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AWINDIRI-PAJULU BAT BRIDGE WORKS COMMENCE AFTER COMMUNITY DEMONSTRATION

By Godwin Abedican Arua The works towards the completion of Enyau 2 bridge project along Awindiri-Pajulu BAT road have commenced days after the commencement of similar works at Enyau 1 bridge site along Odia-Ajono road. The two bridges are being constructed with funding from the World Bank under USMID-AF. The initially 8 months project that commenced on 4th October 2022, with site handover to NIEM establishments LTD by Arua District Local gove...

todayJune 15, 2024

HIGH AND FORCED TAXES PUSHING SOUTH SUDANESE FISH SUPPLIERS OUT OF ARUA CENTRAL MARKET

By Godwin Abedican Arua The South Sudanese fish exporters and traders in Arua central market are threatening to quit doing business in central division citing exorbitant and forced taxes on them. The traders under their umbrella body Leudier and Goi Fish Traders Union indicted in a protest later dated 21st May 2024 addressed to the management of BETAI  Enterprises limited, a private entity contracted by central division to collect revenu...

todayJune 15, 2024

ARUA CITY LAUNCHES REHABILITATION OF A 5KM ROAD AFTER GOING OVER 10YEARS WITHOUT MAINTENANCE.

By Morish Dramadri Arua City Arua city authority has launched the rehabilitation of the 5Km Mvara-Ociba -Dadamu-Ombaci road that links the two giant schools of St. Joseph’s College Ombaci and Mvara senior secondary schools in Arua city under the 1 billion road fund given by the government of Uganda to districts and cities across the country to maintain the roads in their area. The 320million shillings rehabilitation work of the road come...

todayJune 14, 2024

STUDENTS IN GULU CITY UNDERGO PATRIOTISM TRAINING.

By Proscovia Achomo and Zziwa Derrick Gulu City. Learners from secondary schools and tertiary institutions across Gulu city are undergoing a patriotism training course as part of the efforts to change the mindset of the youth to take part in nation building. The one-week training that started on Monday 10th, June 2024 will end today on Friday 14th, June 2024 with over one thousand trainees expected to be passed out at Kaunda Grounds in Gulu Ci...

todayJune 14, 2024

SEATINI UGANDA ENGAGES NEBBI DISTRICT IN REVIEWING THE LOCAL REVENUE ENHANCEMENT PLAN

By Anslem Ojaru Nebbi Nebbi District Local Government together with SEATINI Uganda an organization that looks into issues of trade, physical and investment related policy and process converged in Arua city to review the existing Nebbi District local Revenue enhancement plan to focus and come up with clear local revenue collection projections. Speaking to Aloysius Kitengo the programme officer SEATINI Uganda, they aim to decentralize the local ...

todayJune 14, 2024

UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY (URA) EXTENDS STAFF COMPLIANCE MESSAGE TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN ARUA CITY.

By Anslem Ojaru Uganda Revenue Authority has advised the   business community in Arua city to be transparency and report any inappropriate behavior of their staff.  This was during the stakeholder’s engagement on Thursday 6th June 2024 in Arua city where URA unveiled their plan of improving their services to their clients through staff compliance and integrity According to URA, Integrity is when the people systems and the p...

todayJune 7, 2024

19 BROKERS AND LOADER IN ARUA CITY IN CUSTODY OVER ASSAULT

By Morish Dramadri Arua city. The police of Arua central division are holding 19 protesting loaders and brokers from Lobida Sudanese fish market on allegations of moving with dangerous weapons in public places. The 19 including a woman were arrested on Wednesday after at Arua city mayor’s garden in a scuffle that ensued between the police and brokers and loader protesting an attempted arrest of two brokers from Lobida Sudanese fish marke...

todayJune 7, 2024

ARUA YOUTHS TIPPED ON CONTENT CREATION FOR TRANSFORMATION

By Sabir Musa Youths in Arua have been asked to use their smart phones effectively as tools for creating online contents that can earn them money to reduce the high unemployment rate and cyber crimes. This advice was given during ICT and Multimedia Digital Skills training by Uganda Communications Commission that targeted more than 100 youths from Arua District and Arua City. Media Vision Academy trained the youths on behalf of UCC on areas of ...

todayJune 7, 2024

ARUA CENTRAL DIVISION COUNTING LOSES AS CLOSURE OF SOUTH SUDANESE FISH MARKETS BITES REVENUE COLLECTION

By Godwin Abedican Arua On 15th of May 2024, the brokers at south Sudanese fish market Lobida in Arua central division Arua city went or rampage demolishing temporary facilities erected in the market for selling and buying of fish. This stems from a disagreement between the brokers and their employers the south Sudanese fish traders who came up with a proposal to officially recruit a specific number of brokers to work with, for easy administra...

todayJune 5, 2024

NTC MUNI GRADUATES TASKED NOT TO BETRAY THEIR PROFESSION.

By Morish Dramadri Graduate teachers from National Teachers’ College, NTC Muni have been tasked to be transformers and role models in their society and continue struggling to achieve their dreams by embracing further studies. Among the 1250 graduates who graduated on Friday May 31st 2024, 808 were awarded diploma in education secondary, and 442 attained diploma in education primary mainly in the disciplines of sciences, Arts and Humanitie...

todayJune 3, 2024

RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALL ON STUDENTS TO EMULATE THE UGANDA MARTYRS’ BY STANDING FIRM IN THEIR FAITH

By Anslem Ojaru 3rd  June of  every year is the feast of the Uganda martyrs  who laid down their lives  for their faith , as Christians across the world gather to celebrate the  martyr’s day celebrations  at  Uganda martyrs shrine  in Namugongo,  the faithful’s  who miss joining the rest  gather and offer mass at the different Parishes  in union with those in Namugongo. St...

todayJune 3, 2024

ARUA CITY APPROVES OVER 49 BILLION BUDGET FOR FY 2024/2025

By Godwin Abedican Arua   Arua city on Thursday 30th May 2024, approved a budget of Forty nine billion four hundred sixty nine million three hundred five thousand five hundred ninety seven (49,469,305,597) shillings   as the indicative planning figure for the financial year 2024/2025. The budget is set to be implemented, under the theme, “Full monetization of Uganda’s economy through commercial agriculture, industrial...

todayMay 31, 2024

ARUA DIOCESE PHARMACEUTICAL WAREHOUSE CONSTRUCTION ON GOOD PROGRESS

By Godwin Abedican Arua The works at the site of the pharmaceutical ware house for Arua diocese being constructed in Ediofe, is on positive progress five months after the commencement. The 3.5 billion warehouse project whose site was handed over to China Huang Pai machinery on 11th January 2024 is an eight months project running until August 2024. Herman Rubangakene, the site manager for the proposed pharmaceutical warehouse in an interview w...

todayMay 30, 2024

GULU ARCHDIOCESE SEEKS 108 MILLION SHILLINGS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW ARCHBISHOP.

By Proscovia Achomo Gulu City The central organizing committee for the upcoming installation of the new Archbishop, the Most Reverend P`mony Rapheal Wokorach, has kicked off the search for the more than one hundred million shillings required for the function which is slated for the 12th of July this year at St. Joseph’s Cathedral church in Gulu city. Rev.Fr. Martin Agwee, the chancellor of Gulu Archdiocese who doubles as the treasurer fo...

todayMay 30, 2024

STAKE HOLDERS DEMAND LAW AND POLICIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

By Godwin Abedican Arua Stake holders in West Nile are concerned over the lack of policies towards regulation of alcohol related issues which has been seen as the biggest contributing factor to poor health among the people in the region. The stake holders voiced their appeal for robust steps by the government to ensure the young generation is saved from the wide spread uncontrolled production, circulation and consumption of alcohol during an e...

todayMay 24, 2024

LC1 CHAIRPERSONS WARNED AGAINST HANDLING CRIMINAL CASES

By Godwin Abedican Arua Security leaders in Ayivu Division, Arua city have warned LC 1 chairpersons in the division against handling criminal cases. Speaking during a meeting for all the LCs in the division on Monday 20th May 2024 at the division headquarters in Onduparaka, the DPCs of the division noted with concerns that many LC1s tend to involve themselves in handling criminal cases ending up complicating the matters when taken to police. S...

todayMay 23, 2024

GENDER ACTIVISTS IN GULU CITY PREPARE FOR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE RUN.

By Proscovia Achomo Gulu City. Her worth foundation a community-based organization in Gulu city is organizing a menstrual hygiene run to raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management among young girls, under the theme "Restoring hope through menstrual hygiene to end teenage pregnancy". Raphael Okot Aboga, the programs coordinator for Her worth foundation, says the event also aims at raising funds to enable...

todayMay 23, 2024

REFUGEES RAISE CONCERNS OVER SERVICE AT SIRIPI HEALTH CENTRE 3

By Sabir Musa Refugees settled in Siripi Zone of Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement have raised concerns over challenges they face while accessing health services at Siripi Health Centre 3. They express disappointment over lack of essential drugs at the facility, delay and poor attendance to patients and cases of segregation by health workers. A refugee in the settlement, Dini Kavira, while sharing one of her experiences at the facility reveals that...

todayMay 22, 2024

CLASSROOM CONSTRUCTION WORK AT ODRAVU PRIMARY SCHOOL AT 70%

By Morish Dramadri Arua The classroom construction project at Odravu primary school in Ayivu division east awarded by Arua city to Hope Engineering and construction works is currently at 70% completion. The two classroom and office space project at Odravu primary school is among the 8 projects contracted to different contractors by Arua city funded through DDEG on 03rd April 2024. A visit by Radio Pacis to the site show the construction work...

todayMay 21, 2024

MUNI UNIVERSITY DISTANCES SELF FROM SCHOLARSHIP CLAIMS BY ARINGA KINGDOM

By Godwin Abedican Arua Muni university has come out to deny having offered any scholarship opportunities to Aringa Cultural Institution in the ongoing implementation of the youth empowerment and transformation initiative RETE project. This comes after posts on Facebook were made by the kingdom Prime Minister Lemeriga Fadhil, indicating that his office received 15 scholarship positions from the university in partnership with MasterCard foundat...

todayMay 20, 2024

ARUA DISTRICT RDC RELOCATES TO A NEW OFFICE IN VURRA

By Sunday Amandi Arua city After close to four years since the residual Vurra County became Arua district after Arua municipality was elevated in to a city, the major district offices remained in the city, and yet they provide services in the district. Fast to break this barrier is the office of the Resident District Commissioner, RDC.  Of the district that has successfully shifted to the district. Geoffrey Okiswa, the RDC of the distric...

todayMay 18, 2024

ARUA CITY AND DISTRICT TO REDEFINE INVESTMENT PLANS

By Morish Dramadri Arua Local Economic Development and Investment committees of Arua city and district have been urged to prioritize investment and redefine their investment plans in order to improve on the local revenue and developments. Currently, Uganda’s local government budgets are largely financed through domestic revenue and is expected to fund a projected budget of Shs28.9 trillion of 2024/25 financial year budget. During a two ...

todayMay 18, 2024

COMMUNITY DEMANDS INTERVENTION OF IGG IN FAILED USMID PROJECT

By Godwin Abedican Arua The community of Pajulu and Awindiri I Arua city are calling upon the inspector General of Government (IGG) to investigate circumstances under which two bridge projects on river Enyau in Arua district and Arua city have failed to be completed. On Monday 13th may 2024, the residents and road users took to the streets to demonstrate in anger against the stalled works at Enyau 2 bridge construction project that links Awi...

todayMay 17, 2024

CLIMATE CHANGE: HUMAN ACTIVITIES IMPACT ON THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

By Anslem Ojaru The effects of climate change in Uganda are increasingly severe, affecting the lives of the country's citizens and its environment. It has led to extreme weather events such as unpredictable, prolonged drought and rainfall. David Edaku the weather focal person in Arua District says Human activities have had diverse effect on climate change causing a change in weather patterns. “As the population grew, people started en...

todayMay 16, 2024

FARMERS TURN TO LOCAL METHODS OF IRRIGATION TO COPE WITH DRY SPELL IN WEST NILE.

By Anslem Ojaru Farmers in westnile have now turned to using local methods of irrigation given unpredictable weather changes brought about by the negative effects of climate change in the region. Uganda usually experiences two planting seasons — the first usually stretches from the end of February to June across the country and the second season is from August to January. Because of the unpredictable rain leading to a long period of dry s...

todayMay 16, 2024

CREATING EQUITABLE HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH COOPERATIVE HEALTH INSURANCE.

By Anslem Ojaru In abid to create resilient communities that have equitable access to quality and affordable access to healthcare for better health outcomes, Uganda cooperative savings and credit union, in partnership with Uganda health partner’s cooperative gathered leaders of the different SACCOS from 8 districts of westnile to introduce them to the concept of health cooperative insurance. Dr Sylivester Ndirora Mukama the Chief Executiv...

todayMay 15, 2024

PURANGA CATHOLIC PARISH SUSPENDS CHURCH CONSECRATION AS STRONG WIND BLEW OFF THE ROOF.

By Achomo Proscovia Pader District Strong wind has blown off the roof of Puranga Catholic parish church building including the roof of old church building. This comes as the Parish prepares for its Golden jubilee celebrations and also the church`s consecration by the Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Gulu, now the Apostolic administrator, Dr. John Baptist Odama. Jacob Olweny, the deputy chairperson central organizing committee for the ...

todayMay 10, 2024

UGANDA COOPERATIVES ALLIANCE TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL COOPERATIVE BANK.

By Proscovia Achomo Gulu   The Uganda Cooperative Alliance is planning to revitalize the National Cooperative Bank, Ivan Asiimwe, the General Secretary of Uganda Cooperative Alliance revealed this during a recent stakeholders` regional consultative meeting in Gulu City. "We are holding regional consultative meetings with a variety of cooperators and Sacco leaders, PDM and Emyooga coordinators, among others to have this achieved, he Rem...

todayMay 8, 2024

PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO EMBRACE TREASURY BILL AND BOND

By Stephen Odong Gulu   The public is urged to begin investing in Treasury bills and bonds. Treasury bills are a type of short-term savings in which an individual can place funds for the government's use in an account; the bills mature three months to a year after the date of purchase. This means that after a year, you will receive the payback of the loan balance plus interest. Treasury bills are long-term financial commitments with a ...

todayMay 8, 2024

ARUA MARKET VENDORS THREATEN TO STRIKE OVER POWER IRREGULARITIES IN THE MARKET

By Godwin Abedican Arua Vendors in Arua main market are threatening to go on strike with some demanding to be relocated from the main market until the management messes in the market are resolved. The vendors accuse the market master for failing to manage the market well. Ever since vendors reoccupied the 34.9 Billion facility constructed under the Market and Agricultural trade Improvement program (MARIP II) project by Joadah Consult limited...

todayMay 7, 2024

CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS EMERGE OVER UBOS CENSUS RECRUITMENT IN ARUA CITY

By Albert Onzoma Arua City Complains have emerged over the recruitment process of Census Enumerators and Supervisors in Arua City with allegations of irregularities from applicants with just days left for national population and housing census 2024 by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) that will start on 9th May. The applicants who were not considered in the recruitment process cite irregularities like delayed release of interview results, poo...

todayMay 7, 2024

MOYO TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET AND WORK PLAN FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2024/2025

By Stephen Unzimai Moyo Moyo town council has approved a budget of Ugandan shillings one billion, one hundred thirty six million, nine hundred, ten thousand, four hundred and five 1,136,910,405= for the financial year 2024/25. The council also approved departmental work plans, revenue enhancement plans, recruitment and capacity building plans and procurement plans for the next fiscal year. Hon. Anyama Charles the secretary for finance prese...

todayMay 6, 2024

YOUTHS TO RECLAIM OWNERSHIP OF CENTRE CONSTRUCTED BY UN HABITANT IN ARUA CITY

By Sabir Musa Arua City Arua City youth leaders are calling for inclusion in decision making and transparency as the city council hands over one stop Youth Centre to a developer, South Sudanese Refugees Association (SSURA), for renovation after the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The one stop Youth Centre is a facility that was constructed in 2014 with funding from UN Habitant, as Centre for youth and children to get in...

todayMay 3, 2024

SOCIAL COMMUNICATORS TO ATTRACT DONATION THROUGH IMPRESSIVE PROJECTS.

By Morish Dramadri Arua City Heads of catholic social communicators in Uganda have been empowered with the skills of project planning and management so as to attract the favors of the foreign doors to support them in their projects. This training is part of the one week activities in preparation for the celebration of the National communications week 2024 hosted by Arua diocese. During a training for the catholic communicators in Uganda on We...

todayMay 2, 2024

ARUA CATHOLIC DIOCESE KICK STARTS THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATION WEEK.

By Anslem Oyaru Arua City Arua Catholic diocese has commenced the national communication week celebrations 2024 with a workshop for all the communication secretaries and station manager from all the 19 dioceses in the country This year the communication week is being celebrated under the theme initiated by his holiness the pope Artificial intelligence and wisdom of heart towards a fully communicated Human hosted by Arua Catholic diocese at Chr...

todayMay 1, 2024

ARUA CITY RESIDENTS URGED TO EMBRACE POPULATION CENSUS.

By Anslem Ojaru Arua City As Uganda prepares for the 11th census since independence, the people in Arua central division have been urged to actively avail themselves for the forth coming   housing and population census 2024 Census serves as a basis for national and local planning, providing essential data on population housing conditions, asset ownership and social services. In an exclusive interview with Wadri Sam Nyakua the mayor...

todayMay 1, 2024

REFUGEE STUDENTS IN THE CAMPS URGED TO EMBRACE UNITY.

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Moyo South Sudanese’s student leaders in Moyo district under the Umbrella Body, Moyo district South Sudanese’s Students Association payed a visit to the refugee’s settlement of Palorinya in Obongi district encouraging the person of concerns to embrace peace and unity among themselves as south Sudanese in order to fight tribalism which is the major factor that has contributed to conflicts in the country....

todayMay 1, 2024

GRRH RECEIVES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MENTAL ILLNESSES AND BRAIN CONDITIONS

Proscovia Achomo Gulu Gulu Regional Referral Hospital (GRRH) last week received a donation of a computerized Electrorencepalogram (EEG) worth 60 million from Mayo Clinic Arizonia, USA through Gulu University Faculty of Medicine. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures electrical activity in the brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) attached to the scalp. Brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all th...

todayMay 1, 2024

MOYO DISTRICT LEADERS CAUTION CONTRACTOR OF KOBOKO –YUMBE –MOYO DISTRICT AGAINST SHODDY WORKS.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Uganda national roads authority on the 25th /04/2024 officially introduced the contractor, consultant and civil engineering team to the stakeholders in Moyo district ahead of the start of the upgrading works on the Koboko –yumbe –Moyo road. On September 10, 2020, the World Bank directors approved a grant of 130.8 $ (shs 496 billion) to ease the movement of goods and people in Koboko, Yumbe and Moyo districts wh...

todayMay 1, 2024

RESPECT PEOPLE’S RIGHTS, UHRC TELLS COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

By Morish Dramadri Arua city A section of members of community in Arua city have been warned to desist from mob action and respect the rights of people suspected of committing crime within the community. This comes at a time when  cases of lynching suspected criminals especially thieves has escalated in West Nile region with about three suspects burnt to death and un estimated number of people murdered by mobs since March 2024. During a ...

todayApril 29, 2024

TEREGO DISTRICT CAO DIRECTS CIVIL SERVANTS OFF CENSUS JOBS

Moses Echat (standing),Terego District CAO during the closure of training of sub county census supervisors. Photo by URN URN NEWS The Terego District Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Moses Echat has directed civil servants who applied as parish supervisors and enumerators in the forthcoming Uganda National Population and Housing Census to withdraw their application. The latest directive comes after it was discovered that a number of the dis...

todayApril 28, 2024

UGANDA WEATHER SERVICE: ONE STEP FORWARD, THREE STEPS BACK

URN NEWS    Parliament’s decision to revert Uganda Meteorology Authority (UNMA) to the department at the Ministry of Water and Environment has drawn mixed reactions.  Uganda National Meteorology Authority will no longer be semi-autonomous once President Museveni assents to the Bill seeking to merge or rationalize government Authorities and Departments. Some environmentalists and users of meteorology have told URN that MPS s...

todayApril 28, 2024

MOYO DISTRICT AUTHORITIES PUT A BAN ON BURYING IN TOWN AREA

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Moyo Authorities in Moyo town council have put a ban on burying dead bodies in the town council urging that the town is a prospect of future development. The Public health act Cap 281 as Amended in 2023, section 107 stats that the minister may select and appoint by statutory instrument and proper places to be sites of burials and to be used as cemeteries or Crematoria for municipalities and towns and it shall be an offe...

todayApril 26, 2024

WEST NILE REGIONAL JUVENILE RECEPTION AND PROTECTION HOUSE NEARS HANDOVER

By Godwin Abedican Arua The construction works at the West Nile Regional Juvenile reception and protection house in Arua Central Business district is nearing completion ready for handover and commissioning. The 195 million shillings project undertaken by Save Children, was contracted to South-Building Investments Limited as the project contractor for the 6 months project with funding from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Japan. Speaking to A...

todayApril 25, 2024

SCHOOLS IN ARUA CENTRAL DIVISION GRAPPLE WITH INADEQUATE PLAYGROUNDS

By Anslem Ojaru Arua City As the ministry of education games and sports mandates that every school should have a playground as a basic requirement for its establishment, however, some schools Arua central division is are coping without play grounds. Beatrice Adiru Asimasia the head teacher of the school says that this has had a negative impact on their performance in the recently completed kid’s athletics competitions. “As we talk ...

todayApril 25, 2024

ARUA STREET VENDORS OCCUPYING STALLS AS TRADE ORDER AGAINST STREET VENDING IS IMPLEMENTED.

By Sunday Amandi Arua City Vendors have started occupying the upper floor of the modern market in Arua city, following the recent trade order enforced in city against street vending by the authorities, though business is not yet doing well for them, and yet those who were vending in the market before are now realizing positive changes, as the number of customers is steadily increasing. Most of these former street vendors are now counting on th...

todayApril 25, 2024

MOYO VENDORS OCCUPY THE NEW MAIN MARKET

By Stephen Unzimai Moyo. It was all excitement from venders to their customers on Friday 19th of April, 2024 when Moyo town council opened up the new main market for venders to occupy the spaces allocated for full operation of the market. When radio pacis visited the market on the opening day, many of the venders who talked to our news room expressed their gratitude for starting new life of business in the town which they said has collected v...

todayApril 25, 2024

ARUA CITY WELCOMES NEWLY APPOINTED ASSISTANT RESIDENT CITY COMMISSIONERS.

By Godwin Abedican Arua City Following the recent appointments of assistant Resident District Commissioners and Assistant Resident City Commissioners by the office of the president, Arua city on Tuesday 23rd April 2024, welcomed the new appointees to the city where they are expected to commence with their duties. Speaking during a reception meeting to welcome the new appointees, Charles Ichogor, the Resident city commissioner Arua says these a...

todayApril 25, 2024

WEST NILE BUSINESS COMMUNITY CALLED TO UNITE FOR BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY SO AS TO MAINTAIN LEGACIES SET BY OTHERS

By Godwin Abedican Arua The business community in West Nile is being called upon to unite if they are to maintain the legacy left by the late Samuel Ejidra, one of the prominent and most celebrated business icons the region has produced. The late Ejidra Samuel born on 10th October 1967 to Ephram Nguru and Erinah Nyakuru, was the one of the proprietors of the formerly famous Ozzu Brothers Enterprises. The late, though with very little formal e...

todayApril 24, 2024

ASSISTANT RDCs and RCCs PLEDGE TO SUPPORT FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN WEST NILE

By Sabir Musa Arua City The newly appointed Assistant Resident District Commissioners and Assistant Resident City Commissioners deployed in West Nile have pledge support to other stakeholders in the fight against corruption at Local Governments as one of their key roles. Former Maracha District Public Accounts Committee Chairperson and contestant for the district’s Woman MP Seat in 2021 general election, Judith Bako, hopes to use the sam...

todayApril 24, 2024

INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING ADJUST TO CENSUS PROTOCOLS

By Anslem Ojaru Arua City In abide to involve everyone in the forth coming National census ,the Ugandan ministry of  Education, games and sports  ordered all schools and universities  to break off for the national census headcount scheduled to take place  from  9th for to 19th  May 2024. Higher institutions of learning have adjusted their Academic Calendars to allow the students full participation in the National ...

todayApril 23, 2024

WEST NILE REGIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION OFFICE CONSTRUCTION WORKS AT 20%.

By Morish Dramadri Arua city. The construction of the multibillion regional electoral commission office in West Nile undertaken by National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), a business arm of Uganda People’s Defense Force, (UPDF) under ministry of defense is now at 20%. The one year project that commenced with the site handover on 15th December 2023, among other components include construction of the office block with tally rooms, and a ware...

todayApril 23, 2024

MINISTER GIVES ULTIMATUM TO COMPENSATE ARUA AIRFIELD PROJECT AFFECTED PERSONS

State Minister for Transport, Fred Byamukama, getting response from UCAA officials during the tour inside airfield. Photo by Sabir Musa. By Sabir Musa Arua The Minister of State for Transport, Fred Byamukama has issued a 3-months ultimatum to Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) to fully compensate residents who offered land for expansion of Arua Airfield and address other concerns that may affect the project. He declared this in a joint stak...

todayApril 19, 2024

MADI OKOLLO RDC CALLS FOR CALM AS CLASH BETWEEN 2 FAMILIES LEAVE 2 PEOPLE DEAD

Toko swaib, RDC Madi Okollo speaking to the media about the securuty situation following the murders By Godwin Abedican Arua The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Madi Okollo, Swaib Toko is calling for calm in the district following a clash between two families in the clans of Ndubu and Pajo in which two people have died. The RDC was speaking to the media on Thursday April 18, 2024 to clarify on information circulating on social media abo...

todayApril 19, 2024

ODRAMACHAKU – ARAKA FRACAS THROWS WEST NILE REGIONAL LEAGUE IN SHAMBLES

Notification letter to the affected clubs from the region. Photo by Swali Sabiri By Swali Sabiri Arua The West Nile regional league has hit its biggest snag involving two of the greatest and on form football clubs from the Nile Zone of the regional league. In a rescheduled regional match between the two sides in a neutral venue St. Charles Lwanga college Koboko on April 17, 2024, Araka FC from Yumbe District failed to honor the fixture citing ir...

todayApril 19, 2024

PARTNERS CALL UPON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PRIORITIZE YOUTH SKILLING

By Godwin Abedican Arua Partners implementing the security protection and economic empowerment (SUPREME) project in which over 2000 youth of both host and refugee status have been trained in refugee hosting districts and called upon to embrace skills development. SNV together with Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment West Nile (RICE-WN), World Vision and ZOA began implementing the SUPREME project, a 4 years project in 2020 with funding w...

todayApril 19, 2024

OBONGI DISTRICT RECIEVES SEVEN TRACTORS TO ENHANCE FARM ACTIVITIES

Some of the farm tractors donated to Obongi. Photo by Stephen Unzimai   By Stephen Unzimai Obongi Obongi district local government has been blessed with seven farm tractors to help famers to enhance production in agriculture. According to the Obongi Resident District Commissioner Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza, out of the seven tractors, six are from the central government and one was donated by United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHC...

todayApril 18, 2024

OVER 250 REFUGEE AND HOST COMMUNITY CHILDREN SET TO BENEFIT FROM A CHURCH PROGRAM IN OBONGI

Mr. Opio Aron a compassion international supervisor talking to stakeholders in Palorinya, Obongi district. Photo by Stephen Unzimai     By Stephen Unzimai   Obongi About 250 children from both refugees and host community in Palorinya Sub County from the age of 3 to 9 years old are set to benefit from a church led support project funded by compassion international through Baptist church Palorinya. The project reaching children i...

todayApril 18, 2024

ECD CENTRE STAKEHOLDERS DECRY POOR INFRASTRUCTURES IN OBONGI

An Early Childhood Centre in Zone two Palorinya settlement in Obongi district. Photo by Ganiko Samson Bullen By Ganiko Samson Bullen Obongi Sacred heart early Childhood Education ECD Centre under the sacred heart chapel in Morobi zone II Palorinya refugees settlement in Obongi district lacks infrastructure in the school citing only one building which is way far below the needed capacity to accommodate all the over 600 children enrolled. The c...

todayApril 18, 2024

MORE THAN 300 DOGS GET VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES IN GULU CITY

Dogs being vaccinated by The Big Fix Uganda vet Dr. Simon Angura. Photo by Stephen Odong By Stephen Odong Gulu At least 318 dogs were vaccinated against rabies both in For God parish and Obiya West in Bardege-Layibi division, Gulu city. This free pet vaccination exercise was conducted by the Big Fix Uganda which is committed to improving the health and welfare of animals and creating positive human-animal bonds in the community. Dr. Simon An...

todayApril 17, 2024

SUSPECTS SPEAK OUT AFTER CLAIMS OF BRIBING POLICE CID OFFICER IN ARUA

By Godwin Abedican Arua Suspects that the police in Arua arrested on allegations of attempting to bribe a police CID officer with 2 million shillings to kill a murder case have spoken over the matter accusing the police for having asked for the money to be paid for the release of their relative. This is a twist in an earlier story we ran in which the police accused Ajikia Annet 28 years and wife to the murder suspect one Onzima Innocent, and N...

todayApril 17, 2024

MORE COMMUNITY ACCESS ROADS TO BE OPENED IN TEREGO DISTRICT TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY

One of the community access roads in Katrini sub county that is among the first three to be opened. Photo by Martin Anguyo By Martin Anguyo Terego  Terego district local government has drawn plans to open up three community access roads in order to improve on transport system in the district. So far, the district has highlighted three roads to be opened with more yet to be identified. Dratele Sigfred Budra, the district engineer says, he...

todayApril 17, 2024

BEST PERFORMERS AWARDED IN ARUA CENTRAL DIVISONS INTERSCHOOL KIDS ATHLETICS COMPETITIONS 2024

The committee of primary head teachers association pose for a photo with the medallists. Photo by Anslem Ojaru By Anslem Ojaru Arua Bright view primary school emerged the overall winner in the kid’s athletics competitions in Arua city central division with 4421 points, in the second runners up was swalhin primary school with 4225 points and Arua Public primary school in the third position with 3826 points. The athletics competitions too...

todayApril 16, 2024

WEST NILE LEADERS EULOGIZE THE FORMER OWC COORDINATOR LATE RTD. COL. NELSON O’BIALE.

