Alex Otema, the Chairman of Keyo Road Business Community told URN in an interview that they were told about the digital revenue collection system last year during registration for local service tax. He says that no one has sensitized them ever since then on how the system works, something leading to tax evasion.
Security personnel comprising of the Police and UPDF soldiers on foot began their operations to disperse the revelers as early as 9 pm. By 11 pm, major hangouts and social gatherings like 4U Bar and Restaurant, Password, KSP, Acholi Inn, and Bjs, among others were ordered to close as revelers left in disappointment.
The materials which include textbooks and the home-based learning materials meant to be distributed to learners from primary one to primary four respectively were uncovered during an ongoing cleanup exercise which started on Wednesday, in preparation for the much anticipated reopening of schools.
According to the Division’s revenue performance report for the first quarter of the 2021/ 2022 financial year, only 384.7 million shillings local revenue was collected between July and September this year out of the estimated 2.62 billion shillings.
Gulu Resident City Commissioner, Denise Odongpiny told URN later that he even surrendered his official vehicle to security to enforce the curfew restrictions in vain, something he says is very unfortunate.
James Elima, the Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says COVID -19 vaccination uptake in Acholi Sub –Region still remains at only 45 percent despite the test positivity rate which is 7.6 percent, slightly higher than the national average.
Anatolie Muleterwa, the Head of Community Policing said that it is time for the LCs to revive the registers to enable them to know the residents in their areas as well as profile them in a bid to weed out the wrong elements.
According to Abongo, the operation specifically targeting maize mills follows the expiry of the six months’ ultimatum issued by the standards body in January this year to certify their products as well as meet all the requirements.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson reveals that police patrol had on several occasions responded to Kaunda Ground following alert from the CCTV Camera control room to arrest Auma as she was performing her usual sorcerous act, but they would instead find a dog on the exact spot.
Denise Odongpiny, the Gulu Resident City Commissioner who also doubles as the Gulu City Security Committee Chairperson, says that the resolution to ban public transporters from the streets is part of the committee’s move to reorganize the city and contain crime.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were arrested in connection with criminal acts ranging from the theft of phones and handbags, motorcycle theft, robbery, rape, and smoking opium.
Christo Omara Balmoi, the Gulu City Engineer told URN in an interview that the City Council had earmarked 50 million to repair some of those broken solar street lights under the Uganda Road Fund in this financial year but that the delay in the release of the second quarter funding has frustrated their move since they had planned to start work mid last month.
Dr. Joyce Anena Oyet, the in-charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital lacks a CT Scan, Intensive Care Unit –ICU facilities, medical supplies like X-ray films and enough staff, which affects trauma care.