Charles Kalinaki, the UNRA Project Manager for the road construction however says the majority of the affected persons have already been compensated. He says it’s quite strange that even those who have already been paid have joined the protest in solidarity with a few individuals whose payments are pending.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem told URN that all land transactions between the balalo herdsmen and any parties in the district must be suspended until the committee verifies the type of transactions and land ownerships of all the herdsmen in the area.
In 2018, residents of Onekgwok, Teboke, Rwakicaja and Abongokere in Tarogali parish, Ibuje Sub County offered 556 acres of Community land to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to pave way for the implementation of the project.
Beatrice Atim, another local distiller, says that the ban may force her into prostitution because she does not have any other business to run. Joel Okello a resident of Atego village says that although most people are not managing the waste very well, there are those who have managed the waste so well that you can’t even smell it.
Dr. John Baptist Waniaye, the Commissioner of Emergency Medical Services –EMS in the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that funding shall come from the government, Global Fund, World Bank, KOFIH, ENABEL, Malteser International, CHAI, CDC and Seed Global Health, among others.
In 2019, companies collectively exported about USD 760,000 (2.7 billion) Shillings worth of shea butter to countries such as Rwanda, the Middle East, Kenya, France, Germany and Japan. During the same year, the Uganda Export Promotions Board, the entity in charge of Uganda’s exports set a high target of exporting 200,000 to 500,000 tons of shea butter by 2022, from the current 30,000 to 150,000 tonnes a year.
Nyero says residents spent the better part of Saturday trying to blow whistles and vuvuzelas as they banged tins, jerrycans and drums and set fires as a measure of repulsing the stray elephants away, without success.
The order was given on December 3, in implementation of an earlier order issued by President Yoweri Museveni on November 20, that all the pastoralists should leave Acholi sub-region in two months, unless they have proof of purchase or lease of the land, a fence and water within.
The Gulu District Health Educator William Onyai told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Friday that they have only been able to achieve half of the projected targeted population in the one-week mass vaccination campaign.
On Thursday, the Minister of State for Animals Husbandry banned the movement of livestock in the area. The ban follows complaints of illegal entry of livestock and invasion of the non-native herdsmen commonly known as balalo in the area.
Representatives of the students have since September this year been demanding payment of additional living out allowances for what they describe as an extended period of the second-semester academic calendar.
The Fourth Infantry Division Commander Brig. Bonny Bamwiseki noted that whereas there are genuine people dealing in the metal scrap business, some bad people can take advantage to use the materials for other ill motives.
Rwamirama ordered that no livestock will be allowed into the district until January 25 next year when a comprehensive audit of the balalo herdsmen is completed by a select committee comprising the district security committee, local leaders, and the cultural institution.
This has not gone down well with Oulanyah. While addressing the NRM leaders, Oulanyah blamed the delayed compensation of the Lango war claimants on the office of the Attorney General, which he accused of coming up with unnecessary bureaucracies.
The matter was raised by the Tseretenya Bomah Chief of Ikotos County Peter Odwar in relation to an incident in which two nationals were arrested in Madi Opei Town Council, Lamwo district on suspicion of coordinating inter-border livestock thefts.