The Sub-County LC III Chairperson, Simon Oromakecha identifies the minors as Charles Samuel Okidi, Sam Onyango and John Oloya, all below 12-years of age. He says that three children are receiving treatment at Dr. Ambrosali Hospital Kalongo in Kalongo Town Council.
Teddy Layet, a businesswoman operating a grinding mill in Pager division says the unplanned power outages have left many people jobless since most of their work is dependent on electricity supply. She is concerned that criminals are taking advantage of the darkness that covers the area at night to cause havoc in homes and on the roadside.
The pilot project has seen 25 villages, eight trading centres and selected public institutions that have not been not part of the national electricity grid in Lamwo district with more expected to be connected to the power grid.
Dr. Joyce Anena Oyet, the in-charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital lacks a CT Scan, Intensive Care Unit –ICU facilities, medical supplies like X-ray films and enough staff, which affects trauma care.
Bob Akena, a Village Health Team-VHT supervisor in Palabek Abera Sub-county told Uganda Radio Network that the huge numbers of blackflies in Abam East village have left many farmers unable to farm in the morning and evening hours for fear of the painful bites from the flies.
However, at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Stephen Obbo, the hospital’s director says over 90% of the staff there has been vaccinated. Adding that efforts are underway to ensure that the remaining percentage also receive the jab.
David Oguttu, the programme Manager for the National Onchocerciasis Elimination programme says enrolling the refugees in mass treatment will help Uganda achieve its policy of eliminating Onchocerciasis.
The Ministry of Health had budgeted for the construction of three health facilities within the city. They include Ongica and Anyomorem Health Centre IIIs and Punuluru HCII in the Lira City West division.
The Finance Committee Chairperson, Komakech Geoffrey Okumu, says that they discovered that the UPE capitation grant released in the 4th quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year did not reach eight schools without clear explanation prompting them to order a special audit.
The District LC V Chairperson, Rtd. Col Obwoya Fearless tabled the motion during the council on Wednesday chaired by the speaker, Ottober Wellborn Odia to allocate the land to UIA was seconded by his Finance, Planning and Administration Secretary, Lawino Nancy.
This morning, angry residents and the business community from Goans Quarters blocked the 1.5 kilometers road protesting its appalling condition. They mounted barricades, boulders, wood logs and planted crops demanding that no business takes place along the road until it is repaired.