Josephine Ajok, a resident of Bargweng village Adowa Parish in Ogur Sub-county, says that the construction of Barlonyo HCIII will relieve her the burden of walking long distances to Ogur HCIV or raising money for paying Boda- boda riders who currently charge exorbitant fees due to the high fuel prices.
The magistrate Samsom Abiti Loum said that the convicts were not only elders but also blood relatives who could have taken care of their infant victim and ensured that he was protected from all forms of danger.
Lawrence Egole issued the order after Ajuga released Steven Ayine Mugisha, who was arrested on Friday from St. Katherine Girls Secondary School in the middle of the night when he had gone to pick up a senior III student.
Robert James Ajal, the Deputy Prime Minister at Lango Cultural Foundation notes that there is a number of crimes not only murder in the Lango sub-region. He says the cultural institution is using its structures to sensitize the community about criminal activities.
In his ruling, the Lira Grade One Magistrate, Jonathan Mamimbi sentenced Awal to 24 months in prison, saying that he committed a serious offense. “The offense committed is not an ordinary but a serious offense, which attracts a maximum sentence of 10 years but considering that the convict has not wasted court's time, he is therefore sentenced to 24 months," he ruled.
Dr. Patrick Buchan Ocen, the Lira District Health Officer (DHO) attributes this high prevalence to changes in weather patterns, which have provided a favorable breeding place for mosquitoes. He adds that the mosquito vectors have also become resistant to chemicals being used for IRS.
Hon. Justice Gaswaga noted the remorsefulness of the convicts and their promise to become better people. However, he sentenced the man and the woman to 14 and 8 years respectively, as theirs are serious offenses that were committed on children.
Peter Opio Amalo, the State prosecutor asked court to punish the convict for selling her boss to assailants who murdered her in her own house, adding that the deceased’s family business of over 100m has since collapsed after her death.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Gaswaga told court that the convict has a chance to live a responsible life ahead. However, the offense committed is a serious one and ignorance of the law at the time of the offense is immaterial.
In her ruling, Ariakot explained that although the offences of intimidation and threatening violence attract a maximum sentence of four years, Obua acknowledged his mistake and did not waste the courts time hence the four-month sentence.