Arua district woman MP Lillian Paparu O'biale and her sibling carrying the portrait of their late father, Rtd. Col. Nelson O'biale By Morish Dramadri Arua The joint West Nile regional council has eulogized late Rtd. Col. Nelson O’biale the regional coordinator of the operation Wealth Creation OWC, as an educationist and icon in the restoration peace in the region. Rtd. Col. Nelson O’biale who join the army on April 8, 1969...

todayApril 15, 2024

13 SUSPECTED RED EYE CASES REPORTED IN ARUA CITY SCHOOLS

A Patient suffering from Red Eye (Photo Credit Ministry of Health) URN NEWS Arua City health department is on high alert following a suspected outbreak of conjunctivitis, commonly known as Red Eye disease in some schools. According to information from Arua City health officials, at least 13 suspected cases of red eye have been registered of which six of the cases meet case definition for the disease. Dr. Pontius Apangu, the principal health o...

todayApril 15, 2024

EXPERTS BLAME MALARIA AS INFANT MORTALITY SHOOTS UP IN WEST NILE

A nurse attends to a mother who gave birth at Arua Regional Referral Hospital (Courtesy photo) URN NEWS Health workers in the West Nile region attribute the high infant mortality rate in the area to the significant burden of malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infant mortality rate refers to the likelihood of a child born in a specific period dying before reaching the age of one, based on age-specific mortality rates...

todayApril 15, 2024

BISHOP ODOKI CONDEMNS ESCALATING CASES OF MOB ACTION

Bishop Odoki addresses the media at his residence in Ediofe. Photo by Godwin Abedican By Godwin Abedican Arua The Bishop of Arua catholic diocese the Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki is appealing to the public to refrain from mob action a vice which he says is first spreading in many parts of the diocese. This comes in the wake of the public now administering mob justice to suspects especially those suspected of theft. While speaking to the media fr...

todayApril 12, 2024

FOUR STUDENTS AWARDED STUDY SCOLARSHIPS BY MOYO SACCO

Members of Moyo Sacco during the awarding. Photo by Samson Ganiko. By Ganiko Samson Bullen Moyo Moyo SACCO has once again offered educational scholarships in the 2024/2025 educational year to four students from districts of Moyo and Obongi in an initiative of giving back to the community. This is an annual program rolled out to the well performing students in the two district. Denya Francis a board member at Moyo SACCO who heads marketing and...

todayApril 12, 2024

RELIGIOUS LEADERS WANT ENACTMENT OF LAW AGAINST NOISE POLLUTION

Alex Akello, the Permanent Secretary, Directorate for Ethics and Integrity speaks to the religious leaders. Photo by Godwin Abedican By Godwin Abedican Arua Religious leaders in west Nile are demanding for the enactment of the religious faith based organisations policy geared towards regulating religious institutions in order to curb cases of noise pollution generated by places of worship. During a meeting for religious leaders across the regi...

todayApril 12, 2024

DELAY BY MARKET TENDERS TO SUBMIT MARKET DUES LOWERS THE REVENUE COLLECTION RATE OF TEREGO DISTRICT

Councilors and other front-runners of Terego district during a meeting at the district headquarters. Photo by Martin Anguyo.   By Martin Anguyo   Terego   Terego district local government is registering reduction in local revenue collections as many market tenders in the district are failing to submit market dues timely. The district since its creation has been collecting more money from markets than other sources of local rev...

todayApril 12, 2024

EID AL FITR: MUSLIM LEADERS WARN FAITHFUL AGAINST TARNISHING THE IMAGE OF ISLAM

Muslims_During_Eid_Paryers_at_Hijra_Mosque_Arua_city. Photo by Godwin Abedican By Godwin Abedican Arua The Muslim faithful have been called upon to continue observing the deeds of the holy month of Ramadan so as to enhance their faith and ensure peaceful coexistence in the society. This call dominated communications during the Eid al Fitr prayers at different venues within Arua city. Speaking during the Eid al Fitr prayers at Hijra Mosque in...

todayApril 11, 2024

HEALTH WORKERS IN TEREGO DISTRICT ON SPOTLIGHT FOR ALLEGEDLLY EXTORTING MONEY FROM PATIENTS

A sign post for Itia health centre II in Terego district. Photo by Martin Anguyo By Martin Anguyo Terego The health in charges of various health facilities in Terego district have been warned against extorting money from patients. This follows the increasing extortion cases reported at the Resident District Commissioner’s office by a section of concerned people in the district. Festus Ayikobua, the Resident District Commissioner Terego s...

todayApril 10, 2024

UNHCR, UNFPA, LWF DONATE BEDDINGS AND SANITARY EQUIPMENTS TO MOYO PRISON

The prisons OC, Head of UNHCR Moyo office, UNFPA staff and officials from MDLG during the handover of the different items. Photo by Doreen Tasia By Doreen Tasia MOYO The United Nations High commission for Refugees (UNCHR) Moyo sub office and United Nations population fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Palorinya have donated different necessary items to support the prisons welfare and show solidarity. The team ...

todayApril 10, 2024

PAJULU ZONE PRIMARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS ORGNISERS SET DATES COMPETITIONS

An athlete races towards the finishing line in last year’s competitions (Archive)   By Godwin Abedican   Arua   The organizers of the inter primary schools zonal athletics championship for Pajulu zone in Ayivu west division have set the dates of Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April as the days for the two days event.   The competitions that will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Pokea minor Seminary play grounds, brings t...

todayApril 9, 2024

EID TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY-SHARIA DIRECTOR

The Sharia Director Dr. Ziyad Lubanga and his Deputy Sheikh Salim Bbosa at the press briefing at Gaddafi National Mosque URN NEWS Muslims will celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, after the crescent moon signifying the end of Ramadan was not sighted on Monday evening. The announcement came from the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) following the moon sighting committee reporting negative results. Dr....

todayApril 9, 2024

DONATED TRACTORS LYING IDLE IN MADI OKOLLO

Madi Okollo district leaders during the handover of the hand walking tractors in December 2023 (File Photo) URN NEWS Twelve hand-held walking tractors are currently idle in Madi Okollo district due to the lack of disc ploughs. These single-axle 16-horsepower (HP) tractors were donated by the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) last year to scale up agricultural mechanization and improve commerci...

todayApril 9, 2024

RWANDA MARKS 30TH GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION WITH CALL FOR ACTION AND REFLECTION

NILE POST NEWS Rwanda on Sunday April 07, 2024 solemnly commemorated the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, with President Paul Kagame leading the nation in honoring the memory of over 800,000 lives lost in one of history's deadliest onslaughts. In his keynote speech, President Kagame expressed dismay at the United Nations' inaction in addressing the presence of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)...

todayApril 8, 2024

SCHOOLS CLOSED IN CAPE TOWN AS HEAVY STORMS WREAK HAVOC

BBC NEWS Schools have been closed in parts of South Africa's Western Cape Province, including Cape Town, due to a severe destructive storm that wreaked havoc in the province at the weekend. The closure affects schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts, as well as the Helderberg basin area, education authorities said on Sunday. "We have not taken the decision to close these schools lightly: we have done so out of an...

todayApril 8, 2024

POPE AT REGINA COELI: HAVE FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST

Pope Francis. Courtesy Photo VATICAN NEWS Pope Francis opened his Regina Coeli address on Sunday, 7 April, by noting that the second Sunday of Easter, was dedicated by Saint John Paul II to Divine Mercy.   On this occasion, he said, the Gospel tells us that, by believing in Jesus, Son of God, we can have life in His name. “To have life: what does it mean?" asked the Pope.   The Holy Father explained that each of u...

todayApril 7, 2024

CATHOLIC CHURCH UNDERSCORES NEED OF PRESERVING CULTURAL VALUES

Archbishop Ssemogerere walks from Kasana Cathedral moments after participating in Mass for priests and the religious belonging to the Lugave clan   URN NEWS   The Catholic Church has emphasized the necessity of upholding cultural norms and values. His Grace Paul Ssemogerere, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, exemplifies the importance of preserving traditional culture while upholding its principles. In the 1980s, the late Msgr. Timoth...

todayApril 7, 2024

POLICE LAUNCH MAGAZINE CELEBRATING WOMEN OFFICERS

Some of the officers at the launch of the book NILE POST NEWS In a significant stride towards recognizing and promoting female leadership within law enforcement, the Department of Gender and Women Affairs unveiled the inaugural edition of the Women Police Magazine. The launch ceremony took place Wednesday at the Police's Logistics and Engineering Directorate Headquarters in Kampala. Deputy Director, Human Resource Development, SCP Anne Tu...

todayApril 7, 2024

ELECTORAL COMMISSION COMMENCES CIVIC EDUCATION IN NORTH

NILE POST NEWS Political party leaders in Acholi sub-region have welcomed the sensitization activities that are being conducted by the Electoral Commission in preparation for the 2026 general elections. This comes after the EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, last August, launched a four-year strategic plan and roadmap ahead of the 2026 general elections. “The Electoral Commission seeks for voters to cast their ballot from villages t...

todayApril 6, 2024

MUNI UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOW ENROLMENT OF FEMALE STUDENTS

Stella Amandru Wawa, the Dean of Students and the Gender Focal Person Muni University, speaking about the low enrolment of female students. Photo by Godwin Abedican. By Godwin Abedican Arua The leadership of Muni University, the only public University in West Nile is appealing to the parents and stakeholders to embrace and encourage sending girls for science related courses. This comes amidst concerns over the continuous low enrolment of femal...

todayApril 5, 2024

POLICE PROBE FIRE AT CAFÉ BRAVO ON UGANDA HOUSE

Cafe Bravo at Uganda House before fire gutted it on Friday morning NILE POST NEWS Police in Kampala have said they are investigating the cause of a fire outbreak at Café Bravo on Uganda House on Kampala road that destroyed property worth millions of shillings. Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said the fire started at around 5am on Friday.  “The fire, suspected to...

todayApril 5, 2024

FINANCE MINISTER SAYS HE WON'T ALLOW UGANDA TO BE MORTGAGED

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija NILE POST NEWS The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, has emphasized the need for substantial funding to address critical sectors such as security, water, roads, education, and health. His remarks came during the inauguration of Goldmine Finance Limited's third branch in Kabalagala, Kampala. Kasaija reiterated his stance on avoiding excessive borrowing, expressing concerns over the d...

todayApril 5, 2024

POLICE ARREST MAN FOR ABANDONING PIT THAT KILLED HIS NEIGHBORS' CHILDREN

NILE POST NEWS Police of Paidha in Zombo district have arrested a man for abandoning a pit hole latrine that killed two of his neighbor’s children after a heavy down pour. The man who is facing charges of causing two deaths by a rash and neglect act is identified as Francis Omirambe aged 32 years, an Electrician, resident of Alisithungu cell, Dwonga ward, Paidha Town Council, Zombo District. Paidha police said they received a distress cal...

todayApril 5, 2024

ARUA CITY AWARDS 8 CONTRACTS TO BEST LOCAL BIDDERS

Arua city mayor Wadri Sam Nyakua shaking hands with Acewere Titus a contractor at True Star Investments Ltd while handing over the contracts. Photo by Morish Dramadri By Morish Dramadri Arua Arua city procurement department has handed 8 contracts worth 589 million shilling to 8 successful local bidders to facelift and construct classrooms and other facilities in the various sectors within the city. The contracts awarded under this project in...

todayApril 5, 2024

UPDF DEPLOYMENT ENHANCES SECURITY AT UGANDA-SOUTH SUDAN BORDER

Lt Col Isaac Obong the UPDF 69 battalion commander in Yumbe addressing the Yumbe district council recently. Photo by Robert Elema    By Robert Elema YUMBE The deployment of the Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) at Uganda-South Sudan border has stabilized the security situation in the area, the security officials have revealed.   The security situation at the borders over the past months had been volatile which resulted into the...

todayApril 5, 2024

BISHOP ANDAKU TO HOLD HIS SEVEN YEAR SERVICE ANNIVERSARY

Bishop Charles Andaku in a group photo with organizing team and journalists after the press briefing. Photo by Morish Dramadri By Morish Dramadri Arua Madi West Nile diocese is set to hold the 7th thanksgiving anniversary of Bishop Rt. Rev. Charles Collins Andaku the 7th bishop of the diocese. Bishop Andaku, an educationist by profession was elected the 7th bishop of Madi West Nile diocese by the house of the bishops on November 2016 succeed...

todayApril 5, 2024

POLICE HUNT FOR WOMAN WHO STOLE TWIN BABY FROM KOBOKO HOSPITAL

NILE POST NEWS Police in Koboko has mounted a hunt for a prime suspect who stole a twin boy from Koboko Hospital in Central Cell, Apa ward, South Division Koboko Municipality Koboko district. It's alleged that on the fateful day, an unidentified woman stole the newly born baby boy belonging to  Afekuru Baifa, a resident of Maracha district. The incident happened when the mother of the baby had just returned from the theater after a Ca...

todayApril 4, 2024

MUNI UNIVERSITY TO HOLD 6TH GRADUATION ON APRIL 6

Muni University main entrance By Godwin Abedican Arua Muni university, West Niles only public university is set to hold her 6th graduation ceremony on 6th April 2024, at the University’s graduation grounds. Muni university is the 6th public university, established under statutory instrument number 31 of 2013 and began operating on 4th November 2014. Speaking during a press conference held at the university’s council hall on Tuesd...

todayApril 4, 2024

TEREGO DISTRICT TABLES OVER SHS 28 BILLION BUDGET FOR THE FY 2024/2025

Councilors and other stakeholders during the meeting (File Photo) By Martin Anguyo Terego Terego district local government has tabled a draft budget of 28,178,186,000 for the financial year 2024/2025 which is less by one billion shillings for the financial year 2023/2024. The secretary of finance Terego district local government Mr. Geoffrey Opima while presenting this draft budget before the councilors recently in the district council hall e...

todayApril 4, 2024

AUTHORITIES CAUTION MOYO ELDERS AGAINST ESCALATING LAND CONFLICTS

Stakeholders in Ramogi parish, Aluru Sub County during a dialogue on land conflict over compensation of the Laropi –Moyo –Afogi road project. Photo by Doreen Tasia. By Tasia Doreen Moyo Clan leaders and elders in Moyo district have been requested by the district stakeholders to exercise honesty and transparency in solving land dispute. According to the leaders, some of these land conflicts are triggered by the elders who spread fa...

todayApril 4, 2024

NIGERIA'S TAX AGENCY APOLOGISES AFTER EASTER MESSAGE OUTCRY

BBC NEWS Nigeria's tax agency has apologised over an Easter message that was criticised as offensive and disrespectful by some Christians in the country. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Sunday shared a post on X saying: "Jesus paid your debts, not your taxes", local media reported. The now-deleted post was denounced by a number of Christian organisations, which demanded that the tax agency apologise. The Chris...

todayApril 3, 2024

USSSA RELEASES ROADMAP FOR WEST NILE POST PRIMARY FOOTBALL

L-R Keuber Moses Lee, Abima Abdurahman and Bithola Francis, officials of USSSA West Nile Zone By Swali Sabiri Arua The Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) Zonal Executive Committee has come up with the activities for the regional Championship to be held in Koboko Municipality.   This was in a press conference held at Garden View Restaurant on Tuesday April 2, 2024 in Arua City ahead of the draws for the West Nile Zonal Cha...

todayApril 3, 2024

SENEGAL'S YOUNGEST PRESIDENT SWORN IN

BBC NEWS Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the fifth president of Senegal, has been sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Dakar. Last month, 44-year-old Mr Faye won the delayed elections, securing 54% of the vote, ahead of his main challenger Amadou Ba. On Friday, the country’s Constitutional Council confirmed Mr. Faye as the winner. Heads of state from around the continent are attending the inauguration ceremony, including Bola Tinubu, ...

todayApril 2, 2024

PARLIAMENT WRESTLES WITH BUDGET CUTS AS DEBATE SHIFTS TO GOVT EXPENDITURE REDUCTION

Parliament in session NILE POST NEWS As Parliament reacts to the sting of budget cuts, discussions are now veering towards areas where the government can trim down public administration costs, relieving the burden on taxpayers. Legislators argue that alongside budget reductions, it's imperative to address wasteful expenditures to effectively increase discretionary funds. The government's earlier declaration of intent to slash administr...

todayApril 2, 2024

TSHISEKEDI APPOINTS DR CONGO'S FIRST FEMALE PM

Newly appointed prime minister Judith Suminwa Tuluka  BBC NEWS The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, has appointed a former minister as the country's first ever female prime minister. Judith Suminwa Tuluka, a former planning minister, replaces Sama Lukonde who resigned in February. "I know that the task is great and the challenges [are] immense, but with the support of the president and that ...

todayApril 2, 2024

TEREGO DISTRICT WITNESSES DRAMATIC COUNCIL SITTING

Terego district council during the March 28, 2024 sitting in the council hall. Photo by Martin Anguyo   By Martin Anguyo   Terego   There was drama at Terego district headquarters during the district council session for March 28, 2024 where a section of councilors matched out of the council hall before the meeting could end protesting missing documents from the technical department.   The papers that the councilors alleged wer...

todayApril 1, 2024

UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DISMISSES EIGHT CASES IN WEST NILE

UHRC hearing a case during the tribunal that sat in Arua Regional Office. Photo by Sabir Musa By Sabir Musa Arua A total of eight cases were dismissed by Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) during the 2-days tribunal to hear 15-cases reported across the region. These cases include violation of the right to freedom from torture and violation of right to personal liberty that entails detention beyond 48 hours, for reasons ranging from contrad...

todayApril 1, 2024

GRRH RECEIVES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR MENTAL ILLNESSES AND BRAIN CONDITIONS

GRRH Board Chairman Dr. Paul Onek and the Principal Hospital Administrator Mr. Walter Uryekwun receiving the EEG with its accessories. Photo by Proscovia Achomo By Proscovia Achomo Gulu Gulu Regional Referral Hospital (GRRH) last week received a donation of a computerized Electrorencepalogram (EEG) worth 60 million from Mayo Clinic Arizonia, USA through Gulu University Faculty of Medicine. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measure...

todayApril 1, 2024

GEN MUHOOZI VOWS TO FIGHT FOR SOLDIERS WELFARE AS HE TAKES OVER OFFICE OF CDF

Gen Wilson Mbadi hands over to Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba. Photo by Nile post NILE POST NEWS Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has officially taken over the office of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) and vowed to improve welfare of soldiers by fighting the evil of corruption and mismanagement of resources. The ceremony which took place at the UPDF fourth division headquarters in Gulu was presided over by the Special Presidential Adviso...

todayMarch 28, 2024

COMMERCIAL COURT HOLDS SHS77 TRILLION IN PENDING CASES,

NILE POST NEWS In the national scene, the Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana, has revealed that cases worth Shs77 trillion are currently awaiting resolution in the Commercial Court. Bigirimana emphasized that if sufficient funding were allocated to expedite these cases, Uganda might forego the need to seek loans from entities like the World Bank to finance its national budget. Bigirimana elaborated that these cases span vari...

todayMarch 28, 2024

BISHOP RESHUFFLES AND TRANSFERS PRIESTS IN ARUA DIOCESE

Some of the priests who attended the Chrism Mass at Ediofe Cathedral. Photo by Radio Pacis By Morish Dramadri Arua The bishop of Arua Catholic diocese Rt. Rev Sabino Ocan Odoki has transferred and reshuffled some priests serving in the diocese to new parishes and positions on Wednesday March 27, 2024 during the chrism mass. In his wisdom, the bishop appointed Rev Fr. Denis Dranika the curate of Laropi parish as the new parish priest of Laropi...

todayMarch 27, 2024

ELECTORAL COMMISSION REVEALS SHS1 TRILLION NEEDED TO PREPARE 2026 POLLS

EC chairman Justice Byabakama. Courtesy photo. NILE POST NEWS The Electoral Commission has told legislators on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that they are faced with a funding gap of Shs960 billion in the Financial Year 2024/2025, which will affect electoral activities ahead of the 2026 general elections. According to the Electoral Commission, out of the Shs1.1 trillion needed to organize the 2026 polls, the Ministry of Finance...

todayMarch 27, 2024

HALF OF THE POPULATION IN YUMBE LACKS ACCESS TO SAFE WATER

Half of the population in Yumbe district lack acesss to clean water (Courtesy Photo)   URN NEWS Recent statistics from the Yumbe district Water department reveal a dire situation, with over 300,000 individuals, constituting 50 percent of the population, lacking access to clean and safe water services.   Despite efforts to improve water infrastructure, the current safe water coverage in the district stands at 50 percent, significantly b...

todayMarch 27, 2024

POLICE OPERATION NETS 32 SUSPECTED GANGS IN ARUA CITY

SSP. Josephine Angucia police PRO West Nile addressing the media. Photo by Morish Dramadri. By Morish Dramadri Arua Police in Arua city have detained 32 suspected criminals operating within the suburbs of the city’s central business Centre on claims of possessing dangerous weapons and narcotic drugs. In the intelligence led operation steered on Monday March 25, 2024 in the areas of Ediofe mission cell, Adriko cell, Arua primary, Air Japa...

todayMarch 27, 2024

KOBOKO REGISTERS INCREASED NUMBER OF SCHOOLS AS BALL GAMES KICK OFF

Girls of Daystar secondary school warming up for a game   By Swali Sabiri   Arua  Since being rebranded as Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA), the tournament from the previous Coca-Cola schools championship, this year’s tournament in Koboko Municipality has seen a number of schools presenting footballers in the ladies category.   This year the tournament has attracted 17 schools up from 9 last year. &nb...

todayMarch 26, 2024

ST. MARY’S EDIOFE GIRLS AND MVARA SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGE CHAMPIONS OF 2024 POST PRIMARY BALL GAMES IN ARUA CITY

SMEGSS Football team celebrate as they receive their trophy. Photo by Godwin Abedican By Godwin Abedican   Arua   St. Mary’s Ediofe Girls Secondary School (SMEGSS) and Mvara Secondary School, have won the 2024 Arua city post primary football games for the girls’ and boys’ football respectively.   The tournament which started with the group stages on March 15, 2024 concluded on Monday 25th march 2024 at Barifa sta...

todayMarch 26, 2024

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS ODAMA LAUNCHES RENOVATION OF CLASSROOM BLOCK SUPPORTED BY OBS

Retired Bishop Dr. John Baptist Odama laying the first brick at renovation site. Photo by Scovia Akwero By Scovia Akwero Gulu   Arch Bishop emeritus of the Arch Diocese of Gulu His Grace Dr. John Baptist Odama has officially launched a classroom block renovation project at St Josephs’S Primary School in Gulu city.   The project is estimated at one hundred and sixty-three million, one hundred thirty-four thousand six hundre...

todayMarch 26, 2024

NUDIPU ROLES OUT INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN MOYO DISTRICT

Officials from NUDIPU during the role out of Inclusive education program in Moyo SS. Photo by Stephen Unzimai By Stephen Unzimai Moyo Education Stakeholders, members of moyo district disabled persons union, and staff of Moyo secondary school, the piloting school for inclusive education at secondary level are undergoing a training on implementation of inclusive education especially at secondary level. The training started on Wednesday 20th of...

todayMarch 26, 2024

NIGERIA STAMPEDE AT CHARITY CASH HAND-OUT EVENT KILLS SEVEN PEOPLE

BBC NEWS  Seven people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed in a stampede at a charity event in Nigeria. On Sunday, a businessman in Bauchi state, in the north-east, had invited residents to collect 5,000 naira ($3.70) each. The event attracted a big crowd and "before you knew it things got out of hand", a local journalist told the BBC. Recent economic strife has left many desperate for help. Five thousand naira ...

todayMarch 25, 2024

GUNMEN FREE NIGERIAN PUPILS TAKEN IN MASS ABDUCTION

BBC NEWS Nigerian pupils taken by gunmen in a mass abduction in the north-western town of Kuriga earlier this month have been freed "unharmed", officials say. Kaduna state governor Uba Sani said they had been rescued thanks to the courage of the security forces. The school authorities had said more than 280 children were taken, but the army said 137 hostages had been freed. The operation took place in the early hours of Sunday morn...

todayMarch 24, 2024

EXPERT: WATER SCARCITY IS DIRECTLY LINKED TO ECONOMIC INSTABILITY

CGTN AFRICA The World Bank indicates that if current trends persist, the world will encounter a 40 percent deficit between projected water demand and available supply by 2030. Additionally, chronic water scarcity, hydrological unpredictability, and severe weather occurrences such as floods and droughts are recognized as major roadblocks to global well-being and security. There is a growing connection between water scarcity drought and conflict....

todayMarch 24, 2024

OBONGI LEADERS WANT GOVT ATTENTION SHIFTED TO BOY CHILD EMPOWERMENT

School dropout boys captured in Obongi town hawking goods. Photo by Stephen Unzimai By Stephen Unzimai Obongi In the vow to empower the boy child in Obongi district,  leaders in the area have said the government has directed its attention to mostly the girl child neglecting the boy child which in the other way is now affecting gender equality. Hon. Maneno Zumura, the women representative in parliament says now the neglected boy child i...

todayMarch 23, 2024

MEN IN WEST NILE OVERCOME STIGMA, REPORT GBV CASES

Jimmy Anguyo, the West Nile region police Gender Based Violence Focal person   URN NEWS   More men in the West Nile sub-region are increasingly reporting Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases, this is according to the latest report from the regional Child and Family Protection Unit of police. Statistics from the Arua Child and Family Protection Unit indicate that 12 cases of GBV against men were recorded in December, 13 cases in January an...

