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11:38
11:38

Charcoal Dealers Clear Shea Nut Trees in Acholi Attiak Sub County 1 2

In Okidi North and East Villages in Attiak Sub County in Amuru district, more than 100 acres of Shea nut trees have been cut down by the charcoal dealers.
17:00
17:00

Attiak Sugarcane Outgrowers Complain of Non Payment 1 3 Top story

David Kilama, another sugarcane grower wonders why they have not been paid despite opening a bank account and going through all the verification by the government in Kampala. Geoffrey Osborn Oceng, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says that his office has already received notification about the complaints of the labourers.
09:08
09:08

Pictorial: Police, NFA Raid on Illegal Charcoal Dealers, Loggers Camp in Amuru Attiak Sub County 20 Top story

The team impounded over seven hundred bags of charcoal from the site and confiscated a number of rudimentary tools used by the dealers to cut and burn trees for charcoal burning and timber.
09:03
09:03

Tears As Police, NFA Raids Illegal Charcoal Camp in Amuru 3 5 Top story

Xavier Sekanabo from the Environmental Police Protection Unit who led the operation said that they have no mercy for the charcoal dealers because they are depleting the environment and indiscriminately destroying the endangered tree species including Afzelia Africana, shea and mahogany among others. She told URN that she has been in the business for only three months following a connection with a friend and has never cut trees or burnt charcoal but been buying in small scale.
08:39
08:39

Truckers Strike Over South Sudan Armed Attacks Truck Drivers 4 2 Top story

Zedi Male, the Vice-chairperson of the Truck Driver’s Association, insists that the attacks are not being perpetrated by rebels as the South Sudanese authorities are claiming but they are being executed by government forces. Male says that the latest attack occurred near a military barracks.
09:08
09:08

Six Ugandans Arrested for Illegal Logging in South Sudan Released 1

The six are Richard Otto, Gaetano John Bosco Ouma, Michael Onono, Richard Ocaya, Geoffrey Onen and Geoffrey Kilama, all residents of Okidi North Village in Attiak Sub County Amuru district.
12:02
12:02

Year-old Garbage Heaps Chock Pabo Town Uncollected garbage 1

Obalo says that the only pit where the garbage was being dumped was filled up and the people have now resorted to dumping garbage on the roadside.
16:21
16:21

Acholi Taxis Operators Decide to Double their Daily Profits Covid-19 Pandemic 1 1

Transport fares from Gulu to Pabo increased from 5,000 Shillings to 10,000 Shillings, Gulu to Atiak from 10,000 to 20,000 Shillings even after restrictions on transport were relaxed.
16:27
16:27

Motorists Demand for Guard Rails at Apaa Bridge 1 1

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.
16:48
16:48

South Sudan Concerned over Continued Smuggling of Mairungi by Ugandans 1 1

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.
11:22
11:22

Amuru Opts for Irrigation Schemes to Mitigate Flooding at Elegu Town Elegu Township 1 Top story

Lakony also disclosed that the district has signed an MOU with Attiak Sugar to facilitate the construction of another water dam in Pachilo to act as a collection point for Attiak Sugarcane plantation.
10:41
10:41

UGX 1.8Bn Project for Mitigating Elegu Floods Stalls after MOU Signing Amuru district 2 1

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.
11:13
11:13

Bumper Crop Harvest Triggers Domestic Violence in Amuru

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.
12:56
12:56

Amuru District Starts Rehabiliting Community Access Roads 1

Over 200 km of roads were left in sorry states following the heavy torrential rain that was received last year.
17:07
17:07

Construction of UGX 70 Bn Irrigation Scheme in Amuru Hangs in Balance Attiak Sub County 1

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.
13:07
13:07

Road Users Protest Poor State of Gulu-Attiak-Nimule Highway Attiak Town Council 1 Top story

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.
22:43
22:43

1,000 Workers Recruited to Avert Fire Outbreaks in Atiak Sugar Plantations Northern Uganda 1 1

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.
15:15
15:15

Amuru District in Dilemma over New Sub Counties Ministry of Finance 2

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.
13:02
13:02

Nile City Project Affected Persons in Amuru Demand Land Compensation Cuanza Limited 6

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.
17:53
17:53

LCs Arrested With Stolen Solar Panels The World Bank 2

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.
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