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11:41
11:41

Illegal Charcoal Dealers Disguising as Pastoralists 2 1

In Paibona Sub County in Gulu district, Richard Watmon the LC3 Chairperson told URN that more than 100 herdsmen who are non-natives of the area have pitched camp in Ayweri, Akoo, Tugu Lwala purportedly to graze cattle.
11:38
11:38

Charcoal Dealers Clear Shea Nut Trees in Acholi Attiak Sub County 1 2

In Okidi North and East Villages in Attiak Sub County in Amuru district, more than 100 acres of Shea nut trees have been cut down by the charcoal dealers.
09:08
09:08

Pictorial: Police, NFA Raid on Illegal Charcoal Dealers, Loggers Camp in Amuru Attiak Sub County 20 Top story

The team impounded over seven hundred bags of charcoal from the site and confiscated a number of rudimentary tools used by the dealers to cut and burn trees for charcoal burning and timber.
09:03
09:03

Tears As Police, NFA Raids Illegal Charcoal Camp in Amuru 5 3 Top story

Xavier Sekanabo from the Environmental Police Protection Unit who led the operation said that they have no mercy for the charcoal dealers because they are depleting the environment and indiscriminately destroying the endangered tree species including Afzelia Africana, shea and mahogany among others. She told URN that she has been in the business for only three months following a connection with a friend and has never cut trees or burnt charcoal but been buying in small scale.
11:16
11:16

61 Arrested in Crackdown on Illegal Charcoal Dealers, Loggers 3 2 Top story

Xavier Sekanabo told URN that the dealers who are from as far as Central, Western and Eastern Uganda didn’t any documents authorisation to trade or transport forest species. He disclosed that the suspects are detained in Gulu and Amuru Central Police Stations
09:08
09:08

Six Ugandans Arrested for Illegal Logging in South Sudan Released 1

The six are Richard Otto, Gaetano John Bosco Ouma, Michael Onono, Richard Ocaya, Geoffrey Onen and Geoffrey Kilama, all residents of Okidi North Village in Attiak Sub County Amuru district.
07:47
07:47

Elegu Residents to Get UGX 6 Billion Piped Water System 3

The project seeks to boost water supply in the two town councils that often struggle to access clean water.
13:08
13:08

Amuru Fines Illegal Charcoal Dealers UGX 29m in Ongoing Crackdown Amuru district 1 2

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman says they revamped the operation on the illegal charcoal business after the perpetrators infiltrated Wii-Ceri Forest Reserve and other areas in Amuru like Lakang, Pogo, Apaa and Okidi.
13:38
13:38

Weather Uncertainties Worry Farmers in Acholi Ahead of Planting Season Makerere University 13 1

Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year. But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
16:27
16:27

Motorists Demand for Guard Rails at Apaa Bridge 1 1

The Apaa Bridge connects major roads that link Pabbo Sub-County to River Nile landing site; Puno-Dyang, Acholiber, Amuru Town Council, Layima, Pailyec in Amuru and neighboring Opuwa and Itirikwa Sub-Counties in Adjumani.
11:22
11:22

Amuru Opts for Irrigation Schemes to Mitigate Flooding at Elegu Town Elegu Township 1 Top story

Lakony also disclosed that the district has signed an MOU with Attiak Sugar to facilitate the construction of another water dam in Pachilo to act as a collection point for Attiak Sugarcane plantation.
10:41
10:41

UGX 1.8Bn Project for Mitigating Elegu Floods Stalls after MOU Signing Amuru district 1 2

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman told URN in an interview that upon signing the MOU with the Ministry of Trade, a team of Engineers was dispatched to Elegu to carry out a feasibility study to pave way for the constructions but to date, nothing has been done.
12:56
12:56

Amuru District Starts Rehabiliting Community Access Roads 1

Over 200 km of roads were left in sorry states following the heavy torrential rain that was received last year.
11:47
11:47

Water Scarcity Hits 6,000 People in Amuru District Elegu Town Council 3 1

Grace Achan, the area water committee of Amuru Trading Center says that over 800 households in the area now depending on a single borehole.
10:06
10:06

Most Water Drunk in Lamogi Restaurants Contains Human Waste - Amuru RDC AMREF Health Africa 2 1

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.
08:01
08:01

3 Year –Old Boy Dies in Elegu Floods Elegu Town Council 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says following the flooding Gimono went to check on his son and found the entire house submerged by water.
13:48
13:48

Elegu Flood: Over 1,000 Residents Sleep in URA Warehouse Elegu Town Council 1

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.
11:03
11:03

Rising Water Levels Block Candidates From Re-Opened Schools in Amuru. Heavy rains 1

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.
15:27
15:27

NFA Impounds 450 Bags of Charcoal in Amuru 1 1

The bags were impounded from Ober Parish in Amuru Sub County along the Apaa-Pabbo road while being transported to Kampala aboard a vehicle registration number UAL 590N.
13:10
13:10

Elegu Town Floods Kill 8 People in 3 Months Elegu Town Council 1 1

Six people died between August and September, one died in October and now another has died in November, while 700 people have been displaced
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