According to Okema, the trucks were cleared for safe travel to, a day after they called off their strike to protest attacks by gunmen in South Sudan. The latest attack took place along the Yei-Juba route where 8 Ugandan truck drivers were killed.
Haruna Busobozi, the Northern Region National Forestry Authority Sector Manager, says that the charcoal was impounded in the ongoing joint crackdown by NFA, Environmental Police Protection Unit and the local leaders of the respective districts in Acholi Sub –Region.
According to Oryem, a truck loaded with charcoal that was impounded on Sunday night from Adilang Sub-county and briefly kept at Adilang Police post and later Patongo Central Police station has mysteriously disappeared.
David Oyite Ojok, another poultry farmer in Ongedo has also lost ten chickens to the disease. The farmers say that they are treating the disease with pounded guava leaves and Tse-Tse flies repellents, which are believed to cure the disease.
Kenneth Opoka the Local Chairperson for Lulai Village says that hundreds of farmers in his area have resorted to small scale farming majorly around their homesteads for fears that they may be attacked while cultivating in distant places.
James Peny-Wii, the Director of Project Risk, Monitoring and Control at IG, says that reports indicated the beneficiaries lost a great share of the project fund to the contractor in procuring equipment.
Kitgum District in particular received a wage bill of 1 Billion Shillings for the recruitment of staffs at both the District Local Government and the Municipal Council. Lamwo district was on the other hand allocated additional funding of about 800 million shillings for recruitment of staffs to fill in 52 positions.
John Amos Okot, the MP Elect for Agago North says wants the government to arm the groups with guns to protect their animals since the Karamojong rustlers have now resorted to using guns while carrying out their operations.
Statistics from the Gulu mental health unit shows that from March 2020 to February 2021, the number of older persons who sought medical help for various mental illnesses at the outpatient department was highest with at least 177 cases, followed by those with an anxiety disorder at 115 cases.
General Salim Saleh, the Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) says that much as the government is struggling to create wealth and promote industrialization in the region, power inconsistency, and low supply have remained a major challenge.
The colorful ceremony which is being held at the University’s graduation ground is virtually being attended by Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister for Education and Sports as the chief guest and Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua among other dignitaries.
The roads that have so far been rehabilitated include 33km Bobi Frontiers – Awor to Ongako, 0.5km Opit to Awor at a tune of 250 million for gravelling under the low-cost ceiling, 8.9km Lakwatomer- Abole-Abili at a tune of 48 million, 8.7km Lalogi-Bario at a tune of 50 million shillings. Others include, 40km Abili-Abwoch to Wii Tochi and Opit to Awor rehabilitated under the district discretionary equalization grant-DDEG. Other roads earmarked for rehabilitation in the next financial year include 7.8km Lakwatomer- Palenga to Keto in Lakwana Sub County and 8km Abole-Lujo Awinyo -Lagwer Dola road.
Washington Okello, the Chairperson Youth league in industrial area, Bar-dege Layibi division of Gulu City says they were tipped off by locals in the area about the small boys who were smoking the drug in the open, at around 2pm yet they were underaged.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Magyezi noted that the government is looking for money to fund the operations of the new administrative units with the approval of the budget this year.