todayMarch 23, 2024

ARUA CITY OFFERS FREE STALLS IN NEW MARKET TO VENDORS

A section of Pajulu road walk way in Arua City covered with second hand clothes (File Photo) URN NEWS Arua Central Division Council has agreed to offer free stalls and lockups to vendors in a bid to persuade them to voluntarily vacate the streets. The resolution was approved by councillors during a council setting at the Honorable Opio George Memorial conference centre at the former Arua Hill Division headquarters offices held on Thursday. Un...

todayMarch 22, 2024

TEREGO DISTRICT OUTGOING CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER HANDS OVER OFFICE TO HIS SUCCESSOR

Otim Benson (L) the outgoing CAO hands over the district Stamp to Mr. Moses Echat(R) his successor. Photo by Martin Anguyo   By Martin Anguyo   Terego   Terego district outgoing Chief Administrative Officer. Otim Benson Humphrey has handed over office to the incoming Chief Administrative Officer Moses Echat.   Benson has been transferred to Obongi district local government one month ago handed over office to Moses Echat who is...

todayMarch 22, 2024

UPC'S SARAH AGUTI WINS DOKOLO BY-ELECTION

Sarah Aguti accompanied by her husband Nyangkori receiving her declaration form (photo by Immaculate Amony) URN NEWS The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party candidate Sarah Aguti has been declared the winner of the Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament by-election.  Aguti will replace Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal who died in January from a hospital in India. Aguti was declared the winner by the Dokolo District Returning Officer Erik...

todayMarch 22, 2024

MUSEVENI RESHUFFLES CABINET

President Museveni and his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba   PML NEWS President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Thursday evening reshuffled his cabinet dropping a few people and appointing new ones. Those appointed in the new cabinet include people who are working very closely with Gen. Muhoozi’s Patriotic League of Uganda. Those appointed and work closely with Muhoozi include; Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi who has been appointed minister for Stat...

todayMarch 22, 2024

GULU CITY COUNCIL TABLES REDUCED DRAFT BUDGET OF 33BN SHILLINGS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2024/2025

An ongoing council session in Gulu city hall. Photo by Proscovia Achomo By Proscovia Achomo Gulu Gulu city council has tabled a draft budget of 33bn shillings for the financial year 2024/2025. The draft budget was presented on Friday from Gulu City Health boardroom by Joyce Alima, the speaker for Gulu City Council during a full council meeting. Out of the total 33,458,758,000 shillings, Administration takes the biggest portion of 22,075,331,0...

todayMarch 21, 2024

WOMEN URGED TO KNOW THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Women dancing at the celebration. Photo by Scovia Akwero By Scovia Akwero Gulu Women in Gulu city have been advised to always perform their duties as mothers. The advice was made by Gulu city council authorities during the belated celebration of the International Women day at Kaunda grounds in Gulu City.   This happened on the march 13, 2024 under the theme ‘’invest in women for Economic growth’’. Jane Okili, the ...

todayMarch 21, 2024

AGENCIES, INSTITUTIONS URGED TO ADOPT CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Houses submerged by floods in Kikuube district URN The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has advised all agencies, institutions, as well as local and international civil society organizations to prioritize the adoption of comprehensive Contingency Plans.  The development comes in light of the escalating threat of disasters across various regions in Uganda, Rose Nakabugo Bwenvu, Assistant. Commissioner Department of Disaster Prep...

todayMarch 21, 2024

VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT RESIGNS AFTER A YEAR IN OFFICE

BBC Vietnam's president Vo Van Thuong has resigned after only one year in office. After a meeting of the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday, the government said in a statement that he had broken party rules and had negatively affected its reputation.   Mr Thuong is believed to have resigned over his links to a corruption scandal in his home province. He was appointed last year to replace another president forced to step down over c...

todayMarch 21, 2024

RADIO PACIS PRIESTS TONINO PASOLINI AND CHARLES IDRAKU MARK 60TH AND 25TH ANNIVERSARIES RESPECTIVELY

L-R Fr. Tonino Pasolini, Bishop Sabino Ochan Odoki and Msgr Charles Idraku during celebration of their anniversary mass By Morish Dramadri Arua Messages of thanksgiving and congratulations dominated the priestly anniversary celebration of the two priests Fr. Tonino Pasolini and Mgsr. Charles Idraku on Tuesday 19th March 2024 in a mass presided over by Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, the Bishop ordinary of Arua diocese at the diocesan media Centre,...

todayMarch 20, 2024

BISHOP CALLS ON PRIESTS TO EXERCISE HUMILITY IN THEIR MINISTRY

Some of the jubilarians and other priests pose for agroup photo with Bishop Odoki after the function By Sunday Amandi Arua The priests in Arua diocese are called upon to exercise humility in their duty of giving guidance to the Christians and spreading the word of God. This appeal was made at the priestly anniversary of Father Tonino Pasolini, and Monsignor Charles Idraku at Arua diocese media center, radio Pacis on the March 19, 2024. While ...

todayMarch 20, 2024

NO EXTENSION OF REGISTER UPDATE, SAYS NRM

NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong   NILE POST The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Richard Todwong, has said there will be no extension for the party's register update campaign. The register update, from March 13 to 17, has apparently left many party faithful out after they failed to register or update their affiliate detail. This update is a strategic move for the NRM party, aiming to solidify their base for t...

todayMarch 19, 2024

UGANDA ON ALERT AS ADF MILITANTS CROSS BORDER FROM DRC

BBC NEWS Ugandan security forces are on high alert after they said fighters from an Islamic State-linked group entered the country at the weekend.   The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants are planning attacks in urban areas, places of worship, schools and public events, according to the army.   It urged the public to remain vigilant "to avoid being victims of ADF terror". The ADF has been linked to a series of deadly att...

todayMarch 19, 2024

UWA STARTS TRANSLOCATION OF KOBS TO AJAI WILDLIFE RESERVE

Uganda Kobs being introduced to the wild at Ajai Wildlife Reserve in Madi Okollo district on Friday URN   The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has initiated the translocation of approximately 200 Uganda Kobs from Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve in Kikuube to Ajai Wildlife Reserve in Madi Okollo district. The translocation, which commenced on Friday afternoon, is part of habitat manipulation efforts in preparation for the reintroduction of White rhi...

todayMarch 18, 2024

SECONDARY SCHOOL BALL GAMES 2024: ARUA CITY RECORDS INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION OF LADIES IN FOOTBALL

Girls footballers from Arua S.S(in blue ) and St Marys Ediofe Girls S.S(in white) in action By Swali Sabiri Arua City Since being rebranded as Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA), the tournament from the previous Coca-Cola schools championship, this year’s tournament in Arua city has more schools presenting footballers in the ladies category.   Last year only four secondary schools including Mvara SS, Arua Public SS,...

todayMarch 18, 2024

MOYO MUSLIMS ASKED TO EMBRACE QURAN READINGS DURING RAMADAN

Muslims during Juma prayer By Stephen Unzimai Moyo Muslim leaders in Rahman mosque in Moyo town have called Muslims to embrace Quran readings to increase their faith during this Holy Month of Ramadan Ramadan is a month of fasting and abstaining from things considered to be impure for the mind and body. Kanah Musa, an Imam in Rahman mosque in moyo town says during the Ramadan, Muslims should observe the five pillars of Islam. “If you are...

todayMarch 18, 2024

SOUTH SUDAN SCHOOLS CLOSED AS HEATWAVE INTENSIFIES

A copy of the letter directing school closure in South Sudan due to intensified heat wave Xinhua News South Sudan on Saturday announced an indefinite closure of all schools as a result of heatwaves over the past few days with very high temperatures both during the day and night. Yolanda Awel Deng, minister for Health, said most parts of South Sudan are experiencing a heatwave expected to last at least two weeks with temperatures ranging betwe...

todayMarch 17, 2024

BISHOP COLLIN’S 7-YEARS INITIATIVE OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

Students finalising cleaning exercise before attending a brief assembly at Emmanuel Cathedral. PHOTO BY SABIR MUSA By Sabir Musa Arua The Diocese of Madi-West Nile has pledged for continuous collaboration with local governments and community within the diocese to plant more trees and protect environment. For 7-years now, the diocese observes environment week in the month of March with main focus of sensitizing community on importance of prote...

todayMarch 17, 2024

MUNI NTC EQUIPS TEACHERS WITH ICT SKILLS,

By Morish Dramadri Arua A set of 100 teachers across West Nile are undertaking ICT skills training at National Teachers’ College Muni in Arua city to prepare them for the implementation of the 2019 National teacher policy expected to be effected around August this year. The initiative that started in 2022, has equipped about 250 secondary school teachers and around 300 primary teachers 2023 with ICT skills with funding from Uganda commu...

todayMarch 16, 2024

YUMBE TEACHERS TO FACE DISCIPLINARY ACTION OVER NON COMPLIANCE TO TRANSFERS

Mr Moses Chuna Kapolon the Yumbe chief Administrative Officer. The CAO has vowed to take disciplinary action against indiscipline teachers. PHOTO BY ROBERT ELEMA    BY ROBERT ELEMA   YUMBE The recent transfers done for the primary teachers in Yumbe district has left alot of staffing gaps in some of the schools in the district. Yumbe district transfered over 330 classroom teachers and the headteachers with the aim of improving the ...

todayMarch 16, 2024

COUNCILORS IN TEREGO DISTRICT CAUTIONED AGAINST ABSENTEEISM DURING COUNCIL SITTINGS

One of the council sittings held in the district council hall where councilors were few in number By Martin Anguyo Terego Councilors and Sub county chairpersons in Terego district have been warned against absenteeism during district council sessions that leads to poor service delivery. It is learnt that, non-appearance of councilors and other leaders during different council sittings in Terego district had been generally poor since its creatio...

todayMarch 16, 2024

DENTISTS APPEAL TO PUBLIC TO EMBRACE DENTAL AND ORAL CARE TO REDUCE ON TREATMENT COSTS

Sophie Asianzu, a dentist with Yovela Dentals takes a client through dental care practices during the women's day dental health camp held at OPM grounds Arua city By Godwin Abedican By Godwin Abedican Arua The public is being called upon to embrace individual dental and oral care practices so as to minimize on the rising cases of complications that come with improper dental and oral health. During the recently celebrated internationa...

todayMarch 14, 2024

LEADERS APPEAL TO ARUA MUSLIMS TO OBSERVE RAMATHAN WITH PURITY

Muslims during Friday prayers By Sunday Amandi Arua Holiness, purity, and unity have been encouraged among the Muslims in Arua in this holy month of Ramadan. Ramathan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection. Abdul Rahim Abdulla Karalla, the vice chairperson for Ayivu Muslim county emphasized the need for every adult Muslim to fast in this holy month, so long as th...

todayMarch 14, 2024

SPORTS CLUBS IN ARUA CITY GRAPPLE WITH LACK OF SUPPORT FROM COUNCIL

Arua City Sports Officer, Lika Muktar (R) and Councilor for Bazaar Ward, Oshino Rashid (L) at a recent event organized by Arua City Boxing Club By Sabir Musa Arua Meager funding for sports sector through Education Department in Arua City Council is cited as one of the major challenges affecting development of sports in the city. Education Department was allocated Shs 14 billion in the current Financial Year, and sports activities are financed ...

todayMarch 14, 2024

PUBLIC URGED TO EMBRACE BLOOD DONATION TO SAVE LIVES

People gathered at the OPM grounds in Arua city on Women’s Day for the blood donation exercise By Sunday Amandi Arua city The people in West Nile are called upon to donate blood so as to save the lives of those who need blood in the health facilities. This appeal was made during a recent blood donation drive organized by radio Pacis and partners in Arua city. Blood donation helps a lot in saving lives of expectant mothers during labor,...

todayMarch 14, 2024

POULTRY FARMERS IN GULU CITY TRAINED ON VALUE ADDITION

A section of poultry farmers attending the training from Gulu Senior Secondary School in Gulu city Stephen Odong Gulu City More than 100 farmers in Gulu City were trained in the poultry farming business. The training that was sponsored by Hendrix Uganda, River Poultry, and Pur Lonyo farmers shop was conducted at Gulu Senior Secondary School in Berdege Layibi division for free to all the farmers. The mayor of Berdege Layibi division Hon Patr...

todayMarch 13, 2024

MUSLIMS FAITHFUL IN GULU CITY URGED TO OBSERVE HIGH LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN

Deputy Kadir Acholi Muslim District, Sheikh Badi. A. Faras explaining what is observed with the fasting period of Ramadan By Achomo Proscovia Gulu City Muslims faithful in Gulu City began the holy month of Ramadan on Monday 11 March, 2024 a period that includes a month of fasting and prayer. The period is considered one of the holiest Islamic months. Sheikh Ismail Ali Omona, Imam Main Mosque Gulu City defines the meaning of Ramadhan saying...

todayMarch 13, 2024

EC NOMINATES SIX CANDIDATES FOR DOKOLO DISTRICT WOMAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT`S BYELECTION

Dr Grace Lalam Atine, an independent candidate being carried by her supporters after her nomination. Photo by Santos Ojok By Santos Ojok Dokolo Dokolo district returning officer has successfully nominated six candidates for the forthcoming Dokolo District woman member of parliament`s byelection slated for the 21st of this month.  Dokolo District returning officer Steven Erikaine Ngobi started the nomination exercise at 8am and by 4pm all...

todayMarch 12, 2024

MOYO VENDORS ACCUSE UNBS OF CONFISCATING THEIR WEIGHING SCALES

An image of weighing scale at Moyo Main market in Moyo district. Photo by Ganiko Samson Bullen By Ganiko Samson Bullen. Moyo Moyo main market vendors in Moyo district have urged Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to better sensitize and raise proper awareness on the recommendable weighing scales as they impose measures on the usage of slandered ones. Majority of the market vendors further accused UNBS for collecting the weighing scale...

todayMarch 11, 2024

CORRUPT HEAD TEACHERS IN TEREGO DISTRICT RISK BEING DELETED FROM THE PAYROLL

Hon. Wilfred Saka expresses his disappointment over mismanagement of school funds. By Martin Anguyo Terego As issues concerning mismanagement of funds mostly by school heads keep on mounting in Terego district, head teachers who are involved in embezzling school funds have been warned to desist from the act or else, they will be deleted from the payroll. This pronouncement was made in one of the district council sittings held at the district He...

todayMarch 8, 2024

MINISTRY OF LANDS COMMENCES SENSITIZATION ON CUSTOMARY LAND REGISTRATION IN ACHOLI SUB REGION

Community sensitization on Land titling in Unyama Sub County Gulu district. Photo by Scovia Akwero By Scovia Akwero Gulu Government of the republic of Uganda, through the ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has rolled out a program of sensitization of the public in Northern Uganda ‘’Acholi Sub-region’’ on the registration of customary land. The government will facilitate the costs of land registration whe...

todayMarch 8, 2024

POOR COMMUNITY ATTITUDE HAMPERS NGOs EFFORTS IN TEREGO DISTRICT

Leaders during the meeting at Terego district headquarters By Martin Anguyo Terego Some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working with children in Terego district have raised concerns over poor community attitude towards the implementation of their various projects. In a meeting with Terego district leaders at the district headquarters, the leaders of United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) and Literacy for...

todayMarch 7, 2024

NORTH ANKOLE AND LUWERO DIOCESES GET NEW BISHOPS

Bishop Elect of North Ankole Diocese Rev Canon Alfred Muhoozi and his wife. Courtesy Photo URN The House of Bishops has elected Bishops for North Ankole and Luwero Dioceses.  The House of Bishops sitting at Lweza Training and Conference Center on Wednesday evening elected Rev. Canon Alfred Muhoozi as the third Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, and Rev. Canon Wilson Kisekka as the Fourth Bishop of Luwero Diocese replacing retired Bishop Eridar...

todayMarch 7, 2024

TRUMP CHALLENGES BIDEN TO DEBATES 'ANYTIME' AFTER SUPER TUESDAY WINS

A photo montage of Trump and President Biden. Courtesy BBC   BBC   Donald Trump has challenged Joe Biden to TV debates, as the rivals hurtle towards a White House rematch following their sweep of the Super Tuesday votes. The Republican said he would take part in a TV forum with the Democratic president "anytime, anywhere, anyplace" posting online in all capital letters.   Mr. Biden's campaign said Mr. Trump was "...

todayMarch 7, 2024

WASTAGE OF BLOOD IN AFRICA WORRIES EXPERTS

The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng in the middle on the right with delegates who attended the 11th AfSBT congress. PHOTO BY URN URN Experts attending the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) congress at Munyonyo are concerned about wastage at hospitals. They say that sometimes blood transfusion is recommended when it is not needed. According to the World Health Organization, the blood wastage rate in developed countries is reported...

todayMarch 6, 2024

OBONGI AUTHORITIES DEMAND TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT DURING CELEBRATIONS

Captured in Pasu village zone Palorinya Refugees settlement in Obongi district during the victory celebration of the RWC 3 Chairperson.  By Ganiko Samson Bullen Obongi The Local Council III Chairperson of Itula Sub County in Obongi District Siraji Karala-karala has appealed to the refugee community and the host to resort to traditional methods of celebration where drums are used instead of public address systems that will bring the aspec...

todayMarch 6, 2024

MUSEVENI PLEDGES SUPPORT TO TRADITIONAL JUSTICE

President Museveni. Courtesy photo   URN President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to provide financial support to the judiciary towards rejuvenating the traditional methods of dispute resolution as opposed to the colonial way of litigation. The President's promise was contained in a message delivered by Vice President, Jessica Alupo while officiating at a two-day Africa Chief Justices' summit on Alternative Dispute Reso...

todayMarch 6, 2024

IGG LAUNCHES PROBE INTO CORRUPTION CLAIMS WITHIN PARLIAMENT

IGG Beti Kamya. Photo by Nile post Nile post Inspector General of Government (IGG), Beti Olive Kamya, has announced that her office will launch an investigation into allegations of mismanagement of public offices, funds, and corruption within Parliament. Kamya made this statement in response to mounting concerns raised by whistleblowers and members of the public regarding the inner workings of the legislative body. "The issue in Parliamen...

todayMarch 5, 2024

COURT FURTHER REMANDS SUSPECTS IN MURDER OF MASINDI DHO JINO ABIRIGA

Kipsang and Namurenge, the two male suspects arrested in the Murder of Dr. Abiriga. The suspects have been further remanded. Photo by URN URN The three suspects who were implicated in the murder of the former Masindi District Health Officer-DHO Dr Jino Abiriga have been further remanded to Hoima government prison.  The suspects are Betty Cherotich, the wife to the deceased, Joshua Namurenge, a builder and a resident of Tarobya Village in ...

todayMarch 5, 2024

DELAY IN REMITTANCE OF FOUNDATION FUNDS BY INSTITUTIONS IN ARUA DIOCESE CRIPPLES ACTIVITIES

Key members of the foundation body of learning institutions during the meeting at Aripea Primary School By Martin Anguyo Terego The education department of Arua Diocese is finding it difficult to run its activities after most of the Catholic founded Primary schools in the Diocese failing to submit the foundation money timely. This was revealed by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Asega, the Diocesan Education Secretary during an induction meeting organized o...

todayMarch 5, 2024

MOYO GENERAL HOSPITAL BANS THE USE OF AMBULANCES FOR FERRYING DEAD BODIES

An ambulance parked at the Moyo General hospital premises. By Stephen Unzimai By Stephen Unzimai Moyo The management of Moyo general hospital has banned use of ambulance for transporting dead bodies. This comes after receiving a strong warning from the ministry of health that no hospital shall use ambulance for ferrying dead bodies.  The administration of the hospital has vowed to implement this policy stringently.   According...

todayMarch 5, 2024

GOVERNMENT SIGNS MOU WITH PRIVATE INVESTOR TO UPGRADE ARUA AIRFIELD

By Sabir Musa Arua The Ministry of Works and Transport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a private investor, East of Eden, to upgrade Arua Airfield to an international standard, following an approval by the Solicitor General. The investor is expected to conduct a feasibility study to, among others, ascertain the traffic which will help in designing and generating budget for the development to start. Arua Airfield Manager, Pamela Li...

todayMarch 5, 2024

URA ARUA CITY OFFICE REGISTERS POOR TURN UP FOR HALF PAYEMENT OF MOTOCYCLE NUMBER PLATES

People waiting to register their number plates at URA offices in Arua city By Anslem Ojaru Arua In abid to reduce the number of numberless motorcycles and smuggling in westnile region, State Minister of Finance in charge of General Duty’s Henry Musasizi announced a reduction in charges on new motorcycle number plates to happen within a period of six months. However there is poor turn up due to challenges cited in registering the motorcyc...

todayMarch 5, 2024

LEADERS IN TEREGO CHALLENGE RESIDENTS TO USE PEACEFUL MEANS OF SOLVING LAND MATTERS

By Martin Anguyo Terego Leaders in Terego district have continued to call upon the residents to look for alternative means of solving land related issues other than fighting over land. This comes after a 27-year-old man, identified as Alema Wato, a resident of Ondukani Village, Olea Parish, Katrini sub county on February 25, 2024 allegedly beat up his father and his step father over one quarter piece of land.   Silvano Toki, the man’...

todayMarch 4, 2024

FIVE POST BANK ARUA BRANCH EMPLOYEES DETAINED OVER ALLEGED THEFT

By Godwin Abedican The territorial police of Arua City Central Business Division (CBD) have arrested and detained 5 Officials of Post Bank Arua Branch over allegation of stealing 138,685,450/= Ugandan shillings from Post Bank Arua Branch. This was revealed by Senior Superintendent of police, SSP Angucia Josephine, the West Nile police Public Relations Officer. Angucia, identified the five as, Lakwey Leonard the Operations Manager, Feni Walter t...

todayMarch 3, 2024

ARUA DISTRICT WOMEN PIN MEN OVER RISING CASES OF SINGLE PARENTING

By Godwin Abedican Arua Women in Arua district are expressing concerns over the continuous rise in the cases of family neglect and lack of support from men concerning family affairs. These concerns were raised on Wednesday 28th February 2024, at Arivu Sub-county during a community engagement and training organized by Upendo Ni Baraka, a community based organization established early last year in Arua district, with interest in dealing with cha...

todayMarch 3, 2024

LEADERS OF JERUSALEM CHURCHES STRONGLY CONDEMN DEADLY ATTACK IN GAZA

Vatican News In a statement issued on Friday 1 March, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem have joined the international community in condemning the "wanton attack against innocent civilians" that took place the previous day in Gaza City during the distribution of humanitarian aid.   On Thursday 29 February, a doctor from al-Chifa hospital and witnesses said that Israeli soldiers fired on a crowd of civilians desperate...

todayMarch 2, 2024

UNMA PREDICTS ABOVE NORMAL RAINS BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY

NILE POST The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has released its seasonal rainfall outlook for March to May 2024, forecasting near-normal to above-normal rainfall across the country. This announcement comes amidst growing concerns over the impact of climate change on agricultural activities and livelihoods. Bob Alex Ogwang, the acting executive director of UNMA, presented the outlook, highlighting the expected distribution of rainf...

todayMarch 2, 2024

UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM REPORT RECOMMENDS SHIFT TO RECYCLING

CGTN The UN Environment Program published a comprehensive report titled ‘Beyond an Age of Waste: Turning Rubbish into a Resource,’ which underscores the urgent need for a significant reduction in waste generation to ensure a sustainable and affordable future. The report, Global Waste Management Outlook 2024, provides a detailed analysis of global waste generation and its associated costs, using life cycle assessments to explore d...

todayFebruary 29, 2024

PARLIAMENT DEMANDS STRINGENT ACTION ON ERRANT ROAD USERS AFTER KAGADI INCIDENT

NILE POST The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked law enforcement bodies to bring errant drivers to book. Among, made the call in light of an incident in Kagadi district where a 25-year-old Magezi Tuhaise was knocked dead by a government vehicle. The Speaker who was chairing the plenary sitting reported the incident, which occurred when residents of the district were holding a peaceful demonstration on the poor state of roads, on Tue...

todayFebruary 29, 2024

UGANDA TO VACCINATE OVER 10,000 HEALTH WORKERS AGAINST EBOLA

URN Government is set to vaccinate over 10,000 high risk health workers against Ebola starting in May, 2024. The exercise will target mainly 20 districts along the border line with the DR Congo, and some places in Kampala city against Ebola.  This revelation was made by Dr. Henry Kyobe, a Ministry of Health epidemiologist, and the leader of the Ebola response taskforce, shortly after receiving a donation of up to 25,000 double doses from t...

todayFebruary 29, 2024

UWA TO TRANSLOCATE OTHER WILDLIFE SPECIES TO AJAI WILDLIFE RESERVE

URN The Uganda Wildlife Authority UWA has announced plans to commence the introduction of other Wildlife Species at Ajai Wildlife in Madi Okollo district ahead of the restoration of the White Rhinos. The translocation exercise which is expected to start next month is part of habitat manipulation initiative UWA intends to conduct within the southern section of Ajai Wildlife Reserve in order to reduce the bushy conditions which are unsuitable for...

todayFebruary 29, 2024

STAKEHOLDERS CONCERNED OVER WEST NILE PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS PERFORMANCE

By Sabir Musa Arua Different stakeholders in West Nile have challenged the leadership of West Nile Parliamentary Caucus to focus on improving relation among its members in order to jointly address West Nile issues at national level. This call follows concerns over poor performance of the caucus which is attributed to disunity as many of the members now focus on individually addressing issues from their own areas of representation in parliament ...

todayFebruary 29, 2024

DELAYED COMPLETION OF RENOVATION WORKS ON TOCHI PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM BLOCK AFFECTS LEARNING

By Scovia Akwero Gulu Over 200 pupils in Tochi primary school Omoro district are learning under mango trees due to inadequate classrooms and ongoing renovations at the school. According to the school administrators, coming back from the holidays, they found four classrooms under renovation which has critically affected the proper reopening of the school prompting them to adopt new modalities of teaching the learners under the tree shade at the ...

todayFebruary 28, 2024

2024 HOUSEHOLD MAPPING SPURS FRESH ROW AMONG TEREGO AND MADI OKOLLO LEADERS

By Morish Dramadri Arua Leaders in Terego district have raised concerns over the recent household census mapping conducted by Uganda Bureau of Statistics in the disputed zones under rhino camp refugee settlement claimed by the two districts of Madi Okollo and Terego following the placement of the entire Rhino camp refugee settlement in Madi Okollo district. On 30th January 2024, the ministry of lands, housing and urban development wrote to the...

todayFebruary 28, 2024

SECURITY CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AND CALM AS THEY PURSUE GANG GROUPS

By Godwin Abedican Arua An ongoing brawl among Arua city’s gang groups is causing uproar and security concerns across many parts of the city leaving the city dwellers in fear. Arua city has a number of gang groups with funny names to identify themselves such as the Baboons, Chicken-no-pass, Fire Eaters, Sansiro boys, Janjamin and others with specific areas of operations in the city. According to the heads of security, there has been a di...

todayFebruary 28, 2024

OBONGI AUTHORITIES ORDER RESIDENTS TO TAKE CARE OF STRAY ANIMALS OR RISK FINES

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Obongi Itula Sub county authorities have tasked the Local council one chairperson and the Refugee Welfare Committee (RWC) Leaders in Palorinya settlement of in Obongi district to take action on farmers who live their animals to stray around the communities since people have started receiving the first rains of the season. Badaru Harriet the Community Development Officer for Itula Sub County called for immediate action o...

todayFebruary 27, 2024

OVER 800M OUT: MOYO DISTRICT STRUGGLES TO RECOVER YOUTH LIVELIHOOD FUNDS

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Over eight hundred millions shillings disbursed under the youth livelihood program in Moyo district has still remained unrecovered from the beneficiaries. The program implementation started in 2014-2015 financial year in the district which disbursed 899,828,800 shillings to109 groups with total number of 1,344 beneficiaries, out of which only 120,458,792shs was recovered. This was revealed in a stakeholders engagement meet...

todayFebruary 27, 2024

POLICE REPORT INDICATES 82% OF DEATHS ON UGANDAN ROADS INVOLVE PEDESTRIANS, BODA BODA RIDERS

Nile Post The latest police annual crime report has indicated that the biggest number of fatalities recorded on Ugandan roads are pedestrians and boda boda riders. The report released on Friday indicated that 4806 people were killed in crashes on Ugandan roads in 2023. Digesting the report on Monday, the Traffic Police director, Lawrence Niwabiine said motorcycles and their riders, pedestrians and pedal cyclists are among the most high risk roa...

todayFebruary 26, 2024

MADI OKOLLO DISTRICT GRAPPLES WITH SHORTAGE OF 700 TEACHERS

By Morish Dramadri Arua Madi Okollo district public service is grappling with a staffing gap of over 700 teachers to serve in the 78 primary schools in the district that are currently being served by less than 10 teachers per school leaving a huge teacher pupil ratio. Following the elevation of the then Madi Okollo County to district status in 2020, the schools in the district are still being served by the staff previously posted by the then A...

todayFebruary 23, 2024

SEATINI UGANDA ENGAGES NEBBI DISTRICT IN REVIEWING THE LOCAL REVENUE ENHANCEMENT PLAN

By Anslem Ojaru Nebbi Nebbi District Local Government together with SEATINI Uganda an organization that looks into issues of trade, physical and investment related policy and process converged in Arua city to review the existing Nebbi District local Revenue enhancement plan to focus and come up with clear local revenue collection projections. Speaking to Aloysius Kitengo the programme officer SEATINI Uganda, they aim to decentralize the local ...

todayFebruary 23, 2024

YUMBE TEACHERS RESIST TRANSFERS

By Robert Elema Yumbe   A section of the teachers in Yumbe district who were transferred this year have rejected to go to their new stations due to some alleged irregularities in the transfers.   Yumbe district education department transferred about 300 classroom teachers with various reasons ranging from over staying in the old station and on request.   Transfers in the district used to be done in December and this makes the teac...

todayFebruary 23, 2024

MINISTER ORDERS USMID PROJECT CONTACTOR SUMMONED OVER BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS

By Godwin Abedican Arua Since the site handover of two sites on river Enyau in Arua district and City to Niem establishments limited on 4th October 2022 to undertake an 8 months project for the construction of two bridges worth over five billion Ugandan shillings with funding from the government of the republic of Uganda and support from the World Bank under USMID-AF in the financial year 2022/2023 the works at the two sites have since stalled....

todayFebruary 21, 2024

STAKEHOLDERS IN MOYO URGE YOUTHS TO EMBRACE GOV’T PROGRAMS FOR BETTER LIVELIHOOD

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Moyo Moyo district local government recently carried out a stakeholder’s engagement on youth livelihood and women entrepreneurship program implementation. Anyama David, the District Community Development Officer said the target of the program is aimed at awaking the community on the areas of filling of forms and benefiting from the program. “Apart from that, we have also given out money under Youth Livelihoo...

todayFebruary 21, 2024

ENVIRONMENT: MOYO EXPERTS WARN OF IMPACTS OF BRICKLAYING ON NATURE

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Experts in Moyo district have warned of the devastating impacts of brick laying on the environment following the increasing number of residents engaged in the economic activity this dry season. Mr. Droma Patrick the district forest officer Moyo said that, brick laying has contributed to destruction of the vegetation cover, swamp drainage, floods and soil degradation which has affected the climate and rain pattern of the ...

todayFebruary 21, 2024

ENVIRONMENT WATCH: TREE CONSERVATION PILOT PROJECT IN ADJUMANI RECORDS SUCCESS

By Nancy Aol Adjumani Consuming large amounts of firewood by institutions like schools, some bakeries and for home use for cooking could be significantly reduced as three schools in Adjumani district have benefited from a pilot project that lasted one-year. The one-year project is as a result of a bilateral cooperation between the government of Italy specifically the community of Sardina and Ugandan Government intended to improve water sanitat...

todayFebruary 8, 2024

MEASLES OUTBREAK IN ARUA CITY.

