Samuel Ediau, the Eastern Water Umbrella Station Manager in Katakwi, says that his station pumps over nine million liters of water to 632 water consumers but they end up collecting less than 35 percent of the expected revenue every month.
The land in Atapar Village, Okore Sub County in Katakwi district was leased to three individuals who include John Akubal, Emmanuel Okubu and Grace Titin on February 7, 2019. However, the community has since protested the lease on grounds that the said individuals duped them into releasing their land.
FMD is currently reported across five districts in Teso Sub Region, Katakwi being the worst hit with four sub-counties (Kapujan, Getom, Katakwi and Okulonyo). The other districts are Kapelebyong with two sub-counties (Okungur and Obalanga) while Ngora, Bukedea and Amuria have a sub-county each with reported cases of FMD.
Rogers Masaba, the Assistant Manager Water for Production in Eastern region said that dams have allocated to three districts of northern Teso. They include one valley tank to Amuria District, two for Kapelebyong District and three for Katakwi District.
On Friday, the Director of Human Resource Development at UPF, Godfrey Goloba passed out 170 District Police Commanders- DPCs drawn from across the country after undergoing a refresher three months course at Olilim Counter-Terrorism Police Training School in Katakwi District.
East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman Oscar Gregg Ageca says that personnel from Katakwi Central Police Station were tipped off about the illegal operation and acted to stop it by dispersing the market and arresting the officers.
Elobat, 58 was allegedly beaten during clashes between the supporters of Violet Akurut Adome, the former Woman MP of Katakwi District and Jessica Alupo. The clashes were sparked off by a decision by the NRM tribunal to nullify Alupo's election as the party candidate for the District Woman MP seat, handing the flag to Akuru.
Simon Peter Iranit, a resident of Aputon Village in Ngariam Sub County, says the cattle thefts in the area have worsened with residents losing cattle every day. He told our reporter that in the last four days, the village has lost six cattle to rustlers who raid the village at night.
According to the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, Oscar Greg Ageca says that the patrol car swerved off the road after a tyre burst and overturned several times. The injured were rushed to Katakwi General Hospital.
The District Police Commander of Katakwi, David Wills Ndaula says they have arrested seven people including six relatives, whose identities he withheld for security reasons. He also noted that 17 animals that were taken by the attackers have been recovered.
The concerns follow another demand notice by Eastern Auto Parts LTD Mbale to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Katakwi, Seraphine Alia, for the payment of 70.2 million Shillings as costs for the repair of district motor vehicles between 2016 and 2018.
The District Security Committee chaired by Katakwi Resident District Commissioner (RDC), John Stephen Ekoom began the sub county security committee meetings in Ngariam County on Tuesday. Similar meetings will be held in Usuk and Toroma Counties.
Elakas is accused of assaulting a voter, Charles Robert Opus, a resident of Abela village, Getom sub-county in Katakwi District at Akello restaurant in Katakwi on February 10th, 2018 over a land dispute.
Located at Pamba ward in Katakwi Town Council, the abattoir has two solar-powered boreholes, feeding troughs with fly-proof nets, incinerator, refuse pit, store, offices, four stance toilets, bathroom, meat rails and four holding grounds for cattle, goats and sheep.
Elakas had proposed Joseph Okiror Kedi, Jane Acam- Acayet and Margret Ajiro as members of Katakwi District Service Commission. But councilors noted that the proposed persons had blood relations with Elakas and his secretary, Obetel.