Kaabong Nursing and Midwifery College, officially launched today at a ceremony officiated by the area Resident District Commissioner, John Rex Achilla becomes the only government Nursing School in Karamoja. It brings to two, the total number of nursing schools in the region after Matany which is under the missionary foundation of Moroto Catholic Diocese.
Records indicate that more than 1,000 customers from around the country had deposited money ranging from one million to 800 million Shillings, upon being promised a 40 per cent return on investment. At the time of its closure, the company had collected an estimated 10 billion Shillings from the public.
As early as 8:00 am thousands of subjects had lined up along the Kasese-Fort Portal high way to welcome Ithungu. A number of young people could not hide their joy as they danced all through the afternoon waiting for Ithungu
The girls aged between 14 to 18 years were intercepted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, where they were due to board their next flight to the emirates. The girls believed to be from Napak district in Karamoja sub-region were subsequently handed over to Ugandan authorities in Busia.
Born January 14, 1995, at St Joseph Hospital Kitgum Mission to Christine Apiyo a nurse and George Oluma, a politician and ex-soldier, Obedgiu studied at Mbuya Nursery School and later went to Kitgum boys for the primary one and two before moving to ABC Primary School in Rackoko, Pader district.
The bridge that links Arua town to Terego and Lower Ayivu County was contracted to KG Adubango Construction Company at a cost of 340 million shillings with funding from Uganda Road Fund. The construction works were commissioned in March 2019 but suddenly stopped in August leaving the local residents stranded.
Gerrit Ribbink, the senior consultant entrepreneur told reporters on Wednesday that the fund targets sizeable projects that are able to create at least 250 jobs. Also, the company or organization applying must be able to fund 50 per cent of its total project and then the fund can take care of the reminder.
The University which replaced the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College, a renowned training institution for clergy, operates from its main campus in Mukono with several study centres across the country. It offers more than 70 diploma, bachelors, masters and PhD study programs.
According to Lule, most of the girls were defiled by married men who are above 30 years. He attributes the rise to parental negligence mainly during the festive season where young girls were left to roam around without any supervision.
Edward Tusiime, one of the farmers benefiting from Mubuku Irrigation scheme, says during the dry spell the water is very low. He says the increase of human activities on the upper stream especially sand mining, indicates that the worst is yet to come.
But today the main purpose cannot be achieved as the waters in the river continue to go down.
Last week, Busia municipal council resolved to annex the entire Dabani Sub County, Buchicha parish in Sikuda sub-county and Mawero parish in Buteba sub-county to the municipality. They argued that if the sub-county which has 56 villages is annexed it will ease access to services.
The two are said to have clashed when the deceased confronted the suspect, whose identity has been withheld because he is a minor accusing him of dating his girlfriend. It is alleged that the suspect picked up a knife and stabbed the deceased in the chest during the ensuing brawl.
They warn that unless the situation changes within two weeks’ time they will torch university buildings. “For us International students we pay a lot of money. We shall show them in two weeks what it means to respect students as partners,” reads the letter.
Sylvester Tumukurate, the Acting Mitooma District LC V Chairperson, says the committee will investigate among other issues the alleged removal of the town engineer as a signatory on the road funds account, the double receipt of funds disbursed, failure to pay Ex-gratia to local council one chairpersons and provide accountability for the 2017/18 financial year.