According to Agnes Igoye, the people responsible for the young mothers in the areas include both Ugandan and Chinese road constructors who have been working on the roads in areas of Paliisa, Soroti and Kumi. She therefore advises them to carry out DNA tests so that both the young mothers and born babies survive abandonment.
The Prime Minister who arrived in the district aboard a chopper was assessing the magnitude of damage as well as following up on the relief food which delivered by the OPM to over 200 persons displaced by floods and currently living in a camp.
Richard Odur, a resident of Abino A village in Muchora parish explains that living on the island is now a big challenge because there is only a small portion of land to dig and attending to medical emergencies is a great challenge.
In memory of Karambuzi, Museveni built a 32 roomed commercial building in Kabale Municipality along Kabale – Katuna road to support his family. However, Karambuzi sisters accuse their younger brother Happy Karambuzi of using the building alone. They have since petitioned Museveni asking him to intervene in the matter.
Susan Abeja, the Otuke District Woman MP believes that the girls should be given a chance to continue studying even after giving birth. She says as leaders, they will make sure that the girls receive the necessary support they require at school.
According to the teachers, with the absence of reliable home-based study materials for learners with special needs especially those who study in the sign-language model, many of them have been demotivated and there is a likelihood that a big number may not return to school.
The same report indicates that 18,243 teenage girls were impregnated in the Acholi Sub Region within the same period. Each of the eight districts recorded an average of 2,280 cases of teenage pregnancies.
Of these; 3,831 have safely given birth while 2,006 maternal deaths were registered.
Samuel Akera, the LCIII Chairperson said the pastoralists are wandering with an estimated 10,000 animals in the four parishes of Pachilo, Pupwonya, Parwaca and Okidi causing devastation to crops like cassava, rice, groundnuts and maize among others.
The drugs were impounded during a two- weeks operation conducted in the three regions of Lango, Acholi and Karamoja covering 17 districts of Abim, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amuru, Apac, Dokolo, Gulu, Kitgum, Kole, Kwania and Lamwo.
Katende says the entire place requires maintenance since it has grown bushy and most of the buildings covered with dust. He also says the sub county demonstrational garden comprising coffee and bananas seated on an acre also requires serious weeding but the king’s subjects charged with the responsibility are currently restricted from the area.
Fred Ngabirano, the Commissioner of Youth and Children’s Affairs in the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and Focal Point Person for the Moroto Juvenile Remand says the ministry will first complete and operationalize Moroto Remand Home ahead of other regional homes in Masindi and Gulu.
Prof. Paul Bakuluki of Makerere University’s Department of Social Work and Social Administration who was one of the investigators said men had started unpaid care work such as preparing food, fetching water and cleaning whereas their female counterparts are embracing non-traditional roles such as paying for food and meeting costs of health care.
The contested land on Kyaggwe block 346, measuring 31 hectares is claimed by Herbert Muyomba and Dorothy Nakimbugwe who have petitioned the court seeking forceful eviction for the continued stay on the land.