By Sabir Musa Arua City Arua City Health Department has confirmed outbreak of Measles in the former Ayivuni Sub County with 84 cumulative cases already registered by the time of compiling this report. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes Measles as a highly contagious disease caused by a virus, and it spreads easily when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes which can cause severe disease, complications and even death. Arua ...

todayFebruary 8, 2024

MEDICAL INTERNS AT ARUA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL JOIN NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ACTION

By Godwin Abedican Arua Medical intern at Arua regional Referral Hospital under their umbrella body Federation of Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI) have joined their counterparts in other parts of the country in the ongoing national industrial action which started on 1st February 2024. The interns are demanding the Ministry of Health (MoH) to come out clearly on why the presidential directives issued on their allowances is not being implemented as...

todayFebruary 7, 2024

TAREHE SITA: UPDF RENEWS COMMITMENT TO MAINTAIN PEACE IN UGANDA

By Sabir Musa Arua City The leaders of Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) in West Nile sub-region have committed to maintain peace in the country. This message was contained in the communication of 409 Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Nathan Bainomugisha during the celebration of 43rd Tareh-Sita anniversary in Arua City. While speaking at the event organized at military barracks in Arua City, Bainomugisha said, the force remains committed t...

todayFebruary 7, 2024

SHOCK AS 42YR OLD FORMER UPDF OFFICER IS MURDERED IN ARUA CITY.

By Morish Dramadri Arua city. A moment of shock and sorrow engulfed the residents in Ambeko cell, Ayivu division in  Arua city after the body of a 42yr old man suspected to be killed by a yet to be identified assailants  was found lying in one of the families in the cell.  Taban Mustafa, a kakwa by tribe and a resident of Surusoni cell, Ayivu division in Arua city and a former UPDF officer under AMISON was suspected to be murder...

todayFebruary 7, 2024

RETURNING TO THE WANAINCHI, UPDF EMBARKS ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES AHEAD OF TEREH SITA CELEBRATIONS

By Anslem Ojaru Arua City As the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF prepares to commemorate the 43rd tereh sita this year, they have enlisted number of social responsibility activities for the civilians applauding them for their support At the official flag off of activities at mayor’s garden in Arua city on 2nd February 2024, the RCC of Arua city Charles Ichogor lauded president Museveni for transforming the UPDF. “I would like to...

todayFebruary 5, 2024

BARIFA ECO-TOURISM AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE DEVELOPMENT PLAN DEFFERED AGAIN

By Sabir Musa Arua City The Physical Planning Committee of Arua City Council has again deferred the building plan submitted for approval by Maracha County MP, Oguzu Lee Denis who was granted permission by National Forestry Authority (NFA) to develop an eco-tourism and recreational center on 10-hectares of Arua Central Forest Reserve, commonly known as Barifa. This decision follows analysis of the plan by Physical Planning Committee that mainta...

todayFebruary 5, 2024

ARUA DISTRICT STAKEHOLDERS WORRIED OVER A RISE IN CHILD SEXUAL VIOLENCE

By Morish Dramadri Arua City The increasing cases of sexual violence and other forms of abuses against children in Arua district has created worries among the various stakeholders in the district with the current trend of the violence mainly committed against children below 10 years. A report from the office of the district community development officer of Arua district indicates Ajia Sub County is the leading perpetrator of the vice with the ...

todayFebruary 2, 2024

ARUA CITY LEADERS APPEAL FOR OWNERSHIP AND PROTECTION OF ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE BY COMMUNITY

By Sabir Musa Arua City Arua City leaders have made an appeal for community to ensure ownership of road infrastructure and protect them as these facilitates development of the city. This appeal from the leaders follows several cases of vandalism registered in the city that has seen many roads destroyed and other components liked streetlights stolen. Arua City Mayor, Wadri Sam Nyakua point out a practice of blocking roads community members whi...

todayFebruary 2, 2024

BUSINESS IN SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS BOOM AS SCHOOLS RE-OPENING NEARS.

By Sunday Amandi Arua City The business in scholastic materials is already rising in Arua City ahead of the opening of the fast term in the 2024 academic year, as schools are set to open in a few days’ time. Preparation to send the learners back to school has triggered back-to-school shopping, and those who deal in scholastic materials like books, mattresses,  metallic suitcases and many other things. Waraja Rashul Dalil, who ...

todayFebruary 1, 2024

ENSURE EQUAL EDUCATION FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, ALUR CULTURAL LEADER APPEALS

By Godwin Abedican Arua Access to education by the girl child remains a huge battle for the girl child to win especially in the rural setting, something that has drawn the concern and attention of the Alur cultural institution, “Ker Alur”. This therefore has led to a number of initiatives towards reversing the mindset that, girls are meant for generating wealth with no chances for education, something that has been baiting early ma...

todayFebruary 1, 2024

BISHOP ODOKI ELEVATES ST .KIZITO LOGOBA CHAPEL TO A EUCHARISTIC CENTER.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo The ordinary Bishop Arua diocese, Sabino Ocan Odoki, has elevated St .Kizito Logoba chapel in Moyo Catholic Parish under Moyo vicariate into a Eucharistic center. The colorful ceremony held on Thursday 25th January 2024 at the chapel was graced by bishop of Arua diocese, Rt. rev Sabino Ochan Odoki. The chapel that started in 1924 by Rev Father Molnaro Luigi the first white priest under a guava tree, locally called “...

todayJanuary 30, 2024

THREE NEW SISTERS PROFESS FIRST VOW TO SERVE GOD IN ARUA DIOCESE

By Morish Dramadri Arua Three members of the congregation of the Benedictine sisters of perpetual Adoration of the most holy trinity on Thursday 25th January 2024 professed their first commitment to serve God IN Arua diocese on the feast of the conversion of St. Paul. The three reverend sisters, Mary Michelin from Kasese Diocese, Rev. Sr. Mary Agatha from Kabale Diocese, and Rev. Sr. Maria Gorreti from Hoima Diocese took their first profession...

todayJanuary 29, 2024

MICRO SCALE IRRIGATION PROGRAM GIVES HOPE IN ARUA DISTRICT

By Godwin Abedican Arua Arua district commenced with awareness creation among the district leaders on Thursday 9th February 2023, which was later on rolled out to other stake holders and farmers as the first step in preparation for the implementation of a Micro-Scale Irrigation Program under U-GIFT, funded by the World Bank and managed by Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) set to be implemented in the financial year...

todayJanuary 26, 2024

ENVIRONMENT STAKE HOLDERS WARN PUBLIC OVER BUSH BURNING

By Godwin Abedican Arua With the need to prepare land for farming, new pasture growth for animal grazing, construction and a belief of sending away snakes, many people across West Nile still practice bush burning. But with the dangers associated to the vice, the local leaders and environmentalists are warning of the dire consequences of this action in the current time and years to come. According to Darleti Marlon, the chairperson LC1 of Yivu...

todayJanuary 23, 2024

LOCAL COUNCIL ONE CHAIRPERSONS VOW TO LEVY FEES ON STAMPING DOCUMENTS

By Samson Ganiko Moyo The local council (LC) one chairpersons in Moyo district have vowed not stop charging locals for stamping their documents. This follows the directive of the minister of local government Raphael Magyezi asking them to stop levying charges locals for the service of government stamps. The local government minister Mr Raphael Magyezi, Issued the directive on Wednesday 3rd, January, 2024, while addressing leaders during a cadr...

todayJanuary 19, 2024

ARUA DISTRICT DRDIP DESK OFFICER ARREST FOR SWINDLING 20 MILLION

By Morish Dramadri Arua The Arua district senior Environment officer of Arua district Joachim Andiandu is in police custody for allegedly embezzling about 20 million shillings out of the 40 million shillings from Abamba village saving group in Ajia Sub County under the DRDIP project’s environmental restoration component. Joachim Andiandu who doubles as the DRDIP desk officer of Arua district was arrested on Monday 15th January 2024 toget...

todayJanuary 19, 2024

MUNI UNIVERSITY TAKES OVER ADMINISTRATION OF EREPI PRIMARY TEACHER’S COLLEGE.

By Anyidi Emmanuel   Moyo Muni University has officially taken over the administration of Erepi PTC in Moyo district. The facility was handed over to Muni University on 15th January 2024. It’s in relation to the letter dated 9th Feb, 2023 by ministry of education and sports directing the university management to take over the institution which has been repurposed into a public awarding institution. According to ministry of educ...

todayJanuary 18, 2024

OVER 3 BILLION SHILLINGS PHARMACEUTICAL WAREHOUSE CONSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE IN ARUA DIOCESE

By Godwin Abedican Arua After the diocese received funding from Missio Invest, a New York based Organization that supports poor churches, the diocese is set to commence the construction of a proposed Multi-billion pharmaceutical warehouse to be constructed in Ediofe. Through a soft loan worth 1 million us dollars an equivalent of over 3 billion Ugandan shillings that shall be refunded within 7 years, the site for the construction was on Thursd...

todayJanuary 12, 2024

MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT RAFAEL MAGYEZI CAUTIONS LOCAL COUNCIL ONE CHAIRPERSONS AGAINST MISUSE OF STAMPS

By Komakech Jimmy Omoro District The minister for Local Government hon Rafael Magyezi has warned Omoro district local council one chairpersons against the misuse of stamps provided by the government. According to Magyezi, the local council one chairpersons’ stamps is a powerful tool for administration and service delivery since they are used to authenticate and certify documents for transactions and applications. He therefore appealed t...

todayJanuary 12, 2024

ANAKA TOWN COUNCIL GEARS UP FOR LOCAL REVENUE MOBILIZATION TO ATTAIN MUNICIPALITY STATUS

By Ojok Robert Mone Nwoya District In a bid to achieve their quest for a municipality, Anaka town council councilors have approved a new revenue source that seeks to increase revenue collection. John Paul Onyee the Town clerk says the new revenue source which is property tax shall increase local revenue to over 2-hundered million shillings because the local government finance commission as approved their rates. However, Shiela Adyero who oper...

todayJanuary 12, 2024

AT LEAST TWO CHILDREN DIE DAILY IN GULU

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu City. Perinatal death stands at 2-every day in Gulu caused by malnutrition and malaria amongst pregnant mothers. Gulu Regional referral hospital recorded 349 infant deaths meanwhile St. Mary`s Hospital Lacor had an average 15-deaths monthly and 32 infant deaths were recorded from various health facilities in both Gulu district and Gulu city last year. According to Poline, an intern Dr. at St. Mary’s hospital Lac...

todayJanuary 12, 2024

TWO REV. SISTERS TAKE PERPETUAL VOWS IN MOYO CATHOLIC PARISH, CALLED TO LOVE AND SERVE.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Two catholic Nuns of the sacred heart of Jesus at Moyo catholic parish have made perpetual profession vows, while three celebrated 25 years in the convent.  The two sisters who took vows are, Sr.Harriet Yesco of uleppi parish, Nebbi diocese and Sr.Night Facan of Panyimur Parish, Nebbi diocese. The function that took place on 03rd /01/2024 at Maduga chapel, Moyo catholic parish under Arua diocese was attended by three ...

todayJanuary 5, 2024

SCHOOLS SET TO REOPEN TERM ONE 2024

By: Joseph Abiria Arua City Preparations to receive learners for the new academic year is in high gear in most of the schools in Arua City. A number of schools have already held PTA meetings to pave way to receive learners. Most of the schools within Arua City expect to start   admitting learners on 8th. January. 2024. Michael Ogwang a business man and a parent calls upon fellow parents to work extra hard and focus on sending their c...

todayJanuary 4, 2024

THE MULTI-BILLION WEST NILE REGIONAL POLICE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP COMMISSIONED FOR USE.

By Morish Dramadri Arua The multibillion West Nile regional police vehicle maintenance workshop situated in Arua police barracks has officially been commissioned for use by team of officials from Uganda Police headquarters, regional police leaders and city authorities. The construction of the facility sitting on 1900 square meter land commenced in March 2022 and was completed in May this year. During the commissioning ceremony on Wednesday 20...

todayDecember 21, 2023

ARUA DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON RESHUFFLES DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (DEC)

By Godwin Abedican Arua According to section 18 of the Local Government Act, a district chairperson is mandated to nominate a Vice Chairperson from among the councilors and appoint other secretaries from among the councilors to steer the district council and perform the executive functions of the council. In this Regard Arua district Chairman Alfred Okuonzi has reshuffled his district cabinet. The same act also permits for the reshuffling of t...

todayDecember 20, 2023

UGANDA POLICE FORCE OFFICIALS CONSULTING IN WEST NILE REGION ON THE FORMATION OF THE NEW DOCTRINE

By Morish Dramadri Arua City The Uganda Police force has embarked on consultation with the various stakeholders in West Nile region to seek their views on the ongoing formation of the new police doctrine which aims to encompass every policy in the force. A team led by the acting chief commissioner of Uganda police, SCP Hadijjah Namutebi is currently in West Nile to meet civil, political, religious and cultural leaders to obtain better ideas to...

todayDecember 13, 2023

ADJUMANI DISTRICT LAUNCHES TRADE SHOW FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Anyidi Emmanuel  Adjumani Adjumani district local government in partnership with Adjumani town council have organized a trade show to promote business among entrepreneurs in and outside the region for economic development, under the theme; linking the future, Building bridges for business success. It’s the third annual trade fair organized in the district with the aim of bringing together different businesses at local, regional, n...

todayNovember 24, 2023

LACK OF CONSULTATION AMONG COUPLES BLAMED FOR RISING CASES OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN PALORINYA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT.

By Samson Ganiko Obongi A Consortium of  Refugee implementing partners in Palorinya settlement obongi district have embarked on empowering refugees on the importance of joint decision making processes among couple to reduce cases of gender based violence (GBV) in the community.   Speaking during a community dialogue organized by partners Lutheran World Federation (LWF) supported by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), UNHCR, ...

todayNovember 24, 2023

OTCE SUB COUNTY RESIDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SUB COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BLOCK.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Residents of Otce Sub County in Moyo district are seeking for additional UGX: 24 Million for completion of the sub county Administrative block. Through a project dubbed as self- help, the residents of the Sub- County through their leaders agreed in meeting to contribute funds for the construction of the sub county headquarter offices as they await for financial support from government. The members have so far raised a tota...

todayNovember 23, 2023

UGANDA LOSSES $500 MILLION ANNUALLY DUE TO MALARIA.

By Inyakuni Moyo Moyo district prepares for the second phase of Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) an initiative of the government of Uganda to curb down the burden of malaria cases in the communities. The district has geared up community sensitization involving health experts, Village chairpersons LCs, Village health team (VHTs) members, and community health workers after covering 97% of home states during the first phase of IRS exercise in the distr...

todayNovember 21, 2023

STAKEHOLDERS CONDEMN UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY URA IN ARUA.

By Pajobo Idarus Arua Different stake holders in Arua city and District have strongly condemned the harsh and inhuman operations done by Uganda Revenue Authority URA in the recent days as they collect taxes especially from boda boda riders and smugglers in which at least two people have died one in Koboko Last week and One in Arua as two sustained serious injuries and are in Arua regional referral hospital for medical attention on Tuesday eveni...

todayNovember 20, 2023

DEMAND FOR VEGETABLE SEEDS ON INCREASE IN ARUA CITY.

By Sunday Amandi Arua city As the dry season is approaching, the demand for vegetable seeds in Arua city is on a rapid increase as farmers are preparing for growing vegetables as a way of earning a living during the season. Dry season vegetable production is a high priority in Uganda's largely rain-fed agricultural systems, and Off-season vegetable supplies are currently inadequate to meet human nutritional needs due to their high demand i...

todayNovember 20, 2023

MOYO DISTRICT COUNCILORS EMPOWERED AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS IN OFFICE.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo The ministry of local government in partnership with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) have organized a two days induction training for Moyo district local government councilors, District Service Commission, District Land Board and Local Government Accounts Committee to enhance their efficiency in service delivery. This was the first induction of the council members since they were voted in offic...

todayNovember 17, 2023

OBONGI RESIDENTS URGED TO EMBRACE CULTURE FOR PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE.

By Anyidi Emmanuel Obongi Obongi district local government leaders through cultural leaders have appealed to the local residents to embrace culture to promote peace and development. The call to embrace culture values and norms was sounded during the 3RD annual cultural gala organized by obongi district local government support from partners a function held on last week on 9th November 2023 at obongi district headquarters under the theme “...

todayNovember 16, 2023

DIABETIC PATIENTS URGE TO FOLLOW MEDICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR GOOD HEALTH

By Edea Vuyaya Teopista/Inyakuni Kennedy  Moyo Moyo district health department on 14th November 2023, joined the global in celebrating world celebrates diabetes a metabolic disease that arises from insulin problems under the theme empowering the global health. According to the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Diabetes, the prevalence of diabetes and risk factors has been increasing steadily with the numbers now at 2.7...

todayNovember 16, 2023

WEST NILE REGIONAL JUVENILE RECEPTION AND PROTECTION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION WORKS AT 80% COMPLETION

By Morish Dramadri Arua city. The construction of a regional Juvenile Gender Based Violence GBV reception center at the regional police headquarter in Arua city has reached 80% completion after the handover of the site merely two months ago. The 195 million project undertaken by Save Children with funding from the foreign affairs ministry of Japan is contracted to “Self-building” investments limited. I had an interview with Albert...

todayNovember 16, 2023

TAKE THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION TO HOMES IF WE ARE TO WIN THIS WAR, WEST NILE STAKE HOLDERS URGED

By Godwin Abedican Arua Stake holder in West Nile have been asked to champion the fight against corruption to streamline and improve service delivery to the citizens in the region. The Government of Uganda has been implementing Zero-Tolerance to Corruption through the Sector Wide approach. Zero-Tolerance to corruption is one of the cornerstones of good governance. This entails continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of public officials to e...

todayNovember 15, 2023

OVER 200 PENSIONERS ON THE PAYROLL FROM THE FORMER GREATER ARUA DISTRICT RISK BEING DELETED OVER FAILURE TO VALIDATE THEIR DETAILS

By Godwin Abedican Arua   Pensioners from the former greater Arua district which comprises of the districts of Arua, yumbe, Koboko, Maracha, Terego, Madi Okollo, Adjumani, Moyo, Zombo, Nebbi and Pakwach who retired as civil servants while serving in the greater Arua district risk missing in their payments due to failure to verify and validate their details. This comes after the ministry of public service snet a list of 347 pensioners to th...

todayNovember 14, 2023

EUROPEAN UNION INTRODUCES ART SKILLS TO ENHANCE SELF-EMPLOYMENT AMONG REFUGEE AND HOST COMMUNITY YOUTHS

By Godwin Abedican Arua In a bid to enhance skills among the refugees and host communities in the region of West Nile, the European Union (EU) is under taking an “empowering youth and of refugee and host community status through art” program implemented by the youth groups comprising of both the refugees and host communities. The program  introduced during this years’ world refugee day on June 20th 2023, was Launched wit...

todayNovember 11, 2023

TEREGO DISTRICT LEADERS CHALLENGED OVER DEPLORABLE STATE OF ROADS

By Martin Anguyo Terego Residents living along Ombatini-Katrini Primary road in Katrini sub county, Terego district have criticized the government over deplorable state of the road. According to these residents, the 8 kilometer road was last worked on two years ago. Gilbert Abaabo, a boda boda rider in the area states that, due to the impassable state of the road, there is slight increment in transport fare which customers are complaining of h...

todayNovember 9, 2023

CONCERN REFUGEES ABANDON HEALTH FACILITIES FOR TRADITIONAL HEALERS IN TEREGO

By Martin Anguyo Terego The mounting number of traditional herbalists at Imvepi refugee settlement in Terego district has brought worry among the stakeholders in the district as many refugees and host communities in the settlements rush to traditional healers for medical help leaving government facilities. This was disclosed in a conference held at Terego district headquarters. Mr. Koriang Martin, the refugee commander at the settlement asked ...

todayNovember 8, 2023

ARUA ROTARACTORS URGE STUDENTS TO EMBODY RESPONSIBILITY, GENTILITY, AND SACRIFICE TO ATTAIN SUCCESS

By Idarus Pajobo Arua The Rotaract club of Arua under the project of establishing interact clubs in schools in Arua city with the aim of enhancing learners zeal for studies and community growth visited the students under the interact club of St. Joseph’s College Ombaci with a delegation from the rotary district officials. Ayiki King Joshua the Assistant District Rotaract Representative urged the boy child to be responsible in all that th...

todayNovember 8, 2023

HIGH HOPES AS COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY AGRICULTURE PROGRAM SHAPES UP FAMILIES

By Godwin Abedican Arua A life changing agriculture program being implemented by Healing Hands International (HHI) Uganda is gathering pace in Kasua and Komite cells in Ayivu west division Arua city. Healing Hands International, a US based organization in its “Hunger to Harvest” farming program targets small and medium scale farmers in various communities  offering them trainings on modern farming techniques, equipping them wi...

todayNovember 3, 2023

ARUA CITY STAKEHOLDERS RAISE MIXED REACTIONS OVER CREATION OF ASSISTANT DEPUTY SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

By Idarus Pajobo Arua The stake holders in Arua city have raised mixed up reactions over the Proposal by the government to amend the constitution and provide for the Position of an Assistant deputy speaker of parliament to assist the Speaker and her deputy.  The revelations were made by Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Norbert Mao while responding to some of the queries from legislators. Asega Habib Jogo the NUP northern region...

todayNovember 3, 2023

S.SUDAN LEADERS ASK UGANDA GOV'T TO LIFT BAN ON FUEL TRANSPORTATION

By Robert Elema Yumbe The leaders of Central Equatoria State in South Sudan have asked the government of Uganda through the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to lift the ban on the transportation of fuel to South Sudan via Oraba custom.   This request on the lifting of the ban on fuel transportation became a resolution during the joint cross border security meeting between the leaders of Central Equatoria State and their counterpart of t...

todayNovember 2, 2023

CEFORD STARTS UPLIFTING WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ONZIVU WARD-ARUA CITY

By Joseph Abiria Arua City Community Empowerment For Rural Development (CEFORD) in partnership with the Agakhan Foundation are implementing a project that aspires to improve livelihoods of women and vulnerable girls through skills trainings.  The Skill up Women and Girls for Social Economic Transformation project (SWEET) targets to empower girls to become economically independent and reduce on the syndromes of begging for handouts.  ...

todayNovember 2, 2023

ARIPEA DEANERY PRIESTS RALLY CHRISTIANS FOR FULL SUPPORT OF CHURCH ACTIVITIES

By Martin Anguyo Terego Leaders of Aripea Deanery in Aripea vicariate Arua Diocese have called upon Christians to fully support church activities for better development in various parishes in the Deanery.   In a conference held on 30th October 2023 at Aripea Parish center, the leaders raised concerns that, lack of support given to churches in the Deanery is frustrating their effort in doing God's work. The acting Parish priest of Addu...

todayNovember 2, 2023

ARCHDIOCESE OF GULU-KOTIDO CATHOLIC DIOCESE LAUNCH ANNUAL PEACE PRAYER EVENT TO END CATTLE RAIDS

By Ojok Robert Mone Agago The Archdiocese of Gulu and Kotido catholic diocese have initiated an annual peace prayer event as one of the efforts geared towards ending cattle rustling, looting and killings purportedly being carried out by armed Karamojong warriors in the districts of Kitgum, Pader and Agago. During the launch of the inaugural annual peace prayer from Kamrono village in Adilang sub county Agago district, the Archbishop of the Arc...

todayNovember 1, 2023

MORE APPEAL FOR CHRISTIANS TO SUPPORT LOCAL DONORS PROJECT IN ARUA DIOCESE

By Sunday Amandi Arua city The Christians in Arua diocese and the ones in the diaspora have been called upon to support the local donor’s project dubbed, the “jege jege” project to make the diocese attain self-sustainability instead of depending on funding’s from outside. The local donor’s project was launched in the diocese with the aim of supporting various developmental activities, but top on the agenda is cons...

todayNovember 1, 2023

MULTIBILLION VALUE ADDITION FACILITY IN ARUA CITY REOPENS

By Morish Dramadri Arua city Leaders in Arua city have officially received the contractor for the multibillion Value Addition plant in Chongoliya cell, Awindiri Ward, Arua city after being thrown out in August this year, on allegations that he was handpicked without proper procedure. The leaders in Arua city led by the Arua central division member of parliament Atima Lee Jackson, closed the multi billion shillings value addition plant, throwin...

