Fourth Infantry Division commander Brig. Michael Kabango told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that some security personnel are encouraging the influx of locals inside the gazeted Zoka Central Forest Reserve and East Madi Wildlife Reserve.
Speaking to journalists on the process of the eviction from Gulu on Sunday, Freedom Kwiyocwiny, the State Minister for Northern Uganda said they expect the cattle owners to have left by Monday, or the animals will be auctioned.
According to security reports, three of the deceased persons hail from the Central part of Uganda while three others are local farmers of Madi origin. Their identities weren’t readily available by press time.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo Chigamoy said on Friday that he received a letter from the President revealing that some cattle keepers were already fleeing forceful eviction from the region leaving behind their cattle.
The tractors are among the 326 hand held single axle 16 HorsePower (HP) tractors and 28, 75 HorsePower (HP) units of tractors that the government has donated to West Nile, Lango and Acholi sub regions to scale up agricultural mechanization and improve commercial farming.
Speaking at the project launch in Gulu City, Edward Khaukha, the World Vision Uganda Regional Programme Manager for Northern/Karamoja Region says the FMNR project seeks to promote the conservation of natural tree cover by farmers.
Rwot Kassimiro Ongom, the chief of the Patongo Clan, thinks the river is losing its life because of the poor relationship between the population and the vegetation. Ongom suggested that those who use the river should restore the old cultural practices that helped in nurturing and prolonging water sources.
Ronald Afidra Olema, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower Madi fears that hunger and water-related diseases like cholera and typhoid could break out since over 575 latrines collapsed due to the floods.
The survey data highlights that out of the total population, 80,257 individuals have limited or shared toilet facilities, 122,391 have access to improved toilets, and 31,816 have basic toilet facilities. Additionally, 275,739 households have handwashing facilities, whereas 4,873 have handwashing facilities without soap, and 6,019 have both handwashing facilities with soap.
In 2022, a severe storm ravaged a classroom block at Barjobi Primary School, rendering classrooms for primary one and two and office spaces unusable. With an enrollment of 1,675 students and a meager 99 sitting desks available, learners from these classes have been forced to study under trees.
Gulu District according to a report from the District Veterinary Department has a total of 54, 363 herds of cattle but 48.63 percent of them belong to the migrant cattle keepers, the Balaalo group of people.
Vick Opia, a palliative care specialist in Adjumani, expressed concern about the sharp increase in new cancer cases, soaring from 56 to 203 within a short period. Opia emphasized the need for intensified awareness efforts by leaders to alleviate this burgeoning burden.
Prosecution told court that the suspects and others still at large on November 23 2023 entered upon the cattle farm in possession of Rutomol Enoc with intent to intimidate, insult or annoy the farm owner.
The reintroduction of the white Rhinos to Ajai Wildlife Reserve in the Madi Okollo district has been a long-standing demand for the people of West Nile due to its high potential to spur the development of the Tourism sector in the sub-region.
Richard Ahebwa and Godfrey Bamulanga, both attached to Patongo Central Police Station are accused of escorting trucks carrying charcoal in disregard of an Executive Order that banned charcoal production and transportation in the area.
Over the years, seven villages surrounding the Barlonyo massacre site, an area which experienced the wrath of LRA insurgencies have been struggling to access safe and clean water from a single borehole shared by the locals and their animals and learners from three learning institutions.