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09:07
09:07

Amuru District Stuck with over 600 of Abandoned Balalo's Cattle 1 1

Kenneth Okot, the Chairman of Atiak Town Council in Amuru District told URN that the animals have become a burden to the district authorities since they have to spend money on feeding and guarding them.
14:59
14:59

Police Releases Greater Atiak Sub County Chairpersons 1 1

The chairpersons include Kenneth Okot of Atiak Town Council, Samuel AKera of Atiak Sub County, and Peter Lukwiya of Opara Sub County. They were arrested by the police on Friday on allegations of arson and malicious damage, following an operation they conducted against illegal charcoal dealers in the area.
10:38
10:38

Three Sub County Chairpersons in Amuru Arrested for Arson, Malicious Damage Attiak Town Council 1 1

They are accused of torching seven makeshift huts, burning 240 bags of stacked charcoal and hundreds of heaps of piled charcoal logs, killing poultry, damaging two solar panels and clothes belonging to Michael Okema Opilo the former Chairperson for Elegu Town council.
08:25
08:25

Security Personnel Raid Illegal Charcoal Dealers Camp in Amuru Okidi Parish 3 2

The operation which was conducted at Ogom Raa and Tee-Got parishes in Okidi Village was led by the Environmental Police Protection Unit. Hundreds of temporary structures, piles of logs for burning, and kilns of already burning charcoal were destroyed.
07:56
07:56

Amuru School Seeks over UGX 140M for Renovation of Classroom Blocks

William Latim Alex, the headteacher of the school, says that the renovation of the 4-classroom block will cost Shillings 99.5 million while the 2-classroom block will cost them Shillings 50 million, according to the quotation they received.
13:12
13:12

Odonga Otto Demands Refund of UGX4 million he Gave for Amuru Tourism Road Amuru Hot Springs 1

In a letter dated 27th September this year, Otto claims that in July this year, he gave the Town Council the money to construct the road to his tourism site, to improve access to social services and open opportunities for other tourism investors, but that the road was never opened due to "bad local politics, irredentism and negative attitudes" among others.
16:06
16:06

Attiak Sugar Factory to Construct Irrigation Schemes Along River Unyama to Mitigate Flooding 1

Mahmood Abdi, the Director of Agriculture and Plantation, Attiak Sugar Factory which sits along River Unyama says that they intend to construct irrigation schemes and water dams along the river to mitigate flooding in Elegu Township and the factory as well as to secure water for the factory`s sugarcane plantation in all seasons.
16:15
16:15

Crop Gardens in Amuru Drying Up Due to Prolonged Dry Spell 1

Peter Okot Ongole, another farmer is also worried after his two acres of maize and rice dried up due to the prolonged dry spell.
13:23
13:23

New Attiak Sub County Leadership to Prioritize Environmental Protection 2 4

The sub-county is among the areas hit most by environmental degradation through indiscriminate tree cutting for charcoal and logs.
11:41
11:41

Illegal Charcoal Dealers Disguising as Pastoralists 2 1

In Paibona Sub County in Gulu district, Richard Watmon the LC3 Chairperson told URN that more than 100 herdsmen who are non-natives of the area have pitched camp in Ayweri, Akoo, Tugu Lwala purportedly to graze cattle.
11:38
11:38

Charcoal Dealers Clear Shea Nut Trees in Acholi Attiak Sub County 1 2

In Okidi North and East Villages in Attiak Sub County in Amuru district, more than 100 acres of Shea nut trees have been cut down by the charcoal dealers.
09:08
09:08

Pictorial: Police, NFA Raid on Illegal Charcoal Dealers, Loggers Camp in Amuru Attiak Sub County 20 Top story

The team impounded over seven hundred bags of charcoal from the site and confiscated a number of rudimentary tools used by the dealers to cut and burn trees for charcoal burning and timber.
09:03
09:03

Tears As Police, NFA Raids Illegal Charcoal Camp in Amuru 5 3 Top story

Xavier Sekanabo from the Environmental Police Protection Unit who led the operation said that they have no mercy for the charcoal dealers because they are depleting the environment and indiscriminately destroying the endangered tree species including Afzelia Africana, shea and mahogany among others. She told URN that she has been in the business for only three months following a connection with a friend and has never cut trees or burnt charcoal but been buying in small scale.
11:16
11:16

61 Arrested in Crackdown on Illegal Charcoal Dealers, Loggers 3 2 Top story

Xavier Sekanabo told URN that the dealers who are from as far as Central, Western and Eastern Uganda didn’t any documents authorisation to trade or transport forest species. He disclosed that the suspects are detained in Gulu and Amuru Central Police Stations
09:08
09:08

Six Ugandans Arrested for Illegal Logging in South Sudan Released 1

The six are Richard Otto, Gaetano John Bosco Ouma, Michael Onono, Richard Ocaya, Geoffrey Onen and Geoffrey Kilama, all residents of Okidi North Village in Attiak Sub County Amuru district.
07:47
07:47

Elegu Residents to Get UGX 6 Billion Piped Water System 3

The project seeks to boost water supply in the two town councils that often struggle to access clean water.
13:08
13:08

Amuru Fines Illegal Charcoal Dealers UGX 29m in Ongoing Crackdown Amuru district 1 2

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman says they revamped the operation on the illegal charcoal business after the perpetrators infiltrated Wii-Ceri Forest Reserve and other areas in Amuru like Lakang, Pogo, Apaa and Okidi.
13:38
13:38

Weather Uncertainties Worry Farmers in Acholi Ahead of Planting Season Makerere University 13 1

Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year. But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
16:27
16:27

Motorists Demand for Guard Rails at Apaa Bridge 1 1

The Apaa Bridge connects major roads that link Pabbo Sub-County to River Nile landing site; Puno-Dyang, Acholiber, Amuru Town Council, Layima, Pailyec in Amuru and neighboring Opuwa and Itirikwa Sub-Counties in Adjumani.
11:22
11:22

Amuru Opts for Irrigation Schemes to Mitigate Flooding at Elegu Town Elegu Township 1 Top story

Lakony also disclosed that the district has signed an MOU with Attiak Sugar to facilitate the construction of another water dam in Pachilo to act as a collection point for Attiak Sugarcane plantation.
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