry of Finance, says that whereas the mother districts require Shillings 1 billion for their relocation, the government is currently financially constrained to fund the exercise.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem says the revelation has exposed the truth about LRA's alleged Western sponsors, even though when the government made it clear in the past, no one cared to listen.
The figure is the highest among victims of media freedom violations in the country in just a year according to the new report titled “Systematic Threats to Journalists, Activists, and Freedom of Expression”.
“Between December 2006 and October 2007, Inder allegedly transferred funds to the LRA on at least six occasions. According to direct witnesses, between 40,000 USD (about 136 million shillings) to 60,000 USD (204 million shillings) was transferred each time through Western Union and picked up by LRA commanders in Juba,” Frivet’s statement reads in Part.
The facility has a modern storage facility for farmers from the greater Gulu area to collectively market their produce, aflatoxin testing kits, weighing machines, 100 pallets, sampling metallic spheres, trolley, grain blower, maize handheld fellers, moisture tester, tarpaulins, storage bags, motorized sprayer among others.
Gulu City initially received 3.390 billion Shillings from the PDM Secretariat for the benefit of 32 groups. However, the disbursement was temporarily halted due to reported irregularities, fraud, and a lack of human resources.
The protest walk comes just a week after four people were killed and four others critically injured by unknown armed assailants in a renewed attack on the disputed land claimed by both Amuru and Adjumani districts.
Rasul Akasa alias Ndale, a resident of Ogujabe village, Apo Sub-county in Yumbe District was charged with two counts of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition contrary to section 3(1) (2)(a) and (b) of the UPDF Firearms Act 2005.
The prosecution stated that Maj. Kibuuka on or around the 9th day of April 2023 while at Zoka in Itirikwa Sub-county, Adjumani district undermined his supervisor, and Commanding Officer 71st Battalion and deployed troops without informing his Commanding officer contrary to section 36 of the UPDF Act number 7/2005.
Former Leader of Opposition Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo says acknowledgment of NRM mistakes in the country shouldn’t only be for the Acholi people but for the entire regions that experienced heinous crimes in the past.
Rasul Akasa alias Ndale, a resident of Yumbe District was charged along with three other accomplices with three counts of illegal firearms possession contrary to section 3(1) (2)(a) and (b) of the UPDF Firearms Act 2005.
The fourth division army barracks commander, Brigadier General Michael Kabango said on Sunday during an interview from the barracks that Apaa is currently a crime scene explaining that movements in and out of the area have been restricted and under the management of the security until further notice.
Speaking to hundreds of believers in Gulu City on Saturday, President Museveni noted that the Commission of inquiry will help to bring out the truth about the land conflict and unearth the perpetrators of violence.
Jimmy Ocaka, a seasoned psychiatric nurse affiliated with Basic Needs UK in Uganda, an organization operating in conjunction with the Agago district health department, elucidates the tangible benefits of regular physical exercise on mental well-being.
Dr. Bongomin explained that the number of female commercial sex workers in Gulu City increased during the COVID-19 lockdown, aimed at curbing the disease's spread. The study identified diverse motivations for married women's participation in commercial sex work, including the economic fallout caused by COVID-19,