Several survivors want an independent commission of inquiry into the killing so that appropriate interventions are formulated to support the victims and help them attain psychological healing. They also want a monument built in memory of the departed.
Led by the Kitgum Municipality Youth Councilor Noe Opoka, the enraged youth from Pager; Central and Pandwong Divisions demanded explanation from the Municipal Community Development Officer, Michael Kilama why there has been delay to disburse funds meant for 17 groups.
The market is among the six markets identified by government to be turned into international border markets. The others are Katuna in Kabale, Bwera in Kasese, Mutukula in Rakai, Malaba in Busia, Elegu in Amuru.
The CAO, in her January 30th reply to the Ministrys Permanent Secretary argued that the district will be overwhelmed as it was hosting the 38th Tarehe Sita anniversary on February 6, and subsequently International Janani Luwum Day on 16 February.
The fragments of the war, according to the army include military weapons and ammunition like bombs, rockets, artillery shells, mortars, landmines and grenades, among others, that were used by the fighters but failed to detonate as intended.
The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, James Nabinson Kidega told reporters that stray herds of Buffaloes have invaded and destabilized residents across three Sub-counties in the district since the beginning of February.
Moses Kapolon, the Kitgum Deputy Chief Administrative Officer says that Civil Aviation Authority - CAA engineers have conducted a feasibility study and have recommended further redevelopment of the airfield.
Banabas Langoya, the District Education Officer DEO explains that up to 55 government aided primary schools out of 68 in the district did not record a single first grade. Up to 2,587 candidates sat for Primary Leaving Exams - PLE in 2018.
The buffaloes reportedly attacked kraals and threatened residents at water points in the villages of Palaa in Padibe Town Council, Dec in Padibe East Sub County, and Keca in Paloga Sub County. However, no human deaths or injuries have been reported.
The celebration was held under the theme: UPDF and the People: Consolidating the Peace for Sustainable Development and Prosperity. Prior to the day, the Army Week was launched on January 29 and the UPDF conducted symbolic civil military activities in the whole country, with main activities taking place in the eight districts of Acholi sub-region of Kitgum, Agago, Pader, Gulu, Amuru, Lamwo, Nwoya and Omoro.
The South Sudanese soldiers are occupying an area lying 11 kilometres from Madi Opei and over eight kilometres at Ngomoromo in Lokung Sub County. The two areas border Geria and Magwi Counties in Torit State, Eastern Equatorial Province of South Sudan.
Under the then LC 5 Chairman Lamwo District, Ochen Mathiew Akiya, up to 200 plots were reportedly distributed to key leaders including Eng. Hillary Obaloker Onek, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees.Other beneficiaries include Richard Curi former Councillor in Lamwo, Ocen Richard Kwang former Padibe Sub-County Councillor and then Lamwo district LC 5 Vice Chairperson and Florence Atii the former Secretary Production and Marketing.
The transfer comes days after a petition by Kitgum Resident District Commissioner Christopher Omara against the Kitgum district police leadership which he accused of negligence of duty, extortion from members of the public and insubordination.
The refugees are said to have originated from Geria County, Torit State in Eastern Equatorial Province in South Sudan. They reportedly entered Uganda through Apiritii boarder-point in Madi-Opei sub-county.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa Region Police Spokesperson says police visited the crime scene, recovered a knife used in the murder and arrested the suspect who has been charged for murder charges under police vide CRB 69/2019.
Bosco Ochola Oringa, the Magwi County Commissioner, says clan chiefs in Pajok have registered complaints of extortion at the boarder by immigration workers and UPDF soldiers from nationals returning from Uganda.
Now, Alberio Tobiolo, the Governor of Torit State in Eastern Equatorial Province in South Sudan, says Wajaras is among South Sudanese criminals hiding in refugee camps in Uganda who are wanted for different cross boarder offences.