Hassan Lila, a businessman and proprietors of a restaurant in Nabilatuk, says they transport meat from either Namalu or Moroto town. He notes it costs him Shillings 15,000 to transport meat from the two places every two days in order to manage the high demand for meat in his restaurant.
The project is expected to boost access to clean water and offer operation and maintenance services in selected health facilities in the region. Louis Mugisha, an official from the MWE, says the water supply systems in the region are low.
According to Dr. Robert Kiyindi, the NAADS supervisor for Teso and Karamoja sub regions, the officers had asked for five nights allowances to enable them travel for the selections of the heifers in Mbarara yet the secretariat had budgeted for one night.
Moses Agum, the Amudat Deputy Chief Administrative Officer says they are compiling a list of the affected. He notes that no deaths have been recorded despite the fact that a number of houses fell during the heavy rains.
Government has distributed long-lasting insecticide mosquito nets to Karamoja sub region twice since 2014 but malaria remains one of the leading killers. Malaria accounts for 13 deaths 42 everyday among children below five years of age. Also, 8.9 of women die due to malaria related illnesses according to Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2016.
Boniface Angura, a student of Nadunget Seed Secondary School in Moroto and Caroline Napeyok, a senior three student at Panyangara secondary school in Kotido say teachers without accommodation at school fail to concentrate. Citing their respective schools that are located far away from town, the students observed that the affected teachers usually reach school late or even absentee themselves.
Dinah Adupa Lorika, the former Moroto Municipal Education Officer, says Karamoja Women still have a long way to achieve emancipation. Adupa observes that many women in Karamoja are are not allowed to speak and make decisions.
Michael Ongwara, the Moroto District Police Commander, says the suspects were found in possession of Uganda Shillings 26, 840, 000 and Kenya Shillings 331, 000 Kenya shillings in counterfeit currencies.
A number of residents argue that they do not understand why Members of Parliament were facilitated to reach consult their constituents yet most of them have remained ignorant of issues surrounding the proposed amendments.
Cattle raids have intensified in the districts of Kotido and Kaabong leading to loss of of lives and hundreds of animals. On Sunday alone, suspected armed Turkana Warriors from neighbouring Kenya reportedly raided 376 heads of cattle from a grazing area in Panyangara Sub County in Kotido district. A week before, another 103 cattle were driven away from Nakapelimoru Sub County. This makes the the number of raids in Kotido district now to five since October this year.
Hundreds of potential recruits lined up at the several recruitment centres in the wee hours with the hope of joining the armed forces. However, many of these had their hopes dashed when they were turned away for lack of National Identity cards, one of the requirements for those seeking to join the army.