todayNovember 1, 2023

NEBBI CATHOLIC DIOCESE WARMLY WELCOMES RADIO PACIS INTO ALUR LAND

By Kaleb Yiiki Nebbi Radio Pacis Celebrated the 19th Anniversary of existence with a call to the Alur Speaking people to take advantage of the physical presence of the Radio in Nebbi Municipality for Socio-economic transformation. The 19th Anniversary Celebrations marked with a colorful holy mass at the Bishop’s Residence in Nebbi Catholic Diocese Head Quarters was animated by Nebbi Cathedral Choir and officiated by the Two Bishops of Ar...

todayOctober 31, 2023

ARUA DIOCESE INTRODUCES “FAITHFUL HOUSE” PROGRAM TO BUILD STRONG FAMILIES

By Godwin Abedican Arua As the family is the foundation of all vocations in the church, Arua diocese has rolled out a family protection program dubbed “Faithful House” aimed at addressing family challenges among couples and building strong families to affirm life and avoid risks. This program is supported by Maternal Life International through its affiliate Maternal Life Uganda. This program originated from Masaka catholic diocese ...

todayOctober 31, 2023

OMORO DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES REHABILITATION WORKS ON 10 MAJOR ROADS

By Ojok Robert Mone Omoro District Omoro district has started maintaining 10 major roads measuring 124km at the tune of one billion shillings, Road rehabilitation grant given to all districts and cities. Out of the one billion shillings, one hundred million shall be spent on maintenance of road equipment and administration shall use Fifty million and the actual eight hundred and fifty million shillings shall be spent on fuel, allowances of ope...

todayOctober 31, 2023

YUMBE GOV'T SCHOOL FACES CLOSURE DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS

By Robert Elema Yumbe A section of the leaders and residents in Lamgba Primary School in Yumbe district are considering closing the school because of its sorry state.   They say, the learning centre lacks proper sanitary facilities, the number of the classrooms are inadequate, shortage of teachers and the children drink water from unprotected sources among other challenges.   According to Mr. Samuel Enata the deputy head teacher of La...

todayOctober 28, 2023

THIEVES VANDALIZE 22 SOLAR PANELS FOR SECURITY LIGHTS IN ARUA CITY

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Twenty solar panels and two solar batteries from eleven security light poles along Oluko Road in Mvara Ward in Arua City have been stolen by unidentified thieves. Residents of Mvara Ward were convened in a security meeting in attendance of the Mayor Arua Central Division, Councilors, LC1 Chairpersons, LCII chairpersons, Deputy Resident City Commissioners, former political leaders, and Senior citizens residing in the eight c...

todayOctober 26, 2023

REFUGEE COMMUNITIES IN PALORINYA SETTLEMENT URGED TO EMBRACE PEACE AND HARMONY

By Wani James Abraham Obongi The Refugee and host Communities of Palorinya settlement in Obongi district have been urged to embrace peace and harmony in order to create a conducive environment for peaceful coexistence amongst the refugees and host communities. The call was made during the commemoration of the international day of peace held last week at zone 2 in Palorinya refugee settlement. Mrs. Nagudi Lydia Sarah, the Lutheran World Federat...

todayOctober 24, 2023

PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN ARUA DISTRICT CALL FOR FREEDOM AND INCLUSIVITY

By Anselm Ojaru Arua  In the events leading to the celebration of the belated world white canes day, persons   with visual impairments in Arua district are asking for freedom, inclusivity and independence based on the theme of this year’s white canes day a belated celebration set to be held in the district on Wednesday 25th October 2023. The celebrations will be held under the theme “Freedom, Inclusivity and Indepen...

todayOctober 24, 2023

NEBBI CATHOLIC DIOCESE BISHOP URGES YOUTH, CATECHISTS TO EMULATE BLESSED DAUDI AND JILDO

By Ojok Robert Mone Agago The bishop of Nebbi catholic diocese Rt. Rev. Rapheal Wokorach used this year`s commemoration of the martyrdom of  Blesseds Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa to call on the youth and catechists to emulate the lives of the two young catechists who willing accepted to be murdered for their faith in serving God. Bishop Rapheal who was the main celebrant to mark 105th martyrdom of the young catechists told the pilgrims th...

todayOctober 24, 2023

UGANDA-SOUTH SUDAN LEADERS CALL FOR UNITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Unzimai Stephen Moyo The leadership of the two regions of Moyo and Kajokeji County in South Sudan have asked members of communities in Uganda and South Sudan to translate their decent boarder relationship to develop their economy. Speaking in a function held in the district recently, the leaders emphasized that the good neighbor relationship of the two regions can be economically advantageous if communities embrace carrying out economic a...

todayOctober 24, 2023

UPENDO NI BARAKA-UGANDA (UNBU) LAUNCHES A THREE MONTHS PROJECT FOR EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES IN ARUA DISTRICT

By Godwin Abedican Arua With continuous calls for support towards persons with disability, the women inclusive, women with disabilities in Arua district are set to benefit from a 3 months project. The project will be implemented by Upendo Ni Baraka-Uganda (UNBU) a non-profit organization that promotes and protects the rights of Women with Disabilities. Upendo Ni Baraka-Uganda was officially launched on Thursday 19th October 2023 as a local co...

todayOctober 23, 2023

RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALL FOR CONCERTED EFFORTS TO END SUICIDE CASES IN REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS

By Wani James Abraham Obongi Different Religious leaders in Palorinya refugee settlement Obongi district have appealed for a joint effort from all stakeholders in the fight against rising cases of suicide in the refugee settlement. According to the members, the cases are as a result of several of factors such as high level of gender base violence, disruption of social support networks, lack of basic necessities especially food as well as exclu...

todayOctober 23, 2023

INADEQUATE TRUCKS IMPEDE MANAGEMENT OF GARBAGE IN ARUA CITY

By Joseph Abiria Arua City Arua city is currently grappling with solid waste management challenges, the burden of urban waste management calls for a multi stakeholders approach. According to reports from urban authorities of Arua City council, the city generates 200 tonnes of garbage in a day, Arua City spends about 40 Million shillings annually on waste management, but only 10% of waste is collected and managed properly. Arua city has got fiv...

todayOctober 23, 2023

YUMBE NUP PARTY COORDINATOR ARRESTED

By Fred Pemandu Arua city Despite the fact that all political parties are gearing up for the coming of the local council elections in Uganda, the National Unity Platform, NUP party coordinator for Yumbe district, Siraji Angulibo is under police custody after being arrested from his working place on Thursday 19th October 2023. Speaking to the deputy vice president for northern Uganda who also doubles as the party coordinator for the region, Hab...

todayOctober 23, 2023

ARCHDIOCESE OF GULU SEEKS SHS2-BILLION FOR EDUCATION WEEK

By Ojok Robert Mone & Odong Stephen Gulu City In a bid to revamp the academic performance in schools, the Archdiocese of Gulu seeks 2-billion shillings to finance the education week that will run from the 13th to the 18th November next month.   Education week shall involve exhibitions by schools, companies and tertiary institutions, Dialogue with education stakeholders, games and sports among others. The secretary for education in th...

todayOctober 18, 2023

ARCHBISHOP ODAMA CALLS ON STUDENTS TO DENOUNCE VIOLENCE, FOCUS ON ACADEMICS

By Proscovia Achomo Gulu City The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Gulu Dr. John Baptist Odama has urged Students to desist from hooliganism and violence in schools. The Archbishop made this strong call during his recent pastoral visit to St. Joseph’s college Layibi in Gulu city. “My dear children, I challenge you to denounce hooliganism and violence against your fellow students, that is not the way of God, things like strikes, fig...

todayOctober 17, 2023

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ASSURES RESIDENTS OF NORTHERN UGANDA OF MORE NEW ROADS TO BE TARMACKED

By Ojok Robert Mone Kitgum President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has confirmed plans to work on major roads and bridges in northern Uganda. The president revealed this during the 61st Uganda`s Independence Day anniversary celebrations held in Kitgum Municipality. “Major national roads connecting Lango, Acholi and west Nile Shall be worked on to propel economic growth in these regions including transportation of Agricultural produce to the mar...

todayOctober 17, 2023

GULU CHRIST CHURCH CHOIR LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING DRIVE TO LOBBY FINANCIAL SUPPORT

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu City The choir members under Christ Church choir Gulu in the Anglican diocese of Northern Uganda kicked off their preparations for the 6th international Hymns festival slated to take place from 26th to 28th October this year in the Tanzanian capital, Dodoma. John Charles Luwar, the choir director is now appealing for support from well-wishers to facilitate the team to go and participate in this annual festival. &ldquo...

todayOctober 17, 2023

CHRISTIANS ASK BISHOP TO ELEVATE MOCHA ZONE TO A PARISH

By Robert Elema    Yumbe   The Christians of Mocha zone under Queen of heaven Parish Yumbe have continued to remind the Bishop of Arua diocese on the request to elevate the zone to a Parish. The request for a parish status started about 7years ago but the bishop had earlier on told the Christians to construct a house for the priest which is almost complete.   Speaking during the celebration of the feast of Daniel Comboni at Mo...

todayOctober 13, 2023

LOCALS TASK LEADERS TO EXPEDITE TEREGO- MADI OKOLLO BORDER CONFLICT.

By Kaleb Yikii Terego The Independence Day celebrations in Terego District at Perea Primary School Grounds in Uriama Sub County was marked by Residents along the border of Madi Okollo and Terego Districts calling upon the authorities to permanently put an end to the border conflict between the two districts. After the creation of Madi Okollo District in 2019 and Terego district in 2020 respectively all curved out of Arua district, a protracte...

todayOctober 11, 2023

INVOLVE PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV&AIDS IN FIGHTING THE SCOURGE HEALTH ACTIVISTS TOLD

By Kaleb Yikii Arua Involvement of already HIV Positive persons in fighting the Disease has been identified as one of the factors that will lead to considerable reduction of new infection by 2030. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were initially recognized in Uganda in 1982 as “slim disease.” Over 100,000 people died annually as a result of HIV AIDS but reduced to 28,000 thousand...

todayOctober 11, 2023

DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TOPS THE LIST OF CONTRIBUTING ACTORS TO MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN WEST NILE

By Godwin Abedican Arua As the world commemorated the World mental Health day amidst the ever increasing cases in many parts of the world, Drug and substance abuse has been identified as the major leading cause of mental health challenges in the region of west Nile. 10th October has been designated as the World Mental Health Day, to talk about mental health and show everyone that mental health matters. It's also a day to let people know t...

todayOctober 11, 2023

STAKEHOLDERS SWING INTO ACTION TO ADRESS IRREGULARITIES IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN ADJUMANI TOWN

By Nancy Aol Adjumani The hidden truth has finally seen day light regarding the fate of alleged shoddy road construction works being undertaken by Rock trust Construction Company limited, a company contracted to construct a 3.18km road in Adjumani town council, Adjumani district. Mr. Luswata Buzibwa, the Resident Engineer in charge of the site supervision team of Segamu 14 and Hersun consults revealed the shocking truth saying  this requi...

todayOctober 10, 2023

ARUA TEACHERS DECRY RAMPANT POLICY CHANGES IN EDUCATION SECTOR

By Godwin Abedican Arua Teachers in Arua District and city are concerned about the rampant changes that are being introduced in the education sector. Uganda’s education sector is one of the sectors mostly affected by policies and reform suggestions by experts. During this year’s world teachers’ day celebrations on 5th October 2023, in which the district and city held a joint celebration   at Eruba primary school in ...

todayOctober 10, 2023

REFUGEES TOP CASE NUMBER OF OFFENDERS IN ADJUMANI DISTRICT

By Nancy Aol Adjumani The high court session being held in Adjumani is overwhelmed with Refugee offenders as compared to the nationals, the court session that kicked off on the 3rd October 2023 will be handling sexual Gender Based Violence crimes totaling to 50 cases. The cases include 24 aggravated Defilement, 14 Rape, 11 Murder and 1 aggravated trafficking in children. Honorable Justice Acellam Collins the high court judge Arua circuit poin...

todayOctober 10, 2023

AMERICA TOWER CORPORATION (ATC) UGANDA COMMISSIONS CLASSROOM BLOCK IN ORIAJINI PRIMARY SCHOOL

By Godwin Abedican Arua Established in 1946, Orajini primary school formerly in Arua district and now in the newly created Terego district continues to struggle to accommodate her learners due to the school enrolment being way ahead of the capacity of the school to offer decent and sufficient classroom space for the pupils. In a bid to solve part of the challenges of classroom at the school, America Tower Corporation (ATC) Uganda, a company th...

todayOctober 5, 2023

135 REFUGEES & HOST COMMUNITY MEMBERS EMPOWERED WITH HANDS ON SKILLS

By Samson Ganiko Obongi At least 130 South Sudanese refugees and the host community members in Palorinya refugee’s settlement Obongi district have completed a 3 months hands on skills training to improve their livelihoods. The beneficiaries were trained in carpentry & joinery, plumbing, hair dressing, electronic installation, garment cutting among other courses. The program was implemented by Comboni missionaries and financed by GIZ ...

todayOctober 4, 2023

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS CALL FOR PROTECTION OF RIVER NILE FROM POLLUTION AND ENCROACHMENT

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu City Uganda walkers’ association is championing the activism to protect Nile waters against pollution and encroachment. The 700-kms walk started from Uganda-South Sudan Border town of Elegu in Amuru district last week.   They will walk through the districts that share boundaries with the river up to Jinja to sensitize members of the communities on the significance of this longest river in the whole world ahea...

todayOctober 4, 2023

ARUA -LIA - ODRAMACAKU ROAD WORKS TO START NEXT WEEK – UNRA

By Macdonald Adrabo and Sabir Musa Arua Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has confirmed that maintenance works on Arua-Lia-Odramacaku road will start next week as government plans to tarmac it in the next Financial Year 2024/2025. The road that connects Arua town and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is commonly used by traders and is currently in poor state. A restaurant operator in Kirab Cell, Arua Central Division, Sumaya Sanga exp...

todayOctober 4, 2023

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE MOYO CELEBRATES 18Th ANNIVERSARY

By Tasia Doreen Moyo St Andrews College Moyo, one of the best schools in Madi sub region has celebrated 18 years of academic excellence. The celebration that included inauguration of new student’s leaders was held on 28/09/2023 at the school premises under the theme ‘‘consolidating our gains to reach greater horizons’’. The event was attended by hundreds of students of the school, including old students, parents,...

todayOctober 4, 2023

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE THE SILENT KILLER IN WEST NILE

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Disposal of Medical agents within the environment has been identified as one of the high risk factors influencing increase in Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) in Humans. According to centers for Disease Control(CDC) and prevention, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is when germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat drugs designed to kill them. Antimicrobial resistance has the potential to affect people at any st...

todayOctober 3, 2023

WORLD RABIES DAY: EXPERTS WARN PUBLIC AGAINST STRAY DOGS

By Idarus Pajobo Arua Health experts in Arua city and district have warned against stray Animals especially dogs in Public places which they say are the ones that cause rabies disease through bites. Rabies is a preventable viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of rabid animal; the rabies virus infects the central nervous system of mammals ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. Due to this, Dr. Willy Nguma the Distr...

todayOctober 3, 2023

THREE TEREGO DISTRICT SCHOOLS CHOKE IN DEBTS DUE TO LACK OF CAPITATION GRANTS

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Education Service Delivery at Ariwa, Odoubu and Ocea Primary Schools in Terego District are grossly affected due to Lack of capitation grants. These three Border Schools of Terego district With Madi Okollo District have not received Government Capitation Grants for at least three consecutive Quarters. When Radio Pacis Visited these Schools, the administrators of the Schools revealed that they were told, the Capitation Grant...

todayOctober 2, 2023

LUGBARA KARI LEADERS CALL FOR PATIENCE AS THE STRUGGLE TO FIND AGOFE CONTINUES

By Sunday Amandi Arua city The leaders of the Lugbara cultural institution have called for patience among the Lugbara people, as they continue with the struggle to get a new agofe to head the institution. Agofe is the paramount chief of the Lugbara people, and the position is very vital in the leadership of the institution. The position fell vacant, following the death of His Highness Jason Avutia III on January 23, 2023. After this, election...

todayOctober 2, 2023

PARTNERS LAUNCH SAVINGS PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY IN ARUA CITY

By Godwin Abedican Arua The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), together with partners like ZOA, The Hague Academy for local governance,, Light for the World, Association of Micro Finance Institutions of Uganda and VNG international under an ongoing five years project “We Are Able” have launched a savings scheme called I-SAVE, an inclusive empowerment program that targets the persons with disability. I-SAVE is a ...

todaySeptember 29, 2023

BENEFICIARIES OF A LIVELIHOOD PROJECT TARGETING SLUM DWELLERS IN ARUA CITY RECEIVE STARTUP KITS

By Sabir Musa Arua city National Slum Dwellers Association Arua branch has handed over startup kits to the last set of beneficiaries in the Build Back Better project, funded by Act Together. This project aimed at addressing impact of Covid-19 on livelihood of slum dwellers is in the closing stage of its first phase in which youth and women groups are trained and given startup kits for livelihood. The Chairperson of National Slum Dwellers Asso...

todaySeptember 28, 2023

MORE THAN 1000 RESIDENTS OF ADJUMANI DISTRICT AFFECTED BY FLOODING

By Nancy Aol Adjumani Adjumani district has started feeling the pinch of the El Nino Phenomenon with over 1000 households affected in Nyumanzi Refugee settlement, this was confirmed after an Assessment done by a Joint team including the UNHCR, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Adjumani district local government (ADLG), Refugee Welfare Councils (RWC) among others. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (...

todaySeptember 28, 2023

CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS FOOD SECURITY IN WEST NILE

By Joseph Abiria Arua Cases of food insecurity continue to hit hard in some house holds across West Nile region . 45% of house holds in West Nile face  food insecurity  meaning that they are vulnerable to hunger. Unlike in the past where West Nile used to be  a food basket for other regions,  food production has greatly  reduced over the years. A lot is still desired to revive food production. Refugee influx, poverty a...

todaySeptember 28, 2023

ACME CONDUCTS DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP ON STATE OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN NORTHERN UGANDA

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu City Some Media practitioners in Gulu City have been engaged in a workshop to look at the state of freedom of expression in Uganda, especially in the context of northern Uganda. The training was organized by African Center for Media Excellency (ACME) in collaboration with the Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC). The focus was on the safety of journalists amidst rising threats to freedom of expression. The disseminatio...

todaySeptember 27, 2023

“PRAY AND SEEK GOD’S GUIDANCE ON WHICH VOCATION TO UNDERTAKE,” BISHOP SABINO ADVISES CHILDREN

By Nancy Aol Adjumani Parents have been urged not to choose vocations for their children, but rather guide them in pursuing their calling. Most times parents force or select vocations for their children which makes them unhappy. This call was made by the bishop ordinary of Arua dioceses his lordship Sabino Ocan Odoki during a Eucharistic celebration on 20th 09 2023 to confirm 30 pupils of Uganda Kids ev Nursery and Primary school and blessing ...

todaySeptember 27, 2023

REFUGEES IN OBONGI DISTRICT CALL FOR MORE INTERVENTION IN HEALTH SECTOR

By Samson Ganiko Obongi Refugees in Palorinya settlement appeals for more intervention from the implementing partners in order to address the health care gaps, the refugees in zone one block seven Belameling    Village Palorinya refugees settlement in Obongi district reveals huge gaps in the health sector more especially issues dealing with referral to the regional hospital for more treatment. Nyara Alex the Refugee Welfare Coun...

todaySeptember 26, 2023

EPILEPSY DISEASE REMAINS A NEGLECTED HEALTH CONDITION WITHIN COMMUNITIES

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness. There are many possible causes of epilepsy including imbalance of nervous system –signaling chemicals called neuro-transmitters, tumors, strokes, and infections during pregnancy, accidents during deliveries and brain d...

todaySeptember 26, 2023

UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION EMPOWERS REFUGEES IN PALORINYA ON THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY

By Samson Ganiko Obongi Uganda Human rights commission with funding from European Union on Sept 20th, 2023 carried out a community dialogue of refugees and host communities of Belameling village zone one block seven Palorinya refugee settlement Obongi district. Uganda human rights commission is an institution that is mandated to promote and protect the human rights of all people in the country. Due to gaps that have been identified in the refu...

todaySeptember 25, 2023

ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKERS STAGE SIT DOWN STRIKE OVER UNPAID SALARY ARREARS

By Nancy Aol Adjumani Worry engulfed Adjumani residents as construction works of 3.1 kilo meter road undertaken by Rock Trust Construction Company limited under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development -Additional Funding (USMID-AF) at a cost of 10.3 billion Uganda Shillings stales due to a sit-down strike by the on-site staff who allege delayed payment of salary arrears for the last three months. The staff say they have had nu...

todaySeptember 25, 2023

ARUA CITY TOPS AS THE BEST NEW CITY IN REVENUE COLLECTIONS

By Wahat Habib Arua City Arua City has been ranked as the best city out of the 10 cities in Uganda in Local Revenue Collection totaling to over 1.4 Billion Shillings in just three months. Arua Municipality was transformed to a city status on the 20th July 2020, with the absorption of all the administrative units of Ayivu County. Two resultant Divisions were then created namely; Arua Central Division with its Headquarters in the former Oli Divi...

todaySeptember 22, 2023

FILTHY SMELL FROM SEWERAGE PLANT DISTRESSES OCCUPANTS OF ARUA MAIN PRISON QUATERS

By Godwin Abedican Arua Residents of Arua main government prison quarters in Arua city are crying foul over terrible smells that have for long been coming from the National water and sewerage Corporation (NWSC) sewerage treatment plant within the area.   The sewerage treatment facility that was constructed by Dott Services Limited from February 2015 to 2018 was meant to cover 23 kilometers of sewer lines and connecting around 900 houses in...

todaySeptember 22, 2023

TEREGO COUNCILORS DEMAND ALL PUBLIC VEHICLES BE PARKED AT THE DISTRICT

By Pajobo Idarus Terego Terego District councilors have raised concerns on how the district is managing its Vehicle assets, which they say raise issues of fuel consumptions, security and availability of the vehicles for service delivery and monitoring. According to the Government asset management guidelines, only the CAO, RDC and LC5 chairperson are allowed to stay with District vehicles at all time. Speaking at a Council sitting last week, H...

todaySeptember 21, 2023

BISHOP OF KAJO KEJI DIOCESE URGES REFUGEES TO RETURN BACK HOME

By Samson Ganiko Kajo Keji The governor of central Equatorial state in the Republic of South Sudan has appealed to the people of Kajo Keji County to focus and work for peace for the refugees in the settlements to return to their homes. Emmanuel Adil Wani the governor of central state of South Sudan made this appeal during the enthronement of the fourth diocesan bishop of Kajo keji province of the Episcopal church of South Sudan, the Rt. Rev Lu...

todaySeptember 21, 2023

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ACTIVITIES IN ARUA CITY SUFFER LOW BUDGET AND LATE RELEASES

By Morish Dramadri Arua City The delay in release of funds and underfunding of the Special Interest Groups (S.I.Gs) activities by Arua city council has been cited as the major hiccup affecting their operations. While presenting their queries before officials from Equal Opportunities Commission in Arua city on Thursday, 14th September 2023, the leaders of the different categories under special interest groups blamed the office of the Arua City...

todaySeptember 20, 2023

GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONS A BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE CENTRE IN OTUKE DISTRICT

By Santo Ojok Otuke The government of Uganda has commissioned a multimillion business and governance center in Otuke District to boost trade. The Shs 1.59 billion project was funded by Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), United Nations Capital Development Fund, (UNCDF), Ministry of Local Government and Otuke District Local Government. DINU and UNCDF contributed Shs 1.203 billion, Ministry of Local Government contributed Shs 334 ...

todaySeptember 20, 2023

STAKEHOLDERS URGE EDUCATIONISTS IN ACHOLI AND MADI SUB REGIONS TO INTERGRATE INCLUSIVE LEARNING FOR ALL

By Nancy Aol Adjumani Educationists in Ma ’di and Acholi sub regions have been encouraged to integrate inclusive learning for different learners with varying disabilities, this need arose from a research project entitled Disabled Refugees Included and Visible in Education (DRIVE). Mr. David Monk, a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education Gulu University, during a two days’ workshop in Adjumani that brought together teachers, le...

todaySeptember 20, 2023

WEST NILE REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS RECORD LOW ENROLMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

By Sabir Musa Arua Refugee settlements in West Nile are grappling with low enrolment of learners in secondary education, an issue that is raising concerns from different stakeholders. Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Terego District only has 2 secondary schools with an enrolment of 2,027 learners of which 1,437 are males while 590 are females, and Rhinocamp Refugee Settlement has 6 secondary schools with enrolment of 1,671 learners. While speakin...

todaySeptember 19, 2023

CBOs DECRY LACK OF SUPPORT AND RESTRICTED ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN ARUA CITY

By Musema SwaliArua A joint research conducted by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Arua City has pointed out lack of support and poor access to information as some of the major challenges faced by youth in the city. The research carried within Arua Central Division targeted youth in leadership, teenage mothers and Persons With Disability (PWD) under the Youth Participation in Decision Making Cluster. Head of Finance and Administration a...

todaySeptember 19, 2023

BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION TRAINING STARTS AT ARUA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL

By Sabir Musa Arua In a bid to close communication gap between health workers and persons with hearing impairment, Sign Health Uganda has initiated a training on Basic Sign Language Interpretation for health workers in Arua Regional Referral Hospital. The 3-months programs aims at empowering health workers as a strategy to ensuring people with hearing impairment are catered for while accessing health service. The Instructor, Maxwell Asiku exp...

todaySeptember 16, 2023

AVOID CORRUPTION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN-ARUA CITY LEADERS WARNED

By Godwin Abedican Arua Arua city leaders have been warned against corruption and connivance tendencies during the 20 years process of the implementation of the approved Arua city physical development plan (PDP) 2022-2040. Following the grass root consultation that commenced in March 2021 towards establishing how the city can be planned for future developments and investments, the city officially launched her PDP on Thursday 14th September 202...

todaySeptember 16, 2023

POOR FOOD STORAGE IN SCHOOLS ACROSS ACHOLI SUB-REGION WORRIES UGANDA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS

By Jimmy Komakech Gulu City The Improper food storage facilities in most schools within Acholi sub region has been cited as one of the major challenges affecting food safety and quality of food being consumed by the learners in schools. The concern came up during a recent standardization engagement organized by Uganda National Bureau of standards that attracted school headteachers, teachers and some local leaders in west Acholi districts held ...

todaySeptember 16, 2023

TEREGO, MADI OKOLLO DISTRICTS TO BENEFIT FROM UGX 1.4 BILLION HEALTH PROJECT

By Morish Dramadri Arua city Two West Nile refugee hosting districts of Terego and Madi Okollo are set to benefit from a 29 months One Health project implemented by Kulika Uganda with funding from Malteser International. The 361, 248 Euros approximately 1.4billion ugx project that targets 20 villages in the two districts aims at reducing the prevalence rate of zoonotic diseases in animals and people in the two areas. While launching the proje...

todaySeptember 15, 2023

SHORTAGE OF STAFF ACCOMDATION FORCES TEACHERS TO OCCUPY CLASSROOMS AT POKEA PRIMARY SCHOOL

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Teachers in Pokea primary school in Arua City are calling upon the City Authorities to construct teacher’s houses for them. Pokea Primary School is a government aided school with over 1,000 pupil enrolment located in Pokea Ward Ayivu Division Arua City. The school has 22 teachers with only six staff houses of which, two other Teachers are housed in Classrooms whereas the others commute for long distances to the school...

todaySeptember 15, 2023

ELDERS UNDER LUGBARA KARI CALL FOR SUBJECTS TO LEASE LAND

By Joseph Abiria Arua Elders under their umbrella body of Lugbara Kari are making significant strides in creating awareness about land rights and land protection. The elders are coming up with a document where bonafide land lords will be required to register and lease customary land with full titles. Of late land has become contentious and therefore the elders are sensitizing their subjects on land matters. Land is critical for development, Da...

todaySeptember 15, 2023

ENV’T WATCH: UNMA WARNS OF LOOMING FLOODS IN ADJUMANI DISTRICT

By Nancy Aol Adjumani The populace in Adjumani district has been warned of a looming flooding condition triggered by the Evolution of El Nino condition in the central and eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean which are predicted to continue until the end of the forecast period of September to December 2023. According to the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, Adjumani will experience above normal (enhanced) rainfall for the month of September t...

todaySeptember 14, 2023

FORMER UNRF II FIGHTERS SEEK AMNESTY

By Sabir Musa Arua Members of West Nile Pro-reform Agenda have petitioned Uganda Amnesty Commission over delay to reintegrate Brig. Ayiga Rajabu Ayile and his group into community several years after starting the process. This group according to the petition was part of Uganda National Rescue Front II disgruntled fighters who failed to get amnesty and resettlement package after 2004 Peace Agreement signed in Yumbe. Batta Andruga, a Mediator i...

todaySeptember 13, 2023

RELIGIOUS SISTERS AND BROTHERS TO LEAD ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING EFFORTS

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu city With the surging cases of human trafficking caused by unemployment in Uganda, the catholic Bishops of Uganda last year issued pastoral letter in regards to the challenges relating to human trafficking. Victims of human trafficking are prey to forced labour, forced marriage, fraudulent adoption, illicit organ trade, or sexual exploitation. While addressing Religious Nuns and Brothers from Comboni missionary spiritu...

todaySeptember 12, 2023

CONSTRUCTION OF SHS. 195 MILLION GBV CENTRE WITH SUPPORT FROM SAVE THE CHILDREN STARTS IN WEST NILE

By Morish Dramadri Arua The West Nile child and family protection unit has handed over a site for the construction of a regional Juvenile Gender Based Violence (GBV) reception center at the regional police headquarter in Arua city. Gender-based violence is violence directed against a person because of that person's gender or violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately. The project worthy 195 million undertake...

todaySeptember 11, 2023

RESPECT FOR THE NATIONAL FLAG DIMINISHES.

