Dr. Patricia Litho, the Head of Communications at Rural Electrification Agency, REA faults the community in Karamoja for constant bush burning, something she notes has affected electricity poles. Dr. Litho notes that much as there may be human weaknesses in operations and management of power in the region, bush burning has a huge impact on power supply.
Tony Odonga, the Katakwi District Police Commander, says the deployment is normal and part of their security operations to avert any eventualities. He notes that deployment will continue until the tension at the border comes down.
In an emergency meeting held at Napak district headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, the legislators together with the Napak district leaders agreed to deliver their petition to the speaker on Thursday. The Karamoja leaders dispute the recently opened boundary between the two districts.
Presiding over the 6th pass out of Local Defense Unit, LDU personnel who completed a four months training at Olilim Training School, Katakwi district, noted that nothing rewards in the military other than honesty.
John Nangiro, the LC5 Chairperson Nakapiripirit, also an old student of Moroto High School says more needs to be done to reclaim the lost glory of the school. Nangiro attributes poor academic performance to insecurity, which he notes forced many good teachers out of the school.
This is the second time, Museveni has contributed money for the house project, whose construction started more than ten years ago. In 2009/2010 financial year, the President donated 700 million shillings, although the money was fully realized in the 2015/2016 financial year.
Lomonyang, who has been the vice president ULGA for Karamoja region polled 140 votes against his only challenger, Joseph Luzige, who got 123 votes. He was declared amid protests from delegates, some of whom stormed out of the meeting before voting.
Moroto Bus Terminal Project was commenced in 2014 under the Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development-- USMID project. The project worth 3.8 billion shillings was expected to be complete by June last year.
The contenders include incumbent George Mutabaazi, the chairperson of Lwengo district, Mityana district chairperson Joseph Luzige, Kabarole District chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, Katakwis Walter Elakas Okiring and Joseph Lomonyang, the chairperson of Napak district.
Under the initial approach, teachers concentrated on furnishing candidates with tests throughout the year, with candidates sitting up to four sets of examinations every week. However, this implied that they were not able to complete the syllabus as required.
The students are contesting the absence of teachers, dilapidated school structures and food that they describe as bitter stuff. They are now demanding that the current headteacher of the school, Fr John Bosco Kutegena be transferred for running down the school.
In a letter signed by Patrick Mpiima Kibirango, the registrar AHP, three other health workers Mike Suckson Amuri, laboratory assistant, Eric Oloo, health assistant and Walter Owing, clinical officer have no registration certificates or practising licenses.
Moroto Municipality offices are situated within Moroto District Local Government offices where access is through one main gate manned by an old armless guard. Except for the CAOs office, RDC and sometimes the district chairperson; the rest of the offices dont have any security detail both day and night.
In June last, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga launched the Mt. Moroto Tree Planting Project in Katikekile Sub County with the aim of protecting the environment and address climate change in the region.
Napak District Chairperson Joseph Lomonyang says that the delay in the completion of the Morulinga project has continued to affect the institutional performance of schools and health facilities. He adds that although the time-frame for the construction of the project has elapsed, there seems to be nothing on the ground to show progress.