Such spraying was in 2020 when desert locusts invaded the Districts of Otuke and Alebtong. Earlier, farmers in Lira, Kole and Oyam had sprayed crops to control fall armyworms. All these, the beekeepers say does not provide a conducive environment for bees to produce honey.
The closure of schools meant that the 32-year-old Olila couldn’t earn a salary to support his family of seven. Luckily in December 2020, Uganda Police Force announced the nationwide recruitment of Special Police Constables (SPCs) to work as polling constables.
Beatrice Atim, another local distiller, says that the ban may force her into prostitution because she does not have any other business to run. Joel Okello a resident of Atego village says that although most people are not managing the waste very well, there are those who have managed the waste so well that you can’t even smell it.
This has not gone down well with Oulanyah. While addressing the NRM leaders, Oulanyah blamed the delayed compensation of the Lango war claimants on the office of the Attorney General, which he accused of coming up with unnecessary bureaucracies.
During the meeting, Ronald Ahimbisibwe, the Principal Certification Officer and Head Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development at UNBS explained they briefed the association leaders early this year on the requirements and they were expected to send the message to their members.
Dr. Stephen Obbo, the Director Lira Regional Referral Hospital advised the community to embrace the mass vaccination exercise taking place now saying the majority of people being admitted in the treatment unit are those who are not vaccinated.
On Tuesday at Lira Cathedral Square, by 10 am, the health workers were ready to vaccinate, but there were no people. At Adyel Division and Lira Bus Park, the exercise started by midday and at the end of the day, only 67 people were vaccinated.
At Lira main market, hand washing points have been installed at all main entrances but lack water, the traders and other people accessing the market do not wear masks. The situation is similar in other places like shops and supermarkets and the parks.
Meeting the clan heads on Wednesday in Lira City, Amongi confirmed Yosam Odur Ebii as the legitimate paramount Chief of Lango after being gazetted by the Government. She also says that Okune will be informed of the decisions of the meeting.
However, at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Stephen Obbo, the hospital’s director says over 90% of the staff there has been vaccinated. Adding that efforts are underway to ensure that the remaining percentage also receive the jab.
The Ministry of Health had budgeted for the construction of three health facilities within the city. They include Ongica and Anyomorem Health Centre IIIs and Punuluru HCII in the Lira City West division.
The city with a population of over 10,000 people, has only six vaccination points; Ayago Primary School and PAG General Hospital located in City East Division and Lira University Teaching Hospital, Lira Primary School, Ober Health Centre IV and Lira Regional Referral Hospital in City West Division.
Among cases reported to Human Rights Commission at Gulu Rrgioal Office was physical assaults on Journalists, intimidation and confiscation of gadgets, while some radio stations were actually switched off by the state actors and other key radio programs faced a long-term Suspension of Open Broadcasting.