In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
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.
Michael Lakony the district LCV chairperson says he appointed Akera to that position as reward for the hard work he has been doing to help the district develop. Akera`s appointment was confirmed on Wednesday this week during a full council meeting at the district headquarters.
Bosco Ocira, the LC I Chairperson Otici Village who also doubles as the Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says the facility is currently operating partially due to the absence of many health workers.
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.
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.
The most affected area is Atoro where more than 300 residents are forced to travel for at least 92-kilo meters to Otwee health centre III or sail across River Nile and travel at least 15km to access Wadilai health center III in Nebbi district.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the closure of the center is to pave way for the school authorities to prepare for the reopening of the school for candidate classes.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says they received complaints from Oloyotong and Omer 1 trading centers in Amuru Sub County indicating that police officers often stage roadblocks in the area where they extort money for illegal charcoal dealers.
According to Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner, the district will decide whether to burn or auction the impounded charcoal, which preliminary findings indicate that corrupt police officers escort from Amuru to Karuma at a "fee" of 2 million shillings.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru district Chairperson says that the 165 million Shillings that was given to each of the districts was inadequate. He argues that the district receives high numbers of COVID-19 cases from truck drivers who enter and exit South Sudan through Elegu Border point.