Lucy Acayo, a poultry farmer in Locken village who lost over 70 chickens to the disease, says the high mortality rate has severely impacted her only source of livelihood since selling chicken is her major source of income.
Martin Abigaba, the Officer in Charge of Operations at Kitgum Central Police station told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Wednesday that the suspects were found destroying tree species indiscriminately in government forest reserves.
Former Torit state Governor Alberio Tobiolo Oromo, says that the potent gin has influenced high crime rates among the youth in Eastern Equatoria State. He says that the high cattle theft in the neighbouring areas or Agoro, Madi-opei sub-counties in Lamwo District, Orom and Kiteny Sub counties in Kitgum District is directly linked to the urge by youth to get money for consuming the gin.
Evelyn Acaa, another businesswoman at the border point says she hardly makes more than shillings 50,000 daily from selling sodas and confectioneries to South Sudanese across the border point ever since the covid-19 restrictions were initiated.
The Chairperson of Ayuu Alali Sugarcane Out-growers Cooperative Society Francis Ojwiya says the move will involve clearing approximately 30 feet area between the cane block plantations and the neighboring natural grass or bushes as the dry season sets in.
Mohamoud Mohammed, the Executive Director of Horyal Holdings Investment Limited; the company undertaking the sugarcane production project says formal operationalization of the cooperative society follows a successful verification exercise of beneficiaries conducted by government and the district.