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Dominic Ochola

Staff reporter District head Subscriber District Head in Gulu, Uganda
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Dominic Ochola has been a journalist since 2009. Worked for King 90.2 FM in 2007 as a Reporter the later joined Radio Rupiny 95.7 FM as a Presenter and Traffic Controller. Under Vision Group, he was redeployed to Lira in 2012 as Sub Editor for Rupiny Newspaper until 2014.

He also had one year spell as Reporter at the Irene Gleeson Foundation, a faith based Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm in 2015 before joining Uganda Radio Network (URN) 2016 as Special Projects Correspondent covering Education.

In 2018, he was redeployed by URN as Bureau Chief Acholi East and later transferred to West Acholi as Bureau Chief based in Gulu effective 1st June 2019 covering Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro Districts. For Ochola, URN is a modern day newsroom that inspires engaging citizen-driven journalism.

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11:56
11:56

Gulu District Leaders Concerned About Stigma Against COVID-19 Patients 1 3

Irene Lamwaka Aziz, a resident of Palaro Sub-County said her grandmother tested positive for the virus and consequently some residents in her village denied her family members access to shops and water sources for fear getting infected.
19:11
19:11

Gov’t Faulted for Failure to Deliver Radio Sets to Households pandemic lockdown 1 3

Walter Tootika, a parent who doubles as a Male Councilor for Omel Sub-County in Gulu District said the radio lessons were not beneficial to learners in the area because several homes do not own radios and they banked their hopes on Government’s false promise.
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13:38

Large Gullies, Broken Culverts Cut Off Roads in Gulu, Omoro Districts Paicho Sub-County 3 1

The gullies have formed along the Corner Pageya-Kidere-Atoo Hill-Omel road following torrential rains that also washed away several culverts along with Larwodo and Layiebit Bridges. Vincent Ouma, the Omel Sub-County Chairperson told URN that the broken culverts and deadly gullies have since become a threat to the lives of motorists and other road users.
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15:05

Renovation Works of COVID-19 Holding Centre At Awach HCIV Stall Over Funding 1 3

Ballington Olweny P’Ongwech, the District Secretary for Health disclosed that the tent was erected at the facility’s compound to provide more space for treating asymptomatic patients, but the shelter was blown away by a violent storm.
09:57
09:57

Gulu District Leaders Decry Inadequate Local Revenue Sources household income 1 3

Christopher Opiyo Atekere, the District Chairperson revealed to URN that all the 12 departments of the districts that includes Council, Audit, Natural Resources have not got any financial allocations for operations as yet due to unavailability of funds.
14:30
14:30

Gov’t Starts Construction of UGX 6.5 Billion Piped Water Facility at Elegu Elegu border 1 3

The 12-month project co-funded by the Germany Financial Cooperation through KfW, a German state-owned development bank will cover six villages of Lorikor East; Lorikor West, Bibia East, Bibia West, Kaladima East and Kaladima West.
11:51
11:51

Local Gov't Leaders Laud Involvement of UPDF in Construction Projects corruption. 1 3

President Yoweri Museveni said that many government projects are delayed due to corruption and lengthy procurement processes, yet the Uganda People’s Defense Forces – UPDF has been instrumental in implementing several construction projects.

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