Sarah, who was badly beaten up by soldiers at Makindyefor her husband now pleads, “I am appealing to you, President, forgive me, at least show me my husband. I am on my knees president. I am a situation where I cannot look after the children.”
The EACOP project players that include Total East Africa, Petroleum Authority of Uganda-PAU, New Plan among other contractors are currently engaging communities affected by the pipeline route, on its progress as well as simplifying the Resettlement Action Plan recently approved by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
Grace Atim, an elderly mother and resident of Ajan village in Lamola Parish in Odek lost her daughter to the disease. She says if they are empowered through vocational training and soft skills such as agribusiness, village savings schemes, and tailoring and small business enterprises they will be able to fend for themselves and relieve the government the burden of begging.
However, Sheik Muhammad Wasswa Ssemakadde, the Bukomansimbi District Khadi, attributes the ongoing killings to curses of all Ugandans who are arrested, incriminated, tortured and innocently charged due to sloppy investigations.
One of the farmers called John Lokol URN that the management of Koge Company Limited, based in Soroti, convinced farmers in the area to give them their produce to add value on it but since then the company has failed to pay them their money.
It is a common practice along highways and streets in major trading centres and towns of Northern Uganda for people to sell diesel and petrol in plastic containers to motorists in total violation of safety precautions.
The suspects who were travelling on a numberless motorcycle were reportedly trailed from Bunamwaya in Kampala and rounded up at Sunshire Fuel Station in Kirangira, Nama sub-county where they had gone to make a fuel refill at around 10 a.m.
The Diploma students under government sponsorship were to pay Shillings 1.47 million from Shillings 1.27 million while private sponsored students to pay Shillings 2.5million from Shillings 2.077million.
The unexplained ailment has claimed more than 300 children and bedevilled over 3,000 others mostly in Omoro, Pader and Kitgum Districts. Currently, more than 175 children are receiving care for the nodding syndrome in Omoro, another 100 in Kitgum and more than 50 in Pader District. But the exact cause of the condition remains unknown.
According to Charles Ebayu Ocen, the chairperson of Kumam Cultural Heritage, the Kumam elders started seeking recognition in 1989 under the leadership of Mzee Joseph Ekemu, the former Kaberamaido County Member of Parliament who also served as Attorney General between 1997/1998 before his arrest over the allegations of corruption.
Ojok was detained on Wednesday 19th after his in-laws charged him with kidnap under Omoro CRB 237/2021. He had gone to his in-laws’ home to convince his wife Christine Aciro to return to his home after she ran away following a misunderstanding between them.
Robert Onekalit, the In-charge of the facility says the eight-member team is facing an uphill task serving a population of 3,000 to 5,000 people especially long distance cargo drivers and travers every day.