During the commissioning of the facilities at Bileafe Sub-county headquarters, the State Minister for Northern Uganda, Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, urged the farmers to take ownership and manage the facilities to enhance their livelihood. Kwiyucwiny also advised the farmers to increase their production to fight poverty.
According to Otim, he took the decision to suspend the committee and institute disciplinary measures after receiving numerous complaints about the conduct and performance of the members contrary to the ethical standards.
The dispute arises out of a decision by the ministry of education and sports to send capitation grants for the three affected schools through Madi Okollo district as opposed to the previous arrangement where their grants were sent through Terego district.
They include the construction of administration block and a modern medical stores at Terego district headquarters in Leju town council, design and construction of 20-meter double span Oru bridge on Komendaku-Duku road in Omugo sub county at 3.59 billion, 537 million and 3.09 billion shillings respectively.
The site engineer Sam Odongo says that they have already completed the greening of the playfield as the construction of the pavilion, the dressing room, sanitary facilities, garbage sites, and the fence are nearing completion.
Benson Otim, the Terego Chief Administrative Officer explains that the district has mainly been operating on central government transfers, which he says are meager for effective service delivery. He says that Local service tax and market tenders registered the worst performance.
This challenge is spread throughout the six government aided secondary schools in the district. For instance, Otumbari secondary school in Odupi sub county has total of only 77 students, and has even failed to attract learners in the Advance level this year
According to available information, the community members raided the school on Sunday morning to avenge the death of Samuel Angutoko, a resident of Obopi East cell in Arua City Ayivu Division who was allegedly beaten to death by students.
According to Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, the operation stemmed from numerous reports by the community about the widespread growth of plant marijuana in Katrini Sub-county.
Peter Arubaku Bosses, the councilor representing Uriama sub county to Terego district council says an estimated 70 acres of cassava, rice and passion fruit gardens have so far been destroyed in the sub-county by animals belonging to the herdsmen.
For decades, refugees ,locals and humanitarian agencies in the area have been crossing through the river to access services like markets, health facilities, schools and deliver humanitarian aid across since it lacked a bridge.
Jesica Lekuru, a resident of Embiopi village, Maraju Parish in Uriama sub county says, she has been surviving on handouts from well-wishers for food, and other basic needs since she gave birth at home nearly three months ago.
In March this year, the farmers planted seasonal crops such as maize, beans, and groundnuts following the onset of rains but to their disappointment, they have not had any rains since May this year. Now, the affected farmers are afraid about their food security in the near future, if the condition persists.
According to the residents, the soldiers were deployed in the area on Friday last week under unclear circumstances, causing anxiety among the locals. Hakim Alua, a resident of Ocea says they are living in fear since their areas are being patrolled by soldiers whose mission is unknown. He further noted that the soldiers have arrested several youths on unclear charges.
Thirty-nine of those expelled are senior four candidates while 7 are in the senior three class. The headteacher Eric Ojaku, says that they took the decision to act as a deterrent to other students who think they can destroy school property.