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One body of the River Aswa boat accident has been retrieved.
The body of Charles Komakech, was retrieved on Thursday
afternoon by a team of divers from Uganda Police Marine Unit. It was found some four kilometers away from
the scene of the boat accident.
On Monday, Joseph Wafula 35, a Kenyan consultant Engineer and Komakech
a resident of Angagura Sub-county went missing on Monday afternoon when their
boat capsized in the river. Wafula was working with SGS Ltd, a
consultancy company subcontracted by ARPE Ltd which is constructing water
canals for the Achwa 1 hydro-power project.
Two others identified as Douglas Omona, the boat owner and Simon Onena Otinga
who were also in the boat survived the accident.
They were checking water levels in the river where Achwa 1
Hydroelectric Power Station, one of the cascades Power stations along the river
is being constructed.
Dusman Okee, the Resident District Commissioner Pader says that efforts
are on-going to recover the second one.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.