Samuel Akera, the LCIII Chairperson said the pastoralists are wandering with an estimated 10,000 animals in the four parishes of Pachilo, Pupwonya, Parwaca and Okidi causing devastation to crops like cassava, rice, groundnuts and maize among others.
Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West Ward, Elegu Town Council in Amuru District around 6:48 am on Tuesday. His compatriot Osuman Ibrahim reported the death to the police.
The government has so far injected 101 billion shillings and owns 40 per cent of the shares in Horyal Investment Company Holdings Limited, the entity behind the Sugar factory, while the other shareholders; businesswoman Amina Hirse Moghe and his son Mohamoud Abdi Mohammed own 60 per cent of the shares.
Amuru District Police Commander, Jonathan Apuwae condemned the act saying the perpetrators who are closely related to the politicians use barricades like logs to stop motorists threatening the safety of road users.
The community health workers will be mainly involved in monitoring and communicating updates about the infections and conditions of patients, educate the people about COVID-19 and its symptoms, and advise the families when to seek medical attention.
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.
They allegedly waylaid Geoffrey Osborn Oceng at 10 pm on Sunday from Okwera –weki Trading Centre in Amuru Sub –County while he was enforcing the presidential guidelines to curb the spread of COVID -19. They reportedly smashed the windscreen of Oceng’s vehicle with stones and fled.
It is a common practice along highways and streets in major trading centres and towns of Northern Uganda for people to sell diesel and petrol in plastic containers to motorists in total violation of safety precautions.
Charles Eyoung, the Psychiatric Medical Officer at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital revealed that the treatment of a single patient cost more than a million Shillings, which the government isn’t providing. Naltrexone, one of the most expensive drugs used for the treatment of mental health patients tentatively costs the government Shillings 650,000.
Sheik Khelil says that their institutional land was abandoned by the Muslims when Amin's government was toppled, and many of them went into exile for fear of political persecution by the UPC government led by Apollo Milton Obote.
The accident occurred around Bibiya Trading Centre, along the Uganda-Nimule road about 11-kilometres from Elegu. The speeding bus that was being driven by one Douglas Ssentongo rammed into the Tipper lorry bearing a faded South Sudan number plate SSD-9S that was parked by the road.
Pabbo Town Council approved plans to construct the road in the area in 2011. The authorities say anyone who bought land in the area without the involvement and approval of the authorities after the plan was approved risks not being compensated.
Allan Ssempebwa, the UNRA Media Relations Manager, says that the exponential increase of heavy traffic transporting cargo to South Sudan has strained some sections of the road than earlier on anticipated.
In March, the district health department was the first to receive 3,000 dozes of the AstraZenica vaccine from the Ministry of Health targeting 486 registered health workers but only 10 of them have been vaccinated since then.
Justus Tugume, who operates cross border business through Elegu lauded the government for extending water for the people at the cross border town because, for years, residents have been struggling to access clean water for domestic use.
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.
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.