Grace Abalo, a wholesale dealer and farmer in Loyo Ajonga Village told URN that she harvested 170 sacks of sunflower seeds approximately 9,350 kilograms. She explains that she was able to sell to Lira City and some local dealers within Omoro district.
A kilogram of sunflower seeds is currently being sold at Shillings 1,400 as compared to Shillings 800 in the previous season.
In most areas, the farmers have started clearing their plots of land through, ploughing with oxen, and rudimentary farm tools while others also sorting their seeds ready for planting in the coming months.
Rev. Vincent Oceng Ocen, the Omoro District Education Officer told Uganda Radio Network in an interview over the weekend that they have linked 168 primary and secondary schools to 27 health facilities.
According to the Police report, the Nissan Xtrail that was being driven by Fiona Alobo hit a Mercedes Benz semi-trailer registration number UBK /09C/ ZF-4408 at 11 pm from Barogal Village, Palenga Town Council in Omoro District near the World Food Program –WFP depot.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were arrested over the weekend from where they had gone in hiding. According to Mudong, the trio was on Monday subjected to medical examinations under Police form 24 (A) to ascertain their mental wellbeing.
The farmers from the parishes of Gem, Opwac and Jaka parishes in Lalogi Sub County lost over 600 acres of crop gardens that were due for harvest to a heavy rainfall that was accompanied by strong wind and hailstorm and lasted for several hours.
The soil sensor plays a vital role in modern agricultural and horticultural management and provides a regular assessment of major nutrient levels in the soil to make fertilizer recommendations and to ensure optimum growing conditions.
Joseph Bongomin, one of the farmers in Lujorongole Parish, told URN that the heavy rainfall and hailstorm destroyed his 15-acre crop garden comprising soya bean (4acres), sim sim (6) and cassava (5) leaving him stranded.
While conducting the exercise, Oyaro made incantation locally known as ‘’Agat’’, picked remains of the large intestine ‘’wee’’ and smeared on Aluma`s bare chest while he pleads with the gods to forgive them and relieve them of further destruction.
Peter Oola, the Chairman of Rom Village, Patuda Parish in Omoro District reportedly ordered Nelson Ojok, Michael Odoch, Collins Pute and Charles Okumu to arrest and assault David Okello, 16, and his colleague identified as Patrick Ojok, 19, over theft.
John Paul Nyeko, the Coordinator of Mental Health Uganda in Northern Uganda told URN on Monday that the initiative comes at a time when the region is reporting high cases of relapses among mental health and new cases reporting at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Mental Health department daily.
Sheikh Musa Khalil, the Acholi Kadhi and Co-Chair of the ARLPI told URN on Saturday that they are creating awareness about the pandemic through community engagements with local leaders to encourage people to adhere to the preventive measures.
Abdallah Latif Nasuru, the ARLPI Project Senior Officer told URN on Wednesday that the initiative aims at reducing land conflicts especially on boundaries which is rampant in the district based on their surveys.
Grace Atim, an elderly mother and resident of Ajan village in Lamola Parish in Odek lost her daughter to the disease. She says if they are empowered through vocational training and soft skills such as agribusiness, village savings schemes, and tailoring and small business enterprises they will be able to fend for themselves and relieve the government the burden of begging.
Ojok was detained on Wednesday 19th after his in-laws charged him with kidnap under Omoro CRB 237/2021. He had gone to his in-laws’ home to convince his wife Christine Aciro to return to his home after she ran away following a misunderstanding between them.
As a result, the School Management Committee and Omoro District Education authorities met on Monday to decide a way forward. The school headteacher, Stephen Okumu told this meeting that the meeting resolved to suspend the school programs for two weeks.