The decision puts an end to a protracted struggle that started in 2006 with the approval of Maracha-Terego as one district. The two counties disagreed on the location of the district headquarters a result of which they were split. Maracha was granted a district status and Terego reverted to Arua.
Comfort Opini, a resident of Mvara in Arua Municipality, says he was rejected on the ground that he was overqualified. According to Opini, he thought presenting his advanced level certificate would make him stand a better chance to join the force.
Paul Edobo, the district NUSAF Desk Officer, says finally all is in place to roll-out the programme. He says the NUSAF third phase should have started in August this year but didnt take off because of difficulties in accessing the funds.
Veterinary data indicates that black quarter infections mainly occur during the hot and humid weather conditions or after a sudden cold period mainly in cattle between the ages of six months and two years.
According to Ondoma, some of the destroyed banana plants were nearing harvest. He says the destruction has hit a lot since the bananas are his source of livelihood. Ondoma earns Shillings 450,000 each month from his two acre banana plantation.
Raymond Balikuddembe, the chairperson of PWD\'s in Arua told Uganda Radio Network that they sub counties only receive 2million Shillings each financial year under the district budget to fund activities by persons with disabilities. This is part of a 61million Shillings budget allocation sent by the central government to the district to cater for PWD\'s under special grants.
The newly launched cattle restocking program gives Village chairpersons, executives and parish chiefs the mandate to identify vulnerable people to benefit from it. At least six needy families are selected in each parish.
Police in Arua are holding a local council chairman for his alleged participation in the killing of a National Forest Authority [NFA] worker last month. John Lematia was shot dead at Ajia forest reserve in Vurra Sub-county on May 21