Minister Kasolo emphasized that the grace period previously granted to the initial beneficiaries of Emyooga funds for loan repayment has expired. During his visit, he observed that only two districts, Ngora and Serere, had achieved recoveries of over 65 percent of the Emyooga funds, while the rest were below 50 percent.
Dr. Athanasius Ariengu, the in- charge of emergency unit at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital says that some of the injured students have undergone operation and others subjected to different scans to establish internal injuries.
The students who are in senior- six were going to Jinja for a study tour when the bus registration number UG 1915E, which they were traveling in belonging to Busitema University- Arapai Campus, rammed into a stationary trailer, UBL 709T/UQ781C from behind.
Esther Abuko, a mother and guardian of the two minors, says that she received information from her other children indicating that the speaker and his colleague had carried her children on a motorcycle to an unknown place at night.
Moses Olang, the District Police Commander of Soroti says the Police are hunting for the said witch doctor on charges of murder. He says that the suspect was paid two million shillings by Emoru to try to rescue the lives of the deceased but in vain.
“We pray for another date of mention so that we conclusively investigate this matter. Your honor, it’s also our request that the accused and his relatives desist from holding press interviews on this matter until we conclude with the inquiries," Kiduma said.
According to Mwanga, they delayed to identify the mob victims since they burnt beyond recognition. “The only person we identified fast was Ayoo Robert because his identity card didn’t burn wholesomely. It’s actually from Ayoo that we were able to trace and identify the other victims”, Mwanga said.
Simon Peter Edoru Ekuu, the Soroti District LC V Chairperson told the MPs that the local leaders have been sidelined in the exercise. He said that the district officials also depend on the information from the beneficiaries who have been given varying statuses on compensation.
Emmanuel Ekodeu, the Malaria Focal Point Person in the Soroti district, says that the malaria situation in Soroti is worrying. He notes that the current situation shows that there is an outbreak of malaria in the district, something he notes needs urgent attention.
The money will be used to construct classrooms, teachers’ houses, and the procurement of furniture. The money is also planned for the recruitment of teachers in 69 government-aided schools in the district.
The list was revealed by the Soroti District Communications Officer, Abraham Ekwaru during an exclusive interview with our reporter on Friday ahead of the launch of the compensation exercise today - Saturday. President Yoweri Museveni is expected in Soroti today to launch the compensation of war claimants in the Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions.
One of the residents in Olobai Village who preferred anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, says that the food was reportedly poisoned in the kitchen when Ajibo had gone to fetch water from the borehole.