But Sarah Kayagi, the Chairperson Parliamentary Committee on HIV called on the leaders of Arua to continue sharing the meager HIV services with those in DRC adding that they will task government to increased resources to meet health services demand by border districts including Arua.
Nahori Oya, the RDC Arua district who represented the Minister of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries-MAAIF at the national celebrations, while reading Minister Bright Rwamirama’s speech said the people of W. Nile should watch out for wild animals which may bite their dogs and transmit the deadly Rabies virus to them.
The two were hit by stray bullets from an enforcement officer who was part of the team that was impounding numberless motorcycles from the homes of some suspected smugglers in Arivu village. At least four motor vehicles were impounded during the operation mounted by a team of five personnel.
According to reports, the URA Enforcement team from Padeya in Zombo was from Arua where they had gone to fuel. However, when they arrived at Opia, they saw Angoni riding a numberless Haogin Motorcycle. One of the officers jumped off the vehicle and started chasing Angoni before he opened fire.
“WENRECo informs its customers that there will be load shedding of electricity supply from Monday 16th to 22nd August…the areas affected include Arua Central Business District, Zombo Nebbi Pakwach …among others,” reads the notice in part.
According to information obtained by URN, Ombizoku Produce Buyers and Sellers Association received Shillings 21 million under Development Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP from Arua district local government to support 15 members of the group to engage in income-generating activities and alleviate poverty.
In Arua district, there is only one ambulance, which is inadequate to manage Covid19 cases in the district. Paul Drileba, the acting District Health Officer says the situation has become difficult to manage in the four sub-counties. Since they struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Arua.
According to Eswelu, they failed to collect sufficient local revenue because of the low revenue base. He revealed that revenue collection in the district dropped from over Shillings 1Billion to Shillings 426Million, which he attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and creation of Terego district and Arua City hence denying them some sources of revenue.