Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC 5 Chairperson disclosed that while undertaking their routine supervisory work in Elegu, they landed on posters and flyers of the organization advertising their activities at the border.
The criminals six of whom have already been arrested have been waylaying and raping women. They also have robbed trailers en-route to South Sudan, burnt huts of residents and killed one person in January.
A senior police officer who preferred anonymity explained that 28 of the 34 personnel deployed for the operation have deserted the mission. They cited lack of protective gears like gumboots; rain courts and tents.
According to Amuriat, for past 10 days of the campaign trail, his entourage has suffered and severally gotten stuck in the mud due to the appalling state of roads in the countryside due to poor maintenance by the ruling National Resistance Movement government compounded by heavy rains.
Tensions ensured after Amuriat’s entourage led by Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC 5 Chairperson stormed the Town Council to address enthusiastic supporters but police swung into action and blocked them.
This follows a protracted outcry by residents from the six villages of Lakang, Bana, Lujoro, Omee, Lwak Obito and Pailyech in Amuru Sub County, of continued disturbances by livestock herded by the pastoralists in the area.
David Otto, a resident of Lorikor East Ward explains that several water wells excavated around the Town Council to provide clean water for domestic use have all visibly been contaminated which has affected water supply.
Hundreds of posters were placed on wall fences, electricity poles and any visible area across the city prior to the start of Parliamentary nominations on Thursday. But they were all removed or replaced under the cover of darkness.
Reverend Nixon Acaba, the Parish Priest of St John Church of Uganda in Pabbo Town Council, Amuru district says most Christians in his congregation have since failed to procure and use facemasks, or even sanitize.
Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema says that the tanker registration number KBV 279 F/ ZE 3687 Mercedes Benz Actross was carrying flammable liquid from Kenya through Uganda to South Sudan.
Investigations conducted by the Deputy Inspector General of Government, George Bamugemereire in 2019 unearthed irregularities. The report also faulted some Ministry of land officials for attempting to compensate ghost landowners with the aim of causing government a financial loss.
According to Onen, they only have UGX 800,000 in their account to re-roof and renovate the two latrines and the teacher`s house which was housing two classroom teachers, yet they need at least 5 million for the work.
Last week, Olanya was pictured at the main entrance of State House in Entebbe Municipality trying to seek an audience with President Yoweri Museveni over unfulfilled pledges for members of FRONASA. He later told journalists that he, on behalf of Acholi people, was following up on the 900 million Shillings’ pledge made by the President to FRONASA Cooperative Union.