The striking workers, mainly contracted by Ayuu Alali Sugarcane OutGrowers Cooperatives Society to cut and load cane for transportation to the factory, laid down their tools on Monday over their unpaid dues for the past three months.
Jimmy Otema, a brother to the victim says that Onen left home on the night of December 31, and while wandering around, ended up at the Sub County headquarters where he is reported to have caused some commotion that led to his arrest.
Wilfred Otema, the Padibe Town Council LC V councilor, some of the staff from the lower local governments handling additional assignments at the district have never been replaced or identified people to execute their work.
Denis Onyon, the Agoro Sub County LC III Chairperson identifies the deceased as Bernard Ajulai, a resident of Lapulingi A village in Agoro Sub County. He was part of the people who had convened for the monthly market day on Wednesday.
The Deputy Inspector General Government, Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, says that their visit to Lamwo district follows a complaint lodged by the Resident District Commissioner over the suspicions that corruption has marred the implementation of the project.
Sisto Okello, one of the tobacco farmers in Palabek Gem Sub County in Lamwo district, says that the price of tobacco per kilogram has not changed for the last six years yet the prices of inputs keep rising.
The Nyimur Sub County LCIII Chairperson Moses Bili says the elephants believed to have strayed from Nimule National Park in Magwi County of Eastern Equatorial State in South Sudan reportedly entered Uganda through Amuru district before crossing river Aswa into Palabek Nyimur Sub County.
The civilian casualty has been identified as Peter Abac, a resident of Dogtangi village in Lawiye Oduny Parish who sustained fractures in the leg while the yet to be identified soldier from Lamwo Battalion's Bana Bana barracks was shot in the chest.
The pilot project has seen 25 villages, eight trading centres and selected public institutions that have not been not part of the national electricity grid in Lamwo district with more expected to be connected to the power grid.
The school deputy head teacher Michael Ocan Ocan says Okee was suspended in April this year and ever since he has persistently been petitioning his office and that of the chairperson Parents Teachers Association and the School Management Committee to consider reinstating him in service.
The Executive Director of Horyal Investments Holdings Limited, Mohammed Abdi Mohamoud says they have opted for the longer route because the poor roads make it impossible for trucks to access the factory using the shorter routes.
According to Kidega, besides conducting lessons illegally, the teachers and pupils were not adhering to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures including wearing face masks, observing social distancing, hand sanitizing, with majority not vaccinated.
The area LC I chairperson, Ismael Ogak, says that the deceased suspect together with two others attempted to steal goats from the kraal of one of the residents on Saturday night prompting her to raise alarm.