In Karamoja, while men are seen at the forefront of raids, the women cook food and treat them when they return with injuries. The warriors also believe that meeting a woman while setting off for raids is a good omen.
The allegations against Sagal were first raised by the Parish Chiefs of Lorengedwat in their petition to the Resident District Commissioner. The three chiefs who include Catherine Sarah Loma, Sisto Losur, Rosemary Mugema of Kamaturu, Nathenyoit, and Narisae parishes respectively allege that the chief and his Sub Accountant, Robert Kolbe conspired to defraud the government 58 million shillings since July last year.
John Bosco Alinga, the LC 1 Chairperson of Kampswahili Cell in Nabilatuk Town Council, who handed over the petition to the RDC on behalf of over 100 LC 1 Chairpersons, said they acted based on community concern.
Emmanuel Longes Lorika, the Local Council III Chairperson of Lorengechora Sub County, says that 2, 973 head of cattle have been raided from the area by suspected warriors from Napak, Moroto and Amudat districts.
Mary Goretti Kitutu, the State Minister for Karamoja Affairs who is in the region to monitor the Dryland Integrated Development Project under the Office of the Prime Minister said the abduction reflects the inhumane behaviour of the warriors. She described the abduction as provocative to the government.
Agro Max, an agribusiness service provider that supplies innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions to small- and large-scale farmers across Uganda was paid 1.1 Billion Shillings last November to implement 49 projects.
However, some farmers in Nabilatuk district have abused the project by selling off the animals in order to earn quick money. At least 18 Friesian cows have been sold off since April, according to a report by the monitoring team led by the Nabilatuk Resident District Commissioner Milton Odongo.
Since the district launched COVID-19 vaccination on March 18th, only 32 people have been vaccinated. Nabilatuk received 1,100 doses of the vaccines in the first phase. But only 19 out of 66 health workers have been vaccinated whiles 13 others are frontline workers like the support staff, teachers and soldiers.
Evelyne Akudo, the Nabilatuk District Communications Officer told URN that the district has organized a huge party to welcome home, the young stars. She explained that the district has organized awards for each player that will be ushered into the district with traditional dances in a convoy.