The two-bedroom houses with a sitting room, kitchen, servants' quarters and a store that were built out of hydra foam bricks have now become inhabitable as their ceilings, windows, walls, veranda and roofs have run-down.
Dusman Okee, the Resident District Commissioner, also the Chairperson Pader COVID-19 Task Force told URN that the dealers have been confined and quarantined under strict security surveillance in their respective trucks because all hotels in the district have been following ongoing fight against the deadly plague.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the District LC 5 Chairperson revealed that the suspects were tracked down by the COVID-19 Gulu Taskforce backed by police pursued the individuals and managed to confine them under strict conditions.
Edward Kiwanuka, the Town Clerk disclosed that the each of the four Divisions will be assigned a Truck to ease garbage management while one of the four Trucks will be reserved to serve public institutions like hospitals and schools among others.
During the financial year 2018/2019, the Division Council resolved to reclaim the swampland and build a recreation center by clearing the site to plant grass and ecologically friendly trees for shade and build two monumental fish ponds.
Moses Abonga, the Laroo Division LC 3 Chairperson reveals that several parts of the wetlands have been cultivated, adding that farmers use contaminated water to irrigate vegetables, which is a threat to public health and safety.
The youths appealed during the ongoing science and technology innovation high-tech camp at Gulu High School. The two weeks’ camp organized by Oysters and Pearls Uganda, a Gulu based science and technology NGO has brought together more than 30 youngsters from secondary schools across the country.
The UN agency added that the locusts now wandering into Turkana County, pose threats of a likely spill over into Karamoja sub-region in North-Eastern Uganda, which also shares a common boundary with Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions. It’s for this reason that many residents in northern Uganda are living in uncertainty.
The impact of the dry season has not spared residents in the four divisions of Bardege, Layibi, Laroo and Pece in Gulu Municipality and areas in the outskirts. Several taps have already run dry forcing residents to flock available boreholes with long queues to fetch water.
David Ngole, the Palaro Sub-County Chairperson said the clashes involved family members who were fighting over ownership of disputed communal land. According to Ngole, the clashes followed a prolonged unresolved dispute between the relatives.
The truck which was carrying illegal logs was travelling from Moyo district to Kampala but chose to reportedly dodge security checkpoints along Gulu-Nimule highway and sneak with the logs through Gulu town. The deceased include the driver and his co-driver, whose identities are yet to be established.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson reveals the environmental noise directive aims at streamlining errant event organizers who defy lawful procedures at the expense of the public.
Aguti is however, suspicious that the buyers didn’t show up because of the Saturday rain that started from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. It was scheduled to take place. She however, didn’t disclose how much they were charging for each bag of charcoal.
Stephen Okello, a resident of Kanyagoga sub ward in Bardege Division of Gulu Municipality says that that bars in the area play music to unbearable levels especially at night interfering with their right to sleep.
The Acholi Sustainable Charcoal Production and Marketing Bill, 2019 seeks to outlaw adverse methods of charcoal production, unlicensed charcoal burning and taxing charcoal being transported from the region.
Since inception of the Youth Livelihood Prgramme - YLP in 2015, up to 87 different youths’ groups in the sub counties of Awach; Patiko, Palaro, Cwero, Bungatira and Unyama have benefited from over 600 million shillings.