Under the project, boundary trees locally known as Ejumula and Eligoi are being planted at the boundaries of different plots of land after the demarcation and issuance of freehold titles. The project targets 5,000 households in Teso.
Ssewakiryanga argued that Ekwee is being persecuted for his work most of which, is related to governance initiatives that promote stronger citizen-leader engagements including the Citizen Manifesto and related campaigns.
Julius Aruku, the program coordinator Public Affairs Centre suspects that Ekwees arrest could have stemmed from a report they authored following their research in the region on the presidential age limit, where majority of the respondents rejected the proposed amendment.
Traders and commercial motorcyclists, among others, deposited savings on a daily basis while awaiting the approval of their loan applications. To their dismay, the company closed its operations about a week ago and vanished with all the deposits.
Controversy over the ownership of the land stems from a donation of more than 460 acres of land to Soroti University by Teso College Aloet. But residents in the adjacent village accused the University of annexing an additional 110 acres to the chunk that was originally donated.
Parents are arguing that education will only be meaningful if learners competence is assessed before they are promoted to another class. They add that otherwise, UPE is building a weak foundation for learners under UPE schools.
The establishment of Soroti University was approved by the Parliament and gazetted on July 16 2015. The University is supposed to train human resource in Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Engineering and Science Teacher Education. It was supposed to have its pioneer class in August 2016.
Under their campaign of Free my constitution, save my land campaign, the youths want government to withdraw from parliament the proposed amendment. The youths want article 26 of the 1995 Constitution not to be amended and should be left it in its status which allows for negotiation between government and the land owner before acquisition.
Police in Soroti district have arrested a woman for allegedly strangling her baby to death at birth. Twenty-year-old Evaline Amita reportedly killed the baby soon after giving birth and buried it in a shallow grave behind her house.
The facility now uses a local charcoal stove to boil surgical implements after failing to fuel a standby generator installed five years ago. Medical personnel at the facility say that they resorted to the charcoal stove as a fall back as they improvise to follow appropriate processes for cleaning and sterilization of re-usable items.
Based on the demand, Bululu and Otuboi sub counties received 200 bags each, Apapai received 123 bags, Aperikira got 166 bags and town council got 44 bags. They were procured under Operation Wealth Creation- OWC.