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10:28
10:28

Karamoja Leaders Demand Desilting of Dams 1 3

The multi-billion water projects such as Kobebe in Moroto, Arechek in Napak, Longoromit in Kaabong, Kaomeri in Abim, and Kailong in Kotido which were constructed between 2009 and 2011 are now silted due to the poor management by the pastoral communities.
15:04
15:04

Flash Floods Sweep Villages in Nabilatuk call for help 3 1 Top story

Zacharia Onyang, the LC1 chairperson of Lokom village in Nabilatuk Sub County said that the flash floods have swept the villages of Napayan, Nawonyonoit, and Lokaala primary school.
08:29
08:29

Farmers in Karamoja Decry Lack of Seeds 4 2

Jonathan Moru, a farmer from Nadunget sub-county in Moroto district, laments that despite having over four acres of land prepared for planting, he is unable to proceed without seeds.
09:30
09:30

Farmers in Karamoja Get Walking Tractors 3 3

Dr Paul Okullo, the Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research Institute Director said that the idea of walking tractors was conceived after realizing that most farmers had less than five acres of land which is not cost-effective for big tractors.
13:12
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Appointment of Karamoja Ministers Sparks Mixed Reactions 5 1 Top story

Rt Rev Joseph Abura, the Bishop of Karamoja diocese, emphasized the importance of the new minister's plans for transforming the region and urged him to work towards regaining the trust of the Karamojong people.
13:18
13:18

Karamoja Gets UGX 19 Billion For Poverty Eradication, Peacebuilding Initiatives Rupa Sub county 6 2

The project will focus on fostering peaceful co-existence among cross-border communities and increasing incomes for vulnerable households through environmentally friendly livelihood options. Among the key interventions of the project include the provision of water resources as an enabling dimension of peace and security, enhancing the functional capacity of peace committees, conducting community outreach on key developmental topics, facilitating cross-border cooperation, offering psycho-social support, implementing cash-for-work initiatives, delivering training in digital literacy and entrepreneurship, supporting small start-ups, providing vocational training for youth, refurbishing local economic centers, and integrating conflict-sensitive livelihood interventions into local government plans among others.
09:28
09:28

Lack of Resources Hinders Efforts to Implement Forceful Education in Karamoja leaders concerned 4 1

Last year, legislators from the region, under the Karamoja Parliamentary Group, presented a proposal for a free compulsory boarding education policy for all learners. The aim was to enroll Karamojong children into boarding schools for 15 years, aiming to break the cycle of warriorhood.
10:00
10:00

Reformed Karamojong Warriors Finally Receive Iron Sheets 5 1

Samuel Kalisa Bigirwa, the Chief Administrative Officer confirmed a receipt of 10686 iron sheets in the first phase to benefit 411 households. The iron sheets distribution exercise started on Thursday and it will run up to Sunday from the respective parishes. The Office of the Prime Minister launched the distribution of iron sheets on Thursday in Abim district and the exercise is expected to continue to other districts respectively. At least 28 members are targeted to benefit from the iron sheets in the first phase in the Abim town council.
10:53
10:53

Karamoja Leaders Want Resources Channeled Through Districts 4 1

The move is aimed at ensuring full utilization of resources if development is to be realized in the sub region.
12:05
12:05

Reformed Warriors Frustrated by Delayed Distribution of Iron Sheets 5 1

In November 2023, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja flagged off the first consignment of iron sheets for distribution in the Karamoja sub-region. In the first phase of the exercise, 97,552 iron sheets will be distributed to 3,752 beneficiaries across all the nine districts of Karamoja.
11:02
11:02

Warrior-to-Warrior Engagement Gives Hope for Peace in Karamoja reformed warriors 1 6 Top story

Charles Logit from Nabilatuk district surrendered his weapon last Saturday following engagements with reformed warrior security units. Loneliness in the bush, coupled with the demise and surrender of his comrades, led Logit to seek a way to surrender his gun, reassured by the safe return of his colleagues.
07:16
07:16

Ireland Approves €100 million for Education in Karamoja Irish Embassy 3 1

The team visited the community at Kanakomol village in Nadunget Sub-County before proceeding to inspect projects at Kasimeri Primary School and St. Daniel Comboni Technical Institute. Kasimeri Primary School is one of the 283 schools currently benefiting from Ireland's support, facilitated through UNICEF, to enhance access to quality education.
09:18
09:18

Karamoja Gets Its First Cultural Leader Elders council 4 1

The Karamoja Cultural Leader, to be known as Papaa Angasuban was chosen by representatives of the Elders Council, drawn from districts across the region. Each District sent two representatives to the meeting in which 81-year-old Peter Adei from Abim district was named the Interim cultural leader.
08:51
08:51

Moroto Leaders Want Peace Dialogue with Turkana Entebbe State House 5 2

The aim is to find solutions to save the Turkana cows that are suffering from starvation. These leaders highlight the shared pastoral nature of their communities and stress the importance of preventing the Turkana cows from dying of hunger. They argue that this action is not only humane but also critical for maintaining peace and preventing potential conflicts in Karamoja.
17:21
17:21

Moroto Residents Abandon Homes over Hunger Moroto district 4 2

A significant number of people from villages like Naput in Rupa Sub-County, Kidepo, and Atedeoi in Lotisan Sub-County are migrating to urban areas and mining sites to work as casual laborers to make a living.
10:04
10:04

South Karamoja Leaders Want Peace Talks with Pokot peace dialogues 4 1

John Nangiro, the LC5 chairperson of Nakapiripirit district, emphasized the need for urgent peace dialogues with the aggrieved pastoralists before they migrate back to prevent possible revenge attacks.
12:07
12:07

Karamoja Youth Ask for More Skilling Programs self employment 3 2

Anthony Sagal, a youth from Moroto district, emphasizes the importance of opening additional skilling centers to help them develop their skills and talents. He suggests that not all youth benefit from formal education, and there are those who have completed primary education but are in need of vocational training.
12:31
12:31

Karamoja Elders Takes a Decision to Reject Cattle Raids 3 4

During the Karamoja Cultural Week event, elders from all nine districts across the region came together and agreed to abandon cattle rustling and advocate for better livelihood alternatives.
11:43
11:43

Karamoja Leaders Demand Action to End Malnutrition 6 1

In the recent report released by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification-IPC, more than 86,000 children aged 6 to 59 months and 10,000 pregnant or lactating women are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition across all the nine districts of Karamoja between February 2023 and January 2024. Now the officials are saying that ending malnutrition is possible but it requires a concerted effort by all the stakeholders from both government and development partners to advocate for increased resources.
12:18
12:18

Kraal Based Education Draws Mixed Reactions from Karamoja Leaders karamoja insecurity 3 1 Top story

The schools have been created in each kraal across Kotido district and it has attracted hundreds of learners, especially the herders who study in the morning hours and they spend the remaining time to rear their cattle. Paul Lomanio, the former LC5 Kotido who is the programs overseer said that they have established twelve schools in every kraal with the total enrolment of over 400 learners aged between 6 years and 17 years old.
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