William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator says the Village Taskforces Chaired by Village Chairpersons became dormant towards the end of last year when the rate of infections went down and that they have been revived late last week to monitor the COVID -19 patients reviving treatment from home.
Bezy Omoya, the senior Hospital Administrator at Kitgum General Hospital says the increasing numbers of covid-19 patients in need of oxygen at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Treatment center has affected the supply of oxygen to other health facilities.
James Ojok Onono, the Gulu University Deputy Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the Senate resolved to postpone the scientific graduation ceremony in a meeting held on Wednesday afternoon after deeper deliberations where they found that they couldn’t guarantee the safety of the participants.
The suspects are accused of lynching Martin Nokrach for the alleged theft of a solar panel belonging to Walter Mwaka. Secondo Komakech, an eyewitness told police that the suspects arrested Nokrach and took him to Lagwe –dola village where they assaulted him to death.
Martin Okwir, the ICC Outreach Coordinator told URN in an interview that the chambers invited experts, victim’s organizations and Civil Society Organization among others with deeper knowledge on the victims’ situations to write and request the court to permit them to offer advice and opinions on how best the reparations should be conducted.
Ojok says during the campaign that included activities like contact tracing and investigations of contacts of index TB patients and community TB hotspot screening, they screened 5,501 community members.
Christopher Opiyo Ateke, the Gulu LCV Chairperson says the ten trucks with over 1,000 bags of charcoals were impounded and fined in the ongoing operation that started on Friday in the areas of Palaro, Paibona, Patiko Sub –Counties among others.
Maria Kamara Mabinty, the International Criminal Court –ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa told URN in an interview that the extension of the deadline for the appeal comes following the request made by Ongwen’s defense team being led by Krispus Ayena Odongo late last month.
The 141.7 million shillings for the rehabilitation works are part of the 2.192 billion shillings allocated to the Health Department for the financial year 2021/2022 budget of 36.9 billion shillings approved by Gulu City Council.
The Diploma students under government sponsorship were to pay Shillings 1.47 million from Shillings 1.27 million while private sponsored students to pay Shillings 2.5million from Shillings 2.077million.
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.
According to the circular, diploma students under government sponsorship will pay Shillings 1.47 million from Shillings 1.27 million while private sponsored students will pay Shillings 2.5million from Shillings 2.077million
In the report, Labeja is also tasking Gulu City Council to pay him nine months’ accumulated subsidy totaling to 8,190,000 shillings and 1,590,000 shillings’ emolument for a month, and that his former deputy Pauline Lukwai also owes the council shillings 21,048,000 which includes salary arrears, subsidy and emoluments.
Christopher Lukwiya, the Gulu City Electrical Engineer says from the last inventory they carried out few months ago, they found that 70 solar street lights were vandalized by unknown people and that because they lack equipment like crane lifter, generator and welding plant, they have not been able to repair them.
Alfred Okwonga, the new Gulu City Mayor, says that he is wondering why the Town Clerk has failed to take action against the former Mayor for failing to hand over the office, saying that he is finding it extremely hard to work since he doesn’t know where to start from.
Alfred Okwonga, the Mayor Gulu City reveals that the low revenue collection is due to leakages in the collection process. Okwonya noted that at Layibi Market in Bardege- Layibi Division where there are over 100 vendors, the contractor only remits Shillings 300,000 monthly to the City Council implying that he collects only Shillings 10,000 a day from only about 10 vendors.
The remand home that houses child offenders from Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Pader, Lamwo, Agago, Oyam and Gulu currently has only six staff which include an in–charge, two Assistant Probation Officers and three guards out of the required eleven staff.