The striking workers, mainly contracted by Ayuu Alali Sugarcane OutGrowers Cooperatives Society to cut and load cane for transportation to the factory, laid down their tools on Monday over their unpaid dues for the past three months.
Sisto Okello, one of the tobacco farmers in Palabek Gem Sub County in Lamwo district, says that the price of tobacco per kilogram has not changed for the last six years yet the prices of inputs keep rising.
The Nyimur Sub County LCIII Chairperson Moses Bili says the elephants believed to have strayed from Nimule National Park in Magwi County of Eastern Equatorial State in South Sudan reportedly entered Uganda through Amuru district before crossing river Aswa into Palabek Nyimur Sub County.
The civilian casualty has been identified as Peter Abac, a resident of Dogtangi village in Lawiye Oduny Parish who sustained fractures in the leg while the yet to be identified soldier from Lamwo Battalion's Bana Bana barracks was shot in the chest.
The Executive Director of Horyal Investments Holdings Limited, Mohammed Abdi Mohamoud says they have opted for the longer route because the poor roads make it impossible for trucks to access the factory using the shorter routes.
Markson Odongkara Labongo, the Superintendent of Agoro Self-Help Irrigation Scheme Cooperative Society Limited (ASHISCO) says that fences protecting the headwork and the main dam have all been brought down by community members.
Morris Alana Lanek, the Pabwoch Village LCI Chairperson, says that the evening downpour that was accompanied by heavy wind ravaged immeasurable acres of maize, soybeans, simsim, beans, sweet potatoes and vegetables.
Lucy Acayo, a poultry farmer in Locken village who lost over 70 chickens to the disease, says the high mortality rate has severely impacted her only source of livelihood since selling chicken is her major source of income.
Mohamoud Mohammed, the Executive Director of Horyal Holdings Investment Limited; the company undertaking the sugarcane production project says formal operationalization of the cooperative society follows a successful verification exercise of beneficiaries conducted by government and the district.
Isaac Lumago, the Madi-opei Sub County Veterinary Officer says the bacterial disease was first reported in Ywaya village in Madi-Opei Sub county before spreading to Oryang village in Pobura Parish, Madi-opei sub county.
This follows clashes between Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF Soldiers and South Sudan People’s Defense Forces at Otwilo in Pangira Parish, near Ngomoromo border post. The UPDF shot dead two South Sudan People’s Defense Forces soldiers and captured one alive with three guns.