According to Kidega, besides conducting lessons illegally, the teachers and pupils were not adhering to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures including wearing face masks, observing social distancing, hand sanitizing, with majority not vaccinated.
The area LC I chairperson, Ismael Ogak, says that the deceased suspect together with two others attempted to steal goats from the kraal of one of the residents on Saturday night prompting her to raise alarm.
Robinson Obale, the Lamwo District Secretary for Works and Technical Services says the lack of operators for the equipment dates back to 2018 when the qualified equipment operators left the district in pursuit of greener pastures.
Polycarp Odoch, the Padibe East Sub County LCIII Chairperson, says that the missing cow was found in the neighboring Obem North village in Labongo Layamo Sub County in Kitgum district. According to Odoch, local authorities became suspicious upon verifying the movement documents and discovered a mismatch between the authorizing officer and where the animal was originating from.
The two; David Kasasira alias Kanyankole, who is the owner of the bull and his accomplice Derrick Opoka, were arrested after torturing Geoffrey Ocen, 23 from Dyang B Village in Palabek Gem Sub County, Lamwo district.
The Lokung Sub County LC III Chairperson, Joachim Opoka Ocan, says heavily armed soldiers from the South Sudan Peoples Defense Force (SSPDF) stormed the road maintenance last week. The soldiers allegedly confronted the contractor accusing them and the Uganda government of crossing 7kilometers deep inside their territory.
Trouble started after it was alleged that a group of women from the Kila clan, while returning from a funeral in Obore village, were attacked by unknown youth of the Pobere clan who started shooting at them using catapults.
It is alleged that Lakot and her sub accountant colluded and reportedly withdrew 5.6 million shillings from the sub-county bank accounts purportedly to construct a latrine at Madi Opei Sub County headquarters.
The Palabek Refugee Welfare Council III Chairperson John Pascal says they have scrutinized the suspects who are indeed registered asylum seekers but investigations are ongoing in regards to their alleged sneaking into the country illegally.
Markson Odongkara Labongo, the Superintendent of Agoro Self-Help Irrigation Scheme Cooperative Society Limited (ASHISCO) says that fences protecting the headwork and the main dam have all been brought down by community members.
The deceased was reportedly accusing his younger brother for utilizing the family oxen to generate money and depriving him of both the income and an opportunity to utilize the animals to plough his garden.
The aggrieved power consumers, mainly residents of Palabek Kal, Lamwo, Padibe and Madi Opei town councils and other major trading centres note that the unplanned power blackouts have lasted for over four months now.
The Lamwo Chief Administrative Officer Charles Uma acknowledges the delayed ex gratia allowances for the village leaders which he attributes to the central government that has since not released funds despite several reminders.
The 42 farmers, mainly residents of Ngomoromo village in Lokung Sub County, Lamwo district were arrested on Monday while cultivating in the areas of Polwa and Ocwet villages in Pogee Pajok Bomah believed to be within the South Sudan territory.
Bosco Kidega, the LC I Chairperson of Ngomoromo village, says that the matter came to the limelight after some of the farmers who narrowly escaped the arrest on Monday returned to Uganda and reported to the local authorities.
The suspects are accused of lynching Martin Nokrach for the alleged theft of a solar panel belonging to Walter Mwaka. Secondo Komakech, an eyewitness told police that the suspects arrested Nokrach and took him to Lagwe –dola village where they assaulted him to death.