Clan leaders officiating over child marriages will be prosecuted, Lugbara cultural institution

By Sharon Angucia Various stakeholders in Arua district implementing Spotlight initiative a programme which aims at eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls in the district have decried the high number of cases of teenage pregnancies and child marriages. Statistics on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Arua district show that 208 cases of rape, 2783 defilement cases, indecent assault 68, 45 cases of death due to domestic viole...

todayJuly 22, 2021

Security Recovers 22 Stolen Cattles in Lamwo

By Denis Ouma 22 herds of cattle have been recovered from suspected South Sudanese rustlers in Lamwo district. The cattle were recovered on Thursday during a joint manhunt launched by the Local Defense Unit LDU and local leaders, following separate raids in Kiromi village, Okol parish, Madi opei sub-county in Lamwo District on Wednesday night. Security operatives traced the footmarks of the suspected rustlers forcing them to abandon the cattle...

todayJuly 22, 2021

Councillors in Koboko District Decry Low staffing level in Health Facilities

By Ronald Acema Koboko District councillors have approved the elevation of four Health Centre II facilities in to the level of Health Center III in order to improve the quality of health service delivery in the district. The Chairperson of Social Services Committee Grace Goro who presented this recommendation to the council during the recent Council argued that the elevation of the lower health facilities would come with additional staffing. &...

todayJuly 22, 2021

Koboko district farmers call for aid as sunshine destroys crops

By William Engamvile Koboko district.  Farmers in koboko district have lost hope in the first season crops as the continues dry spell in the district has caused withering and drying to the crops. The weather that has changed in koboko district started early this year where there has been poor rainfall pattern observed. Some of the crops that are affected in the district among others include maize, Groundnuts, beans, sorghum, cassava and al...

todayJune 8, 2021

Councillors in Dranya Sub county, koboko district have been called upon to identify more revenue sources

William Engamvile Koboko district. The new councillors of Dranya Sub county,in Koboko district, that were sworn in have been called upon to identify revenue sources within the sub county so as to increase the revenue base of the sub county as they begin council business. The appeal to the councillors was made on Friday 28th May 2021 at Global Eden Secondary School during the swearing in ceremony.Hon.Mambo Asraf LCV chairperson of Koboko distri...

todayJune 1, 2021

Tear gas in Kyambogo University as students went on strike on Thursday morning

Vincent Guvule Kyambogo Students of Kyambogo University on Thursday morning went on strike as the University administration has failed to address some of the grievances the University student leaders have put before the University administration. Some the grievances among others notably included the ODEL learning where the students are set to have online learning other than face to face lectures. The six weeks policy of...

todayMay 27, 2021

Koboko District Chairman Appointments New Executive Members

By Ronald Acema Koboko The District Chairperson of Koboko Hon Mambo Ashraf has unveiled the members of his Executive shortly after been sworn in as the Local Council five Chairperson of the District. According to the Appointments presented to the August house during the first session of the Fourth Council on Wednesday 19 may 2021, Hon. Muki Francis Maxwell, the Councillor representing Oraba Town Council will be the Di...

todayMay 20, 2021

Koboko District Council Blamed for not getting Remedy to Recruitment Challenges in the District

By Ronald Acema Koboko The 2016/2021 Council of Koboko District Local Government has come under Criticism from some lower local leaders and member of the Public for not doing enough in addressing several recruitment challenges in the District as their mandate comes to an end.According to Donald Sanya aResident of Koboko District the fact that, the Council failed to establish a Service Commission in Place more than a year a...

todayMay 20, 2021

Muslims in Koboko called upon to Impress Government Programs

By Ronald Acema Koboko The Muslim leaders in Koboko Municipality used the Eid al-Fitr Celebration to call upon the followers of Islam impress and implement government Program in the Municipality.According to Sheik Abdulahi Rajan Fadimula the of Koboko Municipality who led a crowd of over two thousand Muslims during the Eidi prayer at Nyarilo Primary School play ground there is need for the parents to promote equal educatio...

todayMay 20, 2021

Improve the Welfare of Local Government Leaders Koboko District Out Gone Chairperson to Government

By Ronald Acema Koboko The out gone District Chairperson Koboko Hassan Gyinya Saidi has petitioned the Central Government to improve the well fate of the Local leaders in across the District if the Quality of Service Delivery within Local Governments is to improve.Making his last speech as the District Chairman Koboko District during the Swearing in of the new District Council Leaders on may 19 2021 Hon. Gyinya Saidi o...

todayMay 20, 2021

Joshua Cheptegei’s record attempt misses the mark in Ostrava but sets world-leading time in the 3000m

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo produced a stellar performance at the 2021 Ostrava Golden Spike to finally secure his 10,000M Olympic ticket for team Uganda. The 2020 World Half Marathon champion clocked 26:33.93 to beat the Olympic qualifying mark of 27:28.00. Jacob Kiplimo’s latest exploits in Czech Republic ranks his 26:33.93 time seventh in the world in the history of the 10,000m race. Uganda’s Joshua Cheptigei is the current 10,0...

todayMay 20, 2021

A teacher wins in the first phase of the DFCU "BOUNCE BACK CAMPAIGN" in Arua City

By Sabir Musa DFCU Bank Arua branch has handed over a cheque worth Ug. SHS 2,411,994 to a customer who emerged winner in the first phase of Bounce Back Campaign. The Bounce Back is a campaign run by DFCU Bank to address impact of COVID-19 on businesses where they offer loan at reduced interest and winners’ loan is off-set by the bank. Irene Ayikoru, a Teacher at Ediofe Girls Primary School was announced the first lu...

todayApril 30, 2021

A family in Arua city has been evicted to pave way for the construction of the road

By Sabir Musa A family along school road in Arua Central Division was on Monday evicted by Arua City Council to pave way for the ongoing road construction. This is one of the 16 families affected by the 18 billion shilling road project financed through Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development – USMID. By 8am, a team led by the Building Control Officer at Arua City Council backed-by Uganda Police arri...

todayApril 28, 2021

Locals in Madi-Okollo district demand compensation for refugee land

By Sabir Musa  Some community members in Rigbo Sub County, Madi-Okollo District have given Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) 21 days to address their demands as the landlords for offering land to host refugees under Rhino camp Refugee settlement. Through their umbrella, Oluba Community Development Association, the members are demanding for compensation and agreement as they accuse OPM for allegedly occupying the land ...

todayApril 15, 2021

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