Idarus Pajobo The respect during raising and lowering of the national flag in many occasions has been side-lined by the public, thinking it’s only for the forces. In Arua city many have been made to stand still in respect to the national flag around the police and military Barracks. To understand what it means by respecting the national flag, Lt Col Benson Olanya Explains to Radio Pacis that, while the National flag is being raised up and...

todaySeptember 8, 2023

FEDERICK DRAMADRI, THE TWO TIME ACME AWARD WINNER FROM RADIO PACIS

By Yikii Kaleb Arua Federick Dramadri is a 28 year old journalism enthusiast who started off as a community reporter for Radio Pacis in 2019. He is currently pursuing a diploma in Journalism at Metropolitan University as he carries on with reporting for Radio Pacis and West Nile TV. He has interested himself in pursing stories that other journalist fear to take on. His efforts paid off last year when he was declared the winner in the Business ...

todaySeptember 7, 2023

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASING CASES OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN MOYO DISTRICT

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Stake holders in moyo district have attributed the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy to myths and misconceptions in the community. This was during a stakeholders dissemination workshop on Moyo district gender based violence data held at Moyo people’s hall on Monday September 4th 2023. While   presenting the district report on teenage pregnancy, the District Health Officer Moyo, Dr. Franklin Idi explaine...

todaySeptember 7, 2023

MOYO DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON EMPHASIZES ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN STATE OF DISTRICT ADDRESS

By Stephen Unzimai Moyo The Moyo District Chairperson Mr. Williams Anyama has put infrastructure development as key goals to achieve in the struggle to catch up with others as one of the oldest district since colonial rule while speaking through his slogan, we must catch up. Speaking during his state of the district address on the 1st of September, 2023, Mr. Anyama prioritized infrastructure development as his key focuses in running the distr...

todaySeptember 6, 2023

BUDDO SECONDARY SCHOOL WINS 2023 EAST AFRICAN MDD FESTIVAL

By Sabir Musa Arua city After a week, performances in different categories of this year’s East African Secondary Schools Music, Dance and Drama (MDD) festival, Buddo Secondary School was declared as overall winner with a total points of 998. The festival hosted by National Teachers’ College-Muni attracted over 600 students (participants) from both Uganda and Kenya, under 3 different themes focused on environment, unity and educatio...

todaySeptember 5, 2023

OVER 100 NEW FDC LEADERS FROM WEST NILE SWORN-IN

By Morish Dramadri Arua city Over 100 newly elected district executives of the Forum for Democratic Change Party in West Nile have been sworn-in to take office amidst the nationwide in-fights in the party at the advent of the elections.  On Thursday 12th May 2023, the FDC National Executive Committee adopted the Structure Building Roadmap 2023 and resolved to start implementing the Structure Elections Roadmap meant to kick off on 19th Jun...

todaySeptember 4, 2023

MADI WEST NILE DIOCESE TO AWARD LEARNERS WHO EXCEL ACADEMICALLY

By Joseph Abiria Arua In a bid to improve performance in church founded schools in Madi West Nile diocese, the education committee of the diocese has decided to start awarding candidates who perform exceptionally well in academics.  While releasing the pre-mock results at the diocese, Ajuma Ben Solomon, the vice chairman of exams committee noted that the performance of candidates has slightly improved compared to that of last year. There...

todaySeptember 4, 2023

LEGAL OFFICERS ASK THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO CONSIDER WILL WRITING TO PREVENT CONFLICT OVER PROPERTY SHARING

By Sunday Amandi Arua city The people in West Nile are encouraged to take up writing a will so as to avoid conflict over property sharing in their families, when they are no more. This appeal was made during the 14th Annual Pro bono day organised to give legal advice to the community members at the OPM grounds in Arua city, with the theme, Understanding succession processes as a means to protect property rights and end family conflicts. Accord...

todaySeptember 4, 2023

CATHOLIC CATECHISTS TO ATTAIN “O” LEVEL ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

By Ojok Robert Mone and Proscovia Achomo   Gulu City   As Uganda episcopal conference thinks of revising the curriculum for catechists’ formation, it’s important to know the current roles catechists play in church.   In last week’s edition of Faith Matters with Robert Ojok, we are try to understand the relevance of improving catechists’ training curriculum.   Gulu Archdiocese, has 3-catechists` formatio...

todaySeptember 4, 2023

IMPLEMENTATION OF THEMATIC CURRICULUM AFFECTING LEARNING PROCESS IN ARUA DIOCESE SCHOOLS

By Godwin Abedican Arua The use of local languages to teach in the primary schools especially the lower primary is bearing a brunt on the learning process among the learners in schools under the Arua diocese. Notable among the subjects is English whose teaching is introduced later in the primary schools especially in primary four which as a result is affecting the level of expression in English among the learners. In this year’s educati...

todaySeptember 3, 2023

MUHIBEEN MOSQUE LTD, A PRIVATELY OWNED MOSQUE IN ARUA CITY SET FOR A “CONTROVERSIAL” FUNDRAISING

By Godwin Abedican Arua In 2008 the community of Muhibeen in Arua city, laid foundation of Muhibeen Mosque in Arua City in place known as Asuru. Later on in 2013 the mosque received support during a mega fundraising organized by West Nile Islamic Development Forum (WENIDEFO) to support its construction. Following years of its operation, between 2021 and 2022, a company in agreement with the community of Muhibeen mosque entered an agreement for...

todaySeptember 1, 2023

ARUA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES MORE THAN 300 MILLION SHILLINGS SUPPLIMENTARY BUDGET UNDER USMID-AF

By Sabir Musa Arua City Councilors in Arua City on Wednesday approved a supplementary budget of 313,657,000 shillings financed by Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Additional Funding (USMID-AF) project. This budget aimed at institutional strengthening will be used in eight areas including physical planning, urban system development, career development, systems for enhancing own revenue source and participation in Central G...

todayAugust 31, 2023

OPM TASKS NUSAF GROUPS TO EMBRACE VILLAGE BANKS

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu City Office of the Prime Minister has urged NUSAF groups in Gulu city to expand lending to members in a bid to establish village bank. During a bench marking visit by a team from Nigeria to assess the impact of NUSAF project on village savings and loan associations, Peter James Malinga who works under Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP) in the OPM says the SACCO members can now practice externa...

todayAugust 31, 2023

YOUR TALENT IS YOUR INCOME! MDD STUDENTS TOLD

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Over 1,170 participants including Students in Secondary Schools in both Uganda and Kenya are participating in the ongoing East African Music Dance and Drama Competitions in Arua City. Running on the themes Climate Change, new Curriculum and East African Integration; the Performances are staged at National Teachers College Muni, Mvara Secondary School and St. Mary’s Ediofe Girls Secondary School. The Performances at N...

todayAugust 31, 2023

RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES AFFECTS ACTIVITIES OF CATHOLIC MOVEMENTS IN ARUA DIOCESE SCHOOLS

By Godwin Abedican Arua   With the education institutions under the diocese of Arua continuing to rise in number, many community members join to study in these institutions without any religious restrictions. As part of the practices to ensure the learners in the schools under the diocese as the foundation body grow up with  good catholic morals and knowledge of the catholic church, a number of catholic movements are establishe...

todayAugust 30, 2023

LEADERS CALL FOR FRIENDLY AGRICULTURAL INTEREST RATES ON LOANS

By Joseph Abiria Arua A section of leaders from west Nile region have  provoked the management of bank of Uganda to consider extending agricultural credit facility loans to people of the region at affordable interest rates. The leaders particularly emphasized on the high interest rates levied by commercial banks to borrowers. Bank of Uganda has ear marked 880 billion shs under the agricultural credit facility loan. The loan is mainly ext...

todayAugust 29, 2023

DON’T PREPARE THE FUTURE FOR US, PREPARE US FOR THE FUTURE- TEREGO YOUTH TELL LEADERS.

By Kaleb Yikii Terego Terego District celebrates her Maiden Belated International Youth Day, under the theme: accelerating recovery from the impact of COVID-19 and full implementation of the 2023 agenda, the Role of Youth in development.   While presenting children demands Brian Desire a P6 Pupil from Holy Trinity Nursery and Primary School in Leju Town council says, because the youth have refused to embrace hard work the weak parents and ...

todayAugust 29, 2023

ARUA CITY AUTHORITIES ORDER CLOSURE OF DRUG OUTLETS IN BORDER TOWN WITHOUT MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT

By Godwin Abedican Arua The authorities of Arua city in a bid to contain any possible out break and spread of diseases, have ordered for the immediate closure of all clinics or drug shops or any drug outlet facilities in Odramacaku border town, a town lying at the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), that do not have the necessary equipment for proper management of medical waste. On Tuesday 22nd August 2023, Arua C...

todayAugust 24, 2023

UPSURGE OF URBAN REFUGEES THREATENS SECURITY IN OBONGI DISTRICT

By Godwin Abedican Arua The leadership of Obongi district local government have raised concerns over the ever increasing number of urban refugees in the district saying they are a threat to the district’s security. As a result of the reduction in food ratios by the World Food Program (WFP) and introduction of the cash policy, many refugees have found it hard to sustain their lives in the settlements without looking for alternative means ...

todayAugust 21, 2023

RESIDENTS DECRY POOR HEALH SERVICES IN ARUA DISTRICT

By Joseph Abiria Arua A section of residents from arua district have challenged the leadership of the district to come up with tangible strategies that could help in addressing the health situation and fixing the existing gaps. The residents identified under staffing as a key factor that is facing health facilities. During a dialogue organized by Radio Pacis in partnership with DW Akademie over the weekend, it was discovered that most of the l...

todayAugust 21, 2023

ARUA CITY DRIVERS SIDE WITH MINISTRY OF HEALTH ON BREATHALYZER USAGE TO REDUCE ACCIDENT

By Sabir Musa Arua Drivers and other road users in Arua City have welcomed the recommendation by government to allow use of Breathalyzer for testing alcohol level consumed by motorists while on road. This is aimed at reducing road traffic accidents caused by drivers under influence of alcohol and other substances. Although the implementation is yet to start in West Nile, the Regional Traffic Officer, Sam Chekwel cautions drivers on dangers of...

todayAugust 21, 2023

OPERATIONALISATION OF KAWUANZETI HEALTH CENTRE III EXCITES RESIDENTS

By Sabir Musa Arua Community members of Ajono Parish in Vurra Sub County, Arua District now have easy access to health services after Kawuanzeti Health Centre 3 opened for services, years after relying on facilities in others areas. In 1980s, the community fundraised through organising disco to build a house on land that was donated by one of the residents with aim of constructing a health centre that mainly served as an outreach centre for ma...

todayAugust 21, 2023

ARUA CITY ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITY LAUNCHED TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES

By Sabir Musa Arua A recent survey conducted by Arua City Union of Persons With Disability indicates that women make up-to 2,448 out of 4,779 persons with disabilities in the city. This report also reveals that the women face several challenges due to their conditions, a reason for the formation of Arua City Association of Women With Disability which is intended to address some of the challenges. This platform according to Councillor represen...

todayAugust 21, 2023

YOU CAN’T BE A LANDLORD IN A GOVERNMENT FACILITY, NEW TENANT’S UNION PROTEST

By Morish Dramadri Arua city There was drama in Arua city council hall after the new tenants of Arua city modern taxi park stormed the meeting of the old tenants with a committee constituted by the city council to handle the irregularities at the taxi park. For long, Arua city modern Taxi Park had a lot of irregularities ranging from ownership and allocation of the Lockups, power, and security among others that prompted the tenants to stage a ...

todayAugust 18, 2023

MOYO VICRATE PREPARES TO ANIMATE THIS YEAR’S CELEBRATION AT INDRIANI HOLY CROSS PILGRIMAGE CENTER

By Tasia Doreen Moyo The central organizing committee for Indriani pilgrimage has draft a budget of thirty five million seven hundred seventy three thousand, five hundred shillings (UGX; 35,773,500=). Moyo vicariate in Arua diocese has been chosen to lead this year’s celebration at Indriani holy cross pilgrimage center in Adjumani district. Every year on 14 of September Catholics assemble to pray for varying intentions at Indriani pilgri...

todayAugust 17, 2023

MINISTER URGES YOUTH IN MA’DI SUB REGION TO EMBRACE SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS

By Unzimai Stephen Moyo The state minister for primary education honorable Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaduchu, who is also the Moyo district woman member of parliament, has called on youth in Ma’di sub region to embrace sustainable projects for development at home levels. The minister made call on Saturday in Moyo town while addressing journalists on youth day. She appealed to the youth be in groups to benefit from government programs. “The ...

todayAugust 17, 2023

LOSS OF SOIL NUTRIENETS IN NORTHERN UGANDA WORRIES AGRICULTURALISTS

By Robert Ojok Mone Gulu City Some soil Scientists and agriculturalists in Northern Uganda are alarmed by the continued loss of major soil nutrients and increase in acidic contents of soil particles. According to soil testing conducted by Jabba soil laboratories in parts of Gulu, Oyam, Amuru and Nwoya districts, soil nutrients like phosphorus and Nitrogen are significantly diminishing. Thelma Alonyo, a soil scientist working with Jabba soil L...

todayAugust 16, 2023

ARUA CITY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY WITH CALL FOR HARD WORK

By Sunday Amandi Arua The youth in West Nile are called upon to work hard so as to fight hunger and poverty, and support the government in its efforts to raise the economy of the country. This call was made by the leaders during the celebration of the international youth day at the OPM grounds in Arua city on 12th of August 2023. International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. And the purpose of the day is to draw...

todayAugust 14, 2023

YOUTH PETITION GOVERNEMNT ON EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

By Sabir Musa Regional Youth Parliament sessions organized by Faraja Africa Foundation in July this year identified several concerns on issues affecting youth in different sectors which were compiled and presented on the floor parliament as a petition to government for action. While presenting this petition on behalf of youth across the country during the 6th Annual National Youth Parliament, Judith Bako pointed out challenge of employment as m...

todayAugust 14, 2023

KOREAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE AGRO-ENTERPRISES ON VALUE ADDITION AND MARKETING

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu City The International Trade Centre, has launched a 5-year project to enhance disaster resilience and competitiveness of agribusinesses and smallholder farmers in 10 districts in the greater Northern Uganda.  The project funded by Korea international cooperation agency is targeting value addition in selected crops like shea, cassava and oilseeds. The project named “Strengthening Agribusiness Resilience and ...

todayAugust 14, 2023

UCI APPEALS FOR LAND DONATION FOR EXPANSION OF NORTHERN CANCER INSTITUTE

By Robert Ojok Mone Gulu City The chairperson governing board Uganda cancer institute Prof. William Bazeyo is appealing to Gulu city authority for more land for expansion. Prof. William Bazeyo says the institute has no funds for acquiring land and there is no plan to include budget for buying land for expansion of the facility. “If people in this region cannot offer land to put up facility, we shall not put needed facilities here but rat...

todayAugust 11, 2023

COFFEE FARMERS IN ACHOLI SUB-REGION DECRY SHORTAGE OF SEEDLINGS

By Jimmy Komakech Gulu City Some coffee farmers in Acholi sub region have decried lack of coffee seedlings to make them engage in large scale coffee growing coupled with the unstable weather patterns.  The farmers contend that the coffee seedlings are too expensive and not easy to get. Catharina Ange, a coffee farmer in Unyama sub county Gulu District says that besides the coffee seedlings not being available, farmers also lack money to m...

todayAugust 11, 2023

MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ALLOCATES SHS. ONE BILLION FOR RELOCATION OF ARUA DISTRICT HEADQUATERS

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua In a joint fact finding visit made by the members of the Public Service Committee to the leaders of Arua City and Arua District, it was revealed that, Ministry of Local Government has allocated in the 2023/2024 financial year one billion shillings for Arua District to relocate its headquarters to the new administrative Site in Odumi.     The Public Service Committee led by its Chair Martin Ojara Mapenduzi the Gulu ...

todayAugust 10, 2023

EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS ACROSS WEST NILE REGION RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE ON TEACHER REGISTRATION

By Godwin Abedican Arua Following a two years’ research study carried out by the Ministry of Education and Sports, supported by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was discovered that there are a number of loopholes in the education system especially to do with the statistics and data about the teachers across the country. The study recommended among others the countrywide verification of teachers...

todayAugust 9, 2023

ANGRY ARUA RESIDENTS OUST GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR PROCURED ILLEGALLY

By Simon Onziga Arua Residents of Chongolia Cell in Awindiri ward Arua central division Arua city together with the Member of Parliament Atima Lee Jackson have ousted a contractor allegedly sneaked to operate the value addition plant at Awindiri in the central division of Arua city. This came as a result of the failure by local government ministry to provide guidelines to hand over and operationalize the facility by the city. Osuga Rashul area...

todayAugust 8, 2023

MOYO LOCAL FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO EMBRACE MICRO IRRIGATION SCHEME

By Stephen Unzimai Moyo Moyo district leaders have encouraged local farmers in the district to embrace micro irrigation scheme projects. Micro irrigation project is a government project funded by World Bank to increase agricultural production and productivity. The call was made during training of selected farmers drawn from sub counties in the district held last Friday at the district headquarter. The scheme allows farmers to continue farming...

todayAugust 8, 2023

OBONGI DISTRICT LEADERS ADVOCATES FOR BREASTFEEDING CORNERS TO PROMOTE EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Poor breastfeeding habit among mothers in Obongi district is blamed for the raising case of malnutrition among children. The situation is said to be worse with the working class mothers due to lack of breastfeeding corners in the work environment. The comments were made as the district joins the world in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. It is normally celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage b...

todayAugust 7, 2023

ARUA CENTRAL DIVISION PETITIONS MINISTER FOR PRESIDENCY TO TRANSFER RCC AKELLO

By Morish Dramadri Arua city Arua Central division has petitioned the office of the minister for presidency demanding for transfer of the Arua city resident commissioner Alice Akello. In a letter dated 03rd August 2023, Arua Central division petitioned the minister of presidency Hon. Milly Babalanda demanding Alice Akello to be moved away as Arua RCC on allegations of defending corrupt officials, failing to work with her deputies and other se...

todayAugust 7, 2023

RDC WARNS NGOS AGAINST PROMOTION OF HOMOSEXUALITY

By Janet Moriku Arua The Arua deputy resident district commissioner Mr. Ham Ezama has warned non-governmental organizations against subversive activities, supporting and promotion of same sex activities. Mr Ezama issued the caution while speaking at the baseline dissemination workshop organized by CEFORD in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation at white castle hotel in Arua district on Tuesday august 1st. “We don’t want subversive k...

todayAugust 5, 2023

GOV’T DONATES SEWING MACHINES, HAIRDRESSING EQUIPMENT TO TEENAGE MOTHERS IN LIRA CITY

By Charity Akullu Lira At least 200 teenage mothers and school dropouts in Lira City have received sewing machines and hair dressing equipment in a bid to improve on their livelihoods. The machines and equipment delivered were through Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development in partnership with Northern Uganda Women’s Network for Business Development (NUWEBIZ), an NGO in Northern Uganda. The beneficiaries are aged between 16-20...

todayAugust 5, 2023

MISS NWOYA LAUNCHES SICKLE CELL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IN GULU CITY

By Proscovia Achomo Gulu Queen, Fiona Mary Acibo, the Miss Nwoya 2023/2024 who is also the Face of Gulu beauty pageant has started a sickle cell disease awareness campaign in Acholi Sub region She said is spearheading this sickle cell disease awareness creation campaign in Acholi sub-region because she moved in the local communities and saw how people are battling with the disease with very minimal attention being given to it. ”This dis...

todayAugust 4, 2023

MORE THAN 200 WOMEN AND GIRLS ENROL FOR CEFORD SWEET PROJECT IN ARUA CITY AND DISTRICT

By Janet Moriku Arua CEFORD in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation have held a workshop to disseminate the findings of a survey conducted on their Strengthening Women and Girls Empowerment through Economic Program (SWEET) pilot project. The workshop that was held at white castle hotel in Arua district on Tuesday August 1, was attended leaders from the pilot parishes and both Arua city and district. The SWEET program coordinator Kennedy Ayeyo...

todayAugust 4, 2023

WEST NILE BASED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS JOIN EFFORTS TO CONSERVE THE ENVIRONEMNT

By Sabir Musa Arua Financial Institutions based in West Nile are set to support clients in investments that are aimed at conserving environment with the help of Green Financing Fund from Agricultural Business Initiative Finance Limited (aBi). 150 staffs from different financial institutions including banks, microfinance institutions and SACCOs across the region were trained on this initiative to achieve its objectives. Investments Manager for...

todayAugust 3, 2023

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK COMMITS TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF LAROPI BRIDGE AND OMI-MOYO-JALE ROAD PROJECT.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo African Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to fund the construction of Laropi –Omi Bridge and Laropi- Moyo-jale road. This was revealed during the visit of a delegation from African development bank and Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) for the final appraisal for the construction of Laropi Bridge on river Nile alongside Laropi-Moyo-Afoji –Jale road link in Moyo district last Thursday. Mr. Edward Byaruhan...

todayAugust 2, 2023

5 BILLION USMID-AF PROJECT IN ARUA CITY AND DISTRICT DRAGS ON DUE TO SHORTAGE OF MANPOWER

By Godwin Abedican Arua Commissioned on 4th October 2022 as an eight months project, contracted to Niem Establishments limited, the project works at two bridge sites on river Enyau which runs from Arua district through Arua city, were meant to end by 30th of June 2023, but due to numerous challenges, the contractor had to apply for an extension of the project timeline which has since been granted by the district and city, pushing the expected c...

todayAugust 2, 2023

ACHOLI YOUTH LEADERS WANT END TO CATTLE RUSTLING IN NORTHERN UGANDA

Komakech Jimmy Gulu City Some youth leaders in Acholi sub region are continuing to advocate for better ways to remedy cattle rustling in East Acholi and some parts of Karamoja Sub region. Daniel Kitara Tolit, the youth councilor for Kitgum municipality said that the cattle rustling is exacerbating poverty in both Acholi and Karamoja subregions. “these two subregions have suffered immensely and they are still suffering, people cannot go t...

todayAugust 1, 2023

ROTARY CLUB GULU LAUNCHES ACTIVITIES FOR THE FORTHCOMING CANCER FUNDRAISING RUN

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu Rotary club Gulu Cluster has officially kicked off preparations for the forthcoming cancer run scheduled for the 27th of August 2023 with the sole aim of raising two billion shillings for the construction of a cancer institute at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala city. For Acholi subregion, the run will be at Kaunda grounds in Gulu city. David Labeja Otto, the president of Rotary club Gulu city cluster is urging members o...

todayJuly 31, 2023

EDUCATION TRUST FUND FORMED TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN YUMBE DISTRICT

By Sabir Musa Yumbe Education stakeholders in Yumbe District have formed an initiative dubbed Aringa Education Fund, focused on supporting education sector and improving performance of learners. This follows a recent resolution made by Aringa Kingdom resulting from challenges the education sector is facing. The Kingdom Prime Minister, Lemeriga Fadhil informs that this initiative is aimed at closing gaps in the sector through different interven...

todayJuly 28, 2023

POOR RESOURCE REMITTANCE BY PARISHES FORCES ARUA DIOCESE ORDINATION C.O.C TO CUT BUDGET

By Godwin Abedican Arua Wirth counted hours to the ordination day set for Saturday 29th July 2023, the central Organizing Committee for the ordination has been forced to slash off a number of items and reduce on quantities of items initially budgeted for to be used for organizing the function. The office of the Bishop Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Arua on 4th July, 2023, released banners for the names of candidates for the ordination, th...

todayJuly 28, 2023

WE ARE NOT PART OF THE UNSCRUPULOUS YOUTHS PLANNING TO PROTEST, WEST NILE FDC YOUTHS LEADERS SAY

By Morish Dramadri Arua Youth leaders in West Nile region under the Forum for Democratic Change FDC party have distanced themselves from the planned nationwide protest by all the youths seeking for the party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat and the party general Nandala Mafabi to step down from the party leadership over failure to declare the source of funds the party used during the 2021 election. On Tuesday 25th July, 2023, a section of youth...

todayJuly 28, 2023

GULU ARCHDIOCESE PREPARES FOR THE FEAST OF BLESSED DR. JOSEPH AMBROSOLI

Ojok Robert Mone Agago Preparations for the 1st historic anniversary prayer commemorating Beatification of Dr. Joseph Ambrosoli is taking center stage in Kalongo Town council-Agago District. The parish Priest of Kalongo Rev. Fr. Ramon Vargas says beatification of Blessed Joseph Ambrossoli is still held with high esteem by the faithful. “Novena prayers are on-going in Arua Diocese, Pajule and surrounding parishes to strengthen the faith ...

todayJuly 28, 2023

KOBOKO DISTRICT REGISTERING SUCCESS IN DRDIP IMPLEMENTATION

By Sabir Musa Koboko Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Social Protection has commended Koboko District leaders for registering success in the implementation of Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The World Bank funded project is designed by Office of the Prime Minister to address expanded development needs by refugee hosting districts in the country. Koboko District Focal Person for DRDIP, Simon Engabua cites negative min...

todayJuly 26, 2023

TEREGO-MADI OKOLLO BOARDER DISPUTE RAGES ON WITH NO VERDICT REACHED

By Morish Dramadri Arua One year after the ministry of local government was tasked by the office of the prime minister to resolve the border conflict between the two districts of Madi Okollo and Terego, leaders in Madi Okollo are still expecting verdict on the disputed land. For long, there has been tension between Terego and Madi Okollo district officials over revenue collection at Ocea Market, claimed by Uriama and Rigbo sub-counties which l...

todayJuly 25, 2023

NORTH WEST NILE POLICE OFFICERS CAUTIONED AGAINST UNETHICAL CODE OF CONDUCT DURING PIPPING CEREMONY

By Ganiko Samson Regional Police in North West Nile Region have been tasked to embrace professionalism while on duty. This appeal was made during a piping ceremony for North West Nile region for promoted officers on Thursday last week in Moyo town where ten (10) police officers from the region were promoted to different ranks in the recent country wide promotion. Speaking during the ceremony at Aquila’s Garden, Mr. Julian Sekamwa, the Mo...

