Karamoja is one of the areas in Uganda with the largest mineral potential. The region has high deposits of limestone, gypsum, iron ore, wolfram, nickel, gold, copper, cobalt, lithium, gemstones, tin, marble and other rare earth elements.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the rescue teams recovered six bodies whose particulars are still scanty. The injured, who are are nursing injuries in Mulago Hospital include Ben Kiwanuka, Emma Kato, Onyoch David, Henderson Ndawula, Maclean, Nandawula, and Marion Nakimbugwe. Two others are still unidentified.
Poppy Paul Arop, the Pagen Clan Chief who also doubles as Chairperson of all clan Chiefs in East Acholi says parents have the responsibilities to liaise with the relevant authorities in their community to ensure issues of teenage pregnancy stops.