The entire village lacked a water source forcing residents to share dirty water sources with animals, putting their lives at risk. The residents also walked for more than 5 kilometres in search for clean and safe water sources.
Due to lack of a facility, offenders in Teso region are often detained in the adults cell. Others, considered to have committed minor offenses, are handed over to their parents after counseling by the police.
Early this year, Soroti district council approved a resolution to create three Sub Counties including Ocokican, Lale and Ochuloi curved from Asuret, Kamuda and Katine sub counties respectively. The resolution also okayed creation of about 29 new parishes and 138 villages.
The incident took place about two weeks ago when a group of court bailiffs demolished more than 15 houses from a disputed piece of land adjacent to Soroti University. The land measuring about 10 acres has been at the centre of controversy between the communities of Apuuton village and Soroti University.
About 60 households were forcefully evicted from the land measuring about 10 acres adjacent to Soroti district last Saturday. The land in question is under contention between Soroti University and residents.
A maternity ward at Awal-wal Health Centre II in Soroti district has remained closed more than a year after its construction. Located in Gweri Sub County, the facility built at the cost of 85 million Shillings in the 2015/2016 financial year has remained non-operational due to substandard construction work. Both the community and local council authority rejected its commissioning in 2016 after realising the facility was built without a placenta disposal pit, drainage lines, bathrooms, attendants kitchen and shelter.
Launched in September 2009, the Go Together, Know Together campaign was designed to empower couples to initiate and sustain communication around HIV and AIDS. The campaign works to encourage couples to seek HIV counseling and testing together, encourage HIV status disclosure among sexual partners and adoption and maintenance of positive health practices. It also links couples living with HIV to treatment, care, and support.
James Elaso, a father of four children in Tubur Sub County in Soroti district, says the early rains are a sigh of relief to residents. According to Elaso, he is considering planting an acre of beans and millet to save his family from the food crisis.
Ekemu who served as the Soroti Municipality Mp from 2006 to 2011 succumbed to cancer of the liver at his home at Seeta, Mukono, a day after he was discharged from Nsambya Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.