Correspondences seen by our reporter indicate that ICU was in touch with the leadership of Nyangatom tribe in Ethiopia to have “the Church Missionaries” from Teso join the Church in Ethiopia to transform the lives of the pastoral communities in the southern part of the country.
Olemukan died on December 17, 2022, at Mulago Cancer Institute after battling cancer of the liver for months while Bishop Okabe and his wife perished in a motor accident on Monday morning, December 19, 2022.
In Kapelebyong, 19-year-old Phoebe Arionget failed to sit for the papers after giving birth to a set of twins on Monday. In Serere, one candidate could not sit for the exams because he is in prison after allegedly killing his father. Other candidates have joined the armed forces while one has run mad.
According to the notice, the districts received less funds for payment of salaries from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in the first quarter to the tune of over 1.5 billion Shillings.
A cross-section of religious leaders drawn from Uganda and Kenya are leading the new drive which will start with an interdenominational prayer breakfast slated for August 20, 2022. This is informed by the sharp divisions that marred the succession processes of the former Emorimor, Augustine Osuban Lemukol who died in February 2022.
On Monday, Katakwi Resident District Commissioner, Rtd. Maj. Geoffrey Katamba, the LC V Chairperson, Geoffrey Omolo, and the Police visited the school on a fact-finding mission. The RDC who chaired the meeting, says that they discovered administrative weaknesses like laxity in supervision, which expose the girls in the boarding section to sexual harassment.
The most affected district is Katakwi where four local leaders have resigned. Those who have quit politics are Francis Okwameri, the Ngariam Sub County Councilor, and Emmy Ojirot, the LC 3 Chairperson of Palam.
In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
In the ICU Council 2019 election, the institution’s Electoral Commission allegedly violated the rights to vote of special interest groups like the People with Disabilities, Youth, and Women when they failed to consider them in the elections.
According to Msgr. Robert Echogu, the chairperson of the five-member harmonization committee appointed by the former Emorimor, Augustine Osuban Lemukol, they had invited selected members from the ICU Cabinet, Council and other stakeholders.
Prior to his death, the former Emorimor, Augustine Osuban Lemukol had suspended all ICU members over the alleged irregularities and inconsistencies in the November 2019 elections. The suspension of the ICU Council was recommended by the Harmonization Committee chaired by Msgr. Robert Ecogu of Soroti Catholic Diocese.
The council comprising of local leaders from Teso, Bukedi, and Kenya among others converged for a meeting on Friday in Serere to pay tribute to the fallen Iteso cultural leader, Augustine Osuban Lemukol Emorimor.
Ojaamong, who led a delegation of more than 200 Iteso from Kenya said that Emorimor helped the Iteso in Kenya to acquire a home from the Bomas of Kenya, the largest auditorium in Africa found in Langata, Nairobi. The village features replicas of traditional homesteads from 23 of Kenya's ethnic groups. It also features traditional dances performed in its large auditorium.
William Alloch Okot, the Chairperson of Iteso Cultural Union- ICU founder members, says mourning is compulsory for all the Iteso. “We want to see all Iteso who come to bury papa: be it, professors, vice-president or ministers, shed tears. Without shedding a tear, you are branded a witch”, Alloch is quoted in the media to have said.