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13:29
13:29

Amuru to Block Medical Workers Without COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates from Accesing Health Facilities Covid 19 1 1 Top story

The Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Osborn Ocheng, who also doubles as Amuru District COVID- 19 Taskforce Chairperson, told URN this morning that they gave the medical workers four days to take the jab, which has elapsed today.
12:14
12:14

Amuru Launches Door to Door Distribution of ARVs As Lockdown Bites COVID-19 Lockdown 1 1 Top story

Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V Chairperson told URN on Wednesday that the majority of the people living with HIV in the district cannot afford transport to different centers where they get the drug refills from.
18:18
18:18

Over 600 Households in Pabbo Sub County Battling Acute Water Shortage Pabbo Town Council 1 1

Lucy Akello, a resident of the area, told URN that her household has turned to drawing water from Baupi stream, which is also unsafe for human consumption.
15:37
15:37

Panic as Coop Union Starts Fresh Boundary Opening in Amuru 3 1

Nighty Aromo, says that the team from WACU on Sunday intruded on her 280 acres of land and planted several mark stones on it without her consent.
11:20
11:20

Husbands Report Wives to RDC for Secretly Doing Birth Control 1 1

Amuru RDC Geoffrey Oceng Osborn says that in the past two weeks, he has received complaints from 9 men accusing their wives seeking family planning services without their knowledge. Earlier this month, a man in Labala Parishof Pabo Sub County beat his wife to death for having a family planning contraceptive implant without his knowledge.
14:59
14:59

Reconciliation Between Two Clans in Amuru District Hits Snag Revenge attacks 1

In November last year, angry youth from the Pachedo clan protested after, Kevin Abito killed her 60-year-old father-in-law Paul Oyet following a disagreement.
14:13
14:13

Amuru District Revives Village COVID-19 Task Forces 1 2

In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
08:02
08:02

1,400 Trucks Cleared for Travel to South Sudan delegates 1

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.
15:32
15:32

Elegu Residents Appeal for Massive COVID-19 Test IGAD 2 1

Jackline Atim, a resident of Lorikor West in Elegu town council says the drivers and residents were freely mixing and interacting without observing the standard operating procedures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 which includes face mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing among others.
14:05
14:05

Residents in Apaa Township Abandon Farming over Fear Apaa land conflict. 1 1

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.
11:26
11:26

South Sudan Hands Over Bodies of Ugandan Drivers revenge attacks 4 1

On Wednesday, a delegation from the Ugandan side led by the Mayor Koboko Municipality Wilson Sanya and the Regional Police Commander Aswa Steven Kaija received the bodies at Elegu Border point in Amuru District at 6:30 pm.
15:49
15:49

Seven Remanded for Procuring Defilement in Amuru Action Aid

The seven are accused of marrying off a sixteen-year-old girl who is a primary six pupil of Oloyotong Primary School to thirty-three-year-old Charles Ojok on Friday evening from Oloyotong Village in Amuru Sub County Amuru district.
12:30
12:30

Eight Charged for Procuring Defilement in Amuru 1 1 Top story

According to information obtained by URN, Ojok and his relatives paid dowry and an unspecified amount of money to the teenager’s family in exchange for her hand in marriage. The family of the girl reportedly accepted the request on Friday evening and handed over the girl to Ojok for marriage in accordance with the Acholi culture.
11:27
11:27

Eight Arrested in Amuru for Marrying off 15-Year-Old Girl 1

Those arrested include thirty-three year-old Charles Ojok who is the bridegroom and his fifteen-year-old bride who is a primary six pupil at Oloyotong Primary School in Amuru district. The bride cannot be named because she is a minor.
16:59
16:59

Water Shortage Hits Lamogi Sub County AMREF Health Africa 2

The village had 12 boreholes of which 8 broke down last year forcing the 3,628 households to share clean water from the 4 remaining functional boreholes or fetch water from streams.
19:50
19:50

Amuru District Health Workers Resist COVID-19 Vaccination over Knowledge Gaps 2

Peter Odok, the officer in charge of Okidi Health Center II in Atiak Sub County wonders why the government is rushing to vaccinate Ugandans when there is no clear information about the effectiveness of the vaccines. He cites other countries that recently suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines due to the serious side-effects on recipients of the vaccine. Odok says they are very skeptical and demands for more knowledge and assurance before he can take his vaccination.
18:49
18:49

Amuru District Registers Low Turn Up of Primary Six Pupils 1 1

Before the closure of schools, the district had registered a total of 3,189 primary six pupils. However following the resumption of lessons only 1,810 pupils have reported to the school.
14:55
14:55

Aswa Region Records 33 murders in 66 Days 1

Police has attributed most of the cases to domestic violence and land disputes. By 3rd of March this year, Kitgum had recorded 9 cases followed by Agago district with 7, and Amuru 4. Other district recorded less murders with Gulu district at 3, Gulu City and Nwoya recording 2 each while Omoro and Pader districts recorded one cases each.
07:51
07:51

Medical Workers Abandon Health Facility for Farming in Amuru District patients 3 1

Bosco Ocira, the LC I Chairperson Otici Village who also doubles as the Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says the facility is currently operating partially due to the absence of many health workers.
15:01
15:01

15 Murdered in Acholi From January to February Agago Districts 2 1

A recent murder case was reported to police on Sunday in Agago where an eighteen-year-old girl identified as Collins Acayo, a Senior two student of Adilang Secondary School in Agago, was discovered dead in the bush with a slit throat. Police report indicates that the deceased was allegedly murdered during a revenge attack in an interfamily feud.
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