The hybrid solar mini grids are designed in such a way that electricity is generated from renewable solar power and connected to the remote grid that subsequently provides electricity to several customers in the given rural and urban location.
Hillary Onek, the Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday said that the funds will be channelled through Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre, a missionary owned Centre in Palabek Sub County established last year.
The labourers were transported aboard Gateway buses on Sunday by Horyal Investment Holding Company Ltd. The company contracted by the government is implementing sugarcane growing in the district on behalf of Ayuu Alali Sugarcane Cooperatives Society.
This comes as Horyal Investment Holding Company Ltd, contracted by government to implement the sugarcane project has failed to acquire targeted 900 laborers to work on 6,500 hectares land ready for sugarcane growing.
This comes nearly two weeks after the company was stopped from transporting more than 300 casual worker from Kamuli district to Ngomoromo Village in Lokung Sub county due to corona virus disease pandemic.
Obwona kibwa, the Lokung Sub county LCIII Vice Chairperson says traders within Ngomoromo village refused to occupy the market because they alleged its located far away from the trading center with no proper security.
The contentious land is located in Parapadwanya bordering Ngomoromo in Uganda and Poge in South Sudan’s, Ayaci County. The disputed area is also one of the busy routes connecting Lamwo District to Imatong State in South Sudan.
David Wangwe, the Camp Commandant of Palorinya Refugees Camp in Adjumani under the Officer of the Prime Minister explained that the current land allocation to refugees is not enough to undertake food security initiatives.
The Lamwo District Woman Member of Parliament, Molly Lanyero revealed that several women she has been holding consultations with since December are not sensitized about the initiative whereas those who have already benefited lack good business plans for the money.
Denis Onyon, the Agoro Sub County LC 3 Chairperson told URN that government spent over Shillings 27 billion to rehabilitate the scheme but there is very little impact. Onyon disclosed that beneficiaries of the scheme feel that it hasnt met its objectives.
The Lamwo district LC 5 Chairperson ,John Komakech Ogwok blames the National Agriculture Advisory Services NAADS for the mess, saying it hurriedly engaged the investor without involving the district and land owners.
Butchers have hiked meat prices in Lamwo district following quarantine imposed over outbreaks of two cattle diseases in the district. Foot and mouth disease (FMD) and Contagious Bovine Plural Pneumonia (CBPP) broke out in the northern Uganda district in July, killing more than 50 heads of cattle and affecting over 100 others.
Dr. Bosco Agena, the Lamwo District Veterinary Officer says the disease was first reported in the area about two weeks ago and only confirmed by the Ministry of Agriculture last week. CBPP was confirmed in samples collected from Potika parish in Agoro and Paluga Sub Counties while Foot and Mouth Disease was detected in Madi Opei Sub County, he further explains.