Abraham Ekwaru, the Soroti District Communications Officer, explained that the new list includes claimants who have completed all the necessary procedures outlined by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to receive compensation.
Soroti Resident Judge Justice Dr Henry Adonyo also gave an ultimatum of two years for the City authorities to gazette areas for Public Service Vehicles like buses, taxis and bodabodas to load and offload passengers and goods in an orderly manner.
In the proposed budget estimates for the next financial year, central government is expected to transfer 23.23 Billion Shillings, constituting 79.0 per cent; discretionary transfers 3.5 Billion Shillings, representing 12.0 per cent and other government transfers 1.2 Billion Shillings, representing 4.1 per cent.
URN has learned that some individuals and companies are collecting local revenue from different sources, including Soroti Central Market, without signing any contract agreements with Soroti City Council management.
"I have received and perused your response as contained in your letter of ref: CR/SC/157/1 dated 24 January 2023. I have, however, noted that the responses put forward are unsatisfactory. In that regard, I am therefore left with no alternative but to interdict you from duty to pave way for investigations," reads the interdiction letter.
Paul Lokol, the Nabilatuk LC V Chairperson, says that the current situation cannot allow them to concentrate on sensitizing people about PDM when almost every household is starving. Lokol says that the current food crisis in Karamoja is not because of crop failure but due to the insecurity that rocked the region recently.
The most affected district is Katakwi where four local leaders have resigned. Those who have quit politics are Francis Okwameri, the Ngariam Sub County Councilor, and Emmy Ojirot, the LC 3 Chairperson of Palam.
In the new rates expected to commence in July, each household in the city is expected to pay from 5,000 to 10,000 Shillings to the private garbage collectors every month. Those living in senior quarters will be paying between 20,000 to 30,000 Shillings to the firm that will be contracted to manage waste next month.
The money will be used to construct classrooms, teachers’ houses, and the procurement of furniture. The money is also planned for the recruitment of teachers in 69 government-aided schools in the district.
According to Owiny, Gweri County was omitted from representation on the land board, something he notes was an irregularity that needed the attention of the council before the names are forwarded to the Ministry of Land and Urban Development for approval.
In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
Christopher Saazi, the Executive Director of Nile Fishing Company that partners with Yamaha Motor Company says that the new bikes are cost-effective to manage as one uses only a litre of fuel to run for 85 kilometers while a litre of engine oil covers 4,000 kilometers.
Rose Tino, the Tubur Sub County, and Town Council female councilor threatened to block a supplementary budget due to the delayed payment of allowances to health workers, Village Health Teams, and Village Chairpersons.