The soldiers were deployed in 2018 to evict illegal encroachers from Maruzi ranch in Apac District. The Ranch established in 1968 between Ibuje and Akokoro Sub Counties in Apac District, covers 64 square miles (40,960 acres) across 11 villages, with 1,536 households.
Our reporter visited some of the schools on Tuesday and found them none compliant with Fire Safety Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports in collaboration with the Uganda Police Force.
On Tuesday morning, a fisherman who had gone fishing at River Nile at Aganga parish came across a body of a male adult floating on the water. The deceased's lifeless body was being carried by the running water.
Geoffrey Eya, the headteacher of Odokomac Primary School in Agulu division is accused of illegally selling 35 desks to a private school; Mother Anna Nursery and Primary, without the knowledge of the Municipal leaders and the school management committee.
In October 2021, President Yoweri Museveni directed the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to evict balalo herdsmen in Northern Uganda. The directive followed claims by leaders across Lango and Acholi sub- regions that the nomads were hampering farming as their animals destroyed crops.
Harriet Apio, a resident of Arwotomio village who has been trekking 15kms to fetch water from a stream, says that they are sharing water with animals, which has exposed them to hygiene-related diseases.
Peter Obong Acuda, the Apac district speaker, explains that the resolution is in line with the district education ordinance enacted in the 2016/17 Financial Year, and so those who will not send their children back to school will be arrested and made to pay a fine of 200,000 shillings.
In 2018, residents of Onekgwok, Teboke, Rwakicaja and Abongokere in Tarogali parish, Ibuje Sub County offered 556 acres of Community land to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to pave way for the implementation of the project.
Maruzi land measuring approximately 64 square kilometres has been home to more than 1,500 squatters since 1995. In 2019, the government leased 54 square miles of the Ranch land for 50 years to Hill Side Agricultural Investment limited for the establishment of Palm Oil production. However, some residents surrounding the project site are accusing the investor of encroaching into their land.
Addressing the Health Committee of parliament on Monday at the hospital, Apac District Health Officer, Dr. Leone Ocheng, said that the facility is only able to accommodate 100 mothers despite the overwhelming number of expectant mothers visiting the facility each day.
Residents accusing Ibuje Sub County leaders of fraudulently taking 105 million shillings which was reportedly deposited into the Sub County account by Sadeem Al Kuwait Construction to allow them to gain access to the rock to conduct quarrying for the tarmacking of Rwenkunye-Apac-Lira Road.