Charles Engoru Echemu, also former District Council Speaker in Amuria District was arrested on Thursday for causing financial loss to the government. Echemu is accused of refusing to refund 6.4 Million Shillings to Amuria District Local Government for salary that he received over and above his statutory entitlement.
Charles Ondoki Torac, the Head Teacher of Holy Rosary Primary School in Gulu told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the school is welcoming all learners irrespective of their status. He says that so far the school has registered one Primary seven learner who came back with two children.
Since the learners have spent nearly two years at home, some parents want them to skip two classes. On Monday, our reporter found parents at St Martin's primary school Mulago trying to convince the headteacher to allow her in a class of her choice.
Learners, across the country, are returning to school this week after 22 months of shutdowns which were effected as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Although some learners were studying online during the time, many others, especially in rural areas have not had any interaction with a teacher since the closure in March 2020.
The investigations follow a postmortem report from Mbale Regional Referral Hospital that indicated that Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died due injuries inflicted on them. The duo died in two separate incidents on January 1, 2022.