Joseph Okiria, the Vice Chairperson of Apopong Village says they are not updated about the new developments in the power line. Okiria says that there is pressure mounted by community on local leaders about power but they don’t have the answers.
The irrigation project is expected to help in poverty alleviation through improving access to water for agricultural production, improving post-harvest handling, agro-processing and value addition, and market access among others.
At least six primary schools in Kamutur, Kabarwa, Aminit and Kangole sub-counties have been submerged by floods triggered by heavy rains. The affected schools are Acomai, Tajar, Aminit- Busano, Kangole, Tokor and Christ the King primary schools.
Two minors identified as Geresem Opio, 6, and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3 died and their mother, Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45 was hospitalized with another sister, Josephine Atim, 18, and a brother of 10 years. Both the deceased and patients are from one family belonging to Paul Omokori and Rebecca Ibukunyat.
The deceased have been identified as Geresem Opio, 6, who is a pupil of Bukedea Township Primary School and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3. Those hospitalized are Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45, and her two children; Josephine Atim, 18, and a minor of 10 years.
The six beds and mattresses were delivered on April 3rd, 2022 to the facility without the knowledge of the local leadership and the management, according to Patrick Odeke, the Chairperson of the Health Unit Management Committee.
According to the charge sheet prepared by Andrew Nizeyimana, it is alleged that the six together with others still at large while in Akunyuko Village in Bukedea District, with malice aforethought unlawfully killed Francis Opolot on December 25th, 2021.
The investigations follow a postmortem report from Mbale Regional Referral Hospital that indicated that Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died due injuries inflicted on them. The duo died in two separate incidents on January 1, 2022.
The two suspects; Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died in two separate incidents on Saturday. Ojakol was allegedly found hanging in a lone cell at Bukedea Central Police Station while Okwalinga is reported to have fainted and died while in a search for exhibits.
Ageca says that unknown assailants armed with machetes attacked Opolot while he was seated in his compound. The assailants reportedly cut Opolot on the back, neck and the jaw with a panga before disappearing
Stephen Ogaali, the Deputy Head Teacher Acomai Primary School and only staff member found in the school told our reporter that they have written several reports to the district for help but nothing is forthcoming.
The officer was arrested last week when residents allegedly found him guarding thieves loading stolen cattle at night. Elwanu is said to have abandoned the counter, where he was deployed at night to help unknown men steal cattle at Okolimeri Village in Bukedea Sub County.