Black Quarter disease is an acute infectious and highly fatal, bacterial disease of cattle. The acute nature of the disease makes successful treatment difficult, but there is an effective vaccine available to provide animals with protective immunity.
Stephen Odong Latek, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner told Uganda Radio Network in an interview over the weekend that the bulk of the impounded cattle were intercepted from government land in Lakang Sub-county despite earlier warnings of voluntary exit issued to the cattle keepers.
The State Minister for Northern Uganda Grace Freedom Kwiyocwiny said the eviction task force has learned that some cattle owners in Gulu, relocate their animals to Lamwo during the day and return at night to dodge eviction.
Robert Achac Okok, the Chairperson of NUTOFA says the agricultural mechanization hubs will be stationed in the regional cities of Lira, Gulu, and Arua while another hub will be established in Moroto Municipality catering for the Karamoja sub-region.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo Chigamoy said on Friday that he received a letter from the President revealing that some cattle keepers were already fleeing forceful eviction from the region leaving behind their cattle.
The District has only managed to collect Shillings 50 million of its proposed local revenue budget, attributing the shortfall to the enforcement of the presidential directive against forest product sales.
Rwot Acana claimed while there have been ongoing debates about the Sub-region having large deposits of oil and gas and other valuable minerals, such information is limited to a few individuals while the locals and leaders never get to know the details.
The State Minister for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny in a November 7 letter to all Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) in Lango, West Nile, and Acholi Subregion seen by this reporter noted that five major routes have been identified for the exit of the noncompliant cattle keepers.
Maj. Turyamumanya notes that during this period, they are encouraging the cattle keepers who are unable to fence off their land and meet all their requirements to voluntarily leave or face forceful expulsion.
Robert Balinda Akankwasa of M/S Intrepid Recovery Associates Ltd announced that they had reached an agreement with NFA to auction the charcoal through public auctioning, with each bag being priced at Shillings 25,000. The auctioneer will receive 3% of the total sales and 900,000 Shillings for media advertising expenses after the final sale.
Kilak South legislator Gilbert Olanya alleges that the President had no goodwill in solving the complaints raised by locals on the existence of the cattle keepers who fraudulently acquired land. He says while in other areas the cattle keepers were expelled by the President without much delay, the evictions in Acholi have dragged on for many years.
The vendors from Gulu Main Market were heading to Lungulu Market in Nwoya District when the driver of a truck they had just boarded lost control and crashed it at Blessed Petrol Station in Bardege-Layibi division.
Nimule-Juba highway remains a strategic international trade corridor that connects Uganda and other East African countries into the Heart of South Sudan’s Capital Juba. Insecurity along the highway has however over the past years left several people dead, others injured, and goods looted as unknown armed men lay ambushes targeting civilian and cargo vehicles.
Justice George Okello said that everyone stands to gain when businesses thrive noting that the government takes deliberate measures for tax incentives, especially the amendments of waiving interests and tax grace periods during the COVID-19 period.
Paul Mwanja, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Social Services in the Ministry of Finance, says that whereas the mother districts require Shillings 1 billion for their relocation, the government is currently financially constrained to fund the exercise.
The facility has a modern storage facility for farmers from the greater Gulu area to collectively market their produce, aflatoxin testing kits, weighing machines, 100 pallets, sampling metallic spheres, trolley, grain blower, maize handheld fellers, moisture tester, tarpaulins, storage bags, motorized sprayer among others.