After five years in the court, Justice Stephen Mubiru, the Resident Gulu High Court Judge issued a permanent injunction on May 9, 2019, restraining the vendors and their agents from interfering with Ojok's property rights.
According to the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the industry regulator, premiums collected through bancassurance channels raised from 26 billion Shillings in 2018 to 53.6 billion Shillings in 2019. This accounted for 5.5 per cent contribution to the total premiums written in the year.
Micheal Matherere, a primary seven science teacher we found clearing a community road at Ttakajunge in Nama Sub County, together with five others, told URN that he has been involved in all kinds of work to support his family since the lockdown because his employer stopped remitting salaries during the same month that the schools were closed.
The facility which was set up at a cost of 760 million shillings, under the North West Small Holder Agricultural Program, is rotting away after traders abandoned it and instead, created another market at Okubani, three kilometres from Rhino Camp trading centre.
Several fish ponds, nursery beds for trees, a residential house, vegetable and maize gardens near the river banks in Pager and Central Divisions have since been submerged. Margaret Lakidi, a fish farmer in Ayul B village in Pager Division says five of her fish ponds have been submerged.
The resumption of transport came with restrictions – the 14-seater taxis are only allowed to carry seven people while 65-seater buses can only carry 30 passengers. As a result, transporters more than doubled fares.
More than 1,000 youthful vigilantes in Paimol sub-county, one of the areas frequented by the cattle thugs early this year volunteered to guard their kraals and protect animals from looters. This comes at the backdrop of an increment in cases of cattle theft in the district by warriors from the neighbouring Karamoja region.