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11:38
11:38

Arocha Primary School Seeks UGX 200M to Rehabilitate Classrooms 2 3

The school with more than 2,000 pupils has classroom blocks that are dilapidated with a leaking roof, broken ceiling boards and sinks, inadequate and non-functional toilets coupled with limited space.
10:21
10:21

Teacher Shortage Impeding Swahili Language Teaching in Apac Schools 3

Last year, the government rolled out the revised curriculum for lower secondary schools. About 16,000 teachers were trained to implement the new curriculum, however, Kiswahili teachers were lacking.
11:17
11:17

Apac Councillors Fault CAO Over Botched Study Tour 3

Wanje later told URN in a telephone interview that he could not facilitate the tour because the organizers did not make adequate preparation. He accused the district Speaker, Peter Obong and other members of the advance team who went for a feasibility study in Sironko District for failure to submit any report to his office on their findings.
11:49
11:49

Dokolo, Apac Schools Receive 800 Iron Sheets from OPM 2

The institutions were in March this year hit hard by the heavy rains accompanied by the hail storms that blew off classroom structures and latrine premises, forcing the learners to study under tree shades.
07:43
07:43

Rwekunye–Apac Road Workers Protest over Pay, Poor Working Conditions 3 2

The workers argue that they lack protective gears which expose them to accidents and are underpaid. Casual labourers are paid 4,500 to 6,000 Shillings per day, which they say is inadequate compared to the cost of living.
10:07
10:07

Akokoro Sub County Residents Decry Lack of Safe Water 2 3

Sandra Adongo, a resident of Aluga Central Village in Akokoro Sub-county, says that lack of clean water has persisted for long but their leaders have not intervened.
18:00
18:00

Excitement as Masindi Port Ferry Resumes Operation Months after Suspension 2 2

Anthony Okucu, the UNRA Lira Station Engineer says the ferry has resumed normal operation and is capable of conducting 22 trips a day. He asked the travelers to resume their normal travel schedules.
16:27
16:27

Apac Municipality Bans Sale of Fuel in Plastic Bottles 2 3

Geoffrey Ojuka Ekweny the directly elected councillor for Ngec ward in Arocha Division observes that petrol is highly flammable which is risky to have it being sold in open and public places.
18:46
18:46

Apac District Leaders Raise Concern over Being Sidelined from UGX 114b Project European Union (EU) 6

Asante Odongo, the LCV vice chairperson who said he has only been hearing about DINU programs in other districts not knowing it was being implemented in his district as well.
08:39
08:39

Construction of 191 Kilometer Rwekunye–Kitgum Road Starts 1 2

The road project that was launched in October last year, by President Museveni was expected to commence in November 2020, however, it delayed, raising concern among residents and the business community.
07:36
07:36

Panic as EC Conducts Election in Nonfunctional Sub Counties, Town Councils 1 Top story

Sarah Bukariwa, the Lango and Acholi Regional Electoral Officer, says that they are neither responsible for the creation of the administrative units nor their operationalization. “The Electoral Commission is not responsible in any way for the operationalization of the new administrative units, our work is to conduct elections in the gazetted areas and that is all. The Ministry of Local Government is responsible and I think they will handle that,” she said in an interview.
16:01
16:01

Witchdoctor Survives Lynching after Failing to Remove Charms 1

Sam Olal, an eye witness, says the residents roughed up Katumba and started assaulting him. It took the intervention of the local leaders to rescue Katumba and hand him over to police.
11:24
11:24

Palm Oil Investor Blocks Residents from Grazing Livestock in Maruzi Ranch 1 1

In 2019, the government allocated 54 square miles of the Ranch land for 50 years to Hill Side Agricultural Investment limited for the establishment of Palm Oil production.
12:07
12:07

Thugs Break into Ibuje Health Center III in Apac District Ministry of Health 2

Geoffrey Anyac, the in charge Ibuje Health Center III says the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the health facility was not guarded since the security guard was on a sick leave and no patient was admitted at the ward.
07:51
07:51

Fisheries Protection Unit Impounds Illegal Fishing Boats, Nets in Apac District 1 1

Peter Tibwaboas, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit in charge of Apac district, says although the majority of the fishermen are complying with the standard operating procedures, there is another group that has totally failed to comply.
11:41
11:41

Eight Landing Sites in Apac Opened for Fishing Activities 1 5

Sam Ogwal, the chairman fishing community is excited that at least for now, their livelihood will improve since most of them survived on fishing as a source of income.
13:21
13:21

Apac Suspends Operation of Microfinance Institutions Brac Uganda Limited 3

It has been realized that most small businesses had been operating on loans secured from micro finance and money lending institutions within their localities. They are supposed to be remitting payments back to the institutions who had given money whether the business is running or not.
14:34
14:34

UNRA Suspends Masindi Port Ferry Operation After Engine Breakdown River Nile 1 1

Charles Alex Bogere, the Ferry Master at Masindi Port says one of the engines became fault while in motion crossing the river with passengers promoting them to immediately suspending operation. Whereas a team of UNRA engineers are already working on the faulty engine, Bogere told URN they are not yet aware about when the ferry may resume operation.
14:17
14:17

Lango Farmers Reap Fortunes After Adopting New Technologies Agriculture 3 1

The beneficiaries, from the districts of Kwania, Apac and Dokolo adopted the use of technologies for value addition, fertilizers and planting crops in line as opposed to the local practice of sowing.
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