The survey that will cost about 86 Billion Shillings will start next month in the areas of Karamoja and Lamwo district. Dr Isaiah Tumwikirize, the principal Geophysicist in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development says that the survey will last for one year and six months.
The UWA Warder in- charge of Law Enforcement and Security for Matheniko/ Bokora Wildlife Reserve, Charles Wilson Okuta who led the operation says the suspects were arrested while burning charcoal inside wildlife protected area.
On the same evening, Hilary Lopeyok, the assistant inspector of schools in Kaabong district survived narrowly, when the speeding Longiro river almost overpowered his car. Lopeyok, who was travelling to Kotido for an official duty with four others struggled for more than one hour before the rescue team helped them out. The river has cut off the road to Kaabong from Kotido for close to a month.
Eng. Paul Logole, the Kotido District Engineer, says that he has forwarded a list of three bridges in Rengen Sub County to the Works Ministry for action. He said the district doesn’t have enough resources to fund construction of bridges.
Ambrose Lotuke, the district chairperson Kotido says charcoal burning was embraced by communities especially in new settlements as a source of livelihood. He observes that much as several people have been apprehended by police, the existing laws are weak in punishing charcoal dealers.