Morris Ogwal, a farmer from Ogwete sub county in Otuke district is disappointed that after spending a lot of money on pesticides to manage his tomatoes, the prices has dropped and there are very few buyers.
Anjilo Opio, the area LC I chairperson says the workers approached him on Saturday, saying that they would leave the site due to nonpayment and of construction materials on the site. He says that the workers handed the keys for the store, which has a few bags of cement, iron bars, gumboots and some overalls.
Susan Abeja, the Otuke District Woman MP believes that the girls should be given a chance to continue studying even after giving birth. She says as leaders, they will make sure that the girls receive the necessary support they require at school.
Alfred Malinga, the Chief Administrative Officer explained that the District does not have enough resources to support these schools. He is worried that they may not be able to accommodate learners when schools open after the lock down.
Trouble for Ogwanga started after the 15-year-old Primary three granddaughter, who is three months pregnant told her clan and local council leaders that her grandfather has been sexually molesting her from January whenever her grandmother would go to the market.
In 2019, the Health Ministry upgraded the facility from Health Center II to HCIII status. The district then contracted Otada contraction company Ltd to construct a maternity ward, placenta pit and latrine stances at the facility at Shillings 500 million.
The District officials have since handed over the site to BMK Construction Company Ltd, to construct a maternity and neonatal ward, placenta pit, a stand-alone laboratory unit and a single toilet stance for the male and female clients and another for females only.
The former minister shocked the people of Lango when he picked nomination forms for the newly created Otuke East Constituency member of parliament under independent ticket after declaring that he will not be seeking to hold any elective position.
He will be facing Hon. Fr. Jacinto Ogwal, contesting under the UPC Ticket and Hon. Julius Acon Bua, the incumbent under National Resistance Movement- NRM Party.
The trio were arrested on Tuesday evening on orders of the Otuke Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Robert Abak following complaints by residents that they beat them up even from their homes while enforcing the COVID-19 curfew.
Lango cultural land Act of 2009, 2(b) gives access of land to any child whose mother is not married to another clan and is staying at her parental home as long as the children have not been claimed by their father.
Lucy Apio, another agent suspects their money was swindled by NRM party leaders in Oyam district. She asks the party officials to clear the air on why they havent been paid when other agents were cleared.
Hillary Mukiza, the Otuke District Police Commander, says they picked Merii from a marriage ceremony organized at the home of the girls parent in Te-tugu village. Mukiza says Merii had just paid Shillings 470,000 to the family of the girl before a child rights activist alerted police.
Obote told URN on his sick bed at Orum Health Center IV that the suspects pounced on them at about 10pm on their way home with the priest.He says the suspects had two AK47 rifles, spears, wooden logs, arrows and bows.