In 2010, Bundibugyo district embarked on the construction of three classroom blocks in two schools and one laboratory at a cost of 500 million shillings. However, construction work stopped months later after Ntoroko was granted a district status and it split from Bundibugyo.
Two people are missing after being swept away by floods from River Semliki in Ntoroko district. The floods resulted from the heavy rains that have been experienced in the district for the last four days.
Increased cases of land wrangles and threats of evictions have been reported in the oil-rich areas of Ntoroko district. A Chinese company, China National Offshore Oil Corporationâ€”CNOOCâ€”is carrying out oil exploration activities in Kanywataba, Kanara Sub County in Ntoroko district.
Faced with an increase in population, there is scarcity of burial land in Ntoroko district. In Kanara Sub County 80% of the land is surrounded by the National Park and Lake Albert, leaving residents with no land where to bury their relatives.
More than 300 residents in Karugutu Sub County in Ntoroko district are demanding for compensation from the government after they were displaced by CICO, the Chinese company constructing the Fort Portal-Bundibugyo-Lamia road.
The Beach Management Unit-BMU in Ntoroko District has come under the sport light over its methods of work. The unit is being accused of illegally detaining and torturing suspects involved in illegal fishing.