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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

Multi-billion DRDIP project in Arua stalls over poor welfare of workers

By Morish Dramadri Arua. The delay in the construction of the multibillion Enyau Eraka Oluodri road bridge in Aliivu cell Aliba ward in Ayivu division Arua city has attracted concerns from the community in the area sighting the poor welfare of the workers. This shs 2.4 billion project that was contracted to DEHA Construction Company commenced on 28th October 2022 with the site hand over, and is expected to be completed in 8 months’ time, ...

todayMay 11, 2023

LC1 Chairperson appeals for vigilance as theft cases rise in Moyo district

By Ganiko Samson Bullen Moyo Local council one chairperson in Moyo district have appealed to the public to be vigilant and on alert for their property as cases of house break-ins rise in the district. Just from the start of this week there have been an outcry from the residents of Central one, Besia and Uda villages on rampant cases of house break-ins during the night. Eriku John D K the LC one chairperson of Besia village in Moyo town council...

todayMay 10, 2023

Coalition for Action launches women empowerment program in Yumbe district

By Inyakuni Kennedy Yumbe Coalition for Action (CoACT)  a Women’s right Organization that works on gender equality and women empowerment has laid strategies to address social challenges in Yumbe district. In order to achieve this objective, coalition for Action is set to implement peace building, conflict resolution and mediation activities in Yumbe district. Briefing the district stakeholders during an inception meeting held on Wed...

todayMay 10, 2023

The Multi-Billion Arua Hill Stadium construction has stalled within the 13 months grace period.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua If the stalling of Construction works at Arua Hill stadium continues, the construction site may turn out to be a hide out for Criminals. There is no activity currently ongoing at the construction site of the multi-billion Arua hill stadium as no workers could be sighted on ground.  Major parts of work have come to a standstill, several months after the developer requested the city authority to grant more 13 Months for t...

todayMay 9, 2023

“Keep learners busy and out of danger during Holidays”, teachers Appeal to Parents

By Sunday Amandi Arua city As most educational institutions are already for this year’s fast term holidays, stakeholders are calling upon parents to perform their parental responsibilities in order to ensure safety of their children in these holidays, and the learners are also expected to be supportive to their parents. Schools across the country officially broke off for the fast term holidays on Friday, 5th of May 2023, and second term i...

todayMay 9, 2023

Patriots urged to pay loyalty to their country.

By Dramadri Morish Arua city. Over 600 patriots have been passed out at Arua public secondary school after a 3 days training on patriotism with a call to pay loyalty and positive mindset for their country. Mawa John Kennedy the deputy head teacher in charge of academics who represented the head teacher of the school during the pass out reiterates the value of patriotism in the country. “When this training was introduced, many civil serv...

todayMay 6, 2023

Stakeholders urged to involve Media in all activities for development as world marked Press Freedom Day

By Idarus Pajobo Arua 3rd of May 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. Three decades have passed since it was proclaimed in 1993, in which we have seen substantial progress towards achieving a free press and freedom of expression around the world. The propagation of independent media in many countries and the rise of digital technologies have enabled the free flow of information. However, media freedom, safety o...

todayMay 4, 2023

Environment: Leaders in Obongi District call for support from Partners for environmental Conservation

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Obongi district local government has decried the high level of destruction of environment by refugees and host community, calling for urgent intervention to address its advanced impacts on humanity. The district is home to over one hundred and sixty thousand (160,000) South Sudanese refugees mainly settled in palorinya and Itula sub counties, but the destruction is across the district. Despite the growing level of d...

todayMay 4, 2023

Stop limiting citizens from participating in government programs because of your soda and mineral water, minister warns leaders

By Godwin Abedican Arua The state minister in charge of Northern Uganda, Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyochwiny has warned government leaders in the districts against limiting the active participation of grass root citizens in government programs. According to the minister it has become  a common occurrence that a few people receive invitations for government programs from district leaders on excuses of inadequate funds to cater for welfare of a ...

todayMay 3, 2023

Educationists in West Nile urged to adapt the national teacher policy 2019.

By Morish Dramadri Arua Educational stakeholders in West Nile have welcomed the national teacher policy 2019 that provides for the minimum bachelors level for teachers in the country sighting the need to improve the education standard in the country. In a consultative meeting with the educationists in West Nile region on the National teachers’ bill 2019, Andrew Tabura, the principal education officer for teacher education training and de...

todayMay 2, 2023

Administrators of Dufile seed secondary school call for completion of stalled multi billion project.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo St. John Dufile seed secondary school that started in 2011 as a community school before it was later handed over to government in 2021 where Government injected over 2.1 billion shillings to develop infrastructural facilities like classroom blocks, computer lab, science laboratory, multi-purpose hall and staff houses among others, there is concern over value for money as some of the facilities have remained unfinished d...

