On Thursday, Members of Parliament who were traveling to visit the displaced residents led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Ochan and Opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda were stopped by armed police officers.
The youths argue that the project is shrouded in corruption, shoddy works, mismanagement and sectarianism. They are also challenging the criteria used to choose Inspire Africa as the implementing Franchise without the input of youth leaders in the region.
The groups composed of the young and elderly then marched to Kaunda grounds with melodies of various cultural instruments in the air. They happily danced to the rhythms and sounds of small and big drums to rejuvenate the lost pride of the Acholi people.
Construction stalled shortly after the land was acquired after member organizations disagreed on its bill of quantity in 2016. He says the disagreement took a heavy toll on the Forum splintering its membership from 175 to just 79.
Frank Mugabi, the Communications Officer Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, says the funding difficulties have forced the Ministry to ration funds among few women groups well below their intended annual target.
The 244 displaced persons arrived at the offices of High Commissioner for Human Rights UNHCR in Gulu Town on Wednesday, reportedly fleeing human rights violations, torture and destruction of livelihoods perpetrated by the Uganda peoples Defense forces - UPDF in the disputed area between Amuru and Adjumani district.
The absence of the secure boxes prompted polling officials to carry voters rolls in Khaki envelops to and from the polling stations. In Gulu municipality, some polling officials were seen improvising envelops for collecting back the voter slips bearing the seal of Electoral Commission that had issued to the voters.
Supporters of Independent candidate Michael Latigo, who emerged second with 143 votes, rejected the results saying it had been rigged in favour of Acellam. This prompted Police commanded by Cadet ASP Sunday Nicholas, the officer in charge of Layibi Police Post, to whisk the polling officials away onto a waiting police pick up registration number UP 4626 carrying heavily armed personnel in military and police uniforms.
The 22 short roads totalling a stretch of 6.6 kilometres have reduced motorways compared to pedestrian tracks planned on their shoulders. They are being built in the heart of Gulu Town under a 66-billion Shillings grant extended by Japanese International Development Assistance JICA.
Bishop Onono Onweng adds that initially, the body was taken to Madi Opei where a military detach existed. It was then returned to Mucwini, about 23 Kilometers north of Kitgum Town and abandoned by soldiers inside St. Paul Chapel, after they failed to break past hard layers of underground laterite rocks twice as they dug his grave.
The Most Rev Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of the province of Church of Uganda is leading the mass attended by hundreds of Christians from various Dioceses in Uganda and neighbouring countries. In attendance are 13 Bishops and two retired bishops from Northern Uganda.
Gen. Saleh says the national programme continues to run in the same mode that has caused 25 operational failures identified by the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS secretariat as major obstacles threatening the success of the program.