According to Kicaya, many older persons are abandoned by their children and spouses, and struggle to fend for themselves, adding that many cannot afford the high medical expenses due to financial incapacity, yet at this age, their immunity is weak.
Speaking to journalists on the process of the eviction from Gulu on Sunday, Freedom Kwiyocwiny, the State Minister for Northern Uganda said they expect the cattle owners to have left by Monday, or the animals will be auctioned.
Rwot Kassimiro Ongom, the chief of the Patongo Clan, thinks the river is losing its life because of the poor relationship between the population and the vegetation. Ongom suggested that those who use the river should restore the old cultural practices that helped in nurturing and prolonging water sources.
Richard Ahebwa and Godfrey Bamulanga, both attached to Patongo Central Police Station are accused of escorting trucks carrying charcoal in disregard of an Executive Order that banned charcoal production and transportation in the area.
Two of those arrested have been identified as Betty Ocwee and Francis Okello. The two others whose names were not availed by the time of filing the story are said to be the driver of the vehicle carrying the public address system as well as the operator of the public address system.
On February 2, 2023, MAAIF restricted the movement of goats, cattle, sheep, and their products within and outside the district following an outbreak of FMD in Lakang and Pogo Sub-Counties, in line with the Animal Act Cap 38.