todayMay 2, 2023

Bondo Health Centre IV Maternity Theatre construction works reach 50%.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Arua District Leaders have called upon the Contractor for the Construction of a theatre at Bondo Health Center four to adhere to the set project completion Deadlines. With funding under the Development Response to Displacement Impacts (DRDIP) project, the construction works was contracted to Ms. Bludge Engineering and Associates Limited, at accost of nine hundred ninety five million nine hundred three thousand  one hund...

todayMay 1, 2023

We do not pick money to give jobs: Arua City Service Commission refutes allegations of extortion from applicants

By Godwin Abedican Arua Arua city service commission has come out to deny allegations and rumors circulating that members of the commission are soliciting monies from unsuspecting applicants for job favors in the ongoing interviews for recruitments to fill vacant positions in the city. The Commission, derives its mandate from Article 200 of the Constitution of Uganda (1995) as amended and section 55(1) to (8) of the Local Government Act, Cap. ...

todayMay 1, 2023

Terego district farmers receive Multi-million Aggregation center to boost production and value addition.

By Godwin Abedican Arua Farmers in Terego district are thrilled with the commissioning of a newly constructed aggregation center. Located in Ocodri village, Biliafe Sub County, the project had a store with a capacity of 100 metric tons, that costed 125 million shillings, a milling house constructed at 18 million, 2 milling machines at the cost of twenty two million two hundred forty thousand (22,240,000/-), a solar powered valley dam together ...

todayApril 30, 2023

Makerere University passes out 13 students from West Nile after 3-Months Administrative Law Course

By Sabir Musa Arua The College of Education and External Studies, Centre for Lifelong Learning at Makerere University has awarded certificate to 13 students from West Nile region after completing 3-months studies in administrative law. These students include civil servants and staff of Non-Governmental Organizations, who received both theoretical and practical training in introduction to law, constitution law, administrative authorities, admin...

todayApril 30, 2023

Reverse your decisions and develop sports; Arua city sportsmen urges

By Morish Dramadri Arua The Arua cities inter zonal kids athletics finally comes to its climax amidst the interference by weather with a heavy down pour on the first day. The kids athletics which was only for the under 12th category attracted the 6 zones in the city with Northern zone under the central division as the champion and Oluko-Dadamu zone as the runner up. Victor Alioni the chairperson for the city sports committee expresses his dism...

todayApril 29, 2023

Uganda Police force continues to grumble over low number of personnel.

By Charity Akullo. Lira The leadership of the Uganda police force (UPF) has continued to raise concern over lack of enough man power which they say is affecting the institution terribly making their work difficult which in turn is crippling service delivery. The concern was made by the Deputy inspector general of police Maj Gen Tumusiime Katsigazi (DIGP), during his regional tour in the Lango sub-region to assess the security situation and the ...

todayApril 29, 2023

Obongi district leaders appeals to government for upgrade of health facilities.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Obongi district local government has launched major plans of providing quality health care services to the population. The district has planned to upgrade health facilities to different levels for quality purpose.  Among the facilities to be upgraded include obongi health center IV in obongi town council to, indilinga health center ii in Aliba Sub County, Lomunga health center ii in Gimara Sub County, and iboa he...

todayApril 28, 2023

Authorities warn tobacco dealers of arrest for violating the law.

By Janet Moriku Arua Police in West Nile has warned dealers in tobacco and its products against advertising saying they will be arrested and prosecuted. The West Nile Police Spokesperson Josephine Angucia was speaking during a community sensitization program on Radio Pacis Good morning West Nile show on Wednesday April 26 2023, about the dangers of tobacco and its products.  She said the country has a law that will be used to prosecute vio...

todayApril 27, 2023

Stakeholders in Arua city call for collective efforts in management of plastic waste.

By Idarus Pajobo        Arua The miss management of plastic wastes in Arua city has raised concerns among a section of stake holders saying it increases chances of floods and reducing the soil fertility. Mr. Apangu Godfrey the health inspector spoke to radio Pacis on the dangers of poor plastic waste management “As you can visibly see, our homes, neighborhoods and town is surrounded by plastics be it ‘...

todayApril 27, 2023

Business persons in Arua City urged to Invest in garbage collection and management

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Entrepreneurs in Arua City have been called upon to invest in garbage collection to rid the city of the Current pollution. Solid waste is one of the greatest challenges facing urban authorities today; with the amount of waste generated exceeding their capacity both technical and financial to collect and dispose off.   Uganda is facing rapid urbanization of 5.1% per annum, leading to overcrowding and the development of s...

todayApril 26, 2023

Provide an alternative source of Energy before banning Charcoal sales, residents tell government

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Arua City Residents have called on Government to provide alternative Sources of Fuel for Domestic Use before implementing the ban on charcoal sales. According to the Global Forestry Watch, from 2001 to 2021, Uganda lost 261ha of tree cover from fires and 967kha from all other drivers of loss. Northern Uganda has become the epicenter of charcoal production in the recent past. With ...

todayApril 24, 2023

Madi sub region ask to offer land for establishment of industrial parks.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Madi The state for investment and privatization hon. Evelyn Anite has asked the people Madi sub region through their leaders to offer land for development of industrial park to create employment opportunities for the young blood in the sub region.  She said as a sub region, government is committed in receiving land offers of five hundred acres from any of the local governments in Madi to be developed as an industrial. &...

