Mahfouz Baguma, the Arua city malaria focal point person explains that under the initiative, they intend to establish mini laboratory in some selected schools within the city to educate the learners on science of female anopheles mosquitos that causes malaria. He further notes that, the learners are expected to apply the skills they would have acquired from school to implement malaria prevention in their homes or neighborhood.
Through Buga and Company Advocates, the family of Hajji Muhamad Rizigala accuses the Arua City council of illegally opening a road through their land in Oli A cell, Tanganyika ward without prior compensation.
Among the key features of the draft physical development plan, a total of 76Km new roads have been proposed to supplement the existing 206Km access roads. Furthermore, the draft physical development plan also proposed inner and outer ring roads of 25.7km and 10.6km respectively.
According to statistics from the child and family protection unit at Arua central police station, at least 544 case of violence against women and girls was recorded last year, which is higher than 377 cases of violence recorded in 2021. Of the 544 cases recorded by the police last year, 112 are defilement cases, 418 case of domestic violence and 14 case of rape.
Godfrey Apangu, the Arua City Principal Health Inspector explains that along Arua Avenue road, over 15 litter bins that were installed have been vandalized by unknown assailants and sold as scraps. He further notes that the continued vandalism of the litter bins for scraps has complicated their efforts towards sustainable waste management in the city.
Leah Nabukeera Victoria, a director at Lush Environment Conservation Organisation says that they decided to intervene after they learnt about the acute shortage of garbage skips in the city which has been frustrating efforts to manage waste.
Rahema Minallah, who works with FIDA-Uganda Arua Office says in the last three months their office received and handled 20 cases of neglect, sexual harassment and violence against women or girls living with disabilities.
Paul Batanda, the Arua City clerk says that he received instructions from the Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Local Government, Ben Kumumanya to relieve Wanje of his duties. He has since appointed Zubeda Shida Olekua to serve as acting town clerk.
The vendors in the market suspect that the despicable practice is being perpetrated by intruders, especially at night. They say that the suspected intruders normally sneak into the market in the evening and hide inside some of the unoccupied stalls on the first floor and thus get locked inside the market.
The death started occurring on Friday until Sunday morning while several other victims are hospitalized. According to police, seven of the deaths occurred in Mvara and Oluko suburbs in Arua city and seven others in Madi Okollo district.
The operation comes follows a visible rise in the children involved in selling edibles within the city centre. Children as young as five years have been seen wandering across the streets of Arua with baskets containing foodstuffs, eggs, vegetables and fruits, polyethene bags, and facemasks.
Bosco Abani, the manager of Moise fuel station located along Ediofe cathedral road says their daily sales have drastically fallen due to the presence of relatively cheap fuel being sold on the streets.
Adiga who was armed with an Axe and Machete reportedly sneaked into the detach and attacked a UPDF soldier who was resting inside his grass thatched house and attempted to grab his gun. In the ensuing fight with the suspect, the soldier whose identity has not been disclosed got injured.
According to the leaders, the presence of Urban refugees has increased competition between the refugees and the local residents on the limited available resources, which if not addressed could trigger conflict.