The 16 were apprehended today, Sunday in Nadunget Sub County during a peaceful identification exercise for over 1,700 impounded cattle from Kodonyo and Napar-Kwangan parishes in Lopuyo Sub County, Moroto district.
So far 88 guns have been recovered out of the estimated 500 illegal firearms in Karamoja, says the Division Commander, Brig. Joseph Balikudembe who has led the two-fold disarmament that includes, voluntary and cordon and search operations
Stella Aluka, a businesswoman along Jie Road hopes standard roads will improve the delivery of goods to the stores. She also says that with the security lights in place, theft and housebreakings could reduce when businesses register a boom.
Police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces -UPDF are conducting voluntary and forceful disarmament in the sub-region located in the neighbourhood of the armed communities of Turkana in Kenta and Toposa in South Sudan's Toposa.
Selling petrol in bottles which is behind the frequent fires is now a booming business as boda boda riders and car owners prefer petrol in bottles to fueling form the fuel stations, where they say pump attendants cheat them by giving less than the specified amounts.
It is alleged that the cattle were stolen from a neighbouring village on Thursday night, and according to the Police, footmarks from the scene of the crime were tracked to Oloo's village in Nasinyonoit. This happened just hours after Oloo returned to Moroto from Soroti, where he lost a petition challenging the outcome of the January 2021 polls.
Immediately after receiving the instruments of power, Hashaka asked the Bukwo CAO Swaib Balala to encourage transparency in public service and asked him to start giving information concerning government funded programs and by partners.
Karamoja is one of the areas in Uganda with the largest mineral potential. The region has high deposits of limestone, gypsum, iron ore, wolfram, nickel, gold, copper, cobalt, lithium, gemstones, tin, marble and other rare earth elements.
“It is unfortunate, this information reached to us late as security we did what we can at that moment. Good enough those women were released by the warriors alive, thanks to God,” said Longole in a statement on Saturday night. He called on the community to be vigilant by reporting such incidents or any crime immediately to security agencies.
The construction of the multi-purpose workshop was funded by the Embassy of Ireland with 320,000 Euros, approximately 1.33 billion Shillings and it is under the bigger ‘Support to Skilling Uganda Project’ aimed to raise quality and quantity of skills provision and ensure that more girls and women attain skills training relevant for the local labour market and the economy.
They have in the past days interfaced with communities, Local Council and district leaders, security officials, human rights activities, Ministers, First Lady, Janet Museveni and others on the different challenges faced by Karamoja ranging from Health, Education, insecurity, nutrition, human rights abuse and others.
The groups, which received about 1.9 Billion Shillings in May have not been able to access the resources due to failure by the district to organize capacity building on financial literacy for association leaders.