In their petition dated 15th June 2023 copied to the National Resistance Movement Party-Regional Mobilizer Lango, Minister of State for Economic Monitoring, and the Office of the Government Chief Wipe, residents want the government to return to them the 10 square kilometer part of Maruzi ranch.
The residents pinned Apac Resident District Commissioner George Abudul and District Chairman Odongo Asante for taking a bribe from the herdsmen to allow them to graze animals on the community land against a government directive to evict them from the entire region.
Reports indicate that after supplying wholesale items using his tipper truck Registration Number UAU 690Q, the deceased returned to his shop in the evening, loaded more items to be supplied the next morning, and balanced his books up to around 11:30 pm when he left for home in the same vehicle.
The winds blew off the roof of the block hosting the P1 and P2 classes on Monday and threw some of the sheets on top of a mango tree, under which the teachers were seated whereas others fell next to the block.
James Ogwal Odyang, the Apoi Sub County LC III Chairperson, says that the bylaw is intended to stop the influx of people in charcoal burning and reduce tree cutting. He says that plans are underway to distribute 10,000 tree seedlings to residents to mitigate climate change.
James Akeba, the head teacher of Apac Seed Secondary School, says that the school which became operational in January 2020 has been operating in darkness due to the absence of power. Akeba believes the installation of solar power will improve academic performance in the school.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects are locked up at Apac Central Police Station and the victims will be subjected to medical tests before their files are sent to the Resident State Attorney.
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.