Charles Alex Bogere, the Ferry Master at Masindi Port says one of the engines became fault while in motion crossing the river with passengers promoting them to immediately suspending operation.
Whereas a team of UNRA engineers are already working on the faulty engine, Bogere told URN they are not yet aware about when the ferry may resume operation.
Bosco Ejap, the Kidilani parish LC II chairperson, says they attempted to save the deceased from the wrath of the suspects in vain since they attacked him in a group. Ejap says they have teamed with police to hunt for the remaining suspect.
Police is yet to conduct postmortem on the deceased body to ascertain what could have caused his death.
According to the residents, each of them was entitled to Shillings 10,000 per every 200 meters of the roads maintained. The residents have since petitioned Apac Anti-Corruption Coalition-TAAC, a local NGO operating in Apac district to help investigate and establish why they haven’t been paid.
Nelson Okello, the district Engineer says the group must be verified before they can be paid.
Tyen Olum was listed alongside Barlonyo Memorial Site, where more 300 innocent people were reportedly killed by LRA, Kangai village-the place where colonialists captured Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro and Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda, and Goot Ojwang in Otuke district- where first group of Lango from Ethiopia first settled, as potential tourism destinations earmarked for development.
In Apac, three members are accused of allegedly misappropriating over eight million shillings that was meant to finance their association’s projects.
They are Francis Acabai, the chairperson of Ibuje Ginnery Youth Association, Gloria Akullo, the secretary, Joan Tino, the treasurer among others.
Mark Ssali, the UNRA Communications Officer, says the ferry that connect Kiryandongo and Apac districts through Masindi port and Kungu route across River Nile has been suspended for a month. He says it will resume operations on August 12th, 2019.
The trouble for the teachers stemmed from their late reporting when the first term had just opened. It is reported that most of the teachers reported either days or a week after the re-opening of 2019 term one.
Billy Okunyu, the Apac District Education Officer said the head teachers failed to meet the required performance targets in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations.According to Okunuyu, some of these head teachers have been performing so poorly in the administration and failing to managed funds meant to finance UPE activities among others.
The Legislators under their Umbrella group of Lango Parliamentary Group two weeks ago petitioned Parliament seeking to halt the eviction of local people who have for years been occupying part of Maruzi ranch land.
Robert Olinga Otolo, the Akokoro sub county LC III chairperson, blames residents for ignoring several warnings to vacate the disputed land. He says at least 400 people have been evicted amidst protests.
The operation has brought down acres of eucalyptus trees, rice gardens, banana plantations and sugarcanes planted in Okole swamp in Railways Division and Ayap swamp, Odokomit trading center along Kampala road. Some of the notable encroachers at Okole swamp include Arak Farm and a one Fred Okello.
Gertrude Temayiya, the Apac District Police Commander, says they have handed over the deceaseds body to Apac hospital for postmortem, adding that they are also planning to conduct psychiatric tests on the suspect to ascertain her mental status.
Two weeks ago, four residents of Ibuje and Akokoro Sub Counties, were rushed to Apac hospital after they developed signs and symptoms of measles. Their blood samples were subsequently taken to UVRI for testing.
This came after five members of the district council boycotted the election of the interim district which was scheduled to take place on Friday. Only six out of 11 councillors turned up forcing the District Returning Officer Jimmy Musimbi to suspend the election over lack of quorum.