Wilfred Oyoo, a taxi driver plying Atiak-Nimule road, says that close to 100 people whose homes were flooded had sought refuge by the roadside on Thursday morning. Oyoo says there is a likelihood that the water level may rise in the coming days with the continuation of heavy rains being registered in the region.
A section of the family members led by Peter Okee Ogik and Emmanuel Ogik accuse their sibling led by Okot Akena Ogik of irregularly leasing out the family land to Horyal Investments Holding Company Limited without their consent.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson says they regularly receive bodies of Ugandans either killed or those who died from natural causes in South Sudan through Elegu border point yet they have no cold room to preserve their bodies.
George William Omony, the Manager of Forecasting Services in UNMA told URN over the weekend that heavy rainfalls in Amuru, Nwoya, and Gulu Districts are expected to see a rise in the water levels of river Ayugi and river Unyama
Hamilton Jackson Ogwang, the National Agricultural Advisory Services (Naads) Zonal Agricultural Development Officer in charge of the Acholi Sub-region told URN Thursday in an interview that production at the factory won’t resume soon.
The scheme funded by the World Bank under the Agriculture cluster development Project is intended to benefit 704 households in Turdakatuba, and Ogali villages in Amuru Sub-county and Ayila village in Guruguru Sub-county.
According to police, the suspect identified as Proscovia Ayerwot, 22, who is a resident of Kal B Cell in Pabbo Town Council Amuru district lured her 22-year-old friend identified as Concy Aryemo to ingest local herbs and drugs to terminate her two-months-old pregnancy.
The area, known as one of the leading trading areas between Uganda and South Sudan, experiences flash floods during the rainy season, and whenever River Unyama, the Blue Nile`s tributary burst its banks. The floods have reportedly killed 10 people and destroyed tonnes of merchandise over the last five years.
The group led by Anthony Akol, the Kilak North Legislator and Chairperson Acholi Parliamentary Group-APG had intended to visit areas in Apaa that were reportedly attacked early this week by unknown men suspected to be from Adjumani district.
Stephen Odong Latek, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner said that they have communicated to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to establish the legality of the South Sudanese presence in the area and possible transfer to a refugee settlement.