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18:39
18:39

Nine in Lira City Sentenced to Community Service for Idle and Disorderly

The nine were arrested last week from different parts of Lira City West Division by the police during night operations. The arrest followed complaints about criminal gangs who terrorize residents at night.
15:47
15:47

Inadequate Staffing Affecting Service Delivery at Alik HCIII 5 1

Aynes Akullo, a Nursing Officer-in-charge Alik HCIII, says that the facility has grown in terms of services offered and the number of clients, which strains the available staff.
09:31
09:31

National Action Plan for Persons with Albinism Launched 6 1

Robert Kotchani, the UN Human Rights Country representative, says that PWA have suffered for a long time and therefore, the launch of NAP is a step towards protecting them.
15:15
15:15

MP Felix Ogong Involved in Accident 2

Ogong and his political Assistant Tony Okello who was driving were on the way from the MP’s farm in Agwata Town Council by the time of the accident.
10:38
10:38

18 Sisters Make First Vows 4 1

The 18 novices renewed their faith and made a vow to chastity, poverty, and obedience before being dressed in a veil and a cap that has 6 buttons, the first 3 buttons representing the trinity, and the last 3 buttons represent the vows they have just made, a sign that they are now sisters.
17:28
17:28

COVID-19 Resilience: From Classroom to Food Café Owners covid 19 resilience 5

Two teachers of St Gracious schools in Lira district have established a food café business to earn a living as they wait for schools to reopen.
15:12
15:12

Lira Schools Stuck with Self Study Materials Supplied by MoES Lock down 2

Jasper Abura, the Lira City Education Officer, says that the inspection report shows that most schools are keeping the learning materials instead of distributing it to their learners. He attributes this to the fact that the learning materials were delivered at the time when some of the schools were already closed.
13:52
13:52

Woman Using Social Media to Change Lives of Vulnerable People in Lango 5 2

Akech, whose dream is to start a CBO to be able to render more support to vulnerable people, believes that it is each and everyone’s responsibility to build a peaceful community.
13:24
13:24

Lira Ghetto Youths Find Hope in Selling Tree Seedlings 5 3

The group which comprise mostly of street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business in 2020 when the government placed a total lockdown which made the streets unbearable for them. Amidst the struggle to survive on donations from well-wishers, the youngsters secured 10 kilograms of seedlings to start a new life journey.
12:14
12:14

Health Centres in Lira Giving ARVs in Bulk to Patients 5

Emily Awio, in charge ART clinic at Ogur HCIV, says that the bulk ARVs are given to people to last them six months. She explains that the drugs are given to people who have a stable viral load and those who have been on treatment for more than two years.
18:44
18:44

3,000 Miss COVID-19 Relief Cash in Lira City 5

Tom Richard Okello, the Lira City Community Development Officer says that the 3,000 people could not be registered because their names were entered into the system after it had reached its maximum allocated number. According to Okello, Lira City was given a target of only 9,565 beneficiaries.
14:33
14:33

Increase in Murder Cases Worries Leaders in Lango 7

Linda Agnes Auma, the Lira District Woman MP who attributed the rise in the number of murder cases to domestic violence advised couples to exercise self-control in the face of violence especially now that they have to live with each other full time.
12:53
12:53

Lira Boda- bodas Lack Goods to Carry Lira main market 5 1

Similarly, Bernard Opio also a boda boda motorcyclist at Odyek Ejang Market argues that most potential clients are finding it hard to trust boda boda riders with their luggage as they cannot be carried on the same motorcycle.
18:22
18:22

Meat Shortage Hits Lira as Cattle Markets Remains Closed Lira Main Market 4

The restrictions have affected the demand for livestock products by restaurants, street vendors and other institutions. The six weekly cattle markets in the Lango sub-region include Amac, Apala, Aswa, Alito, Ajuri, and Barrio.
10:19
10:19

Lira Market COVID-19 Task Force Struggling to Enforce SOPs Lira main market 4 2

William Apea, a member of the task force is worried that the covid-19 cases could be high in the market since the traders and customers have failed to adhere to the guidelines.
16:34
16:34

Influx of Street Kids in Lira Raises Concern Lira city 5

Some street kids spit saliva at people, vandalize cars and often beat up pedestrians who refuse to give them money and also litter the streets.
12:44
12:44

Lira City Struggles to Get Rid of Street Kids 2

The Mayor, Mike Ogwang says although the presence of the street kids is a matter of concern to the authorities, they don't have an immediate solution due to lack of funds.
18:43
18:43

Motorcycle Thief Runs to Police Station to Escape Mob 1

James Ekaju, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson explained that Ivan Ogwang is a notorious thief alias Ben Otim whose luck simply ran out.
12:12
12:12

Lira City Residents Discard COVID-19 SOPs MInistry of Health 4 2

Although the government ordered strict enforcement of social distancing in markets and all public places and wearing of face masks, the guidelines have been discarded in Lira City.
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