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14:14
14:14

Gov’t to Set-up Nine Regional Vocational Training Centers For Skilling Youth Lira district 2 1

The nine regional centres are to be established in Lango, Acholi, Tooro, Karamojong, Ankole, Teso, and Busoga. For Lango sub region, the center shall be built at Aler community land in Lira district.
08:34
08:34

Farmers in Northern Uganda Abandon Old Cash Crops For Cashew Nuts 1 4

In Lango sub region, cashew nuts is the latest addition after citrus fruits, mangoes, soy beans, pineapples and coffee introduced by the same agency and Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) few years ago.
19:44
19:44

Lira University Gets UGX 2bn for Infrastructure Expansion Lira, District 1

The funds from government are meant to finance the completion of facilities at the faculty of education. Construction of the facilities which include lecture rooms and the administration block had previously stalled due to lack of funds.
13:19
13:19

Proposed Expansion of Lira Coronation Park Hangs in Balance Lira Municipal 2

According to Ahabwe, they had proposed to construct a storied structure and stage in the park. He however, says they can’t execute their plans until Saving Grace, a private business company that was contracted to manage the park for a year at Shillings 5 million each month leaves the park. Ahabwe says the money is meant to finance construction of a one storied structure, public Stage at the public space.
15:45
15:45

Lira Residents Protest Allocation of Land for Solar Power Plant Aler Community Land 2

The district council approved the proposal to allocate about 200 acres of land, part of Aler Community farm in Ngetta Sub County to Xsabo Group to establish a pilot Solar power plant.
15:48
15:48

Former Lira Town Clerk, Principal Accountant Face Investigation Over Ex-Gratia Money Lira Municipality 1 1 Top story

Geoffrey Ogwal, the Speaker Lira Municipality, says they have resolved to invite the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate what happened to the money. Four other Lira Municipal Officials are also facing trials including the deputy Town Clerk, Patrick Ogweng, Mayor, Ogwang Olwa, Engineer Fred Owiny among others.
10:38
10:38

Lira Municipal Councillors Get Ex Gratia Lira municipality 1

Samuel Ahabwe, the Municipal Town Clerk says that funds were secured from another source which he did not reveal. According to Ahabwe, each councilor received a total of shillings 525,000 for the five quarters that were not paid.
19:24
19:24

Police Probes Missing Ugx 39M Ex Gratia Money For Lira Councilors Lira municipality 1 1

The money was sent to Lira Municipality account during 2017/2018 and 2018 and 2019 financial years respectively. It was meant to cater for the payment of Ex Gratia for about 70 local councilors from all the four Divisions of Adyel, Ojwina, Railways and Central.
16:00
16:00

Clan Leaders Welcome Museveni's Mediation in Lango Cultural Dispute President Museveni 1 1

In May, 2019, during wealth creation mobilization in Lango Sub region, President Museveni announced he would intervene in the cultural conflict.
17:16
17:16

Lira Municipal Councillors Protest Delayed Payment of Ex-Gratia Ex Gratia Payment 2 2

Drawn from the four Divisions of Ojwina, Adyel, Railways and Central, the councilors numbering 75 on Thursday staged a demonstration protesting the delayed payment of their Ex Gratia. It took the intervention of police from Lira CPS to quelled down the rowdy councilors. Geoffrey Omara Okello, a local councilor representing Bar Onger parish at the Railways Division Council says they have not been paid for the last five quarters.
11:32
11:32

Timber Dealers, Street vendors Face fresh Eviction from Lira town Centre Lira municipality 1

They have continued operating along Bala, Kwania roads and Jinja Camp, Uhuru Barr and some corridors within the Central Business district of Lira town. Many street vendors have also remained visibly operating along busy streets Kitgum stage, areas around Lira Main market Noteber road at the corner of Amulam complex and Obote Avenue.
14:46
14:46

Lango Province to Give Akii-Bua Memorial Stadium Facelift FUFA Drum 2 1

Daniel Moi, the spokesperson for Lango Province FUFA Drum says they require about 100 million shillings to finance the preliminary work on the pitch. Construction of Akii- Memorial Stadium in Senior Quarters “B” village, Central Division in Lira town stalled last year after 600 million shillings sent by the government was allegedly been mismanaged.
10:51
10:51

Four Arrested in Lira with Counterfeit Dollars Lira, District 2

Police conducted a search of their residence and recovered about 2,500 US dollars and 3,570 Sudanese pound.
20:47
20:47

Lawyer Ayena Jailed for Failing to Pay Ugx 146 Debt lira high court 2

Crispus Ayena Odongo, former Oyam North County Member of Parliament in Oyam district has been jailed over failure to pay a total of shillings 146 million debts. Ayena, the lead defense lead counsel to Dominic Ongwen, former Lords Resistant Army rebel commander currently undergoing trial at the Hague based International Criminal Court.
12:18
12:18

MPs Asks Museveni To Finance First Lango Stakeholder's Conference Parliament 2

In his March 27th letter to the President, Okot explains that they will use the conference to deliberate on development matters, brief various stakeholders and update them on government programs and how much government has delivered to the region since the 2016 general elections.
20:18
20:18

Activists Condemn Arrest of Anti-Corruption Crusader UPDF 1 2 Top story

Major Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 5th Division Army Spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying they will appear before the court martial. He says the decision to try the suspects in the court martial was reached following consultations with the CID headquarters.
21:27
21:27

State House Anti-Corruption Unit Probes Lira Officials lira district 4

Some of notable issues residents want the unit to investigate include circumstances under which the contract for the management of the Coronation Park that was built under USMID was awarded to Saving Grace Investment Limited, the shoddy construction of Akii-Bua Stadium by Lira district local government and circumstances under which Lira district lost over Shillings 300 million in a scam involving Boniface Odora, the former Senior Lira District Accountant in charge of the Integrated Financial Management System among others.
12:15
12:15

Museveni Directs Attorney General to Expedite Validation of Lango Claimants President Museveni 1 Top story

According to court records, the claimants are demanding more than 1.3 cows valued at Shillings 900,000 each and about 850,000 goats valued at Shillings 150,000 each.
14:28
14:28

Court Injunction Slows Progress on Aler Community Land Industrial Park 2

The land had been allocated to the Uganda Investment Authority in 2013. However, the district rescinded its decision after the failure by the UIA to pay about 1.3 billion Shillings for it and started a localized drive to attract local investors to establish an agro-based industrial park.
18:29
18:29

Lira Municipal Councillors Ordered to Refund Money for Tour Local government

Assy Abireebe, Lira Municipality town clerk said the four councillors each received 350,000 shillings as allowance, but didn’t travel. He says that they may be forced to recover the money from their emoluments if they failed to comply with the directive.
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