The Apaa Bridge connects major roads that link Pabbo Sub-County to River Nile landing site; Puno-Dyang, Acholiber, Amuru Town Council, Layima, Pailyec in Amuru and neighboring Opuwa and Itirikwa Sub-Counties in Adjumani.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner says he has received several concerns from the local leaders in South Sudan asking the Ugandan government to ban the sale of the drug, which is hindering their efforts to totally abolish the drug in their country.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman told URN in an interview that upon signing the MOU with the Ministry of Trade, a team of Engineers was dispatched to Elegu to carry out a feasibility study to pave way for the constructions but to date, nothing has been done.
Joseph Tuku Peke, the Ogali Village Chairperson in Pamuca Parish Amuru Sub County disclosed to URN that his office registers at least seven cases of domestic violence weekly. Tuku Peke explained that this is opposed to previously when crops were still in the garden where he would register a single case of domestic violence in a month.
Michael Lakony, the LCV Chairperson Amuru, says that their quest and constant plea with the community to offer them land for the construction has been met with resistance since 2019 leaving them helpless.
More than 100 cargo trucks connecting to and from Nimule ply Gulu-Attiak-Nimule Highway each day. However, the road has been in a sorry state for over four years. It is filled with potholes and shattered drainage system almost all the way from Gulu City to Amuru district.
Dan Kidega, the Chairman Board Atiak Sugar Plantation told URN on Thursday that the recruitment targets 1,000 causal workers across all the districts in Northern Uganda and that the exercise shall be conducted within five days starting on December 31st in a bid to save the remaining plantation.
Thompson Obong, the Chief Administrative officer Amuru district says they recently received a budget execution circular from the Ministry of Finance halting the operationalization of the newly created lower local governments due to the lack of finances, yet the EC has gone ahead to gazette new electoral positions for there for the 2021 elections.
Up to 158 claimants have cited interference and influence peddling by politicians in the area who want a share of their land in order to be fraudulently considered for compensation. They argue that once compensated, they would relocate to pave way for the project.
According to Oceng, upon a search, they found 6 solar panels in the house of Onung, an LCIII councilor, 3 panels in the house of Okot, chairperson of business community and 1 panel in the house of Loum, the LCI chairperson.
According to Oloya, one of those evicted was openly, saying that they would proceed to open bank accounts for the landowners at Equity bank Gulu branch to allow Cuanza Limited, which is interested in acquiring the land to process payment.
Michael Lakony, the LCV Chairperson Amuru says in most cases, the suspects use illegal stamps to stamp illegal receipts to give passage for the charcoals and animals including cattle and goats across the Nile to Nebbi district from Amuru district.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the closure of the center is to pave way for the school authorities to prepare for the reopening of the school for candidate classes.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says they received complaints from Oloyotong and Omer 1 trading centers in Amuru Sub County indicating that police officers often stage roadblocks in the area where they extort money for illegal charcoal dealers.