Kitgum District in particular received a wage bill of 1 Billion Shillings for the recruitment of staffs at both the District Local Government and the Municipal Council. Lamwo district was on the other hand allocated additional funding of about 800 million shillings for recruitment of staffs to fill in 52 positions.
The Aputubere A village LCI Chairperson Aldo, says they have struggled with water shortage for close to two years now after the only borehole had its pipes and rods worn out in around May 2019 and local residents have been unable to repair it.
The suspect identified as Raymond Akena reportedly killed the baby during a fight with his ex-wife Vicky Akanyo from her home, in Kaolo Cell, Namokora Sub-county, where she had married another man. Akena is said to have hit the boy’s head on the ground on Sunday morning.
The Guda village LCI Chairperson Patrick Okoda says allocating the land measuring approximately 3 hectares to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) without demanding any compensation is entirely for heightening security in the area.
Lack of boreholes at the school has compelled parents to load their children with water containers to carry to school for daily use. Girls in boarding schools are exposed to dangers as they trek several miles daily to fetch water for school use.
Okot’s musical journey started when he was aged 12, inspired by the experience of a street kid who had been abandoned by his family. He was born blind in a family of seven children in Pangira Parish, Lokung Sub-county then Kitgum and present-day Lamwo District.
State Prosecutor Gertrude Nyipir told the court that on 6 February 2021, Ouma and others still at large broke into a house in Apollo grounds in Kitgum Municipality belonging to Stephen Patrick Lokoya at about 8 pm.
Delivering his sermon to Christians at St. Paul Church of Uganda in Wii-gweng village, Bishop Ogwal said he felt hesitant to accept the change of plan. He disclosed to Christians that he felt that the prayers should have taken place at Namirembe Cathedral, the provincial cathedral of the Church of Uganda after being moved from the martyrs’ home village in Wii-gweng.
The memorial prayer was organized by the local organizing committee in Kitgum District and was presided over by the former Northern Uganda Diocese Bishops, Rt. Rev Nelson Onono-onweng and Benoni Ogwal Abwang. It attracted young and old Christians from within and outside Kitgum district.
Langa, a resident of Lamit Kapim Cell in Pager Division, Kitgum District and believed to be the oldest person alive in Acholi sub-region was born into a Pagan family around 1907. She turned to Christianity in 1948 and now recounts how hesitant she was to follow Christianity until a young Janan Luwum wowed her with the Gospel.
His 69-year-old paternal uncle Johnson Odonga says that since then they never set eyes on Ongwen who was a humble child before being turned into a brutal killing “machine”. Odonga is bothered by the conviction and says that Ongwen deserves a pardon because he grew up in captivity where his abductors taught him only how to fight and kill.