Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo Chigamoy said on Friday that he received a letter from the President revealing that some cattle keepers were already fleeing forceful eviction from the region leaving behind their cattle.
Speaking at the project launch in Gulu City, Edward Khaukha, the World Vision Uganda Regional Programme Manager for Northern/Karamoja Region says the FMNR project seeks to promote the conservation of natural tree cover by farmers.
Gulu District according to a report from the District Veterinary Department has a total of 54, 363 herds of cattle but 48.63 percent of them belong to the migrant cattle keepers, the Balaalo group of people.
Acholi Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II acknowledges that the region is experiencing severe impacts of climate change which has affected agriculture and notes that through the adoption of green technology, such adverse effects can be reversed.
An army officer who commanded the arrest and only identified himself as Innocent from Lugore barracks notes that the suspects assumed roles they weren’t assigned in the implementation of evicting the cattle keepers.
The District has only managed to collect Shillings 50 million of its proposed local revenue budget, attributing the shortfall to the enforcement of the presidential directive against forest product sales.
Rwot Acana claimed while there have been ongoing debates about the Sub-region having large deposits of oil and gas and other valuable minerals, such information is limited to a few individuals while the locals and leaders never get to know the details.
Alex Bwangamoi Okello, the DEI Permanent Secretary, highlighted various measures in place to combat corruption, stressing the need for collective support. These measures encompass electronic transaction systems, policy amendments tailored to address local challenges and other preventative mechanisms.
Fr. Dr. Jino Mwaka, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sacred Heart Gulu, stressed the urgency of revitalizing and transforming the education sector in Northern Uganda. Despite the high student population, academic performance in national examinations has persistently lagged behind.
The State Minister for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny in a November 7 letter to all Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) in Lango, West Nile, and Acholi Subregion seen by this reporter noted that five major routes have been identified for the exit of the noncompliant cattle keepers.
Maj. Turyamumanya notes that during this period, they are encouraging the cattle keepers who are unable to fence off their land and meet all their requirements to voluntarily leave or face forceful expulsion.
Two of the three theaters fully equipped by the government underwent a test run by medical experts from the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) last week. The center officially opened its theater doors on Monday with an ongoing one-week free Head and Neck Surgical camp for cancer patients.
Robert Balinda Akankwasa of M/S Intrepid Recovery Associates Ltd announced that they had reached an agreement with NFA to auction the charcoal through public auctioning, with each bag being priced at Shillings 25,000. The auctioneer will receive 3% of the total sales and 900,000 Shillings for media advertising expenses after the final sale.
Gilbert Okwir, the Deputy Resident City Commissioner in charge of Bardege-Layibi City Division notes that no work will be allowed at the site until the purported landowner comes up with an approved building plan from the city of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
Kilak South legislator Gilbert Olanya alleges that the President had no goodwill in solving the complaints raised by locals on the existence of the cattle keepers who fraudulently acquired land. He says while in other areas the cattle keepers were expelled by the President without much delay, the evictions in Acholi have dragged on for many years.
The vendors from Gulu Main Market were heading to Lungulu Market in Nwoya District when the driver of a truck they had just boarded lost control and crashed it at Blessed Petrol Station in Bardege-Layibi division.
Preliminary police investigation indicates the suspect returned home at about 11 pm Sunday night from a bar while drunk and asked her mother to serve him food but his request wasn’t immediately granted.