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.
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.
Gerald Joshua Oduka, the Spokesperson of Northern Entertainers Association says they were shocked to hear the singer perform in town amidst the strict lockdown and that his act made them question the authority of the security forces and the local leaders who were supposed to enforce the guidelines.
Michael Ochwoo, the Manager of TASO Gulu Care Centre, says that many of the people living with HIV lack food to keep them on treatment. He says that while the Centre managed to enrol back 200 people who abandoned ARVs, 35 of them died due to adherence issues.
Suicide by ingesting poison took the first spot with 51 cases followed by hanging with 26, drowning 2 and shooting came last with 1 case. Agago district registered the highest number with 20 cases followed by Omoro with 14, Gulu 13 and Pader 12 cases. Amuru, Kitgum, Lamwo and Nwoya districts registered 8, 7, 4 and 2 suicide cases respectively.
Through their umbrella body Gulu City Business Association, the local business owners say they have greatly contributed towards the growth of Gulu that ultimately earned it a City status, therefore they should be rewarded with some tax incentives.