The road connects the districts of Amuru, Lamwo and Kitgum and Gulu via Palaro. The murram road is currently in a sorry state with numerous potholes, poor drainages, mud and a section of it cut-off and becoming impassable.
David Kilama, another sugarcane grower wonders why they have not been paid despite opening a bank account and going through all the verification by the government in Kampala. Geoffrey Osborn Oceng, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says that his office has already received notification about the complaints of the labourers.
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.
Zedi Male, the Vice-chairperson of the Truck Driver’s Association, insists that the attacks are not being perpetrated by rebels as the South Sudanese authorities are claiming but they are being executed by government forces. Male says that the latest attack occurred near a military barracks.
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.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner says he has received several concerns from the local leaders in South Sudan asking the Ugandan government to ban the sale of the drug, which is hindering their efforts to totally abolish the drug in their country.
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.
Joseph Tuku Peke, the Ogali Village Chairperson in Pamuca Parish Amuru Sub County disclosed to URN that his office registers at least seven cases of domestic violence weekly. Tuku Peke explained that this is opposed to previously when crops were still in the garden where he would register a single case of domestic violence in a month.
Michael Lakony, the LCV Chairperson Amuru, says that their quest and constant plea with the community to offer them land for the construction has been met with resistance since 2019 leaving them helpless.
More than 100 cargo trucks connecting to and from Nimule ply Gulu-Attiak-Nimule Highway each day. However, the road has been in a sorry state for over four years. It is filled with potholes and shattered drainage system almost all the way from Gulu City to Amuru district.
Dan Kidega, the Chairman Board Atiak Sugar Plantation told URN on Thursday that the recruitment targets 1,000 causal workers across all the districts in Northern Uganda and that the exercise shall be conducted within five days starting on December 31st in a bid to save the remaining plantation.
Thompson Obong, the Chief Administrative officer Amuru district says they recently received a budget execution circular from the Ministry of Finance halting the operationalization of the newly created lower local governments due to the lack of finances, yet the EC has gone ahead to gazette new electoral positions for there for the 2021 elections.
Up to 158 claimants have cited interference and influence peddling by politicians in the area who want a share of their land in order to be fraudulently considered for compensation. They argue that once compensated, they would relocate to pave way for the project.