The second phase, budgeted at a total cost of 37.6 billion shillings, will cater for works along Obangakene road measuring 0.18km, Noteber 0.251km, Aber 0.204, Olwol 0.534, Uhuru Rd. 0.3km and Boundary road 2.177km.
Richard Ojok, the LCI Chairperson of Lukai village, Bar Jere Parish in Lungulu Sub County says the conditions of the roads worsened immediately after the rains started raining heavily. He says the district authorities had not rehabilitated the roads.
Fifth Infantry Division Commander Brig William Bainomugisha says the frequent incursion of bandits from South Sudan into Uganda is a result of a large number of illegal guns in the hands of locals following the long civil unrest.
Ben Okot, the Purongo Sub –County Chairman says the establishment of a Police Post will greatly help fight crimes and poaching that are so rampant in the area and that the 10kms distance from Purongo Police Post to Tangi Village makes timely police response in case emergencies difficult
North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson James Ekaju says three suspects have been arrested to investigate the incidents. He identified the suspects are Kenneth Opio, Walter Ojok and one only identified as Okello, all residents of Lira City.
According to Okema, the trucks were cleared for safe travel to, a day after they called off their strike to protest attacks by gunmen in South Sudan. The latest attack took place along the Yei-Juba route where 8 Ugandan truck drivers were killed.
Haruna Busobozi, the Northern Region National Forestry Authority Sector Manager, says that the charcoal was impounded in the ongoing joint crackdown by NFA, Environmental Police Protection Unit and the local leaders of the respective districts in Acholi Sub –Region.