Although Maj. (Rtd) Kanuti Akorimo (deceased) is officially recorded as having hoisted Uganda's flag for the first time on October 9th 1962 at Kololo, other claimants of the honour for which Akorimo was even decorated as national hero have emerged. The latest and fourth claimant is an 89-year-old retired colonel who says he doesn't want a reward or even recognition, but wants the government to re-examine its own records to avoid perpetuating a 'falsehood'.
Jennifer Lalam, a single mother of two and resident of second Jenge village in Central Division, Kitgum Municipality says she hasn’t been vaccinated because of the anticipated bad side effects of the vaccine that has been widely spoken about. Lalam says there were rumours that the vaccine could make a woman barren while men develop erectile dysfunction.
The Kelpolo village LCI Chairperson Alex Apire says they received reports from locals about the wild animal after it killed and devoured one cow that it dragged for a distance from the kraal it leaped into on Wednesday night.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Rwot Acana says the cultural institution was right to intervene in the marriage woes in the region saying the ceremony had turned commercial and uncultured.
Okot’s musical journey started when he was aged 12, inspired by the experience of a street kid who had been abandoned by his family. He was born blind in a family of seven children in Pangira Parish, Lokung Sub-county then Kitgum and present-day Lamwo District.
Ouma is the first in the Oceng lineage to inherit the Parakono sub-clan throne, in several years since the death of the once-powerful clan Chief Lutwayi I in the 1920s. Since then, the clan has been headed by caretakers until last year when Ouma was appointed as the legitimate clan chief in February.
Kitgum LCV Chairperson Jackson Omona says that they have received a team from the office of the Solicitor General that will work jointly with sub-county community development officers and sub-county chiefs to verify the claimants.
Rev Canon Robinson Oginga Odinga, the Kitgum Town Parish Vicar told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Thursday that they recently embarked on construction works after receiving 50 million shillings part of 368 million shillings pledge from the president.
David Aisu, the Kitgum District Internal Security Officer-DISO, says that they received credible reports indicating that some of the suspects had begun pairing up in quarantine. He notes that the suspects were living freely at the facility and making contacts with each other.
Victor Rwengabo, the Uganda aids commission zonal coordinator for Gulu notes that their finding indicates older men between 45-49 are contracting HIV/AIDS more than young men citing it’s quite high for such age bracket.
Young people (15-24 years) are responsible for 34% of new HIV infections annually.
The musician scored F9 in General paper, F in History, F in CRE, F in Arts and X in CST. However, he told URN that his results could have been purposely altered to disorganize" him and edge him out of contesting for a Parliamentary seat in 2021.
The two reportedly collected between 40,000 and 100,000 Shillings from their victims as transport and registration fees to help them benefit from a resettlement package in which each of them was expected to receive at least 2.5 million Shillings to help them engage in gainful livelihoods and facilitate their reintegration within their respective communities.
Under the auspices of Kitgum Dance Unit [KDU], the youngsters operate from the quiet neighbourhood in Ginnery East Cell, Pandwong Division, Kitgum Municipality, from where they rehearse their vocals and choreography on a daily basis.
Kitgum District Police Commander Moses Bwire says those arrested include a 70-year-old witchdoctor identified as Terina Angeyo, and his aides; Richard Komakech, Patrick Oringa, Margaret Achola, Florence Adong and Sabina Aya, all residents of Layik East Village, Kitgum district.
The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, Nabinson Kidega says his office has got numerous complaints from young men about the exorbitant bride price imposed on them by their in-laws. Kidega says the vice has discouraged many young from marrying their spouses.