According to Oceng, upon a search, they found 6 solar panels in the house of Onung, an LCIII councilor, 3 panels in the house of Okot, chairperson of business community and 1 panel in the house of Loum, the LCI chairperson.
The study conducted by the Sub County Health Team between 1st to 5th of October covering the whole of Lamogi Sub County found out that 80% of the households, 90% of hotels and restaurants were using contaminated water while 100% of the open wells were contaminated by fecal bacteria. The study also revealed that, the latrine coverage in the Sub County had reduced from 80% in the past five years to 62% as of latest study.
Brigadier Bonny Bamwiseki, the Gulu 4th Division Commander said there was no need for a checkpoint and security detach. He says the checkpoint was instead breeding insecurity and affecting the peaceful co-existence of the locals in the area.
According to Oloya, one of those evicted was openly, saying that they would proceed to open bank accounts for the landowners at Equity bank Gulu branch to allow Cuanza Limited, which is interested in acquiring the land to process payment.
Mauriam Abwola, the Apaa Village LC I Chairperson, says the shooting followed a scuffle between the driver only identified as Opio, UWA and UPDF soldiers who had ordered him to offload some of the charcoal from his truck registration number UAU 932G.
Christopher Anywar says they woke up to the yelling of members of the affected houses on Tuesday morning. Anywar, who is part of those opposed to the land deal, says they are now living in fear of being attacked by the unidentified people.
Okot Oruk, the Labala Parish LC II Chairperson, says following Oyet’s death, a group of youth from Pachedo clan deceased to invade members of Palwong Pa Boro clan where Abito hails from and torched 18 houses, looted 151 sacks of rice, 32 sacks of beans and millet and an unspecified number of animals.
On Sunday night the residents, consisting of children, women, male and elderly persons deserted their homes and camped at the URA offices for fear of being washed away by the fast flowing floods.
This brings the total numbers of deaths in relation to the flood to nine in just three months this year.
Kasim Kasule, the local council chairperson for Elegu told URN on Sunday evening that more than one hundred pit latrines have been razed to ground due to the flooding, he added that over ten public toilets in the area have also been filled with water.
Rose Ataro, a Primary Teachers Association member from Mutema Primary school says the water problem has persisted since 2011 including last year, when it killed one candidate who slipped and fell in Omer river while returning home from school.
Okot explained that the school has been battling with dwindling number of students due to lack of accommodation at the school since majority of the students come from the various districts of Acholi including Gulu, Omoro, Lamwo, Kitgum, Pader, Nwoya and parts of South Sudan which are far from Attiak and require them to get accommodation outside the school.
The most affected area is Atoro where more than 300 residents are forced to travel for at least 92-kilo meters to Otwee health centre III or sail across River Nile and travel at least 15km to access Wadilai health center III in Nebbi district.