The four-day-long capacity building training that commenced on Friday is facilitated by the Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS), to specially acquaint the local leaders with budgeting processes, revenue mobilization and enhancement amidst other issues.
According to Onek, the party is currently faced with the emergency of cliques, division, infighting and rivalry among party members that undermine the principle of cohesion that the party has always been known for.
Stretching several kilometres through the North East and Western part of Agoro, Langiya hills provides a natural shield that separates the area from volatile South Sudan. From the hills, flows Agoro River that has over the years bred life to agriculture, one of the predominant economic activities undertaken by the residents besides cattle keeping.
The Lokung Sub County LC III Chairperson, Ocan Joackim Opoka, says the locusts have ravaged several acres of crops in the areas of Adodi wilderness which covers parts of Palabek Kal and Lokung Sub Counties and borders South Sudan.
However, Agoro Sub County Chairperson Denis Onyon told URN in an interview that many farmers have now resumed farming due to relative peace along with the border areas. Onyon says that the last incidence of animal theft was registered in March when armed rustlers looted 60 goats from Loremebenge in Agoro Sub County. No looting has taken place ever since.
This follows a confirmed case of Ebola virus in Ariwara health zone, an area that shares a common border with Arua district and situated 70 kilometres from the border with South Sudan’s Yei River state. The area has a high volume of trade and population movement between districts in West Nile and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a vulnerable country with healthcare system incapacitated by decades of armed conflict.
Francis Okumu, the Lamwo HIV Focal Person says data collected from 23 health care facilities last year shows that among others 67 percent of the more than 134,000 people living in Lamwo now turn up at health centers to test as couples in Lamwo district against the national average of 50 percent.
Dr. Charles Oyoo Akiya, the Lamwo district Health Officer DHO says the health workers on duty were fast getting exhausted and overwhelmed by the number of patients seeking treatment in the 23 health care facilities in the district.
Songs of gratitude replaced the long-term tears and grief upon the return of Irene Lakica who arrived home in Guru Guru Village in Palabek Sub County, Kitgum district on Sunday with three minors, one of whom was born to LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen.
A Catholic Church leader in Lamwo district has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree branch at the compound of another catechist. 40 year old Catechist Kenneth Olanya attached to Sacred Heart parish Madi Opei in Lamwo district used a binding wire to hang himself from an Acacia tree.
A new report released by Human Rights Focus, a Gulu based rights organization has pinned some Acholi chiefs for extortion. The report details findings of a two months long survey conducted in July and August in the districts of Lamwo and Kitgum to investigate challenges exacerbating land wrangles in post conflict northern Uganda.
Butchers have hiked meat prices in Lamwo district following quarantine imposed over outbreaks of two cattle diseases in the district. Foot and mouth disease (FMD) and Contagious Bovine Plural Pneumonia (CBPP) broke out in the northern Uganda district in July, killing more than 50 heads of cattle and affecting over 100 others.