The District Education Officer Barnabas Langoya says the request to the teachers follows concerns raised by parents, local leaders, and other stakeholders over the two weeks of industrial action that could ruin the pupils’ education and even disrupt the academic calendar.
Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Osborn Ochieng says that the four were arrested at different intervals following a fierce fire exchange between the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) on Saturday.
The Lamwo district LCV Chairperson Sisto Ocen Oyet says the area where the project is being implemented never had any road network before and the farming communities were being challenged in terms of connectivity.
The victims who included the elderly, children, and women of the Pobura clan from Lobalokodi village had sought refuge at Kwon Cok Primary School in 2021 following a land row with their neighbors of the Pubira clan.
The court martial presided over by Col. Gabriel Wamala heard that on the 14th February 2022 the accused UPDF soldier allegedly shot a civilian identified as Emmanuel Kica a resident of Arogo Village, Kal parish in Madi Opei Town Council.
The suspects were arrested in a disputed area along the border of Uganda and South Sudan while harvesting bamboo stems from a forest in the areas presumed to be within Ber Lobo village in Lokung East Sub County, Lamwo district.
The Padibe East Sub County LC III Chairperson, Polycap Odoch, says that the deceased was mining sand when she was buried alive inside a pit. She was working together with other women who were also mining sand in different locations.
The Lotuku village LCI Chairperson says the rustlers attacked and brutally killed two herdsmen as they grazed the animals in Oryang village in Lawiyeoduny parish before grabbing some 208 head of cattle and fleeing towards South Sudan.
The striking workers, mainly contracted by Ayuu Alali Sugarcane OutGrowers Cooperatives Society to cut and load cane for transportation to the factory, laid down their tools on Monday over their unpaid dues for the past three months.
Jimmy Otema, a brother to the victim says that Onen left home on the night of December 31, and while wandering around, ended up at the Sub County headquarters where he is reported to have caused some commotion that led to his arrest.
Wilfred Otema, the Padibe Town Council LC V councilor, some of the staff from the lower local governments handling additional assignments at the district have never been replaced or identified people to execute their work.