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.
Through their lawyer, Egaru and Company Advocates, the applicants want the court to issue a permanent injunction restraining the school and Ventorino Otto from using, claiming the land in contention, or receiving any benefits or compensation from the school occupying the land.