The Diploma students under government sponsorship were to pay Shillings 1.47 million from Shillings 1.27 million while private sponsored students to pay Shillings 2.5million from Shillings 2.077million.
Alfred Okwonga, the Mayor Gulu City reveals that the low revenue collection is due to leakages in the collection process. Okwonya noted that at Layibi Market in Bardege- Layibi Division where there are over 100 vendors, the contractor only remits Shillings 300,000 monthly to the City Council implying that he collects only Shillings 10,000 a day from only about 10 vendors.
Acholi District Khadi, Sheikh Musa Khalil pointed out that Uganda is not safe anymore with health centers filled up with COVID-19 patients, insufficient finance to fight the disease and lack of enough oxygen for those in critical condition. He expressed concern about the surging number of cases being registered in schools and the community.
Joel Christopher Luwum, a resident of Patuda Parish, says that the suspects and others still at large waylaid the deceased on Friday evening on his way from Forgod Trading Center and assaulted him leaving him with multiple injuries.
For about six decades, locals in the area temporarily patched the bridge with wood logs and pieces of timber to facilitate trucks transporting goods and traders to markets in Lango and Acholi sub-regions for instance livestock markets in Amach and Amugo in Lira, Amwaa in Oyam and Elegu in Amuru.
The highway has deteriorated from around areas of For-God in Gulu City West Division through to Keyo-Awer; Parabongo, Pabbo and Atiak Townships. More than 20 people have perished along the road in the last two years are direct result of traffic accidents.
Charles Canowira, the Pawel Central Village Chairperson in Gulu City East Division revealed that they play unimaginable role in the delivery of services to the community such as security, settlement of disputes and monitoring of government projects among others yet they cannot afford basic necessities.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were picked up from hangouts within Gulu City such as Buganda Pub, Password, Indoors and Northern Pearl.
Bishop Gakumba bid farewell to thousands of his flock from Christ Church Parish Compound in Gulu City. He became the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda after taking over from Retired Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng.
Onencan surrendered the NUP stamp and register containing names of 1,018 NUP party members in the district. He defected alongside Richard Onencan, the Kitgum NUP party Chief Mobilizer, Lawrence Kidega, the NUP Coordinator for Central Ward Division in Kitgum and Denis Mwaka, who is contesting for the Chua West Division LC IV Councilor’s seat under the NUP ticket.
The latest defections include Tonny Olanya Olenge, the NUP`s Acholi Sub Regional Coordinator and head of the mobilization, Kennedy Otim the NUP Coordinator for Gulu City, Robinson Rachkara the NUP`s party Administrator for the Northern Region and contestant for Laroo-Pece Division.
These cases within only eight months surpass the cases of domestic violence recorded in the region in 2019 according to the Police Annual Crime Reports of 2019. According to the annual crime report, Acholi Sub –Region recorded 1,131 cases of domestic violence.