Julius Muhoozi, the officer in charge of traffic at Maracha Central police station explains that preliminary findings attribute the cause of the accident to recklessness on the part of the vehicle driver.
Under their organisation, Church of Uganda Heads of Education Institutions Association, the educationists propose that instead of ending the national school prayer saying, “As my heart in yours lies” the Anglican founded schools in the diocese should include “In the name of Jesus Christ” before saying Amen.
On Thursday, Arua High court granted an interim injunction restraining the council from discussing, resolving and reallocating the Military police barracks from Arua city to the district pending the disposal of the main application.
Cosmas Ayikobua, the Arua district vice chairperson notes that since the barracks was opened in 1971 by former president Iddi Amin, the community has been coexisting well with soldiers not until 2018 when the unfortunate shooting of civilians began.
According to the guidelines for the programme, each VHT member was entitled to 22,000 Shillings for each of the 24 days of the activity. However, the VHTs told Uganda Radio Network that they are yet to receive the allowances which were meant to facilitate their work.
Gasper Drani, the Arua District Malaria Focal Point person, says that at least 3,510 homes have not been sprayed due to refusal by the residents. He further notes that some educational institutions have also rejected attempts to spray their facilities.
Eng Kiggundu Badru, the chairperson board of directors of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), says that they decided to intervene after learning about the plight of women who were facing domestic violence due to the shortage of clean water.
Currently the district has safe water coverage of 51%, which is far below the national average of 65%. The most hit sub counties are Logiri and Vurra which have safe water coverage of 42% and 43% respectively.
Under the new system, the district plans to register the details of the taxpayers online and then issue them a regular Payment Advice Slip either through mobile phone or e-mail, which is in turn used to effect the payment through online banking or mobile money services.
According to the budget performance report, the Wage, pension, and gratuity categories recorded the biggest amount of unspent funds. Only Shillings 15.7billion out of the Shillings 15.7billion disbursed for wages, pension, and gratuity was spent leaving a balance of Shillings 1.6billion.
The Deputy Resident District Commissioner Arua, Ham Muzamil Ezama says the delayed operationalization of the facility is becoming a security threat. But Alfred Okuonzi, the district chairperson blamed the delayed operationalization of the facility on financial constraints to among others recruit staff to run the facility and connect the facility to a reliable water source.
According to the agreement, the Arua district local government pledged to compensate Onali Shillings 20 million for the land. However, the district only advanced him Shillings 5 million leaving a balance of Shillings 15 million.
The accident involving a Fuso-Canter registration number UBG 732L occurred on Friday evening when the truck which was transporting traders and their merchandise to the weekly Okubani Market in Madi-Okollo district overturned near Anguru Community Primary School.
Area residents have taken over large portions of the forest reserves to plant food crops while others are involved in illegal logging. Several reserves have also been turned into dumping sites, the most affected being Eruba local forest, Ezuku local forest and Kuluva local forest in Vurra sub-county.
Boniface Okuonzi, a resident of Ajia sub-county says that often, patients have been left stranded and sometimes turned away while seeking treatment at the health facilities due to the absence of the workers.
Under the project, each of the 49 primary schools and six secondary schools will receive assorted tree species seedlings worth 500 to be planted around the school.
The campaign “Greening Arua” seeks to conserve the environment and protect school buildings from strong winds.