The commitment was made by the Moroto District Speaker, Ceaser Akol, and Moroto District Chairperson, David Koriang following an official request by the NCS Gen. Secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel in December.
Police says it is taking a keen interest in churches, bars and the curfew hours as they plan to secure the festive season and ensure the safety of the public, warning that all those who defy will be arrested and charged in accordance with the Covid-19 directives.
Peter Kodet, the Village Chairperson and biological father to the woman living in Kambizi, a slum in Moroto town, says that his daughter torched the houses including their joint store on Monday where they had stored close to 27 bags of sorghum and maize for the households.
Although Moroto currently has no fully instituted Commission, Council today suspended the controversial hire of Kotido District Service Commission with immediate effect on grounds that there were vested interests from the district top leadership, who allegedly want the hired commission to perform business according to their interests.
The Spokesperson in the Ministry of Health Emmanuel Ainebyoona says the national immunization campaign is scheduled for January, 2022. He says the drive will be conducted from house-to-house to ensure that all the targeted population is covered.
The closure of schools which has lasted close to two years has sent many would-be learners into employment, scores of them working in paid and unpaid forms of work in the mines in Moroto, Kaabong and Nakapiripirit districts. Area leaders fear that many of these children might never return to school, even after the reopening in January.
The plan by the community to build community schools near mining sites is based on the fact that the nearest school from Nakabaat mining site that has hundreds of school-going age children is 12 kilometers.
Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Region Police spokesperson, says that Enatu was shot while returning from a shot call during an ambush against cattle rustlers at Kokomongole village in Akuyam parish, Kakomongole Sub County around 2:00 am.
Most hotel managers in Moroto have revealed that they largely depend on unskilled workers who get hands-on job training. The few skilled labor force is hired from outside the region mainly to take up key positions.
URN reported last month that vendors had rejected the stalls in the newly constructed market because they were too small to accommodate the vendors and their merchandise. The stalls did not also have a storage facility.
The recent operations in Kotido, Kaabong and other parts of Karamoja forced many men out of their homes in fear of being arrested as suspected cattle rustlers and tried in the military court, leaving just vulnerable persons in the homes in what police say could lead to more suffering of innocent people.
John Robert Jaka, the Rupa Sub County Area Land Committee chairperson and former LC 3 Chairperson told URN that they have informed the UPDF leadership about the unlawful extension of the boundary but nothing has been done to solve the impasse.
Local leaders in Kotido say that the residents have evacuated their homes and moved to sother sub counties to live with relatives, friends or in-laws for fear of being subjected to forceful disarmament that is currently on going in the sub region. Others have taken refuge in Kotido town, leaving only the elderly, the disabled and local council officials in the villages.