Gulu City initially received 3.390 billion Shillings from the PDM Secretariat for the benefit of 32 groups. However, the disbursement was temporarily halted due to reported irregularities, fraud, and a lack of human resources.
Christopher Balmoi Omara, the Gulu City Engineer told URN in an interview that most public and private infrastructures in Gulu City as well as other parts of the country do not last long due to the lack of quality designs, and poor constructions materials, and insufficient supervision.
Evelyn Mukonyezi, the Gulu City Senior Physical Planner revealed that the new Physical Development Plan is more detailed than the current plan and has catered for the different land uses like Industrial Parks, airports, cemeteries, forest reserves, high and medium density residential, urban agriculture, bus parks, and terminals, among others.
The Aswa Regional Police Public Relations Officer David Ongom Mudong disclosed on Monday in an interview with Uganda Radio Network that at least seven cases of kidnap and homicides were recorded in a fortnight!
The cross was picked from Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bardege –Layibi Division and was taken to St. Michael Church Obiya an Anglican Church located along Gulu –Kitgum Highway at Pece –Laroo Division.
Dick Ouni, the Aswa River Region Police Fire officer confirmed the incident saying the fire fighters managed to control the fire from spreading to nearby fuel stations, something that would have been very disastrous since there are many other fuel stations near the wood workshops.
The Bishop of Rwanda-Burundi, Innocentios Byakatonda enthroned Bishop Nektarios Kabuye on Saturday in the Arch Diocese of the Orthodox in Gulu City in Koro Rom Cell in the Eastern Division of Laroo-Pece.
Jessica Anena, the Senior Probation Officer of Gulu says the marathon was organized in order to create awareness on the dangers and prevention of teenage pregnancies which have skyrocketed during the two-year-long lockdown period.
The petitioners want the President to intervene and direct the Finance Ministry to remit money to Gulu City Council to help facilitate service deliveries and operations as well as paying allowances of the councilors and payment of staff which has not been done for over seven months.
Kabuleta says that it is puzzling that there is persistent insecurity manifesting in the forms of cattle rustling shootings, and highway attacks amidst heavy security deployment of security personnel in those areas.
Emmanuel Acaye, a resident of Ogony Cell in Bardege –Layibi Division told URN in an interview that out of the 200 hundred birds he is raring for commercial purposes, 47 have been killed by poison in the last three days and that the number is likely going to increase since many others are getting weaker.
Alex Otema, the Chairman of Keyo Road Business Community told URN in an interview that they were told about the digital revenue collection system last year during registration for local service tax. He says that no one has sensitized them ever since then on how the system works, something leading to tax evasion.
Security personnel comprising of the Police and UPDF soldiers on foot began their operations to disperse the revelers as early as 9 pm. By 11 pm, major hangouts and social gatherings like 4U Bar and Restaurant, Password, KSP, Acholi Inn, and Bjs, among others were ordered to close as revelers left in disappointment.