Doreen Acan, the Head Teacher of Kitgum Public Primary School, one of the schools hit hard by the water shortage says that the irregular water supply has greatly affected the learning of Primary Seven pupils. The school currently has a total of 167 candidates waiting to sit for Primary Leaving Examination-PLE.
East Acholi is considered one of the cotton basket in Acholi sub-region. In 2020, cotton farmers in the districts of Lamwo, Kitgum, Pader and Agago, collectively produced 30,000 bales of lint according to statistics from the Uganda ginners and Cotton exporters association.
The Municipal Acting Town clerk Bosco Kidega-Calo says the bus park reconstruction project with funding from Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development - Additional Funding (USMID-AF) will see modern infrastructures erected and all roads surrounding the main bus park upgraded.
Kitgum Resident Commissioner William Komakech who is also the district Emyoga program coordinator says the funds have been disbursed to the three constituencies of Chua East, Chua West and Kitgum Municipality with each receiving 560 million shillings.
Rose Anena, a farmer in Lokung Sub County in Lamwo district is one of the farmers who fell victim to the theft of approximately 1,800 kilograms of simsim. According to Anena, thieves raid their gardens mainly in the night or when it is raining.
The Kitgum District Active Boda Boda Association’s Chairperson, Simon Pido condemned the continued neglect by political leaders who seems to want them during campaign periods, only to abandon them after assuming political office or when they get problems.
Scovia Atim, the treasurer of Latuturu Saloon Operators comprising of 15 members in Omiya Anyima subcounty says they rejected the proposals of jointly owning account with group members from three other sub counties in Chua East over concerns of mistrust.
According to Acayo, all the gains she made during the 13 years out of captivity have vanished due to the effects of COVID-19. Acayo says she currently has no money to feed her children, adding that she hasn’t been able to pay rent for the past five months.
Reports obtained by Uganda Radio Network-URN obtained indicates that between July and August, a total of 301 tourists visited Kidepo National Park shortly after lockdown measures were lifted by government. In July in particular, there were 88 visitors while 213 tourists visited the National Park in August according to the reports.
Kitgum was ranked the best among the 21 other municipalities on performance measures under phase two of the project. The ranking followed an annual assessment conducted by KPMG consultancy firm contracted by the world Bank.
Alice Lacwec and Kevin Alimocan all vendors at Tuma Atoo market in Central Division were reportedly evicted after results of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primaries for division chairpersons were announced.
Emmanuel Banya, Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the returned fund is expected to facilitate implementation of infrastructural works under USMID project this first quarter.