An official at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN on condition of anonymity that there are often between 3 to 4 unclaimed bodies at the facility each month. Dr. David Tibwamanya, the Principal Administrator Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says that always hand such bodies to Gulu City Council after waiting for their relatives to claim them in vain.
Charles Odong, a resident of Copil village in Unyama Sub County from Gulu District went into hiding on Tuesday night after killing his father, Galdino Akena and torching his body over a domestic brawl.
Richard Okongo, a resident of Copil village told Uganda Radio Network that the suspect picked a quarrel with the deceased on Tuesday evening. He claims that later in the night, Odong locked up his father in his grass-thatched house and torched it before disappearing.
Statistics from the Gulu district Senior Probation and Welfare Officer Jessica Anena indicates that 2,877 candidates were enrolled in Primary Seven this year but only 2,665 were registered to sit for PLE.
According to Watmon, Senyojo’s colleagues immediately started for him with the help of local leaders, community and the police in vain until his body surfaced on Monday morning with bruises on the deceased’s nose.
Santo Otto Anywar, the Gulu City Welfare Officer and the Focal Point Person for Youth Livelihood Project say that of the 459 Million Shillings that was disbursed, only 143 million shillings was recovered.
A 60-year-old Margret Auma, a grandmother in the village living with 16 children says they are forced to trek more than 6 kilometers of distance to fetch water from a nearby borehole in a neighboring sub-county.
The key budgetary priorities are Education department with the indicative planning figure of 13 billion shillings, Health with 4 billion, production 4 billion water and sanitation 1.9 billion, while finance and administration are projected at Shs5 billion.
Kyagulanyi, the head of the National Unity Platform was scheduled to hold a campaign meeting at Awere Playgrounds in Layibi-Bardege division. He arrived at the campaign grounds at around 5:00 p.m, in the company of parliamentary candidates Lalam Irene and Munguriek Brian.
Some of the pit latrines are filled with water while some had their roofs blown off by heavy rains. The lack of toilets has forced many residents to ease themselves in polythene bags and buckets and dispose of the waste in drainage channels and on the streets.
The drive which was flagged off on Saturday targets the districts of Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo and Amuru. Each district will receive 250 kilograms of beans and 500 kilograms of maize flour for distribution to 50 most vulnerable persons identified during the first phase of food distribution. Priority will be given to child-headed families, People Living with HIV and AIDS, vulnerable elderly and Persons With Disabilities.
Court Bailiffs from JED Courts Bailiffs and Auctioneers Associates reportedly went to Ogura village early in September to auction 30 acres of land to recover 11.1 Million Shillings following a ruling of the court of appeal.