When Lira municipality was elevated to city status in 2020, it became autonomous and was no longer under the Lira district. This also meant that the leadership of Lira had to shift the district headquarters to another place outside the city.
Acholi province netted five goals against 3 managed by Bukedi in the penalty shootout. Tito Okello, Alfred Onek, Richardson Asaba, Moses Okot and Oola scored for the home side while Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and David “Colgate” Owori netted for Bukedi province.
Odongo is being accused by another person, Milton Odongo, a teacher at Omwonylee Primary School in Otuke District of using his academic papers both for Primary and Uganda Certificate of Education, O'level certificate.
A source in Police told URN on condition of anonymity that Otim was part of the FDC team that is currently in Lango sub region distributing petition forms to voters to drag President Yoweri Museveni to the International Criminal Court.
Owera is alleged to have kidnapped Okot, the child of Ronald Odongo, a local trader in Lira town and took him to a woman at Akalo trading center in Kole district before he demanded for a ransom of shillings 20 million from the parents.
In Lira town, the UPDF medical workers immunized more than 2000 children at Saint Gracious Nursery and primary, Lira Army Nursery and Primary, and Saint Stephen Nursery Schools and Erute Prisons.
Dr. Captain Ivan Ndikuno, the 5th Division Health Officer says their participation is to boost civilian medical workers so that all children below 15 years are immunized during the five-day exercise.
Asked on why they instead handed the land to State house not Uganda Investment Authority, Oremo said the project is directly being coordinated and implemented by the President’s office in conjunction with the Investment Authority.
Without divulging much, Lucy Nakyobe, the State House Controller told URN that she has already inspected the land adding that preparation for the actual work is ongoing and that the work shall start soon.
Lira district is among the 80 government institutions including Bushenyi, Gulu, Kitgum, Apac, Lira regional referral hospital, Lira municipal council, Moyo, Maracha, Yumbe, Arua and Zombo that are piloting the newly decentralized pension management policy.
James Omara Elem, the Lira District youth councillor says every presidential candidate must be given equal privileges. Omara also says that President Museveni must not be allowed to enjoy privileges like using a helicopter during campaigns.
The four administrative units were created in the last financial year and were expected to start operating at the start of the 2019/2010 financial year.
Their operations were however deferred until this new financial year of 2019/2020 but it has not started.
Daniel Moi, the spokesperson for Lango Province FUFA Drum says they require about 100 million shillings to finance the preliminary work on the pitch.
Construction of Akii- Memorial Stadium in Senior Quarters “B” village, Central Division in Lira town stalled last year after 600 million shillings sent by the government was allegedly been mismanaged.
Geoffrey Omara, the Lira District Soccer Fans Association for Lango Province says they have resolved to collect money from fans, well-wishers and local leaders to build a temporal stadium as they wait for completion of Akii-Bua Stadium.
Sister Judith Nanyonjo, the Principle Nursing Officer at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, says the failure of the unit to function poses a great danger to high risk patients like accident victims, expectant mothers and children born with birth complications.