The directive was issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while in Oyam District during a meeting with the Members of Parliament and other leaders from the Lango sub-region, on Saturday. The meeting was, among others, discussing the poor state of the road, which stretches 78 kilometres from Corner Kamdini along the Kampala-Gulu highway to Lira town.
The Finance Ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region to obtain Tax Identification Numbers as a mandatory requirement for processing their payment. The number is a ten-digit code issued by the Uganda Revenue Authority to prospective Taxpayers to enable them to meet their tax obligations.
The chairperson of Lango Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District Judith Alyek, issued a statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president. But Moses Okot, the Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue another, contradicting statement, saying the demo will still happen as planned
According to reports, the suspect threatened to kill Ayo in case she tries to resist or make an alarm. The victim was later rushed to Iceme HC IV for medical examination while Aporo was arrested hours later while trying to flee.
The buses reportedly left Kampala between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm and reached Kamdini Checkpoint between 11 pm and midnight. The majority of the passengers were business people who had traveled to Kampala to buy merchandise.
Basra Gurcharan of Guru Nanak Investment Uganda ltd, a sun flower oil milling company which has operated in Lira for the last 21 years said he supplied 381 tons of sunflower and 272 cotton seed which amounts to 1b and 600m shillings respectively but has not been paid a coin.
Reports indicate that the thugs broke into the Health Center on Thursday night and stole two boxes of coartem, unspecified laboratory apparatus, a solar battery from the maternity ward and a flat-screen television set.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the vehicle being driven by one Geoffrey Mayambala lost control and overturned multiple times after one of its tyres burst.
Police registered more than 18 cases of mob action from Oyam district between January and April 2020, seven of them from Ngai sub-county. The victims were suspected to have committed crimes such as theft, robbery, murder, and burglary leading to their lynching.
Obong, who is attached to 409 brigade in Arua district was arrested on Thursday following a tip off by concerned residents. The UPDF soldier was riding a motorcycle Reg No UFE 780M with the ivory tied in a mattress.
Dr. Thomas Malinga, the Oyam District Health Officer, said being the only referral hospital in the district, the installation of the CT scan will boost service delivery as well as improve their performance as a district.