“I expected all of you to come and meet me after swearing in but only Mr. Tom Otim reached my palace. Appointed chairman of the Electoral Commission should have been sworn in the office again but not to start working without an appointment," the letter reads in part.
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.
The government directed the more than 200 households in Acamcabu village near the ranch to vacate the area. The government subsequently deployed Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers to carry evict the residents.
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.
Barnabas Moses, the coordinator Apac District Cotton Development Organization says Apac having fertile land, farmers have resorted to growing sunflower, soya beans and maize which earns them more money and are forgetting to grow cotton.
Peter Obong Acuda, the speaker of Apac District Local Council, who is chairing the organizing committee for the fundraising, says that the government does not have enough resources to improve the status of all schools, which has prompted parents to come in.