The Finance Ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region to obtain Tax Identification Numbers as a mandatory requirement for processing their payment. The number is a ten-digit code issued by the Uganda Revenue Authority to prospective Taxpayers to enable them to meet their tax obligations.
The chairpersons include Kenneth Okot of Atiak Town Council, Samuel AKera of Atiak Sub County, and Peter Lukwiya of Opara Sub County. They were arrested by the police on Friday on allegations of arson and malicious damage, following an operation they conducted against illegal charcoal dealers in the area.
Musa Ecwero, the State Minister of Works and Transport explained that the Government and World Bank have partnered to co-finance the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Lira-Kamdini road section under the North Eastern Road Asset Management Project – NERAMP.
They are accused of torching seven makeshift huts, burning 240 bags of stacked charcoal and hundreds of heaps of piled charcoal logs, killing poultry, damaging two solar panels and clothes belonging to Michael Okema Opilo the former Chairperson for Elegu Town council.
The Adjumani Resident District Commissioner Peter Taban Data says that security personnel comprising of the army and police repulsed the armed men. He acknowledges that the suspects are from the Madi community seeking revenge over Wednesday’s attacks against their colleagues.
The Ministry of Health last year listed teachers among high priority categories of people to be vaccinated and this was also set as a condition for the reopening of schools, which remained closed for more than 22 months as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic.
The operation which was conducted at Ogom Raa and Tee-Got parishes in Okidi Village was led by the Environmental Police Protection Unit. Hundreds of temporary structures, piles of logs for burning, and kilns of already burning charcoal were destroyed.
Kitgum District had a target of 48,309 children under five to be vaccinated against polio type two during the first phase of the nationwide mass vaccination campaign which was scheduled to last three days from January 14 to January 16.
In most areas, the farmers have started clearing their plots of land through, ploughing with oxen, and rudimentary farm tools while others also sorting their seeds ready for planting in the coming months.
Nwoya is among the four districts in Acholi and Lango Sub-regions that was supposed to start evicting pastoralists who were illegally occupying government land following an order issued by Gen. David Muhoozi, the state Minister for Internal Affairs last week.
Many districts in the region have experienced mild rainfall, punctuated by cold weather and a cloudy sky since Sunday. This has partially brought to an end the long weeks of scorching heatwaves as the region experiences a dry spell.
It’s reported that the District Service Commission advertised for 24 jobs slots for Parish Chiefs who are expected to oversee the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM). However, the list of successful applicants had 74 recruits, 50 personnel more than what was required.
Gulu District was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Sub-counties of Palaro, Awach, and Paicho.