His Highness Ebii says that they are much aware that a number of past general elections in Lango have been characterized by violence which saw some people lose their lives while others sustained severe injuries.
The NUP officials were arrested on Wednesday when they reportedly went to the police at Kwania CPS to seek permission from the District Police Commander Edith Basalirwa to allow them to conduct NUP meetings to mobilize votes for their party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine.
It’s alleged that Okwir, Charles Ogwang, the Kwania District NUP Mobilizer and two unidentified NUP Officials from Kampala were arrested on Wednesday evening when they had gone to seek permission from police at Kwania Central Police Station to allow them to conduct a meeting meant to mobilize votes for NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulaunyi Ssentamu.
However, voters and several other candidates say that the two contenders have contributed to a spike in violence across the constituencies. The accusation follows an incident in which Tonny Ayo ordered his bodyguard to fire live bullets to disperse a crowd that attacked him while campaigning in Apwori Trading Centre in Atongtidi Sub County on Sunday.
Babra Akao, also a farmer neighboring Ogwang’s farm says livestock farming is a good investment but a capital-intensive enterprise. She appealed to the government to extend restocking programs to areas where they have not reached in order to empower the common man.
Kwania Chief Administrative Officer Albina Awor accused Odongo of operating on remote and being implicated in corruption tendencies on several occasions. Awor said upon several warnings Odongo has remained adamant prompting interdiction.
A month after President Yoweri Museveni flagged off the tarmacking of Masindi-Pader to Acholibur Highway; residents say the road, which is under UNRA has been impassable after several sections of the road including a section of Abuli in Apac Sub County, Ibuje, and Aduku Town Council were cut off by floods respectively.
Nelson Sadam Abili, the official NRM candidate, says some NRM party leaders in the district including the incumbent Kwania area MP Tonny Ayo have rallied behind his rival, Okello Onac, a charge the MP has vehemently denied.
Natukunda Tryphena, an ambassador representing the Young People Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda says due to weaker anti-stigma policies put in place by the government many clients are forced to abandon treatment due to stigma by some members of the community.
During her campaign trail in Lango region, Kalembe made several pledges that include fighting corruption, stopping land grabbing, improving teacher’s welfare, better health for youths and women among others.
The Union came to its knees when cotton growing, buying, ginning and selling were heavily affected rendering the primary societies inactive. Tonny Ogwal, the Lango Cooperative Union Vice-Chairperson says the union leaders are now on the move to revamp and strengthen the societies across the region.
Oscar Ewaa, an ambassador representing the Young People Living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda, says the initiative is aimed at scaling down HIV/AIDS prevalence among youths and improve the welfare of young people living with HIV/AIDS.
Under the scheme, a first-time farmer is supposed to pay 33 per cent of 450,000 and the government tops up the remaining balance. In the second season, both government and farmers pay 50 per cent of the money and at the third season, governments pay 33 per cent while the farmer takes the bigger share; 67 per cent of the payment.
James Okello, the Chairperson of the Fishing Community is excited that at least 80 fishermen in Dokolo and 79 in Kwania district have been cleared to resume fishing that was officially flagged off by Col James Nuwagaba, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit at Atuma Landing Site in Kwania on Saturday.