According to the report, 64 out of the 453 registered SACCOs in Uganda have collapsed while 312 are struggling due to fraud and poor governance among other challenges. Collins Agaba, the program Manager PROFIRA, says only 77 out the 453 Saccos they are supporting have not suffered any problem.
Babra Akao, also a farmer neighboring Ogwang’s farm says livestock farming is a good investment but a capital-intensive enterprise. She appealed to the government to extend restocking programs to areas where they have not reached in order to empower the common man.
Kwania Chief Administrative Officer Albina Awor accused Odongo of operating on remote and being implicated in corruption tendencies on several occasions. Awor said upon several warnings Odongo has remained adamant prompting interdiction.
A month after President Yoweri Museveni flagged off the tarmacking of Masindi-Pader to Acholibur Highway; residents say the road, which is under UNRA has been impassable after several sections of the road including a section of Abuli in Apac Sub County, Ibuje, and Aduku Town Council were cut off by floods respectively.
During her campaign trail in Lango region, Kalembe made several pledges that include fighting corruption, stopping land grabbing, improving teacher’s welfare, better health for youths and women among others.
The Union came to its knees when cotton growing, buying, ginning and selling were heavily affected rendering the primary societies inactive. Tonny Ogwal, the Lango Cooperative Union Vice-Chairperson says the union leaders are now on the move to revamp and strengthen the societies across the region.
Oscar Ewaa, an ambassador representing the Young People Living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda, says the initiative is aimed at scaling down HIV/AIDS prevalence among youths and improve the welfare of young people living with HIV/AIDS.
Under the scheme, a first-time farmer is supposed to pay 33 per cent of 450,000 and the government tops up the remaining balance. In the second season, both government and farmers pay 50 per cent of the money and at the third season, governments pay 33 per cent while the farmer takes the bigger share; 67 per cent of the payment.
James Okello, the Chairperson of the Fishing Community is excited that at least 80 fishermen in Dokolo and 79 in Kwania district have been cleared to resume fishing that was officially flagged off by Col James Nuwagaba, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit at Atuma Landing Site in Kwania on Saturday.
Edward Eyak Odongo, the Kwania District Engineer says that the roads to be rehabilitated include; 21 kilometre Atar trading center to Bala Boarder that connects Kwania to Kole district, Onywal-onote to Teogali, Abwong to Lira boarder, Nambieso to Agwata boarder that connects Kwania to Dokolo and Aboko to Chawente community access roads.
The celebrations started with a thanksgiving mass presided over by the Bishop of West Lango, Rev. Ceaser Nina who urged Christians to continue working together to enhance the development of their diocese.
The heifers will benefit widows, widowers, the elderly, Person with Disabilities, orphans and the Ex-combatants from the Sub Counties are Aduku, Inomo, Chawente, Nambieso, Abongomola and Aduku Town Council.