Major Peter Mugisa, the 3rd Division Army Spokesperson, says that the Uganda Peoples Defence Force-UPDF soldiers using intelligence reports tracked the armed group towards the Kenyan border leading to the arrest of six suspects including their ring leader identified as “colonel".
The districts of Amudat, Nabilatuk, Kaabong, Karenga and Napak in Karamoja, all do not have a single radio station. The elders say that even in districts with radio stations, community members do not have radio sets, which presents another challenge for candidates and their voters.
Kumakech noted that a number of organizations, individuals and investors donated food to the task-force and it was distributed to benefit some communities across the district. Among investors that have donated food to Moroto include, Sunbelt, Tororo Cement, Pastor Samuel Kakande, Hon. Fred Angela, Full Gospel Church under Compassion International among others.
Sources who asked not to be named for fear of reprimand, said a male suspect attempted to escape in the dead of last night and made another attempt this afternoon at around 4 pm. The case was admitted to the treatment centre on Monday night.
There are four border districts in Karamoja including Moroto, Amudat, Kaabong and Karenga which share a common border with South Sudan and Kenya. However, as South Sudan and Kenya register more COVID –19 cases, there are growing concerns of importation of the virus through the border posts in Karamoja.
A military source told URN on condition of anonymity that, while at the bar, the deceased lost 60 rounds of ammunition. He reportedly returned to the detachment and was tasked to explain about the missing ammunition. He reportedly decided to open fire in the air before turning the gun on himself.
Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
The money, according to the Chief Administrative Officer Charles Komakech Olubo will be used for field visits, monitoring the movement of the desert locusts, community sensitization and enhancing reporting mechanisms.
The locusts have been reported in Amudat at Kosike; Kakomongole sub-county in Nakapiripirit district; Lolachat and Lopeduru areas in Nabilatuk district; Tukum, Palam and Ngariam in Katakwi district; Magamaga, Alerek and Abim sub-counties in Abim district; Kobebe and Nakabaat in Moroto district and Adinga in Agago district.
In Abim, the locusts landed on Alerek rock in Alerek Sub County but were seen flying through Abim Sub County to Magamaga Sub County around 5:00pm. In Katakwi district, our reporter saw a swarm of locusts crossing Soroti- Moroto Highway, about five kilometers from Katakwi town at 7:03pm.
According to Omoit, he earns between Shillings 3 million and 8 million each month from the workshops. Omoit said despite failing to achieve his dream of becoming an electrical engineer, the workshops have enabled him to work towards his dreams.
The records officers are bitter over what they describe as discrimination in the health sector. They complain that while their colleagues in hospitals have received salary enhancements, records officers have been left out. David Asimwe Sega, the President UMRHIPA, says that they have been left with no option other than resorting to the ‘obvious’ ways to demand for their rights.