According to the design, the monument is expected to be 49.5 meters high and will comprise three giant advertising screens, a museum, a coffee restaurant, and a viewing tower among others. However, the residents say the monument could turn into a blackspot for accidents because of obstructing road users.
Paul Batanda, the Arua City clerk says that he received instructions from the Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Local Government, Ben Kumumanya to relieve Wanje of his duties. He has since appointed Zubeda Shida Olekua to serve as acting town clerk.
Juliet Mubi, a Public Relations Officer at NFA regrets the delayed issuance of a permit for the proposed development by the Arua City authorities. She says NFA followed the right procedure in leasing the forest land to Oguzu.
The vendors in the market suspect that the despicable practice is being perpetrated by intruders, especially at night. They say that the suspected intruders normally sneak into the market in the evening and hide inside some of the unoccupied stalls on the first floor and thus get locked inside the market.
The construction of the facility was expected to be concluded by June 2021. However, the developer asked for additional time to complete the works following COVID-19 challenges. Although the project was expected to be ready for a phased opening to the public by March 2022 this has not happened.
The death started occurring on Friday until Sunday morning while several other victims are hospitalized. According to police, seven of the deaths occurred in Mvara and Oluko suburbs in Arua city and seven others in Madi Okollo district.
Dr. Paul Onzubo, the district health officer of Maracha says unreliable power has greatly affected the quality of health care and urged government to fast-track the grid extension to avoid more people losing their lives in hospitals due to power blackouts.
Bosco Abani, the manager of Moise fuel station located along Ediofe cathedral road says their daily sales have drastically fallen due to the presence of relatively cheap fuel being sold on the streets.
According to records at the Micro Finance Support Center, over 14 billion shillings was disbursed to Emyooga SACCOs in the sub-region as seed capital, but, only shillings 1. 54 billion shillings has so far been recovered by the SACCOS as of July this year.
Mercy Munduru, one of the lead petitioner, said they have so far collected more than 200 signatures from concerned citizens in region and their ultimate goal is to ensure connectivity to the national grid.
While issuing the directive in a meeting with Arua city leaders on July 22, 2022, the Minister noted that vendors should not pay the toilet fees because it is the responsibility of the council to provide the services to the people in the city.
Grace Namuli, a nurse at Ombidrodria Health Centre III in Ayivu Division says people are lacking information regarding the new draft physical development plan despite efforts by the city to display the plan.
The company closed its booking offices in Rhino Camp Road in Arua City, sending all the workers home. Gerald Angurini, a former Gaagaa ticketing officer, says that he now does any type of work to survive due to the high cost of leaving.
The trio is accused of paying more than Shillings 10 million to fifteen staff that neither appears on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System- IPPS register nor had the necessary documentation on their personal files.