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12:50
12:50

Large Swarms of Desert Locusts Invade Northern Uganda agriculture 1 2 Top story

Bosco Ongom Cankura, the Lagoro Sub County Chairperson says the locusts have invaded all the four parishes of Lawko, Laber, Pawidi, And Lalano adding that they are posing threats to farming. Cankura cited that the young locusts have already started destroying maize crops belonging to local farmers in Lalano parish.
17:32
17:32

Police in Kitgum Stuck With Capital Offenders As Courts Remain Closed 1

Security personnel say the suspects were arrested on separate days shortly after courts were suspended and have since remained in detention at Kitgum central police station.
16:36
16:36

Kitgum Residents Not Observing Covid-19 Directives 1

Members of the task force say several residents within the municipality and sub county are clandestinely operating bars, gathering in drinking places, organizing discos, carrying passengers on motorcycles and overcrowding in public places.
16:58
16:58

Boda Boda Cyclists Join Kitgum Covid-19 Taskforce Boda Boda riders 6

William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in implementation of the president’s directives.
16:46
16:46

Clinical Officer, Driver Arrested for Asking Patient to Pay for Ambulance 1

Thomas Ojok, the Senior Clinical Officer at the Health Centre and Walter Otema, the Driver of a government ambulance were arrested on the orders of William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner on Saturday morning.
15:31
15:31

Planned Kitgum Municipality COVID-19 Isolation Unit Hangs in Balance 1 1

The taskforce had initially identified the ART clinic for Adolescent HIV/AIDs counselling at Kitgum General Hospital as an isolation centre but later begun grading a different site for the establishment of the unit. The two sites were soon abandoned for not meeting the required standards and likely hefty cost implication.
17:25
17:25

Kitgum Hospital Runs Out of Protective Gear For Health Workers 1

Dr Geoffrey Okello, Kitgum General Hospital acting Medical Superintendent says all protective equipment especially masks delivered by government in the fourth quarter has run out of stock.
17:24
17:24

Man Who Completed Quarantine Further Isolated After Presenting High Fever 1 Top story

The suspect was reportedly sent into isolation on Wednesday afternoon his temperature measured 38 degrees Celsius, which is above the normal body temperature.
10:08
10:08

Kitgum Seeks UGX 1.4b to Tackle Covid-19 Pandemic 5 1

Martin Jacan Gwokto, Kitgum District Chief Administrative Officer also the Covid-19 Taskforce Resource Mobilization Chairperson disclosed on Wednesday that a total of shillings 1,484,981,390 billion is required to facilitate their operation.
11:45
11:45

Locals Fear that COVID-19 Control Measures Could Drive them Into Poverty 3

Their fears have been compounded by stringent directives by the government that have since seen a ban on public transport, monthly markets, bars, and shops selling non-food items among others. These were some of the measures taken by the government to control the spread of the disease which has so far killed 42,361 people across the world. At least 44 people have so far tested positive for the deadly disease in Uganda.
19:50
19:50

Panic, Confusion In Kitgum As Residents Rush to Beat Curfew kitgum main market 2 Top story

In several parts of Kitgum municipality, armed soldiers deployed to effect the directives started chasing traders and motorists off the markets, shops and streets as early as 5:20pm.
12:34
12:34

Patients in Kitgum Shun Health Facilities Kitgum municipality 4 1

Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Kitgum General Hospital Acting Medical Superintendent says the numbers have reduced significantly following reports of a patient who was isolated at the facility after presenting suspected symptoms of covid-19.
12:36
12:36

Security Teams Accused of Brutalizing Locals in Enforcing Public Transport Ban 4 1

A section of the kitgum coronavirus taskforce committee members have blamed security forces of using highhanded measures in enforcing the ban. Kitgum Municipality Mayor Livings Walter Tooroma says implementation of the directiveS have been misinterpreted by security personnel who are instead harassing locals.
14:58
14:58

Coronavirus Outbreak Slows Down USMID Project implementation in Kitgum World Bank 2 1

But officials at Kitgum Municipal Council say that the timeframe for procuring a contractor for the actual implementation of the project in June this year could be dragged behind schedule as a result of measures taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
17:06
17:06

Kitgum Pharmacies Investigated for Purported Sale of Fake Corona Drugs 4

The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech, says the investigations follow concerns raised by health workers indicating that some members of the pubic are flocking some pharmacies, he didn’t name to procure fake drugs and vaccines claimed to cure Corona.
16:58
16:58

Kitgum Medic Isolated After Developing Covid-19 Symptoms Ministry of Health 2

Dr Pamela Akot, the Medical Director St Joseph's Hospital Kitgum says the health worker went to the health facility on Tuesday and disclosed to her colleagues she had fever adding that tests for malaria and other ailment conducted on her all came out negative.
17:55
17:55

Water Crisis Cripples Coronavirus Fight in Kitgum Municipality dubai 1

Many residents in Kitgum municipality, however, say inadequate water supply by National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC] for the past one week has greatly affected hygiene practices.
15:42
15:42

Salt Prices Shoot Up in Acholi, Teso Sub region President Museveni 2 1

In many shops URN visited in Gulu, Agago and Kitgum districts, price of Habari table salt imported from Kenya sold in 500 grams’ packet had increased to Shillings 2,000 and 2,500 from 800 shillings. Salt packaged in 200 grams is now being sold at 1,500 shillings from 400 shillings.
12:54
12:54

Three Undergo Self-Quarantine in Kitgum self quarantine

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner who is heading the Corona Virus Disease Task Force says they managed to track down the three who have since been placed on close watch.
07:07
07:07

One Arrested as Police Close Bars in Kitgum 1

According to security personnel who handled the operation, the suspect who is reportedly a wife to a high ranking Uganda People Defense Force soldier also hit and injured an operative with a beer bottle during the scuffle.
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