But when given an opportunity to explain what informed his piece, Serunkuma bashed NGOs further, arguing that they don’t understand their origin. Serunkuma, is a theorist. And his theory is that NGOs were born from structural adjustment programs broached by International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.
Persons with Disability have asked the government to increase the special grant allocated to disability groups from Shillings 5 million to at least Shillings 30 million to enable them implement successful income generating activities.
The more than 100 miners under their umbrella Harugongo Youth Development and Miners Association are demanding more than 30 Million Shillings for the past four weeks. The association was sub-contracted by GEMs international Limited to supply Pozzolana to Hima Cement.
Residents say Okello is part of the group opposed to the proposed acquisition of land by Cuanza Limited. Ajok village is part of the over 12.8 square miles of land, which Cuanza Limited wants to acquire for the proposed construction of the multi-billion Nile City in Atoro Parish.
Human-wildlife conflict in the district has lasted for over two decades as elephants invade community settlements, and destroy both staple and cash crops. The affected areas include Sub-Counties of Lungulu, Lii, Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, Anaka, Alero and Kochgoma.
The by-election will be conducted for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor position which fell vacant following the death of Augustine Jaggwe of National Unity Platform-NUP who died in a car accident. The other position is for the Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD which is vacant following the death of Regina Nambooze.
A police officer from Kira-Road Police Division who participated in the operation, says that the suspects were partying and drinking while playing loud music in violation of the government restrictions on social gathering as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.