Mbaagwa was arrested by the State House Anti- Corruption Unit from his office this morning after he allegedly failed to turn up for questioning last month. Napak District Police Commander Michael Ongica told URN that the CAO had been summoned in connection to allegations of corruption, diversion of government funds and embezzlement involving nine other officials from Alebtong District.
Statistics from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Water and Environment indicate that Karamoja is still lagging at 7.6% Hand Washing practices against the National Average of 36%. The region is also struggling with low pit latrine coverage standing at 21% against 76% national average.
Isaac Lomuria Aletia, the Iriiri village LC I Chairperson, says waragi intake is very rampant but his effort to curb the consumption has been frustrated by police in the area. He claims that the police officers are always in touch with waragi dealers and inform them of their operations. Iriiri has a police check point that controls entry and exit to Karamoja.
Passengers got concerned after seeing the children traveling a long distance without a guardian on the bus. Some of the children started crying of hunger as they saw other passengers eating while others lied on the bus corridor helplessly, all the way to Kampala.
The accusations follow a long standoff by the district leadership of Napak and Katakwi over administrative boundary. In February, the Local Government Minister, Tom Butime opened the boundary for the two districts but no common ground has been reached by the two districts.
Thirteen children aged between 5 to 15 years had been intercepted from Arapai Market in Soroti aboard a taxi registration number UBB 455D. Later, three parents were arrested by police and charged with aggravated human trafficking.
The farmers who are getting seeds from Operation Wealth Creation, OWC, NUSAF 3 and partners are worried that their seeds might not get ample rains since they don’t have any means of opening land apart from using hand hoes.
Tony Odonga, the Katakwi District Police Commander, says the deployment is normal and part of their security operations to avert any eventualities. He notes that deployment will continue until the tension at the border comes down.
Lomonyang, who has been the vice president ULGA for Karamoja region polled 140 votes against his only challenger, Joseph Luzige, who got 123 votes. He was declared amid protests from delegates, some of whom stormed out of the meeting before voting.
The Anti-Stock Theft Unit ASTU Commanding officer for Teso and Karamoja, Baker Mwanga told URN in a phone interview that the decision was taken following complaints from the Karamoja community of bias by the ASTU personnel towards the Iteso in Katakwi.
The houses were constructed in 2011 as a project under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund NUSAF administered by the Office of the Prime Minister. But they soon turned into a white elephant when they developed gaping holes and cracks that forced the occupants out, sooner than expected.
The tension started when police from Katakwi arrested six residents from Napak and detained them on charges of malicious damage to property, assault and theft offenses which were committed as far back as 2017, according to Katakwi District Police Commander Tonny Ondoga.
Latest statistics from the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter, indicate that the number of street children has increased in the country by 70 percent, from 4000 in 1993 to more than 10,000 in 2018.
Although the Napak Resident District Commissioner, Nahaman Ojwe and some parents observed that the recommendations were harsh especially to the candidates, the school management said the period given was adequate for the school to reorganize.