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11:04
11:04

Who Hoisted Uganda's Flag 59 Years Ago? Fourth Claimant Emerges 3 1 Top story

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'.
16:31
16:31

Fewer Females Embracing COVID-19 Vaccination in Kitgum 4 1

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.
16:01
16:01

Fear as Suspected Lion Devours Livestock in Kitgum 2

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.
17:13
17:13

Kitgum COVID-19 Taskforce Tracing Migratory Farming Communities for Vaccination 2

The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, also the COVID-19 taskforce Chairperson, says the move to trace the migratory farming communities is to ensure that they are vaccinated.
13:27
13:27

Acholi Paramount Chief Defends Bride Price Regulation 2 1

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.
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12:00

Music Moved Visually Impaired Okot from The Streets to Church 5 2

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.
17:21
17:21

Three-Year-old Boy Appointed As Clan Chief In Kitgum 2 3

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.
08:58
08:58

Verification of War Claimants in Kitgum Kicks Off 4

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.
22:16
22:16

Construction Of St Janani Luwum Church Resumes President Museveni 1

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.
14:52
14:52

Acholi Cultural Festival Suspended Over Covid-19 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1 Top story

Ambrose Olaa, the Acholi Premier told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that this year’s event has been called off in conformity with the ban of public gatherings by the Health Ministry.
17:48
17:48

Quarantined Covid-19 Suspects in Kitgum Separated Over Dating COVID-19 Pandemic 2

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.
15:27
15:27

Hiv/Aids Infections High Among Older Men-Health Experts 2 1

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.
14:55
14:55

Poor UACE Performance Dents Musician Bosmic Otim’s Political Ambitions 1

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.
07:58
07:58

Over 80 Ex-LRA Abductees Conned in Resettlement Scam 3

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.
14:49
14:49

Ntagali Scoffs At Preachers For Commercialising Gospel St Janani Luwum 1 2 Top story

Ntagali says unlike St. Janani Luwum who preached the gospel uncompromised, many preachers have commercialized the gospel for financial gains.
15:05
15:05

Kitgum Youth Tap Life Skills Through Dance, Rap 2 4

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.
14:17
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Over 15,000 Expected To Attend Acholi Cultural Festival 1 1 Top story

Ambrose Olaa, the Prime Minister Acholi Cultural Institution, says despite the budget shortfall they have registered, the event will commence on Thursday uninterrupted.
17:26
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Acholi Cultural Festival Hangs in Balance over Shortage Of Funds 1 1

With just a month left to the prestigious cultural event, the organizers, however, say they are short of the required over 350 million shillings budget.
16:28
16:28

Patient Dies after Visiting Shrine in Kitgum, Witchdoctor Arrested

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.
11:40
11:40

Acholi Leaders Break Silence On Exorbitant Bride Price 2 1

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.
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