Michael Kwarikunda Mbareeba, the Rukiga District Male Youth Councilor who is also a member of the District Works Committee, says they have been receiving Shillings 155 million per quarter to help them run the works department smoothly.
According to the report, 7.4 million Shillings was withdrawn from the Women Empowerment Program and youth livelihood program accounts on different dates in 2019 without authorization. The report also notes that 104 million Shillings was transferred from the general account to the Imprest account and later withdrawn for unknown reasons.
Amuru is listed as one of the COVID-19 hotspots in the country due to its proximity to the Uganda – South Sudan border. Up to 125 positive cases of COVID-19 have been intercepted in Elegu Town Council in Amuru district since March 2020.
Godfrey Kuruhiira, the outgoing Luweero Chief Administrative Officer, says despite the fact that the revenue of the district grew tremendously during his tenure, residents remain in abject poverty because of the mentality of riding on their contribution to the five year NRA War.
The council had initially nominated Awach, Cwero, Ajulu and Paicho as potential hosts of the district headquarters but following the district`s full council meeting held on Tuesday yesterday, Awach was voted to host the district headquarters. This comes after the elevation of Gulu to a city status.
Mama Irene, as popularly referred to in Kitgum district, was an Australian Philanthropist who dedicated her life to helping thousands of needy children at the height of LRA insurgency in Northern Uganda. She was a pillar behind sheltering and educating several children during the two decades Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in the region.