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13:35
13:35

Medics Warn Against Using Herbs for Treating Elephantiasis hydroceles 5 4

The neglected tropical disease is spread by infected mosquitoes whose bites deposit a parasite that travels to the lymph nodes. It affects the lymphatic system causing swelling and pain in the legs, arms and genitalia. It also increases the risk of frequent bacterial infections that harden and thicken the skin.
13:50
13:50

Lira City to Privatize Garbage Management 1 4

According to the proposal, the city council will relinquish the responsibility for garbage handling to the private firms whose services will have to be directly paid for by the residents that wish to have their waste materials collected.
11:24
11:24

Financial Constraints Hindering Garbage Collection in Lira City budget constraints 5 1

Residents in the city argue that failure to collect garbage and poor disposal has become a threat to their health and the environment and could expose them to hygiene-related diseases such as Diarrhoea, typhoid and cholera.
12:54
12:54

Paint Your Premises in Lira City or Pay Sh2 million Fine Lira City Council 6

Amanda Ngabirano, the National Physical Planning Board chairperson, said the country is disorganized because national physical planning has not been valued. A fine of 2million shillings shall be levied on those who shall not paint their business premises and lack dustbins
13:47
13:47

Lango Leaders Panic Amid Locust Invasion Threat 4

The panic started after reports that swarms of desert locusts had been sighted in Abim district on Monday evening. The district located in Karamoja sub-region borders Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso and Otuke and Agago in Lango Sub Region.
19:34
19:34

Farmer Groups in Lira Receive Tractors MAAIF 2 3

The three groups are Nyeko- rac community Farmers’ Cooperative Society, Itek- okile Rice Growers and Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd and Bar Orphan Widows and Widowers- (BOWW) Cooperative Society.
08:34
08:34

Farmers in Northern Uganda Abandon Old Cash Crops For Cashew Nuts 4 1

In Lango sub region, cashew nuts is the latest addition after citrus fruits, mangoes, soy beans, pineapples and coffee introduced by the same agency and Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) few years ago.
15:45
15:45

Lira Residents Protest Allocation of Land for Solar Power Plant Aler Community Land 2

The district council approved the proposal to allocate about 200 acres of land, part of Aler Community farm in Ngetta Sub County to Xsabo Group to establish a pilot Solar power plant.
17:52
17:52

Police Abondon Search for Karuma Accident Victims 1

Alli Batit, the Uganda Wildlife Authority - UWA Warden Murchison Falls Game Park told URN on Tuesday that they are engaging a group of fishermen to help in the search of the victims.
13:10
13:10

Museveni Directs IGG to Investigate UWA ED 1 Top story

Museveni also notes that some UWA officials are collaborating with Li Wejin and Yinzhi, both Chinese diplomats to export ivory from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. He also expresses displeasure over the reported theft of 1,300Kgs of impounded Ivory worth Shillings 3 billion from the UWA stores.
10:02
10:02

Govt Delivers 5400 Kgs of Relief Food to Lango 1

Lira District Secretary for Production Anthony Ojuka says the supplies will be distributed to extremely vulnerable families comprising of widows, Persons Living with HIV and the elderly, among others.
13:57
13:57

Lira Issues Ultimatum on Eucalyptus Trees in Wetlands

Lira District has issued a one-month ultimatum to those who have planted eucalyptus trees in wetlands to ensure they are cut down and removed.
13:27
13:27

Hundreds Homeless as Last IDP Camp is Razed in Lira idp camps 4 1

Patrick Ogweng the Deputy Town Clerk Lira Municipality has defended their forceful eviction arguing that the struggle by Lira Municipal council to evict the IDPs and dissolve this camp started 2007, a year after government dissolved all the IDP camps in Northern Uganda.
16:30
16:30

FGM Fight Yielding Fruits – UNICEF fgm abandonment 4

Marianna Garofalo, UNICEFs Child Protection Specialist, says up to 83 villages in the three districts of Karamoja region alone have abandoned FGM completely.
13:39
13:39

Seven Arrested in Crackdown on Wetland Encroachers 2

The operations were conducted in Ayago Parish - Railway division, Ober parish-Adekokwok Sub County, Bar Sub County in Erute South and Onekmunu swamp along the Lira-Kampala highway.
11:08
11:08

Lira District Receives UGX 17 Billion for Piped Water Expansion 4

The project will involve upgrading the network system, extending water to more villages, improving the infrastructure like pipelines, reservoirs, booster pumps and establishing motorized pump schemes in areas where piped water cannot reach.
06:53
06:53

Lango Residents Struggle to Embrace Biogas global warming 6

Julius Peter Okello, a retired head teacher who has acquired the system says much as it is expensive to acquire the biogas system, its worth because it has more benefits.
16:30
16:30

Former LRA Abductees in Lango Accuse Govt of Neglect lra rebels 1 5

Through their umbrella organisation, Lango Youth Former Captives/Returnees Association -LYFCA, the group notes that most of them are in dire need for help, yet government has done little to facilitate their reintegration into the community.
17:29
17:29

Lira District In Campaign To Curb Tree Cutting charcoal burning 1

According to 2014 Uganda Population and Housing Census report, 56,352 out 89,133 households in Lira district depends on firewood while 28,611 use charcoal.
10:08
10:08

High Court Stops NFA from Evicting Lira Families forest reserves.

National Forestry Authority in January 2016, ordered the affected people to vacate the piece of land measuring approximately 210 hectares in Abalokare, Dogikore and Amoilela villages in Amoilela parish, Bala Sub County. They were accused of alleged trespass on the reserve.
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