Two of the suspects were arrested from Palabek Ogili sub-county in Lamwo district armed with two guns and grenades while 13 were apprehended in Orom sub-county Sub-county in Kitgum district armed with five guns.
John Rex Aachilla, the Kaabong Resident District Commissioner told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that peace committees have been instrumental in curbing cattle theft in Karamoja, which Acholi leaders should emulate.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says that 7,600 face masks will be distributed to schools in Sub Counties while 7,752 will be given to learners in schools within the Municipality.
Opposition aspirants in the district note that whereas their political activities have been suffocated by security in the guise of implementing the new electoral laws, their counterparts in NRM have had an easy sail under the watch of the same personnel.
Those undergoing the test include journalists, security officers, local government officials, businessmen, development partners and health officials among others in the various taskforce subcommittees.
The health workers are part of 17 people who tested positive for the contagion today in Kitgum district according to results released from the Central Public Health Laboratory [CPHL]. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech told URN in an interview on Friday that the positive cases are all contacts of a confirmed positive case from Lamwo district.
William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner says 34 primary contacts, mostly family members and friends have so far been traced and advised to self-isolate from home as the district lacks space for male suspects.
Tony Olanya Olenge, the people power movement/ NUP Regional Coordinator for Acholi told URN in an interview that they officially wrote to the district security and expected to have their office opened. However, he adds, their efforts have been frustrated.
Dr. Geoffrey Okello, the Acting Medical Superintendent Kitgum General Hospital, says many people are not following the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry in regards to fighting Covid-19.
Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya says that the health workers have resumed outreach programmes on immunization, attending to HIV patients and monitoring Village Health team [VHT] activities.
It’s reported that a police officer who was guarding the facility fired multiple shots in the air in an attempt to scare off a motorist after an altercation for allegedly riding past 6 pm. The sound of gunshots evoked fear and panic among the suspects at the centre, forcing them to flee for dear lives.
William Komakech, Kitgum Resident District Commissioner revealed during a weekly covid-19 taskforce meeting on Friday that the south Sudanese was intercepted by locals while crossing a porous border point into the district.
William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner also the district covid-19 task-force chairperson says 21 sample collection kits that were delivered from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital over the weekend are now finished.
The district had by last week run out of the collection kits but got emergency supplies from Gulu to extract swab samples from high risks contacts of the male positive patient.
The locals along with their village chairperson abandoned their homes on Sunday following the disappearance of a man from pajong clan who is suspected to have been killed over a land dispute on Saturday night.
The soldiers were arrested on Saturday night in Pandwong Division where they had reportedly mounted a separate roadblock to extort money from unsuspecting road users during curfew time. The Police, however, declined to divulge details of their particulars for fear of jeopardising investigations.
James Oryema Ludega, a Technical drawing teacher at Kitgum High School, says unlike hand held taps used in public places, which have high chances of spreading infection, the foot paddle presents a suitable alternative.