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12:14
12:14

Residents Demand Reopening of Maruzi Ranch Boundaries 2

Maruzi land measuring approximately 64 square kilometres has been home to more than 1,500 squatters since 1995. In 2019, the government leased 54 square miles of the Ranch land for 50 years to Hill Side Agricultural Investment limited for the establishment of Palm Oil production. However, some residents surrounding the project site are accusing the investor of encroaching into their land.
10:49
10:49

Residents Homeless As Hailstorm Hits Apac District 2

Ibuje Town Council Chairperson, Jowasso Engim, says the most affected villages are Aketipida, Boke, Alenga, Adak A and Adak.
07:19
07:19

Rwenkunye-Apac-Lira Road Works Stall, Contractor Abondons Site 3

Government handed over the site to the contractors in May and they are supposed to complete the road works within four years. However, Sadeem Al General Trading and Contracting, has since disappeared from the site raising concern from residents.
11:05
11:05

Soldiers Evict 200 from Maruzi Ranch 3 1 Top story

Bosco Waca, whose house was set ablaze claims that he lost Shillings 3 million and other valuables in the burnt house. “It upsets when you see your house set ablaze early in the morning when people are still sleeping. I have lost my money and where do they want me to go with all these siblings?” he asked.
11:19
11:19

Residents Return to Maruzi Ranch, Demand Compensation 2 1

Residents, who spoke to Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity for fear of security, said that they are still waiting for compensation since the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries assured them of compensation.
11:09
11:09

COVID-19 Misconception: Residents Cut Down Pawpaw Trees Ministry of Health 3 1 Top story

The local leaders reportedly set a fine of Shillings 50,000 for whoever fails to comply with the directive. Vicky Otim, the Aminkec Village LC I Chairperson, says that many households in her area have cut down the papaw trees after being misinformed.
14:56
14:56

Apac Residents Decry Delayed USMID Road Works 2 1

In February 2020, Apac Municipality received 487 Million Shillings for the construction of the two roads in the municipality which was supposed to start in March this year and end in June.
18:46
18:46

Apac District Leaders Raise Concern over Being Sidelined from UGX 114b Project European Union (EU) 6

Asante Odongo, the LCV vice chairperson who said he has only been hearing about DINU programs in other districts not knowing it was being implemented in his district as well.
06:46
06:46

Floods Cut-off Ibuje Sub- County Cut from Apac District Ibuje sub county 2 5

Robson Bob Orech, the Community Development Officer at Ibuje Sub county who said the flood was first experienced in the area in 1964explained that so many people are suffering as a result of the floods.
11:24
11:24

Palm Oil Investor Blocks Residents from Grazing Livestock in Maruzi Ranch 1 1

In 2019, the government allocated 54 square miles of the Ranch land for 50 years to Hill Side Agricultural Investment limited for the establishment of Palm Oil production.
07:51
07:51

Fisheries Protection Unit Impounds Illegal Fishing Boats, Nets in Apac District 1 1

Peter Tibwaboas, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit in charge of Apac district, says although the majority of the fishermen are complying with the standard operating procedures, there is another group that has totally failed to comply.
11:41
11:41

Eight Landing Sites in Apac Opened for Fishing Activities 5 1

Sam Ogwal, the chairman fishing community is excited that at least for now, their livelihood will improve since most of them survived on fishing as a source of income.
09:56
09:56

Construction of UGX 40b Aquaculture Park to Commence in Apac European Union 2 2

According to the project design, the project meant to cover 556 acres of land acres of land will consist of 81 fish ponds, an ice plants and hatcheries in the 1st phase of the project that will run for a period of 4 years.
16:35
16:35

Apac Residents Demand Compensation for Land European Union 2 1

The locals are seeking for compensation of Shs. 100.4M for their land measuring 197 acres in block A. The land was given for a 40 billion shillings European Union Aqua culture Project.
14:17
14:17

Lango Farmers Reap Fortunes After Adopting New Technologies Agriculture 3 1

The beneficiaries, from the districts of Kwania, Apac and Dokolo adopted the use of technologies for value addition, fertilizers and planting crops in line as opposed to the local practice of sowing.
16:48
16:48

Allocation of Maruzi Ranch to Investor Splits Lango Leaders President Museveni 1

Museveni’s endorsement stemmed from series of consultations with Lango Parliamentary Group, Parliament committee on agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, and Lands Ministry among others. In his recommendations, President Museveni argued that such a huge project can only be best done on government land.
17:29
17:29

Over 400 Evicted From Maruzi Ranch apac district

Robert Olinga Otolo, the Akokoro sub county LC III chairperson, blames residents for ignoring several warnings to vacate the disputed land. He says at least 400 people have been evicted amidst protests.
12:00
12:00

UPDF Soldier Held for Theft of Police Gun gun stolen

Odongo is being held by police for allegedly stealing a gun from Chawente police post in Apac district.
14:57
14:57

31 Heifers Distributed Under OWC in Apac Have Died naads 2

Almost half of the heifers distributed to farmers in Apac district under Operation Wealth Creation OWC in the financial year 2015/2016 have died. Col. Godfrey Okello, the Apac District OWC Coordinator, says that of the 73 heifers distributed, 31 have so far died due to what he described as negligence from the beneficiaries.
14:39
14:39

Food Crisis in Apac As Brown Street Virus Devastates Cassava

Denis Ekonga, the Coordinator Apac District Farmers Association urges farmers to consider planting vegetables to rescue the situation. He warns the farmers against selling the available food stuffs. The cassava brown streak virus is among the worst cassava diseases. It spreads through the supply of infected cassava cuttings and insects, which transmit it from one plant to another.
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