Andrew Omiat, a member of the National Council in the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC, says that while it is good to have more Iteso in ministerial positions, the ministers should be conscious of the challenges ahead.
Geoffrey Omolo, the Katakwi District LC V Chairperson says the new appointments indicate more trust in the region. “I want to thank President Museveni for acknowledging the support Teso gave him in the last election. It shows confidence to the region and proof of our capabilities to serve the country”, he said.
Edulu had been placed under home-based care management which required him to remain in quarantine at home for at least 14 days while receiving treatment. But Edulu is reported to have ignored the health restrictions and decided to openly preach in the city centre, at a rally that had brought crowds in one place.
The decision was arrived at during an emergency meeting attended by Soroti city authorities, MoLG officials and selected vendors at the market premises on Friday. The meeting that dragged for almost a whole day resolved to halt the allocations exercise after receiving report of an investigation conducted in the market.
The investigation was conducted amidst disagreements between city authorities and market vendors, with many of them refusing to take up lockups allocated to them. The disagreement has also affected the planned relocation of vendors from the temporal market along Serere road to the newly constructed main market.
Peter Ekellot, a friend who rushed to the scene of the accident, says that Abura and Ogiraileng are UPDF soldiers attached to Magoro in Katakwi district. He explains that the duo had travelled to Soroti through Omatenga- Okokorio ferry connecting Katakwi and Kumi districts through Lake Bisina to withdraw their salaries in Soroti.
Francis Elianu, the headteacher of Alem primary school in Kaberamaido district is one of the people who travelled to Soroti for COVID-19 vaccination. He says that he is the first person to get the jab from his school.
Ariko, who unsuccessfully contested for the Soroti City East MP seat as an independent joined parliament in 2016 on the FDC ticket. He is among the FDC members who left the party after the 2017 party presidential elections.
On Tuesday morning, Omer briefly appeared at the Mayor's Garden where the swearing-in ceremony was taking place but abandoned the venue before the administration of oaths and returned to his home in Akisim. The organisers of the event presided over by Soroti Chief Magistrate Margret Aanyu were taken by surprise when they learnt that Omer had boycotted the function.
The money reflected in the Auditor-General's report for the year ending June 2020 indicates that the district had under absorbed the payroll to a tune of 1.086 billion Shillings. Although the balances were returned to the treasury at the end of the financial year, they were sent back to the district in the current financial year.
“Church of Uganda Soroti Diocese led by the Rt. Rev. Koseas Odongo, resolved that the slight misunderstanding which had developed between Hon. Musa Ecweru and the clergy of Wera Parish has been resolved amicably and in the spirit of Faith and forgiveness and of which matter had been blown out of proportion”, the statement which has only two paragraphs reads in part.
It is attended by the retired Bishops of Soroti and Bukedi Dioceses, Rt. Rev. Charles Bernard Ebitu Obaikol, Rt. Rev. Nicodemus Okile Engwalas, priests and other religious leaders in Soroti. Also in attendance is the Resident City Commissioner, Robert Adiama who also Ecweru’s young brother.
Obodo, then the head of the VIP protection unit at the president's office had been at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport awaiting Obote's return from Singapore where he had gone to attend a Commonwealth conference when he learned of a military coup in Uganda.
Now, Pastor Robert Echeru, the chairperson of Soroti Pastors and Elders Fellowship says that the attack on church workers by the minister was wrong, ungodly and depicted a lack of respect for the almighty and his servants.
On Monday evening, the Provincial Secretary, Rev. Can. Capt. William Ongeng also issued a statement against the minister for his alleged attack on the clergymen. He said that even if the minister had legitimate issues against the church, he should have used legitimate means to resolve them.