Santo Otto Anywar, the Gulu City Welfare Officer and the Focal Point Person for Youth Livelihood Project say that of the 459 Million Shillings that was disbursed, only 143 million shillings was recovered.
Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year.
But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
The Guda village LCI Chairperson Patrick Okoda says allocating the land measuring approximately 3 hectares to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) without demanding any compensation is entirely for heightening security in the area.
Moses Onencan, a boda boda cyclist who traverses the road on a daily basis told URN that apart from health hazards, the dust has equally caused several minor and serious road accidents among the road users.
In her resignation letter to the Gulu University Secretary, David Obol Otori, Naggayi explained that she decided to resign to enable her to contribute to the services of another institution, with effect from March 1st, 2021.
Chris John Mugisha Anywar, the Laguti Sub County Councilor told URN on Monday that the suspect used an axe to kill his wife and cut his son in a domestic dispute. Shortly after the incident, Nyeko went into hiding.
But Janet Lydia Ajwang, the head teacher Ikwera Negri School for the disabled, says due to financial burdens imposed on the parents by Covid-19 lock down, they have resolved to lower the school fees from 215,000 shillings to 120,000 shillings for the boarding learners.
Lack of boreholes at the school has compelled parents to load their children with water containers to carry to school for daily use. Girls in boarding schools are exposed to dangers as they trek several miles daily to fetch water for school use.
Kitgum District Veterinary Officer Dr. Alfred Kinyera says they have only been using the cold chain for vaccine storage while the rest of the equipment hasn’t been used due to lack of a specialist to operate them.
According to Okema, fifteen out of the nineteen explosives found in Nwoya have already been gathered in a safe place in Anaka Town Council by police only waiting to be detonated, while the other four are still in the communities.
Dr. Florence Oyella, head of pediatrics department at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says the prevalence of sickle cell in Acholi is worrying, to the extent that even some doctors who should be knowledgeable about the disease, have children suffering from sickle cell.
Ramadan Tai, the Pader District Police Commander, says investigations into the murder are underway. He says the deceased body has been taken to Pajule HCIV for post-mortem to ascertain what killed the deceased.
A recent murder case was reported to police on Sunday in Agago where an eighteen-year-old girl identified as Collins Acayo, a Senior two student of Adilang Secondary School in Agago, was discovered dead in the bush with a slit throat. Police report indicates that the deceased was allegedly murdered during a revenge attack in an interfamily feud.
It is alleged that Andrew Ayo, who had accused his wife of infidelity, followed her to her parental home in Atakara-Maka-Gwata at around 1am last night and found when she woman had reportedly left home to see another man, prompting him to set her house on fire killing the minor instantly before he fled.
Carlos Ojok, the GUASA General Secretary told URN that they cannot offer their services to students yet their demands are not being fulfilled. He disclosed that the teaching staff will report at their duty station but will not enter lecture rooms, adding that the strike will last until their demand is addressed.