During the monitoring visit by the Kotido district leaders, they found out that some parents are intentionally starving their children so that they remain malnourished and continue benefiting from food and cash.
‘’We lost people to hunger in big numbers. The report from Kotido District indicates that 1680 people died of hunger. During our pastoral work to the manyattas, we find children so malnourished, people very hungry, very thin and others dying in their houses and compounds,” Bishop Nasak said.
Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto regional police spokesperson has expressed gratitude for the project saying the police have for long been grappling with a shortage of accommodation for their personnel.
Ismail Mohammed, the Mayor of Moroto Municipality, says that the unregulated pork joints are affecting other communities, which don’t consume pork. ‘’I have received several complains from the Muslim community about these mushrooming pork joints, I feel their rights must be respected and we must regulate the pork business’’ Mohammed said.
Vicent Okurut, the Moroto municipal town clerk told URN that they are facing a crisis of office space and they are engaging the council to start lobbying funds for the construction of their own offices. Okurut says limited office space has affected their day-to-day duties and people who come to seek services.
Since its inception in 2018, the sub-county which had been claimed by both Kotido and Abim districts has had no single school, or health unit, with only a few water sources sometimes shared with animals.
The Elders Council says that much as the government is succeeding in disarmament, there is a need to cleanse the reformed warriors who have surrendered their guns so that they are mentally prepared for lasting peace.
Simon Peter Lotem, the LC3 sub county chairperson for Nadunget who was leading the tracking team says they followed footmarks which led them to the home of Albino Lochoro, village chairperson of Lokodiokodio. He said the area chairperson who got suspicious tried to direct the tracking team to a different direction but they insisted until they landed on goats hidden inside the house.
Martin Satya, a driver hired by the company told URN that he was tortured on August 28, by his 'boss,' a Chinese national who accused him of siphoning fuel from a truck that he had been told to take to the garage for repairs.