Dr Okasai Opolot, the former Director of Crop Science at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries who participated in the establishment of Soroti Fruit Factory said that the factory could be looking for cheaper oranges to save money.
Last week while addressing mourners at the burial of David Anyoti Obyara, the former Minister of Information in the Obote II government, said that the NRM party has not had adequate time to concentrate on development because of continuous insurgencies from 1986.
In 2018, High Court in Soroti awarded each war victim five million shillings as compensation in addition to the property lost. Each lost cow was valued at 900,000, goat and sheep at 150,000 each and pig at 250,000 Shillings each for compensation.
The fallen minister, like Peter Iloot Otai, another Milton Obote State Minister for Defense who breathed his last in London, United Kingdom on January 2nd, 2020 have traces of rebel rebellion against the National Resistance Army- NRA in 1980s. When defeated, went to exile with several others, some of whom have remained in different countries up to date.
The idea to fundraise was conceived on Thursday during the requiem mass at Akisim Primary School, when mourners heard that the late Etilu was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital due to constant power blackouts at Soroti hospital that affects oxygen supply to COVID-19 patients.
Addressing a press conference at Eneku Village in Soroti City on Tuesday morning, Amuriat said much as police fought them throughout the day, people turned up in big numbers, something he notes was a strong message of tolerance and love for the party.
Amuriat made the appeal from Soroti, where he launched his presidential campaign on Monday, a day characterised by running battles between security and supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC.
As early as 5:30am, security heads of Police and the army in Soroti started briefing their personnel at the venue. By 7:00am, the security personnel were already conducting foot patrols in all major suburbs of Soroti City. They have limited access to Central Avenue Road and lined up personnel along the Soroti Main Streets and other major roads in the city.
Police officers at Amuria Police Station, who preferred anonymity because they are not allowed to speak to the media said that most defilement cases are concealed by the parents as they opt for negotiations with the suspects.
Immediately after Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission declared Amuriat, a duly nominated candidate, FDC officials and supporters in Soroti took to the streets chanting his name. They were joined by other supporters who included Boda- Boda cyclists.
Amuriat says that Soroti, being his home and the genesis of his political career will be best suited for the launch of his historic journey in politics. He was speaking during a radio Talkshow in Soroti district last evening.