Bishop Silvestros Kisitu becomes the pioneer Bishop of the new Orthodox Diocese of Gulu, Northern and Eastern Uganda. He was formally installed by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda His Eminence Yona Lwanga during a holy liturgy celebrated at St Lavrentios Orthodox Church in Rom Village, in Koro Sub County, Omoro district.
On Thursday, Members of Parliament who were traveling to visit the displaced residents led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Ochan and Opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda were stopped by armed police officers.
The youths argue that the project is shrouded in corruption, shoddy works, mismanagement and sectarianism. They are also challenging the criteria used to choose Inspire Africa as the implementing Franchise without the input of youth leaders in the region.
Ojara says Brigadier Kanyesigye played critical roles in eviction of Balaalo nomadic pastoralists and the fight against environmental destruction in the region after serving the region diligently at the height of the Lords Resistance Army LRA conflict.
The groups composed of the young and elderly then marched to Kaunda grounds with melodies of various cultural instruments in the air. They happily danced to the rhythms and sounds of small and big drums to rejuvenate the lost pride of the Acholi people.
Construction stalled shortly after the land was acquired after member organizations disagreed on its bill of quantity in 2016. He says the disagreement took a heavy toll on the Forum splintering its membership from 175 to just 79.
Frank Mugabi, the Communications Officer Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, says the funding difficulties have forced the Ministry to ration funds among few women groups well below their intended annual target.
Five years ago, the Trust Funds for Victims engaged the school of Psychology at Makerere University and the Center for Victims of Torture, to build the capacity of psycho-social counselors to respond and treat victims of the conflict experiencing recurrent post-traumatic stress disorder.
The 16-member-committee established by the President opted for the consultation on the first day of its meeting at Gulu State Lodge in 4th Division barracks on Thursday. They also resolved to conduct further meetings in a neutral venue outside a military installation.
The 244 displaced persons arrived at the offices of High Commissioner for Human Rights UNHCR in Gulu Town on Wednesday, reportedly fleeing human rights violations, torture and destruction of livelihoods perpetrated by the Uganda peoples Defense forces - UPDF in the disputed area between Amuru and Adjumani district.
The absence of the secure boxes prompted polling officials to carry voters rolls in Khaki envelops to and from the polling stations. In Gulu municipality, some polling officials were seen improvising envelops for collecting back the voter slips bearing the seal of Electoral Commission that had issued to the voters.
The clouds threatened to disrupt the polls after weeks of dry spell with drizzles clearing at about 11am in the morning. Suzan Auno, a voter in Layibi Division said the rains could not deter her from exercising her rights after a long time of waiting.
Supporters of Independent candidate Michael Latigo, who emerged second with 143 votes, rejected the results saying it had been rigged in favour of Acellam. This prompted Police commanded by Cadet ASP Sunday Nicholas, the officer in charge of Layibi Police Post, to whisk the polling officials away onto a waiting police pick up registration number UP 4626 carrying heavily armed personnel in military and police uniforms.