Betty Akol, a widow of late Okoboi from Adodoi village in Chelekura Sub-county, one of the beneficiaries expressed her gratitude to the organization, saying that they have been marginalized in most government programs.
The incident happened on Sunday evening following a heavy down, which weakened three electric poles forcing them to collapse. Live wires from the electric poles fell on the cattle-killing them instantly.
Mugerwa said that of recent there has been an increase in cattle theft within the district and the perpetrators use vehicles like taxis from which they remove the seats to transport the animals, adding that the burnt vehicle also didn’t have seats.
He said that the district during the lockdown experienced a teenage pregnancy upsurge saying that on average, each of the village registered 15 cases of teenage pregnancy.
Pallisa district has over 5oo villages meaning that at least 7500 girls got pregnant between early 2020 and now.
On Tuesday, the leaders who were attending a meeting organized by the district officials at Kalaki primary school to launch the Emyooga program in the district turned rowdy accusing the district leaders of irregularities in the process.
John Wamanya, the Umeme Metering Services manager in charge of Kampala East and North Region, said the crackdown was intended to curb illegal power connections and thefts which have caused huge financial losses to the company but also to ensure the customers are safe and also reduce on vandalism.
Tumukunde who wrapped up his presidential campaign tour of Eastern Uganda in the Districts of Kibuku, Pallisa and Butebo on Thursday said that the reception he has received so far from the electorate shows that President Museveni’s support has dwindled over the years.
George Emuria, the officer in Charge-OC Agule police station, says that after committing the offence, the suspect ran to the station asking officers to lock him up for killing his girlfriend. He told the officers that the body was still in his house, which prompted the officers to detain him
Statistics obtained at the Pallisa District Probation Officer’s office indicate that during the period March up to the end of June, they have registered 22 cases of teenage pregnancy and all these are primary seven girls.
The report released on Sunday shows that in the month of march 10 cases all women were reported, 57 cases with 37 for women and 20 for men were reported in the month of April, 59 cases were reported for May and 24 cases have been reported at police stations since the beginning of June.