The storms are characterized by very cold morning and evening breezes. Motorists have been forced to drive on reduced speeds with car head lamps turned on throughout the day. In some offices in Gulu administration headquarters, windows remain closed on the Eastern wing to prevent dust covering the floor.
The municipality has been experiencing intermittent power supply for the past five years. According to residents, supply is often disconnected for as long as 12-hours, a trend which has destabilized businesses and forced some factories to relocate.
The 35 Million Euro financing agreement was signed this morning at the German Embassy in Kampala. Matia Kassaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Managing Director Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited Willy K. Kiryahika represented the government of Uganda.
Hope for Humans, the first comprehensive Care Center for sufferers of Nodding Syndrome was established in 2012. It became a safe haven where children with nodding syndrome received medical care, rehabilitation, nutritious meals, special education, and personal hygiene support.
The corporation on Thursday morning disbursed 4,000 US dollars approximately 14.6 Million shillings towards paying the full tuition of two teenage female students joining secondary schools for four years. Each female student has 2000 US dollars for tuition, exercise books and sanitary towels amongst others.
Claire Kearney Volpe, an adjunct professor from New York Universitys Tandon School of Engineering, says the training is an extension of digital accessibility Lab, a five-year community participatory project of the University of New York.
Sinohydro, the Chinese Company building the Karuma hydro power station has been told to fix fresh engineering setbacks in four major parts of the plant. The parts include the dam section and its power intake as well as underground caverns and tunnels which will lead large volumes of water to six giant electricity generating turbines and later back into River Nile.
Uganda AIDS Commission says only 980,954 out of 1.4 Million Ugandans living with HIV were on treatment by March 2017 in Uganda. It says in 2016 alone, 14,348 men died of AIDS compared to 9,600 women in the same year in Uganda.
Ceaser Okot, the Manager Hope for Humans explains that as out growers, the victims will benefit from a government grant of 26 billion Shillings being extended to out growers registered under the project.
Persons affected by the construction of oil refinery in Buliisa district have formed a committee to coordinate their resettlement. The purpose of the committee, known as Buliisa District Resettlement Coordination Committee DIRCO will be to raise awareness of resettlement requirements and foster cooperation with government and oil companies.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, Gulu district chairperson says the construction of the building stalled after Invisible Children Uganda, a charity organisation that had offered to build the complex ran out of funds.