According to reports, the URA Enforcement team from Padeya in Zombo was from Arua where they had gone to fuel. However, when they arrived at Opia, they saw Angoni riding a numberless Haogin Motorcycle. One of the officers jumped off the vehicle and started chasing Angoni before he opened fire.
“WENRECo informs its customers that there will be load shedding of electricity supply from Monday 16th to 22nd August…the areas affected include Arua Central Business District, Zombo Nebbi Pakwach …among others,” reads the notice in part.
According to information obtained by URN, Ombizoku Produce Buyers and Sellers Association received Shillings 21 million under Development Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP from Arua district local government to support 15 members of the group to engage in income-generating activities and alleviate poverty.
In Arua district, there is only one ambulance, which is inadequate to manage Covid19 cases in the district. Paul Drileba, the acting District Health Officer says the situation has become difficult to manage in the four sub-counties. Since they struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Arua.
According to Eswelu, they failed to collect sufficient local revenue because of the low revenue base. He revealed that revenue collection in the district dropped from over Shillings 1Billion to Shillings 426Million, which he attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and creation of Terego district and Arua City hence denying them some sources of revenue.
The MPs who are on fact finding mission on management of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown were shocked on Sunday night to find a trans night disco during curfew at Desert Breeze hotel where they slept.
Sam Wadri Nyaku the Mayor Arua City said the decision by the Ministry of Local Government to remain silent on the issue has affected the operations of the City. He explains that they cannot access some of the movable assets like motor vehicles to facilitate their work in the City.
Dr. Filbert Nyeko, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that the management of patients placed under home-based especially in poor families is challenging due to congestion in homes and poor structures.
Muzaidi Khemis, the Arua Central Division Mayor, says despite serving the entire West Nile, people from DR Congo and South Sudan Nationals, the government has ignored Arua Hospital by failure to construct a bigger and modern mortuary.
Since it attained Independence from Sudan ten years ago on 9th July 2011, the World’s youngest independent country and Africa's 54th has been torn apart by political conflict which has seen thousands killed and millions displaced to the neighboring and other countries.
The Health Ministry donated the missing ambulance valued at Shillings 300milion to Arua Regional Referral Hospital last year. The driver parked the ambulance in the hospital yard and left the keys behind.