todayJuly 25, 2023

NUTRICASH IN TEREGO DISTRICT: MORE THAN 800 MILLION SHILLINGS DISBURSED

By Sabir Musa Terego Terego District Local Government has disbursed a total of 839,160,000 shillings under NutriCash to 1,665 beneficiaries. This is out of Shs. 1,198,800,000 meant for the project launched by Office of the Prime Minister to support children under two-years, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in Northern Uganda with the purpose of protecting children from being stunted. Terego District Chief Administrative Officer, Benson Otim ...

todayJuly 25, 2023

MINISTER MAO CALLS FOR UNITY IN DIVERSITY DURING HOMECOMING EVENT IN GULU CITY

By Agenorwot Bridget Gulu city Honorable Norbert Mao, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister used his homecoming event held at Kaunda grounds in Gulu city to focus on preaching peace and unity among Ugandans of all walks of life. “A tree cannot fight against its own roots, I maybe a tree but I have roots and my roots are here in Gulu, I am Norbert Mao of Gulu”, the minister asserted. Minister Mao also used the event that a...

todayJuly 25, 2023

MINISTER CALLS FOR DIVERSIFICATION OF ENTERPRISES AMONG PDM BENEFICIARIES IN MOYO DISTRICT

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaducu, The state minister for primary education who also doubles as Moyo district Woman Member Of Parliament, has called upon the farmers under the Parish Development Model (PDM) to consider venturing in sub projects that have markets for their produce.  The call was made during a recent field monitoring on the progress of PDM activities in Moyo town council and Moyo Sub Counties. The joint monitorin...

todayJuly 25, 2023

WEST NILE REGION TO HOST REGIONAL EAST AFRICAN MDD COMPETITIONS

  By Kaleb Yiiki Arua West Nile region has been selected to host the East African Music Dance and Drama Competitions to be hosted at National Teachers College Muni and co-hosted by Arua Public Secondary School, Mvara Secondary School, St. Mary’s Ediofe Girls secondary School, Muni Girls secondary School, St. Joseph’s College Ombaci, among other venues to be identified in the City Institutions.     St. Mary’...

todayJuly 24, 2023

WELT HUNGER HILFE DONATES OX-PLOUGHS TO REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES IN WESTNILE

By Joseph Abiria Arua Refugees and host communities in the districts of Yumbe, Terego and Madi Okollo have received start up kits inform of animal traction to boost farm production and enhance food security. Implementing a project code named “Strengthening Resilience of Farming and Refugee Households in West Nile”, Welt Hunger Hilfe with funding from GIZ donated 240 bulls and ox-ploughs for opening up land aimed to increase food pr...

todayJuly 24, 2023

BISHOP BADEJO CHALLENGES MEDIA ON RESPONSIBILITY, SENSITIVITY ABOUT MIGRANTS, REFUGEES

By Ayikobua Noel As SIGNIS Africa held workshop for Catholic journalists, Church media in Africa have been urged to exploit all perspectives and dimensions that can help the Church to increase awareness, reawaken conscience and revive brotherly responsibility and sensitivity about migrants and refugees. Most Rev. Emmanuel Badejo, Bishop of Oyo Diocese and President of CEPACS challenged the media during SIGNIS Africa workshop for Catholic journ...

todayJuly 22, 2023

BIOENERGY SOLAR HYBRID MINI-GRID SOLVES NWOYA RESIDENTS ELECTRICITY NEEDs

By Robert Ojok Mone Nwoya Some residents of Purongo sub county in Nwoya district have been relieved of the challenge of lack of electricity as they are now enjoying stable electricity supply from Bioenergy solar hybrid mini-grid being supplied by Mandulis Energy. Sophia Odokotho, a resident of Got Ngur cell, Purongo Sub County in Nwoya district where the Bioenergy solar hybrid mini grid is located is not regretting being connected to the bioen...

todayJuly 22, 2023

ROAD USERS IN ARUA CITY TASKED TO PLAY THEIR ROLE IN REDUCING ROAD CARNAGES

By Morish Dramadri Arua In a bid to curb the increasing number of road carnage in Uganda, the Directorate of Traffic and safety has embarked on sensitization of the road users across the country on their roles in ensuring road safety and reducing the death toll in accidents. In Uganda’s recent traffic accident report, a total of 432 accidents were recorded, with 97 being fatal, 202 were serious, and 133 were minor. Speaking during an eng...

todayJuly 22, 2023

SACRED HEART SEMINARY LACOR OLD STUDENTS FORM ASSOCIATION

By Komakech Jimmy Gulu City The old students of Sacred Heart Seminary Lacor in Gulu Archdiocese, have finally formed their old students` association called Lacor Seminary Old Boys Association with the primary objectives of improving academic performance of the students and supporting the school. Dr Lugemoyi Wilfred Omondi, a senior lecturer at Uganda Management Institute who is the president of the association says their association will help ...

todayJuly 22, 2023

ARUA DISTRICT RECEIVES SUBSTANTIVE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO)

By Godwin Abedican Arua Following the recent recruitment of Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) by the public service in May to deal with the issues of shortage of substantive and acting Chief Administrative Officers across the country, around 11 acting Chief Administrative Officers who applied were successfully recruited as substantive CAOs. As a result of the above, Arua district is one of the lucky districts to receive a substantive CAO, N...

todayJuly 21, 2023

ARUA CENTRAL DIVISION COUNCIL PASSES THE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION BY-LAW 2023

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua city Arua   central division   council has passed   the   child   sexual    abuse and   exploitation   by-law 2023 sponsored by the Federation of female Lawyers in Uganda (FIDA) Uganda.   The child Sexual abuse and  exploitation   by-law, seeks to regulate  child  rights  stakeholders  in  the&nbs...

todayJuly 21, 2023

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY CALL FOR MORE ATTENTION AS A CONSORTIUM PROJECT “WE ARE ABLE” RAISES POSITIVE MINDSET TOWARDS THEM

By Godwin Abedican Arua To address the challenges faced by the persons with disability, ZOA International, in consortium with National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), Light for The World, The Hague Academy and Vereeniging van Nederland’s Gemeenten (VNG) International,  with funding from the ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands in 2021, launched and began implementing a five years project called “We Are A...

todayJuly 21, 2023

SADOLIN PAINTS LAUNCHES COLOUR CENTRE IN ARUA CITY

By Sabir Musa Arua City In a bid to expand market reach and consolidate its position in the West Nile market, Sadolin paints has opened a new color center in Arua City. This is also intended to end circulation of fake paints by people using the company’s name, a case that is familiar with several members of public in the city especially after buying products that are not to the standard. Peace Amviko, a Painter in Arua City confirms that...

todayJuly 20, 2023

THE NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GULU URGED TO EMULATE JESUS CHRIST

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu city The archbishop of Gulu archdiocese, Dr. John Baptist Odama, last Saturday ordained one seminarian to the order of deaconate and and four deacons to the order of priesthood from St. Joseph’s Cathedral parish Gulu. The archbishop immediately tasked the new servants of God to commit themselves fully to continuing with work of the Chief shepherd Jesus. “the first beauty for you is to serve Christ, Christ ...

todayJuly 20, 2023

VENDORS IN NEW ARUA TAXI PARK PROTEST HIGH TAXES

By Idarus Pajobo Arua City Business proprietors in Arua New Taxi Park on Tuesday 18th, July 2023 stormed the office of the Arua central division Lord Mayor Khemis Muzaid with bitterness towards the Sub contraction of the rental management of the shops and facilities at the new Taxi Park. The traders bitterly complained about the exploitation by the assumed landlords who charge way beyond the stipulated prices on the councils list. Eidi Yasin t...

todayJuly 20, 2023

WEST NILE YOUTH ADVOCATE FOR BETTER HEALTH SERVICES

By Sabir Musa Arua city Youth in west Nile sub-region have appealed to government for more support to health sector that is grappling with several challenges across the sub-region.   Some of the areas of raised by the youths are understaffing of health centers, lack of medical equipment and regular drug stock-out at some facilities across the region. While moving a motion on this matter during the Sub-National Youth Parliament for West Ni...

todayJuly 19, 2023

SPORTS: ACHOLI PROVINCE KICKS OFF THEIR JOURNEY FOR 4TH EDITION OF FUFA DRUM TOURNAMENT WITH A WIN AGAINST TESO PROVINCE

By Jimmy Nokrach Gulu City Acholi province beat Teso province by a goal to nil in a very highly contested first leg match group played at Bomah grounds in Kitgum municipality. Paykan football striker Tito Okello who also plays for South Sundanese national team scored the lone goal of the game in the first half from a well curved a cross from Bidco Bul fc defender Walter Ochora in the 19th minute of the game. Teso province players posed a lot o...

todayJuly 19, 2023

MADI OKOLLO RESIDENTS DEMAND COMPENSATION FOR FORCEFUL EVICTION BY UWA

By Morish Dramadri Arua Residents of Ogoko Sub County in Madi Okollo district are demanding for compensation for their land following the extension of the Ajai game reserve by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) during a thanksgiving ceremony of the Madi Okollo district Woman Member of Parliament The residents claim that they were forcefully evicted from their land after offering land freely to establish the game reserve. The area about 4 square k...

todayJuly 19, 2023

ARUA SECONDARY SCHOOL MAINTAINS A STRIKE FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR 32 YEARS

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua A friendly and open communication between teachers and students through family initiative has kept Arua Secondary School strike free since its establishment in 1991. Located in the heart of Arua city, Arua S.S currently has an enrollment   of 1200 students who are all day scholars. The school   is also a government   aided supported by universal secondary schools education program. Maliko Jul...

todayJuly 18, 2023

MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS CHALLENGES STUDENTS IN ACHOLI SUB-REGION TO RESPECT THEIR PARENTS

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu city   First Lady and Minister of Education and sports, Mrs. Janet Kataaha Museveni has urged young people in Acholi sub-region to have high respect for their parents in irrespective of their educational levels. She made the remarks during a two-day regional youth summit hosted by Sacred heart SS in Gulu city which attracted more than 4,000 students from the secondary schools in Acholi sub-region last week. &ldquo...

todayJuly 18, 2023

ONE OF ARUA DIOCESES’ PIONEER REV. SISTERS, CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN VOCATION

By Godwin Abedican Arua Born in the current Lira Diocese in the village of Amac, Rev. Sr. Mary Benedette Auma used to sit on her uncles bicycle to be ridden by the uncle for a distance of around 150 Km to Amolatar mission, where she joined for her initial stages of her vocation.  After the initial stages, she moved to Arua Diocese where she took her first temporary vow and kept renewing until 1963, when she took her final vows.  Sinc...

todayJuly 18, 2023

GULU CITY PARTNERS WITH INDIAN COMPANY TO ADDRESS INCONSISTENT SOLAR STREET LIGHTS

By Desire Alimocan Gulu city The Gulu City Engineering Department has partnered with an Indian-based solar manufacturing company to address the needs and challenges relating to solar street lights in the city area. Engineers and experts from the Sahaj Solar Limited which is based in India are currently undertaking a pilot research study seeking lasting solutions to the persistent breakdown of solar street lights within the city area. Gulu cit...

todayJuly 18, 2023

MUNI UNIVERSITY TO BUILD A STATUE IN MEMORY OF LATE PROFESSOR CHRISTINE DRANZOA

By Joseph Abiria Arua The first lady and Minister for Education and sports Mrs. Janet Museveni has advised management of Muni University to prioritize investing in research and innovation for meaningful community development. In her speech read by State Minister for Primary Education, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu during a memorial lecture in honor of late Professor Christine Dranzoa, she said, “Explore new partnership towards multi-disciplina...

todayJuly 18, 2023

YINGA HEALTH CENTRE III AUTHORITIES CALL FOR THE OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE IRC DONATED BLOOD FRIDGE

By Kaleb Yiiki Terego Yinga Health Centre III authorities are calling for the Operationalization of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) donated Blood fridge that has been idle for about 18 months. With increasing pressure on the available Medical Resources, Yinga health Center III Located in Yinga Parish, Sub County Terego district, operates as a first Health Referral Point, serving thousands of refugee and host community ppopulation from...

todayJuly 18, 2023

ELECTION OF LUGBARA KARI AGOFE STALLED AS VOTING ENDED IN DRAW

By Sunday Amandi Arua city The Lugbara cultural institution will have to wait further in order to get a new paramount chief known as the Agofe, as the elections organized Thursday July 13 at social center in Arua city did not yield any positive result. The position of Agofe in Lugbara Kari, fell vacant, following the death of His Highness Jason Avutia III on January 23, 2023, at his home in Zambia cell, Mvara Ward, Arua city after a long battl...

todayJuly 17, 2023

STRIKING OKPOTANI MARKET VENDORS FINALLY AGREE TO OPEN UP THE MARKET FOR NORMAL BUSINESS

By Kaleb Yiiki Terego Okpotani Market in Odupi Sub County Terego District that was closed by angry vendors has been finally opened following a joint meeting with the District leaders. Members of Five Market Associations and Leaders had placed a petition to the District authorities, Citing corruption and Connivance in the Procurement Process of awarding Okpotani market revenue collection tender. Andebo Mathew the General Secretary, Okpotani Ma...

todayJuly 17, 2023

YOUNG GIRLS SHUN VOCATION INTO SISTERHOOD AS ONLY ONE GIRL, TAKES VOW AFTER A YEAR OF FORMATION IN ARUA DIOCESE

By Godwin Abedican Arua   Novice, now Sister Mary Bakhita Kabugho Janet has taken her first or temporary vow to become a member of the Benedictine sisters of perpetual Adoration, a community of sisters at the Holy monastery in Ediofe Arua diocese. Born in 1999, from Kasese diocese Kyalihumba parish, Sr. Mary Bakhita had challenges with her A ‘Level education which eventually forced her to drop out of school when she had passed from s...

todayJuly 17, 2023

MINISTER OF HEALTH LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION OF 13,000 RE-USABLE SANITARY TOWELS FOR SCHOOLS IN LANGO

By Santos Ojok Lira City Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, who also doubles as the woman member of Parliament for Lira City has launched the distribution of reusable sanitary pads to some few selected primary schools in Lango Sub-region. Dr. Aceng, used the event to call on the men to get involved in the promotion of menstrual hygiene management among girls in a bid to keep teenage girls at school. The minister tasked teachers to sensiti...

todayJuly 17, 2023

WEST NILE POLITICAL LEADERS GET MINISTRY PRONOUNCEMENT ON THE CREATION OF NEW ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua With the Creation of New Districts and Cities in Uganda, West Nile District and City Leaders have been urged to follow the available Application Guidelines to create new administrative units. Government of Uganda had issued a directive to halt the creation of New Administrative Units at the Lower Governments, citing lack of funds to manage the administrative Costs at these levels. This has been evidenced in Maracha Distric...

todayJuly 17, 2023

BENEDICTINE SISTERS IN EDIOFE, ARUA DIOCESE RECEIVE 2 NEW MEMBERS

By Godwin Abedican Arua Two Nuns, Sr. Mary Faustine from Oli Parish Arua catholic diocese who took her first vow in 2014 and Sr. Mary Gertrude from Useri parish from Tanzania Moshi catholic diocese who took their first vow on 25th January 2019 have taken their final vows to be in the community of the Benedictine sister of perpetual adoration at the holy monastery in Ediofe. This comes as the vow that ties them to the vocation having passed thro...

todayJuly 17, 2023

YUMBE LEADERS, LOCALS DECRY DELAY IN EXTENSION OF POWER TO RURAL AREAS

By Robert Elema Yumbe   The leaders and residents in Yumbe district have decried the delay in extension of power to some of the rural villages and institutions in the district.   Recently, Uganda borrowed a loan from the World Bank to extend power to the rural areas but power lines have so far reached few rural areas leaving other areas in darkness in the West Nile sub region.   Speaking to Radio Pacis at the weekend, Mr Bernard A...

todayJuly 13, 2023

WE NEED FINANCIAL LITERACY TO IMPLEMENT GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS IN OUR AREA, ZOMBO RESIDENTS CRY OUT

By Godwin Abedican Zombo The failure of government programs towards poverty alleviation in Alangi Sub-County, Zombo district has been highly attributed to the government’s failure to enhance the capacity of people or intended beneficiaries in line with financial discipline and literacy. The government in the past has had programs such as the NUSAF, youth livelihood, EMYOOGA and others whose successes were minimal, and the currently being...

todayJuly 13, 2023

PIPELINE WORLDWIDE COMMISSIONS A WORKSHOP AT MOYO GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR INCOME GENERATION

By Tasia Doreen. Moyo Moyo general hospital in partnership with pipeline worldwide has commissioned a carpentry workshop at Moyo general hospital to generate finances for running the facility through sale of furniture and other medical equipment.  The carpentry workshop was funded by pipeline worldwide, a non-governmental organization. Mr. Jeff Nollette one of the funders, pipeline worldwide said the workshop is constructed in the memory ...

todayJuly 12, 2023

PATIENTS OVERWHELMINGLY THRONG CATARACT SURGICAL CAMP AT ST. MAURITZ HEALTH CENTRE III IN GULU CITY

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu The ongoing one-week cataract surgical Camp at St. Mauritz Health Centre III in Laroo-Pece division Gulu city is progressing on well with minimal challenges according to Irene Lamwaka, the general facility in charge. Lamwaka, says that they are being overwhelmed with high number of cataract patients, adding that they are now faced with the challenge of accommodation especially for patients who are coming from outside ...

todayJuly 12, 2023

ARUA DIOCESE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JMS LAUNCHES MULTIBILLION PHARMACEUTICAL WAREHOUSE PROJECT

By Morish Dramadri Arua city Arua catholic diocese has launched a 4billion pharmaceutical warehouse construction project that targets to reduce the cost of medicines in the region of West Nile and beyond. This is a partnership project between the diocese and the Joint Medical Stores undertaken with a soft loan funding from Missio Invest. While launching the project at the diocesan headquarter on Sunday, July 09, 2023 Bernard Awichi the dioces...

todayJuly 12, 2023

GULU ARCHBISHOP LAUNCHES AN AGRICULTURAL FACILITY AND YOUTH SKILLING PROGRAM AT GULU REMAND HOME

By Robert Ojok Mone Gulu The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, Dr.John Baptist Odama, has paid a visit to the juveniles at Gulu remand home in Laroo-pece division in Gulu City where he officially launched an Agricultural facility and youth skilling program for the juveniles. The archbishop regrets seeing the juveniles undergo such an arrangement in the name of correcting them to become better people in future which he thinks that should have not...

todayJuly 11, 2023

YOUTH IN GULU ARCHDIOCESE URGED TO LIVE MORALLY UPRIGHT LIFE

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu The chancellor of the Archdiocese of Gulu Reverend Father. Martin Agwee has implored the youth to desist from doing things that may impede them from attaining spiritual purity as God`s chosen people. The chancellor made the appeal while closing the 15th edition of the annual Youth Festival that attracted 235 members of Christian Youth Missionary Group (CYMG) from 28 schools both secondary and tertiary institutions acro...

todayJuly 11, 2023

BISHOP ODOKI PRAISES YCS MEMBERS FOR UPLIFTING MORAL VALUES IN YOUNG PEOPLE

By Joseph Abiria Arua The Bishop of Arua catholic diocese, Rt. Rev Sabino Ocan Odoki has challenged youths to observe discipline and work extra hard for a better future. He lauded the efforts of young Christian Society, YCS members in uplifting the moral values of young people. The Bishop advised youths to desist from sitting by the road sides, but rather venture into productive activities. “Many of our youths waste a lot of time, so I w...

todayJuly 10, 2023

RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN GULU CITY CONCERENED ABOUT TORTURE OF SUSPECTS

By Jimmy Komakech Gulu Some Human Right’s advocates and activists in Gulu city are concerned about the inappropriate handling of suspects both members of the public and the security agencies. Nicholas Ogwang, an official working with Uganda Human Rights commission at the Gulu regional office, during a community dialogue recently organized in Pece Cubu, Pece Laroo Division said that they are witnessing increasing cases of mob actions bein...

todayJuly 7, 2023

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL MEMBERS IN ARUA DIOCESE CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE MOVEMENT

By Godwin AbedicanAruaThe Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) in Uganda was introduced in 1973 by Fr. Roger LaBonte, Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) in Mbarara. In the same year, Fr. Joseph Kamya, Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers), started prayer groups in Masaka. As the CCR expanded, a National Service Team (NST) was formed in 1981 to co-ordinate the national activities. Fr. Norbert Deprez Missionaries of Africa became its fir...

todayJuly 7, 2023

TEACHERS OF NOOR PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MOYO DISTRICT SHARE LATRINE WITH LEARNERS

By Anyidi Emmanuel   Moyo The five stance dilapidated latrine facility at Noor Islamic primary school is being shared by the pupils and teachers. The School management committee members who visited the facility say the latrine has dilapidated structures with cracks which put the lives of both teachers and pupils at a health risk.   Mr. Vundru Michael, a teacher at Noor primary school condemned the act of sharing latrines among learners...

todayJuly 7, 2023

770 MILLION SHILLINGS DISBURSED AS PDM LAUNCHES IN APAC DISTRICT

By Santos Ojok Apac Minister of Gender, Labour and Social development has launched PDM fund disbursement in Apac district. A total of 770 million shillings was disbursed to the Parish Development Model beneficiaries in Apac District during the launch of the disbursement exercise officiated by minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Betty Amongi. Amongi warned the beneficiaries against squandering the money on luxuries. On the repayme...

todayJuly 7, 2023

MOYO DISTRICT LEADERS BLAME MPS FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY

By Unzimai Stephen Moyo West Nile Development Association (WENDA) chairperson Mr. Anyama Williams who is also Moyo district boss has raised concerns over unequal allocation of resources by members of parliament (MPs) at central government as a center for development at local governments’ level. He said the allocations does not favor local governments as a center of services delivery.  Mr. Anyama made the comment during an engageme...

todayJuly 6, 2023

METU SECONDARY SCHOOL OLD STUDENTS ASSOCIATION COMMITS TO REVIVE ITS LOST GLORY

By Tasia Doreen Moyo The old students of Metu secondary school under their umbrella body MESSA are committed to revive the past glory of the school. The old students have planned to restore the lost glory of the institution through enhancing its enrollment but also improve the performance of the school. In a bid to achieve the objective of improving performance of the school, in 2020, the old students formed Metu Secondary School Alumni with...

todayJuly 4, 2023

TAKE ON LEADERSHIP ROLES SERIOUSLY WHILE AT SCHOOL TO BE GOOD PRIEST IN THE FUTURE, BISHOP APPEALS TO SEMINARIANS

By Godwin Abedican Arua While presiding over the swearing in and handover ceremony of the prefects at Saints Peter and Paul minor seminary Pokea in Arua city during the 64th feast day of the seminary named after the two saints, the Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, Bishop ordinary of Arua Catholic Diocese urged the student leaders to always take on their roles in the prefecture with a lot of zeal as it shapes their future and the picture in which the...

todayJuly 4, 2023

ARUA MUSLIM LEADERS PUSH FOR EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRL CHILD

By Sabir Musa Arua The misinterpretation of Quran verses and teachings of Islam on education by some community members is worrying Moslem leaders in Arua City who are now advocating for equal education opportunities for girl child. Arua Central Division Secretary for Education at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, Akida Amin reveals that, the negative mindset is greatly affecting enrolment of girls in school. He says, several Muslim girls fail to ...

todayJuly 4, 2023

SESEMAT TRAINS SCIENCE TEACHERS ON COMPETENCE SKILLS FOR LOWER SECONDARY CURRICULUM

By Joseph Abiria Arua Science Teachers under their umbrella body of Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers (SESEMAT) have been trained in order to compel them to effectively implement the new lower secondary school curriculum. It was discovered that only 60% of teachers are so far competent with the new secondary school curriculum leaving the 40% to gamble. More efforts are needed to train secondary school teachers on competence and assess...

todayJuly 3, 2023

LOGIRI GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL SCOOPS TWO WINNING ATHLETICS COMPETITIONS TROPHIES

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Holy Trinity Logiri Girls Secondary School scooped two winning Trophies during Arua District Secondary Schools athletics Competitions held at Ajono play Grounds. In Cross Country run for Girls, Holy Trinity Logiri Girls Secondary School’s athletes took the 1st, 3rd, 7th and the 9th Positions in the Race, giving them an average position of 5; automatically qualifying them as the Champions of the Event. Logiri Girls Se...

todayJuly 1, 2023

35-SECONDARY SCHOOLS FROM GULU VICARIATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHRISTIAN YOUTH FESTIVAL

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu The annual youth festival organized by Comboni Missionary Animation team has kicked off with the arrival of representatives from the 35-schools drawn from Gulu vicariate. A maximum of 350-members of Christian youth missionary groups from secondary schools and other institutions are expected to participate in this religious event that started on 30th June 2023 and will run up to the 2nd July at Comboni Missionary Animat...

todayJuly 1, 2023

NEW MoU TO BE DRAFTED IN TWO WEEKS FOR MANAGEMENT OF ONDUPARAKA FC PLAYGROUND

By Sabir Musa Arua After 4 hours of a closed door joint stakeholders meeting on Thursday afternoon, officials from Onduparaka Football Club, Arua City Council and Madi & West Nile Diocese generated a resolution to draft new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) within 2 weeks to manage Green light Stadium, the home playground of Onduparaka Football Club. This comes just 5 days after Ayivu Division Town Clerk, Emmanuel Angudubo communicated ta...

todayJune 30, 2023

STAY AWAY FROM ACTIVITIES THAT TAINT THE IMAGE OF ISLAM, YOUTH URGED

By Godwin Abedican Arua As Muslims across the world celebrated the Eid-Al-Adha across the world on Wednesday 28th June 20203, in Arua city during the prayers that took place at Arua primary school play grounds, the Muslim faithful especially the youth were warned against accepting to be lured in to subversive activities that are meant to put the religion of Islam on the wrong side of the margin.   Sheikh Abdu Shaban Jaffar Karala, the dist...

todayJune 30, 2023

WEST NILE POULTRY FARMERS CALLED TO PRACTICE GOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR BETTER PROFITS

By Sunday Amandi Arua city Poultry farmers in West Nile region are called upon to give enough time for their business, and make use of good management practices, in order to realize progress in the business. This appeal was made at the one day training organized by Omia agri-business development group for poultry farmers at the premises of Arua District Farmers Association in Arua city. The free training covered all the major areas of poultry ...

todayJune 29, 2023

MVARA SENIOR SECONDARY LAUNCHES A MULTIMILLION A CHAPEL PROJECT IN MEMORY OF HER FOUNDER MARGRET LLOYD.

