Noah Katende, a businessman at Elegu Town Council says that the fire is suspected to have started from one of the shops centrally located inside the market. According to Katende, the fire spread very fast, overpowering the traders and the community around the market.
Two weeks ago, Martin Oyet, a renowned businessman in Amuru Town Council began planting mark stones in Wei Apeto C village in Kololo Parish, claiming ownership of more than 2,000 acres of land. But more than 20 locals in the area protested his move alleging that part of the land he has been planting mark stones on doesn't belong to him
Known to be an area in Pabbo Sub-county in Amuru District, UWA rangers under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism in February 2012 launched an eviction of close to 6,000 locals claiming the area is a gazetted East Madi Wildlife Game Reserve.
According to the education department. Amuru district has been performing poorly in Primary Leaving, Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examinations in recent years. In 2020, the district got a laughable 63 candidates in division one in PLE out of the over 2000 candidates who sat the examinations.
Anthony Oringa, the LCIII Chairperson, Lakang Sub County says each of the three claimants have appointed their team who move into the community collecting security intelligence but in the process, end up causing chaos.
In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
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.
Michael Lakony the district LCV chairperson says he appointed Akera to that position as reward for the hard work he has been doing to help the district develop. Akera`s appointment was confirmed on Wednesday this week during a full council meeting at the district headquarters.
Bosco Ocira, the LC I Chairperson Otici Village who also doubles as the Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says the facility is currently operating partially due to the absence of many health workers.
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.
Thompson Obong, the Chief Administrative officer Amuru district says they recently received a budget execution circular from the Ministry of Finance halting the operationalization of the newly created lower local governments due to the lack of finances, yet the EC has gone ahead to gazette new electoral positions for there for the 2021 elections.
The most affected area is Atoro where more than 300 residents are forced to travel for at least 92-kilo meters to Otwee health centre III or sail across River Nile and travel at least 15km to access Wadilai health center III in Nebbi district.