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18:52
18:52

Karamoja Rape Victims Miss Justice Following Escape of Moroto Prisoners moroto prison break 1 1

Therefore the affected girls and women who were supposed to access justice this week have been forced to wait indefinitely because the 15 suspects on High Court special session course list are on the run.
14:14
14:14

Govt Offers UGX 500k for Every Moroto Prison Escapee moroto prison break 1 2 Top story

Dr Byabashaija, who is in Moroto on an inspection duty following the escape of 219 prisoners on Wednesday says he will reward anyone who recovers a gun with 1.5 million Shillings and each person who surrenders a prisoner will be paid 500,000.
11:06
11:06

Moroto Prison Break Was Imminent- Insiders Moroto District 1 Top story

“The guy is very arrogant. When inmates come with complaints or any issues that need his attention, he slaps them and has been belittling Karimojong as ‘warriors’ whom he describes as backward and useless. Because he doesn’t understand the language, he is always suspicious of everything spoken especially when officers, who know some bit of Ngakarimojong talk with prisoners. On the day of the attack, his office was the first target but he was not around”, another source said.
13:57
13:57

Moroto Prison Break Poses Security, Health Threats Moroto District 3 1

A section of the community now lives in fear especially about the firearms that are in the wrong hands. Dinah Ayo, a resident in Moroto town says the loose firearms could be used by the escapees to perpetuate more crime, not only in Moroto but anywhere in the country.
14:08
14:08

Moroto Prison Guards Now Under Guard In Their Own Prison Moroto District 1 1

Only a staff deployed as data clerk at the prisons regional office was in the office this morning while the rest of the team was locked up at Moroto Prison premises. Since Thursday, access to Moroto Prisons has been restricted, with tight security comprising four officers manning the main gate at day time. This is different from the other ordinary days where one person would be seen at the gate.
12:41
12:41

Eyewitnesses Account of Moroto Prison Break 4 1

Carlos Odongo, a Boda- Boda cyclist in Moroto who witnessed the incident says the escape of prisoners was preceded by the rare appearance of armed warriors behind the prions gates, along Circular Road.
12:22
12:22

Moroto Municipality Residents Want Access Roads Opened construction 1 5

The residents argue that the Municipal Council authorities have for several years promised to open the four access roads in the area but since 2004, only one access road was opened.
11:44
11:44

Women Activists Upbeat About Increased District Council Reps district councils 4

Jesca Atai, the program manager of Narua -a Community Based Organization advocating for women’s rights and good governance in Kotido District says that the decision is a milestone in all efforts to bring women’s issues to the forefront taking precedence in the district councils and eventually transforming communities.
16:27
16:27

Moroto COVID19 Task force Reverses Decision to Close Settlement Camp artisan miners 1

Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
12:23
12:23

Family, UPDF Finally Agree to Bury LC III Chairperson 3

The family spokesperson told URN that a resolution to bury the late was finally arrived at following series of unsuccessful engagement with the UPDF over compensation of the late, hence the family resolved to accord the deceased burial
17:16
17:16

Two Pupils Disappear After Being Chased from School school fees 1 2 Top story

Sources at school indicate that the pupils left school for their villages in Katakwi district on foot. Nickson Igulot, the deputy head teacher Moroto Army Primary School, says he is surprised that the pupils disappeared from school.
16:11
16:11

Pictorial: How Floods Disrupted Measles-Rubella Immunization in Moroto moroto district

ur reporter in Karamoja says that several other rivers from the mountain slopes flooded disrupting the exercise, especially in Tapac sub-county on the slopes of Mt. Moroto, the home of the Tepeth community.
19:24
19:24

Hima Cement Consulting for Surface Rights in Moroto mining in karamoja 3

Hima Cement is in the process of acquiring a Mining Lease for extraction limestone and marble in Rupa Sub County. Hima is earmarking 14.26 square kilometres in the area.
15:57
15:57

Karamoja Lifestyles Affect Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Ministry of Health 1 3

Dr Peter Kusolo, the District Health Officer says that while the exercise has been running smoothly for children below five years, those aged 8-15 years, could not be easily captured because a number of them were not in school, and could not willingly go to the community immunization centres.
11:31
11:31

Deployment in Mines Worries Karimojong mining in karamoja 4 1

In Moroto, the district Chairperson, Andrew Napaja Keem was denied access to the DAO Marble Mining Site last year. Other leaders in Nabilatuk, including the district youth chairperson reported denial to the mining site in his district.
14:50
14:50

Over 80% of Karamoja Land Inaccessible karamoja sub region 3 1

The MPs say that huge chunks of Karamoja land is protected under Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA and National Forestry Authority, NFA.
15:47
15:47

Napak Residents Petition Land Commission over Disputed Land Industrial Park 1 1

The land measuring 168.9 hectares was registered under the names of Peter Amodoi in 2010 who sold it to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA in 2011.
06:33
06:33

Moroto Women Expose Businessmen, Institutions in Land Grabbing Scandals 4 1 Top story

While in Karamoja women rarely speak at public gatherings, a good number grabbed the opportunity presented by the Commission at the community Baraza in Moroto town to expose land grabbing cases. They accused individuals, businessmen and institutions including government entities of grabbing their land.
17:39
17:39

Justice Bamugemereire Finally Sets Foot in Karamoja land reforms uganda 1 3

Christine Akot, the Moroto District Vice Chairperson, says it is an opportunity for Karamoja to host the Commission, something she feels, will give way to land reforms.
06:54
06:54

Moroto Orphanage Turned into Child Labour Center 3 2

By the time of the URN visit the Orphanage on Monday, just few minutes to 02:00pm, the cook was preparing porridge for the children. Children, teachers and some support staff found at the school, said the porridge had delayed due to absence of firewood.
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