By Morish Dramadri Arua Mvara senior secondary school in Arua city is seeking for over 765 million shillings for the construction of the first chapel of the school after its establishment 74 years ago, in memory of its founder Margret Lloyd. Late Margret Lloyd a lay missionary in the Anglican faith started the school in 1949 as a village junior school which later became a senior secondary school in 1960’s. During a ground breaking ceremo...

todayJune 29, 2023

GOVERNMENT PAYMENT OF GHOST WAR CLAIMANTS IN ACHOLI SUB REGION WORRIES REAL CLAIMANTS

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu More than 400 War debt claimants in Acholi Sub-region who lost their cattle during the insurgencies perpetrated by Holy Spirit Movement popularly known as Lakwena led by the late Alice Lakwena and the Lord`s Resistance Army of General Joseph Kony were shocked to learn that a number of them are said to have already been paid yet to them only a few of them have so far been compensated partially. This was disclosed durin...

todayJune 29, 2023

THE CONTROVERSIAL ‘TAKE, OVER’ OF ONDUPARAKA FC PLAYGROUND BY AYIVU DIVISION COUNCIL

By Sabir Musa On Friday 23rd June 2023, Ayivu Division Town Clerk, Emmanuel Angudubo declared takeover of Onduparaka Football Club official playground known as Ababet Green Light Stadium. In his letter addressed to Onduparaka FC Chief Executive Officer, he revealed that this decision arises out of challenges the club is facing in managing the playground, noting that all stakeholders interested in conducting activities on the playground shall se...

todayJune 28, 2023

MOYO, YUMBE LEADERS THREATEN TO PETITION LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTRY OVER UNRESOLVED BORDER DISPUTE.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo Moyo and Yumbe district local governments have threatened to petition the ministry of local government over the long outstanding boarder dispute between Moyo and yumbe district.  The border dispute has existed for decades. The land in question lies between Lefori Sub County in Moyo district and Kochi Sub County in Yumbe district which stretches to Kali in Itula sub county Obongi district. According to the leaders,...

todayJune 27, 2023

REFUGEES URGED TO EMBRACE AGRICULTURE

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Obongi Refugee communities in Palorinya settlement Obongi district have been urged to embark on agriculture as a solution to World Food Program (WFP) plans to reduction of food ratio and cash money due to financial challenges facing the globe. Mr. Mpimabaza Samuel Hashaka, the Obongi Resident District Commissioner (RDC) urged the refugees to embrace commercial agriculture to address challenges associated with the food a...

todayJune 27, 2023

OMBACI MASSACRE SURVIVORS DEMAND FOR REPARATIONS FROM GOVERNMENT

By Joseph Abiria Arua Victims and survivors of the Ombaci massacre have commemorated the 42 anniversary, with calls for the government to compensate the affected family members. It was a reign of terror in 1981, when government soldiers under Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) descended on innocent civilians in Ombaci. It is believed that over 90 people perished and were buried in mass graves next to Catholic Mission Church. This incident ...

todayJune 27, 2023

MP OSORU MAUREEN DONATES 470 SEWING MACHINES TO THE WOMEN IN ARUA CITY

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua The Woman Member of Parliament for Arua City has been hailed for her selfless service to the people of Arua City and beyond as she donated 470 Sewing Machines to support women in Arua City. The Sewing Machines costing about 424 Million Ugandan shillings; is the fulfillment of the pledges she made while canvassing for votes. The Youth Member of Parliament central Region of Buganda Hon. Agnes Kirabo, who attended the Distribu...

todayJune 26, 2023

PARENTS IN REFUGEE SETTLEMENT URGED TO NURTURE THEIR CHILDREN

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Obongi Parents in obongi district have been urged to take the responsibilities of children as they prepare them to be productive citizens for the next generation. The call was made while celebrating belated day of African child held in Morobi zone ii, Palorinya refugee’s settlement, Obongi district under the theme “THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN THE DIGITAL ERA”.   Mr Siraji Karala Karala, the local council three chai...

todayJune 26, 2023

TAX PAYERS TOLD TO PROMPTLY REMIT THEIR TAX RETURNS

By Joseph Abiria Arua Officials from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) have continued to appeal to tax payers to promptly remit their tax returns. The officials noted that the government is working out plans to introduce an automated system that is able to detect corruption at the source while collecting taxes. Uganda revenue authority is mandated to collect taxes on behalf of government, but on several occasions service delivery has remained sta...

todayJune 26, 2023

CT SCAN MACHINE AT GULU REGIONAL REFFERAL HOSPITAL TO START OPERATIONS NEXT MONTH

By Komakech Jimmy Gulu The Administrators of Gulu Regional referral Hospital are optimistic and prepared to start using the computerized Tomography scan machine (CT SCAN MACHINE) received by the hospital last year in November. Since then, the machine which was fully installed has been not working, Dr Peter Mukobi, Gulu reginal referral hospital director says that there was a delay from the Atomic Energy council that regulates the device that m...

todayJune 22, 2023

LAND WRANGLE HINDERS EXPANSION OF A SCHOOL IN TEREGO TARGETING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

By Sabir Musa Terego                A section of community members in Leju Town Council are protesting giveaway of land measuring about 13 hectares to establish Bishop Cipriano Kihangire school of hope. Maraju and Orivu Clans in 1990s offered the land for construction of school targeting children with special needs, which has since upgraded to establish a nursery and lower primar...

todayJune 21, 2023

ENVIRONMENTAL FOCUS: ANAKA TO DEVELOP LAWS TO MANAGE SOLID WASTE AS IT PROGRESSES QUEST FOR A MUNICIPALITY

By Ojok Robert Mone Nwoya Anaka town council in Nwoya district is intending to enact investment friendly legislations to improve on solid waste management. This comes at the time when the town council is preparing to twin with Kampala City Council Authority on solid waste management.   Jude Byansi Zziwa, Manager solid waste and environment management at Kampala City Council Authority thinks that laws would streamline operations of private ...

todayJune 21, 2023

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION TRAINS DOKOLO DISTRICT LEADERS ON LEGAL MATTERS

By Daniel Ongoda. Dokolo Some selected Dokolo District leaders have undergone a one-day training on legal matters conducted by Equal Opportunities Commission. Harriet Nalukenge, the legal officer at Equal Opportunities Commission said that the training was primarily to train leaders on legal matters particularly the rights to non-discrimination and where to seek redress once one`s rights are violated. James Otoo Apili, Dokolo district LC...

todayJune 21, 2023

32YRS OLD IN POLICE CUSTODY FOR IMPERSONATING AYIVU EAST MP FETAA GEOFFREY

By Morish Dramadri Arua Police in Ayivu division is holding a 32 years old man for alleged impersonation and fraudulently picking money from people. Feni Derrick the said suspect who claims to be a resident of Mvara in Arua city has been accused by Oyiri Rashid Onee a resident of Ombaci ward in Ayivu Division East at the division police headquarter under SD reference 18/16/06/2023 after fraudulently picking 200,000 UGX from him in the names of...

todayJune 20, 2023

STAKEHOLDERS CALL FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHT WHILE ONLINE

By Sabir Musa Arua Stakeholders have echoed the need to promote use of technology in learning and protection of children in digital environment. The Child Protection Coordinator at World Vision in Yumbe office, Job Auruku advisedss the public to ensure children are protected while using online platforms. “Whereas technology is good, there should be safeguards put in place to ensure that children’s rights are not abused by perpetrato...

todayJune 20, 2023

EDIOFE GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL MARKS 40 YEARS OF EXISTANCE

By: Joseph Abiria Arua Founded in 1983, St Mary’s Ediofe Girls secondary school that started with only 80 students has gradually nurtured a high caliber of professionals across the board. During celebrations to mark 40 years of existence of the school, the main celebrant his Lordship Rt, Rev Sabino Ocan Odoki, the Bishop ordinary of Arua Catholic Diocese thanked all the stakeholders who have managed to contribute generously for the holis...

todayJune 20, 2023

ACTION AID UGANDA PLANS INTEGRITY AWARDS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION

By Sunday Amandi Arua City As an effort to promote the fight against corruption in this country, Action Aid international Uganda plans to host the National citizens Integrity award in conjunction with partners, to recognise civil servants who have demonstrated a high level of integrity in serving their community. These awards will be hosted on 11th of July this year, on the Africa Anti-corruption day. During a press release about the program i...

todayJune 19, 2023

HEADTEACHERS APPEAL TO SCHOOLS TO EMBRACE GIRL GUIDES DURING A TRAINING IN GULU CITY

By Bridget Agenorwot Gulu More than forty-six headteachers and Girl guides` leaders from both government and private primary and secondary schools in Gulu City have been trained on girl guiding. Santa Akullu Oketa, the national chairperson of Uganda girl guides said that the training is aimed at rejuvenating girl guides in schools across the country in line with the current policy by the government that seeks to promote girl guides at every sc...

todayJune 19, 2023

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE OMBACI OLD BOYS ORGANIZE CRE QUIZ COMPETITION IN HONOR OF THEIR FORMER PATRON FR. SOLCIA

By Godwin Abedican Arua The association of the old boys of St. Joseph’s college Ombaci on Wednesday June 14th organized a quiz competition for schools under the catholic diocese of Arua in preparation for the celebrations of the life of the late Fr.  Antonio Solcia, a former Chaplain at the school between 2005 and 2008. Born on the 18.7.1936, at Trezzano Rosa, in the Archdiocese of Milano (Italy), Fr. Solcia was ordained a priest on ...

todayJune 16, 2023

AYIVU DIVISION COUNCIL IS SET TO CONSTRUCT A 3.89 BILLION OFFICE BLOCK

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Ayivu Division Council in Arua City, has prioritized embarking on the Construction of the Division Office block in Onduparaka that is estimated to Cost about 3.89 Billion Ugandan Shillings. Sitting on 19.5acres of Land located at Okaliba Cell, Adalafu Ward, Ayivu Division in Arua city, Ayivu Division Council plans to establish an ecofriendly Office space including structures such as Mayor’s Garden, Administration Bloc...

todayJune 16, 2023

YOUTHS URGED TO ADAPT POSITIVE MINDSET CHANGE FOR BETTER SOCIETIES DURING GERTRUDE BADARU MEMORIAL LECTURE

By Morish Dramadri Arua city. The youths in West Nile region under their umbrella organization the Greater West Nile youth forum have been tasked to adopt a positive mindset in order to create an impact in the society as they constitute about 77% of the  country’s total population. This appeal was made during the 2nd public memorial lecture of the former fallen district Agricultural Officer of Arua Late Gertrude Badaru at St. Phill...

todayJune 14, 2023

ENVIRONMENT EXPERTS CALL FOR MINDSET CHANGE ON PROPER PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

By Sunday Amandi Arua city Environmental conservation experts’ have appealed to the members of the community to have mind-set change, revise their actions, and stop unrestrained plastic waste disposal, in order to conserve the environment. This was during the go green dialogue organised by Radio Pacis with the experts to mobilise the community members to address the challenges faced by the environment.  Plastic pollution is posing a...

todayJune 14, 2023

CBO IN GULU CITY APPEALS TO PUBLIC TO JOIN MENSTRUAL HYGIENE RUN TO SUPPPORT GIRLS IN SCHOOL

By Komakech Jimmy Gulu Her Worth Foundation a community based organization is planning a Menstrual Hygiene Run in Gulu city to support girls to stay in school.  Prudence Monica Apiyo, Her Worth Foundation`s executive director who doubles as secretary female youth affairs in Gulu city council is calling upon everyone to support this noble course. Apiyo, implores every stakeholder to get involved in the campaign of letting no girl remain be...

todayJune 14, 2023

Q&A WITH ARUA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL DIRECTOR ON CT SCAN COST SHARE

By Kaleb Yikii Arua Q: How many Patients have been served with CT SCAN services since its Installation at Arua Regional Referral Hospital? A: We have carried out over 200 cases which is actually one of the highest cases so far done by the Regional Referral Hospitals compared to other regional referral hospitals in the country. Q: What Human resources are currently available in Arua Regional referrals hospital, to manage the CT SCAN Services ef...

todayJune 12, 2023

NEW DRDIP STRUCTURES ATTRACT MORE LEARNERS IN KOBOKO SCHOOL

By Robert Elema Koboko Inadequate number of classrooms at Abele Primary School in Koboko Municipality, Koboko district had been the major challenge facing the school in the past years. Learners were in the past taught under trees and there has been a lot of congestion in the few classrooms. This challenge has however become history due to the intervention to construct some new classroom blocks in the school under Development Response for Displ...

todayJune 9, 2023

ARUA CITY TARGETS TO VACCINATE 93% OF ITS POPULATION AGAINST YELLOW FEVER

By Sabir Musa Health Officials of Arua City Council have revealed that a target is set to vaccinate 93% of the city’s population in the forthcoming Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign by Ministry of Health. The officials estimate that 400 people from each village will be vaccinated in the 5-days exercise starting from Friday, 09th June 2023 to Tuesday, 13th June 2023. While speaking during advocacy meeting ahead of this campaign, the Senio...

todayJune 8, 2023

STOP IMPORTING YOUR WARS INTO UGANDA! RCC WARNS URBAN REFUGEES LIVING IN ARUA CITY

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua City Urban Persons of Concern, known as refugees, living in Arua City and beyond, have been called upon to desist from importing Wars from South Sudan into Uganda. In 2022, a census was carried out in the Central Division in Arua City and the census report revealed that, of the 60,795 Residents in Arua Central Division, 78% are Nationals, whereas, 10.3% are Persons of Concern called Refugees, and 10.5% are Internal Migrants...

todayJune 7, 2023

COMPANIES IN NWOYA DISTRICT ADVISED TO FORM ASSOCIATIONS TO TAP INTO OIL AND GAS OPPORTUNITIES

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu Local private companies in Nwoya district are showing interest in registering with Petroleum Authority of Uganda to make them tap business opportunities in the Oil Sector. It’s a requirement for any contractor or supplier to register with the Petroleum Authority of Uganda in order to benefit from any opportunity in the Oil sector. Kenneth Bintu, an Enterprise Development Officer with Petroleum Authority of Uganda...

todayJune 7, 2023

MADI LEADERS ASK GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE POLICE WELFARE

By Tasia Doreen Moyo A section of leaders of the greater madi sub region have appealed to the leadership of Uganda police force to improve on police welfare in order to improve on service delivery to the local people. This appeal was made during the recent visit of the deputy IGP Maj. General Geoffrey Tumusime Katsigazi while meeting with stakeholders of northwest Nile region late last month at Nasera Annex in Moyo district to discuss matters...

todayJune 7, 2023

SKIN AND HIDES DEALER IN ARUA CITY BITTER OVER DELAYED PAYMENT BY GOVERNMENT OWNED KAWUMU TANNERY UGANDA LIMITED

By Godwin Abedican Arua Since February this year, Minikey construction works limited, a local business entity based in Arua city has been left in limbo, after allegedly making supplies of skins and hides to a government entity, with their payment hanging in balance. On the 9th of February 2023, some staff of Kawumu Tannery Uganda limited, a government owned value addition facility located in Luwero district that processes leather from hides an...

todayJune 6, 2023

UNREGISTERED COFFEE FARMERS TO FACE LAW

By Sabir Musa Section 57 of the National Coffee Act, 2021 makes it illegal for any person, who operates unregistered coffee nursery or coffee seed garden. This according to the Act is to help in development of a competitive, participatory and sustainable coffee subsector. An official of Legal Directorate at Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Francis Niwagaba describes this law as a tool that will improve quality of coffee production and guide...

todayJune 6, 2023

MINISTRY OF HEALTH LAUNCHES MALARIA PILOT CAMPAIGN IN NWOYA DISTRICT

By Robert Ojok Gulu A malaria pilot program campaign targeting 310-households from 5-villages in Purongo Sub County and Anaka town council being implemented by TASO and malaria consortium has been launched in Nwoya district. While launching the pilot campaign dubbed “Household Champion against malaria model”, Rukia Nakamatte, behavior change communication specialist in the ministry of health believes that the success of this initia...

todayJune 5, 2023

ARUA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL INAUGURATES FRESH BOARD MEMBERS

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Oversight execution Powers has been granted to a new Hospital Board for Arua Regional referral Hospital. According to the Ministry of Health Guide Lines, The Management Board for Regional Referral Hospitals shall have Nine (9) members, four of whom shall be women, with a minimum academic qualification of a university degree.   While officiating the Swearing in Ceremony of the Board, the Chief Magistrate High Court ...

todayJune 5, 2023

UGANDA BLOOD BANK ARUA BRANCH DRAGGED TO COURT OVER COMPENSATION

By Godwin Abedican Arua Following an accident that took place on 14th May 2023, at Aliria Corner Ediofe mission under Ayivu division in Arua city involving a land cruiser vehicle with registration number UG3765M belonging to Uganda blood bank Arua regional unit that lost control and rammed into London view unisex saloon and Orlando and sons metal fabrication in the same area, the owners of the business premises have dragged the department to co...

todayJune 3, 2023

ARUA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES OVER 84 BILLION SHILLINGS BUDGET FOR NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR

By Sabir Musa Arua City Councillors in Arua City on Tuesday approved 48,049,000,000/= budget for the next Financial Year, 2023/2024 with priority given to education, engineering and health sector. The Secretary of Finance, Planning and Administration, Moses Adriko explained that, the sectors given priority were identified with focus to improving quality of life of people in Arua City. “Key priorities for Financial Year 2023/2024 budget a...

todayJune 3, 2023

ARUA DISTRICT COUNCIL PASSES SHS. 19.9 BN FOR 2023/2024 FINANCIAL YEAR.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Arua District council, passed a total budget of Nineteen Billion, Nine hundred Forty Two Million forty six thousand Ugandan Shillings (19,942,046,000) with amendments to be expended in the 2023/2024 Financial year. This is a drop compared to the previous financial year 2022/2023 where, the District council approved a total budget of, Thirty Seven Billion, Four Hundred Eleven Million, Fifty Five Thousand Ugandan Shillings (3...

todayJune 1, 2023

35 PRIMARY SCHOOL HEAD TEACHERS AND DEPUTIES RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY

By Godwin Abedican Arua Aga Khan University has offered scholarships to 35 primary school head teachers and deputy head teachers to study at Muni University. Drawn from the districts of Arua, Yumbe, Koboko and Arua city, the beneficiaries have been admitted to study Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (DELM) the latest education program which was introduced at Muni University on Friday May 26th 2023, in a collaboration between the ...

todayMay 31, 2023

SECOND TERM RESUMES WITH MINIMAL CHALLENGES ACROSS SCHOOLS.

By Joseph Abiria Arua Second term has commenced with minimal challenges across schools. When radio pacis sampled some schools within Arua City, most schools had recorded a high turn up of both learners and teachers on day one. Lessons also kicked off on day one. At Ediofe boys primary school about 50% of learners started lessons on day one, while taking stalk of pupil turn up, the head teacher Victor Alioni expressed disappointment over the lo...

todayMay 31, 2023

NEW EDUCATION PROGRAM LAUNCHED AT MUNI UNIVERSITY

By Godwin Abedican Arua Following a memorandum of understanding signed in 2022 between Muni University and Aga Khan University, The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development East Africa (AKU- IED, EA) in partnership with Muni University through the Foundations for Learning project (F4L) on Friday May 26th 2023 launched a new education program at Muni University. Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (DELM) is...

todayMay 30, 2023

ENVIRONMENT: MEDIA URGED TO CREATE AWARENESS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

By Idarus Pajobo Gulu Media practitioners in Northern, central and western regions have been urged to carry out awareness programs in their different media houses and channels about the importance of efficiently using the renewable  energy source during a media engagement held in Gulu city, organized by SNV from 24- 25th May 2023. The major issues raised during the engagement where the unsustainable use of charcoal in the country which in...

todayMay 30, 2023

WEST NILE AND SOUTH SUDAN LEADERS CALL FOR PERMANENT SOLUTIONS TO END BORDER CONFLICT.

By Edea Vuyaya Teopista Leaders from south Sudan were on Friday locked in a closed door meeting with their counterparts in west Nile region to discuss bilateral relationship after unknown armed from South Sudanese invaded the area. Reports obtained from Moyo and Yumbe districts indicates over 2000 residents of Gweri north village in Lefori sub county Moyo district have been displaced after their houses and other properties were destroyed. During...

todayMay 30, 2023

DEPUTY IGP VISITS WEST NILE TO ASSESS SECURITY SITUATION

By Sabir Musa The Deputy General Inspector of Police, Maj. Gen. Tumusiime Katsinzi has officially started a 3-days tour of West Nile region on a mission to assess security situation and performance of police. This special visit according to the IGP is aimed at identifying challenges that are faced and finding possible solutions to addressing them. At 8am, the IGP started his activities in the region by a tour of police barracks at Arua Central...

todayMay 25, 2023

SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEE ARRESTED OVER CREATING AN ILLEGAL CAMP IN ARUA CITY

By Godwin Abedican Arua William Bok a Dinka by tribe, a refugee from South Sudan was on the evening of Monday May 22nd 2023 arrested by the police in Arua city over ferrying children from the refugee settlements and keeping them in city under very terrible conditions. Bok allegedly collected over 40 children from Tika refuge settlement in Rhino camp refugee camp three months ago and has all along been keeping them in Olumini cell, Driwala ward ...

todayMay 24, 2023

RADIO PACIS STROKES INDELIBLE MEMORY ON CHRISTIANS OF NYIO PARISH DURING THE 2023 COMMUNICATION SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Christians in Nyio parish in Arua diocese will leave to remember the 2023 world communication Sunday after Radio Pacis engaged them in various games and fun activities to climax the day. The communication Sunday celebrations at Nyio Parish ended up with several games played between Radio Pacis Staff and the community members. Among the Games played included: Egg race, Tug of war, the Corn hole, Netball and Football. In netb...

todayMay 24, 2023

ARUA DIOCESE MOURNS THE DEMISE OF THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE VULNERABLE, REV. SR. RINA PAOLA CALIARI.

By Morish Dramadri Arua Christians in Arua diocese have eulogized the demise of a long serving sister, Rev. Rina Paola Caliari the founder of Ediofe health center 3. Sr. Paola, a Comboni missionary born on 23rd December, 1931 came to Uganda particularly Arua at the age of 23 until she breathed her last on Monday May 22, 2023 in the morning at the age of 91years. In an interview with Christians on the life of Rev. Sr. Paola Rina Caliari, Severa...

todayMay 24, 2023

ADRAA AGRICULTURE COLLEGE GRADUATES OVER 90 STUDENTS

By Joseph Abiria Arua Over 90 students at Adraa Agriculture College have graduated with certificates in national agriculture production and management. The students pursued 4 weeks short customised courses in apiary, poultry, piggery and vegetable growing among others. Established in 2012, Adraa Agriculture College that runs under the stewardship of the francisan brothers has passed out over 1000 graduates since its inception. During the 7th g...

todayMay 24, 2023

Moyo district to return UGX 3.1 billion to treasury

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo Moyo district local government is to return to the national treasury over three billion shillings after the district failed to absorb the funds which were planned under the financial year 2022/2023. On 8th May 2023, the district received a circular of disbursement of funds of UGX 3.168 Billion for recurrent expenditure and development projects to be used before the end of this financial year. According to circular sent...

todayMay 23, 2023

Madi Sub Region Stakeholders decry high Tax and budget constraint in tourism sector

By Sabir Musa West Nile The tourism sector in Madi sub region has been bugged down by high taxes and budget constraint. These challenges according to stakeholders is affecting development of the sector in the sub region where several tourism sites are located. Moyo District Tourism Officer, Alex Kayola says, if adequate budget is allocated to the sector, many of the challenges would be addressed. “Things are not all that good for us but ...

todayMay 23, 2023

NUP Leaders take regional meeting to West Nile

By Habib Wakat Arua The National Unity Platform (NUP) has embarked on a nationwide engagement with its party leaders to identify weaknesses within the party as a strategy of planning for next general election. This results from performance of the party in 2021 general election saw National Resistance Movement (NRM) in lead followed by NUP at presidential level and in many districts across the country. While speaking at a meeting with some of ...

todayMay 19, 2023

Moyo leaders demand for the correct burial site of Emin Pasha.

By Edea Vuyaya Topista Moyo A section of stakeholders in Moyo district have continued to demand for the exact burial site of Emin pasha an Austrian traveller and explorer, who was the Governor of equatorial in the 1950. Emin pasha fought slave trade in the present day Dufile sub county in Moyo district, where he was confined in fort Dufile during a mutiny in 1888 following the Battle of Dufile. The demand of the community follows the unr...

todayMay 19, 2023

Moyo residents appeal for electoral reforms for free and fair elections.

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Moyo West Nile regional civil society network in partnership with Moyo district NGO forum have organized a district level stakeholders consultative engagement meeting on constitutional, Political and electoral reforms.   The meeting was held on 10th May 2023 at Moyo people’s hall involving members of the civil society organizations, politicians, and civil servants, cultural and religious leaders among others...

todayMay 19, 2023

FDC party flag bearers vow to win elections in 2026.

By Edea Teopista Moyo The Forum for Democratic Change (FCD) party in Northern Uganda last week on Wednesday converged in itula Sub County, Obongi district to embolden their members who did not make it in their various positions, this follows a courtesy call made by Morijita savings group formed by the FDC in 2006. During their visit, Betty AOL the woman Member of Parliament for Gulu city reinforces the party gallant supports saying that, they ...

todayMay 19, 2023

South Sudan delegation to meet North West Nile leaders after armed attack in Moyo district.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Regional Moyo and Yumbe district leaders are set for a high level bilateral meeting with the leadership of kajo-keji County in Eastern equatorial state South Sudan to resolve the long outstanding international border conflict between Moyo and Yumbe districts in Uganda and kajo-keji in South Sudan. The call for the meeting scheduled for Friday 19th may 2023 in Moyo district follows the recent attack on the residents of Gwere...

todayMay 19, 2023

Arua Regional Referral Hospital revives CT scan machine, months after breakdown

By Sabir Musa Arua Services of Computerized Tomography (CT) scan machine at Arua Regional Referral Hospital have resumed, about two months after the machine developed software problem. CT scan is a machine that uses x-rays for generating images of body parts, also to detect diseases which cannot be seen my ultrasound and x-ray machine. Not so long after the machine procured by Ministry of Health was installed at the hospital, it developed soft...

todayMay 17, 2023

50% of Bishop’s Charge achieved in Madi West Nile Diocese.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua At least 50 percent of the Seventh See’s Charge has been achieved within the Six years in the Service of God in the Church of Uganda in Madi West Nile Diocese. The Diocesan Bishop of Madi and West Nile, the Right Reverend Charles Collins Andaku, was consecrated on 2nd March 2017. He replaced Bishop Joel Obetia, who retired from service. In his Charge themed as “Love one another”, taken from the Book of...

todayMay 17, 2023

Scrap off the Shs. 100,000 stamp duty tax- Nurses urge Gov’t

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Nurses and Midwives in Uganda have called on the Government to remove stamp duty tax of Shillings 100,000 paid annually for acquiring Practicing License. This call came as Nurses and Midwives celebrated the International Nurses and Midwives day a Muni University in Arua City with delegates from Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi.   The Week Long Celebrations was marked with different Activities including Street Clea...

todayMay 17, 2023

Arua district farmers receive maize seeds through their area Members of parliament.

By Godwin Abedican Arua Selected Farmers in Arua district have received maize seeds from the government. The seeds distributed through the offices of the Member of Parliament for Vurra constituency Hon. Yovan Adriko and the woman Member of Parliament Arua district Hon. Lilian Paparu were given to farmers who had at least one acre of garden ready for planting. The Long 3 maize variety seeds come as part of government support to the farmers acros...

todayMay 15, 2023

Environmental Conservation: West Nile Community told to plant both short and long gestational tree species

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Members of the community in West Nile have been asked to shun excuses to plant Trees and take advantage of the services of the existing private tree nursery growers in their Vicinity. Radio Pacis reached out to some private tree Nursery Sites and found out that the tree seedlings raised and ready for planting include: Pines, Eucalyptus, Gravillea Robusta, Mahogany, Muvule, Teak, and Giant Lira among others. Whereas the Frui...

todayMay 15, 2023

“Reporting domestic violence is the only sure way to Curb the vice”, says Police.

By Sunday Amandi Arua city Members of the public are called upon to report cases of domestic violence to police or clan elders so as to avoid cases that lead to murder in families. The officer in charge of the child and family protection unit in Arua central police station in Arua city, Assistant Inspector of Police Christine Driciru encouraged people not to suffer in silence but report cases of domestic violence so as to handle them in time. ...

todayMay 12, 2023

Arua Catholic Diocese receives icons of faith to host the next provincial youth conference in 2024.

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu Arua catholic diocese has been given icons of faith from Lira Catholic Diocese as the next host for the next provincial youth pilgrimage slated for September 2024. The bishop ordinary of Arua Catholic Diocese, the Most Reverend, Sabino Ocan Odoki received the Monstrance, cross, statue of virgin Mary and portrait of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa on behalf of the youth. After receiving the icons of faith, Bishop Odoki im...

todayMay 12, 2023

Ayivu Elders continue with their demands for a district status

By Joseph Abiria Arua Elders under their umbrella association Save Ayivu Initiative have embarked on a campaign to demand for a district status. The elders want government to intervene and reduce the unproportioned size of Arua City and grant them a district of Ayivu. The whole of Ayivu County was merged to create Arua city in 2020, which currently covers a radius of 410 square kilometers and is one of the largest cities in Africa. According t...

todayMay 12, 2023