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17:50
17:50

Water Supply to Gulu Market Restored Gulu City Council 1 1

Stephen Gang, NWSC Gulu City Branch Manager said that they restored water supply following a meeting with Pece-Laroo Division council authorities.
17:47
17:47

Gulu Main Market in Total Darkness as UMEME Disconnects Power Supply 4 1

Geoffrey Otim, the Gulu City Bardege-Layibi Division Mayor told URN on Wednesday that they negotiated with the power distributor to give them some time to clear the outstanding bills but their request fell on deaf ears.
14:05
14:05

260 Traders Kicked Out of Gulu Main Market Gulu City Council 1 1

Florence Lallam, the Woman Councilor representing Pece –Laroo North Division in Gulu City who led the team for the exercise told URN in an interview that the traders who were deregistered from their shops were not present at the time of the verification exercise and that the vendors who were renting from them were the ones registered as the new shop owners.
10:40
10:40

Reallocation of Lockups Starts in Gulu Main Market taxes 2 1

The exercise which kicked off on Thursday is expected to end at the end of the month.
11:23
11:23

Gulu City Traders Ignorant About Digital Revenue Collection System Gulu Main Market 2 1

Alex Otema, the Chairman of Keyo Road Business Community told URN in an interview that they were told about the digital revenue collection system last year during registration for local service tax. He says that no one has sensitized them ever since then on how the system works, something leading to tax evasion.
16:48
16:48

Gulu Councilors, Technocrats Banned from Selling at Gulu Main Market 2 1

Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi says the public officials of Gulu City are not supposed to be vendors at Gulu Main Market that they would be supervising because it would be tantamount to conflict of interest when handling issues related to the market.
13:28
13:28

Business Resumes at Gulu Main Market 1 4

The market was on Monday and Tuesday placed under key and lock after Gulu City Council authorities announced the increase in rental fees for stalls and lock-up shops.
18:44
18:44

Fear of Confession Hindering Treatment, Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors delayed justice 3 1 Top story

Justin Komakech, a resident of Amuru District was brutally arrested in August, and later tortured by Environment Police personnel after he recorded a phone video of the officers extorting money from a charcoal dealer in a truck. The officers forced Komakech to write an apology prompting the intervention of Amuru District leaders. He later reported the matter to the Police Professional Standard Unit in Gulu City, but to-date his tormentors are still at large, yet some witnesses declined to record statements.
10:06
10:06

Gulu City Seeks UGX 3BN to Equip Cold Room at Main Market Gulu City Council 1 1

Catherine Lanyero, the Gulu City Commercial Officer says that the market’s cold room lies empty six years after commissioning the market. She says that this is frustrating the vendors whose businesses require the cold roo
16:32
16:32

Gulu City Council Signs Deal with GIZ for Landfill Construction Gulu Main Market 1 2

Robert Towler, the team leader of German Development Cooperation, says they that have developed an 18 year strategic program to improve garbage management, water and sanitation in the City.
11:05
11:05

Gulu City Market Traders Want Street Vendors Evicted Gulu Main Market 1 1

Patrick Omaya, the Market Vendors` Chairperson wants the new Gulu City Council leadership to prioritize abandoning roadside and street vending immediately when they assume offices in May this year.
10:40
10:40

Gulu City Vendors Petition President Museveni Over Persistent Power Blackouts Gulu Main Market 1 1 Top story

In their petition handed over to Bosco Odoch Olak, the National Resistance Movement Coordinator for Northern Uganda on Saturday, the vendors want the president to intervene in the matter and ensure constant power supply.
14:59
14:59

Silverfish Price Remains High in Gulu Despite Increased Supply Gulu Main Market

According to information obtained by our reporter, a sack of silverfish costs Shillings 950,000 while a basin costs Shillings 45,000 in Entebbe and Kalangala district.
14:22
14:22

Gulu Market Bans Political Campaigns Gulu Main Market 3

Megolonyo notes that hosting campaigns at the market also affects their revenue collections but also could lead to the spread of COVID-19 which will mean the market could also be closed.
13:39
13:39

Gulu Main Market Vendors Worried over Ignored COVID-19 SOPs Observation 2 2

When our reporter visited the market, there was no single temperature gun at any of the three entrances to the market, very few people were washing hands at the hand washing point and even fewer were wearing face masks inside the market.
08:13
08:13

Katumba`s Rare Show in Gulu Excites Residents Gulu Main Market 3 1 Top story

Bonny Okema, a phone technician along the main street told URN while laughing that he was shocked by the rare view of the presidential hopeful. Okema explained that he had thought that the country`s youngest presidential candidate was an artist shooting his video since he was moving with youth who visibly looked like street gangs.
16:07
16:07

Gulu Main Market Struggles to Settle UGX 22m Power Bill accumulated debt 2 1

Francis Mego-Lonyo, the Market Master says the bill accumulated during the covid-19 lockdown when part of the market was closed.
13:56
13:56

Parents Decry Social Exclusion of Albinos in Northern Uganda Gulu Main Market 1 4

Parents say that children with the condition in parts of northern Uganda are suffering from marginalization, longstanding stigma and social exclusion from within their families and communities. Based on their skin colour, they are feared, held with suspicion and believed to have supernatural powers.
08:33
08:33

Gulu Main Market Fails to Operate Day Care Centre 3 1

But many infants are still seen with their mothers in the market, while the centre with a capacity of more than 20 preschoolers is occupied by Uganda Registration Services Bureau – URSB, a semi-autonomous government agency responsible for civil registrations.
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