Elegu border is responsible for between 80-90 per cent goods and services that enter South Sudan though Nimule. According to the Trade Ministry, from 2016 up to 2018, the border post has been responsible for over USD 1.2 billion in revenue to Uganda. But this time around, it has seen lengthy queues, holding trucks stationed for days as drivers undergo COVID-19 testing.
The charcoal valued at 112,500,000 million Shillings were being transported from Adjumani District via Amuru enroute to Busia Sofia Marker in Busia Town at the Uganda – Kenya border. The incident happened between December 2019 and January 2020.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson reveals that their recommendations are based on thorough investigations that have undoubtedly pointed out to the factors causing the sudden fires.
In September, A & O Gene Limited Uganda supplied 160 oxen and 80 ox-ploughs to 20 groups under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund III (NUSAF3) project in Okidi and Pawel parishes, Attiak Sub County.
Linda Agnes Auma, the Resident District Commissioner of Amuru criticized the interference by UWA as a sabotage to the peace, recovery and economic development efforts of the district after the two-decade long insurgency by Lord’s Resistance Army - LRA.
Wilfred Odiya Baguma, the Attiak Sub County LC III Chairperson told URN that the charcoal dealers were first detained at Atiak Youth Multi-Purpose Hall before they were escorted out of the district on Tuesday evening.
Okello told URN during an interview on Saturday that he has opted for borehole water since the tap water has become unreliable. Faidah Lilly Owot, another resident told URN that she is considering abandoning piped water because of it inconsistent supply.
The heavy rains which started at around 8:00 a.m. and lasted for over six hours washed away Lakang Bridge which crosses over Lakang road, one of Amuru district`s major transport and business route connecting to Adjumani and Gulu districts.
Aswa river region police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema however, admitted that police hierarchies discovered numerous gaps and weaknesses depicted by Amuru police personnel during the community policing program.
According to the agreement, the parties support the establishment of Amuru sugar works, whose boundaries shall be identified, opened and surveyed by the commissioner of mappings and surveys to determine its location and size.
The move follows a series of correspondences between the Attorney General Peter Nyombi and Lands Minister Daudi Migereko instructing that the land in Lakang, Bana and Kololo villages in Amuru be Surveyed. Nyombi also advised that the occupants of the same be established and their properties recorded and valued to pave way for the project.