Leading a team of UPDF, Prison and Police officers and ‘Wanainchi’ in a clean-up exercise of Arua City on Monday morning to launch the commemoration of this year’s Tarehe Sita celebrations, Col. Kayanja said as long as the people remain peaceful during the Thursday general elections, UPDF will maintain the good partnership with the Citizens.
In a meeting held on Thursday in Arua City with State Minister for Veteran Affairs Christopher Kibazanga and officials from Ministry of Defense, the veterans demanded that the promise be fulfilled before the next general elections are held next year.
On Wednesday, efforts to conduct fresh primaries by lining up turned chaotic after thousands of NRM supporters besieged the polling stations for more than three hours forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse them.
The deceased in his sixties, has been a prominent businessman operating in Arua town and reportedly fell sick with flu and cough but was delayed at home, only to be rushed to Rhema private hospital later before he was referred to Arua hospital where he breathed his last.
In 2008, the survivors started documenting all the losses incurred and have since then presented three documents to the President’s office for compensation in vain. The claimants want the government to compensate them Shillings 99billion.
Arua District Health Officer Paul Bishop Drileba says that there are over ten positive cases that are supposed to be picked up on Wednesday. However, because there is no space, they have left them in the communities.
Alex Ndema, the Gombolola Internal Security Officer former Ayivuni Sub County now Ayivu West Division said that the lightning first struck the children who had taken refuge on the verandah of the grass-thatched house killing one child on the spot. Moments later, nine other children were struck and left unconscious.
The five are part of Radio Pacis staff who were quarantined after they were identified as direct contacts of their colleagues who first tested positive. They included two security guards at the mast, a cashier and two radio presenters.
On Thursday, police led by Richard Okullu, the Regional Police Commander West Nile blocked entry to Hotel Pacific, Christus Center in Ediofe and Highway inn Mvara. This is after they had received information that members of People Power were planning to hold prayers in one of the hotels.
Nahori Oya the RDC Arua explained that his office made several attempts to request the Congolese authorities in Aruu’ and Ariwara to come and pick their driver, in vain forcing them to hand over the driver to Vurra Customs immigration department.
Asindua met his fate at Manibe Sub County headquarters on Tuesday morning as he and his brother only identified as Mawa rode on a numberless motorcycle to attend the funeral of their late father in Terego.