The deceased, an elderly man who was referred from a health facility in Pandwong Division reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 complications at about 5 pm on Wednesday. However, his body remained on his death bed for close to 20 hours, until it was handed over to the relatives on Thursday afternoon.
The planned registration according to the leaders seeks to protect local farmers in the district from harmful exploitation by middlemen who buy cheaply and resale the produces at abnormally high prices.
The Orom East Sub-County LC III Chairperson, Bruno Nelson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the deceased was gunned down between Akurumo and Pire junction while fleeing with a stolen cow together with two others.
Teddy Layet, a businesswoman operating a grinding mill in Pager division says the unplanned power outages have left many people jobless since most of their work is dependent on electricity supply. She is concerned that criminals are taking advantage of the darkness that covers the area at night to cause havoc in homes and on the roadside.
According to the District Internal Security Officer David Aisu, the parents argue that through the structured communal lessons parents would convene few learners in the upper classes not exceeding more than twenty from within a cell or village and identify a teacher to conduct lessons.
Although Maj. (Rtd) Kanuti Akorimo (deceased) is officially recorded as having hoisted Uganda's flag for the first time on October 9th 1962 at Kololo, other claimants of the honour for which Akorimo was even decorated as national hero have emerged. The latest and fourth claimant is an 89-year-old retired colonel who says he doesn't want a reward or even recognition, but wants the government to re-examine its own records to avoid perpetuating a 'falsehood'.
According to Maj. Terimulungi, the deployment is not only meant to repulse the stray elephants as a way of protecting the most vulnerable citizens from losing their crops, lives and property to wildlife but also to protect and conserve the endangered wildlife.
Jennifer Lalam, a single mother of two and resident of second Jenge village in Central Division, Kitgum Municipality says she hasn’t been vaccinated because of the anticipated bad side effects of the vaccine that has been widely spoken about. Lalam says there were rumours that the vaccine could make a woman barren while men develop erectile dysfunction.
The vaccine delivered by the National Medical Stores-NMS includes 2,324 doses of Moderna vaccines and 390 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. The district health department ran out of COVID-19 vaccines a week ago following what health officials described as an “overwhelming” uptake of COVID-19 vaccine among the populace.
Patrick Odongtoo, a Health Information Assistant at Mucwini Health Center III and one of those affected by the pay cut, says that his salary has now drastically fallen to a paltry Shillings 316,391 for the last three months.
The forceful eviction follows the expiry of an ultimatum issued by both the sub-county leaders and the district security to the pastoralists also known as balalo to vacate the sub-county by October 1st.
The pastoralist had settled in Pinymunu village in Pajimo Parish after their arrival with 35 heads of cattle for fattening from Ngora District on September 12 this year.
At least three security officers enforcing Covid-19 guidelines have been attacked and injured within Pandwong and Central Divisions in the past one and half weeks by Boda Boda riders past curfew hours.
Two of the injured are Uganda People’s Defence Force soldiers, one who sustained injuries on the legs and lost two teeth after being knocked with a motorcycle while another was assaulted on Pager River Bridge.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech told journalists at a press briefing Friday morning that temporary closure of the clinic is to pave way for proper disinfection of the entire health facility.
Kitgum District was allocated 407 million Shillings in July to facilitate the work of the taskforce and implement interventions for the control of Covid-19. The funding would cover expenses on case management, surveillance, communication and risk, among others.
A total of 42 boreholes through the project funded by Lutheran World Federation-LWF is expected to be drilled in the sub-counties of Lagoro, Kitgum Matidi, and Omiya Anyima worth over shillings 200 million.
Johnson Odera Acellam, the Orom Sub County LC III Chairperson says that despite UWA’s recruitment of community scouts in the area as part of the strategy to manage problem animals to their dismay there has been limited response.
The acting Kitgum District Health Officer, Dr. Henry Okello Otto told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday that both stocks of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines got used on Thursday last week. He says that the stock out follows an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 vaccination by the populace in the district.
Samuel Amanya, the Chief Warden at Kidepo Valley National Park, says that they are proposing to start sensitizing locals on taking non-food crops cultivation around conservation areas to avoid encountering losses to elephants.