Markson Odongkara Labongo, the Superintendent of Agoro Self-Help Irrigation Scheme Cooperative Society Limited (ASHISCO) says that fences protecting the headwork and the main dam have all been brought down by community members.
This comes nearly two weeks after the company was stopped from transporting more than 300 casual worker from Kamuli district to Ngomoromo Village in Lokung Sub county due to corona virus disease pandemic.
Lamwo District Health Educator, Obote Odwar told URN in an interview on Tuesday that the planned measles campaign seeks to contain further outbreak across the district as they continue with routine immunization.
The first five confirmed cases of measles were registered in the four villages of Agoro sub-county on January 10, 2020, from a sample of 18 children who had suspected symptoms of the disease. Lamwo District Health Educator Obote Odwar says that 21 patients who had similar symptoms were confirmed to be positive a week later.
Stretching several kilometres through the North East and Western part of Agoro, Langiya hills provides a natural shield that separates the area from volatile South Sudan. From the hills, flows Agoro River that has over the years bred life to agriculture, one of the predominant economic activities undertaken by the residents besides cattle keeping.
However, Agoro Sub County Chairperson Denis Onyon told URN in an interview that many farmers have now resumed farming due to relative peace along with the border areas. Onyon says that the last incidence of animal theft was registered in March when armed rustlers looted 60 goats from Loremebenge in Agoro Sub County. No looting has taken place ever since.