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.
A clash between two youth groups in Maracha district has left one person dead. Robert Enzama Bukua, 38, a resident of Rikabu village, Kijomoro Sub-County in Maracha district was reportedly beaten to death by a gang of youths at Abakua trading centre after a fight broke out in a Video hall on Wednesday night.