According to Okao, two of the 217 victims in the district died after being returned to their parents when the center collapsed a year ago. He asks Ministry of Health to consider reopening the Centre to support the rehabilitation, care and treatment of such children.
Nicolas Amone, a father of 14 children in Pungole Parish, says the project has encroached on his 250 hectors of land which includes two hectors of pine trees. Amone claims that he has been blocked from using the land without compensation.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary findings show that Akello sneaked out of her house following the altercation with her husband and her body was found hanging on a tree branch with the sheet of her baby tied around her neck.
Statistics from the Aswa River Region Police headquarters in Gulu indicate the most common causes of the deaths have been murder from land wrangles; suicide, hit and run accidents, mob justice, drowning, lightning and domestic brawls.
According to the circular dated March 31, the Water Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi advised all Chief Administrative Officers, to let all planned activities within the water department and focus on ensuring that the population in their respective areas access clean water.
Jimmy Ouna, the NFA Northern Regional Manager says the move is aimed at restoring bamboo plants that were depleted from the forest reserve over the years due to encroachment and high demands.
Ouna says NFA plans to restore bamboo on 100 hectares’ piece of land at the forest reserve to increase the forest cover.
Over 85 residents from eight villages in Angagura Subcounty accuse the power distribution company of delaying to compensate them for properties damaged while erecting electricity transmission poles on their land.