todayApril 24, 2023

More than 150-families given ultimatum to vacate more than 2-acres land in Pabbo quarters in Gulu city

By Ojok Robert Mone Gulu More than 150-families have been given ultimatum to vacate more than 2-acres land in Pabbo quarters in Gulu city or risk arrest and forceful court eviction. Richard Mundruga a soldier of Uganda peoples defence forces in 2017 secured court order and evicted some people in the part of the land that lies along Ring-road. According to Richard Mundruga, he wants to develop part of his father’s land Vini who settled in...

todayApril 22, 2023

Ladies shun body building and weightlifting due to poor attitudes

By Robert Ojok Mone. Gulu Poor attitude coupled with low motivation has been identified as some of the factors barring young ladies from taking on body building as for the sporting disciplines in Northern Uganda. Nancy Atim one of the few ladies venturing in body building as a sport made this remark shortly after being crowned the champion of Northern Uganda body building and power lifting championship hosted by Bomah Hotel in Gulu city. Emma...

todayApril 22, 2023

Obongi district health department hit by cough and malaria.

By: Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Health experts in Obongi district are worried over the raising cases of respiratory track infections among the local residents which they blame on poor health seeking behavior and poor hygiene of the people towards preventable diseases like influenza. Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, and it affects people ...

todayApril 21, 2023

Terego District to arrest all Witchdoctors over diverting Malaria patients

By Dramadri Federick. Terego Terego district leaders are blaming the high persistent malaria burden in the district to negative community attitudes towards health facilities with every sickness believed to be poison forcing them to first seek for the services of the witchdoctors.  Most of the communities in the district were believed to have poison that can kill without segregation in terms of age, sex, race, religion which leaves a great...

todayApril 21, 2023

Arua City schools grapple with Learner Registration on Emis

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Several Learners risk missing out on Government Opportunities when they fail to be registered on the Electronic learner registration in their various Schools. Government gave all Public and Private schools, up to March 31st 2023, to complete and Upload Learners Registration data on the Education Management Information Systems (EMIS). Radio Pacis reached out to some Schools in Arua City to find out the Progress of the learner...

todayApril 21, 2023

Agric Experts encourage Farmers to venture into Irrigation for production.

By Sunday Amandi Arua city With on and off rainfall pattern in west Nile, agricultural experts are calling upon farmers to venture into irrigation farming in order to boost agricultural production.Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the soil through various systems, to support plant growth. According to Habib Ndema, an agricultural expert with Omia  agri- business in Arua city, venturing in to irrigation farming can enabl...

todayApril 21, 2023

Faithful charged with responsibilities of praying unceasingly for canonization of Daudi and Jildo.

By Ojok Robert Mone. Gulu After their beautification in 2002, Christians are being urged to intensify prayers for miraclus attributions to Blessed Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa so that they may be canonized by Vatican. The rector of Paimol Martyrs’ Fr. Joseph Okumu encourages the youth to pray and make pilgrimage to wii-polo so that they encounter Heroic attributes by Daudi and Jildo and blessed Joseph Ambrosoli. “I recall when celeb...

todayApril 19, 2023

NRM Party Leaders: Internal fights affecting Party performance

By Sabir Musa Arua The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leadership have identified internal fights among some members as a major factor affecting their performance in some electoral areas. According to NRM General Secretary, Richard Todwong, the internal fights gives an opportunity for opposition members to succeed, taking advance of the internal division. “We are busy fighting with one another, opposition is just watching us and ...

todayApril 19, 2023

Moyo district government aided primary schools grapple with inadequate classrooms.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo   A section of  government aided primary schools in Moyo district are grappling with inadequate class rooms which has led to congestion of learners affecting  learning and performance . The head teacher Kokongolo primary school oaikani Gladys in Aluru Sub County one of the affected school says they are struggling with only six class rooms yet its P.7 School. She notes that p.1 and p.2 are using the staff room...

todayApril 18, 2023

Nile University approves and inaugurates new University Governing Council

By Godwin Abedican Arua, Nile University has approved and inaugurated a new university governing council that will serve from the year 2023 till 2027. The 13 member council consists of the chairperson governing council, vice chairperson governing council, a Local Government representative, 2 education experts, a representative of the private sector, a representative of the Non-Governmental organisations, a lawyer, a representative of the religi...

todayApril 15, 2023

Lem’s Farm: Farmer reaps big from two year seedling business in Arua city

By Yiiki Kaleb Arua A farmer dealing in seedlings business in Arua city has shared how he started this two year old flourishing farm, challenges along the way and his success story. Kaleb Yiiki caught up with Richard Lematia the owner of Lem’s farms. Q: What Technologies do you use to raise seedlings for Sale throughout the Year? A: One of the Technologies we have to embrace is greenhouse Technology; because, with this Technology, you ha...

todayApril 15, 2023

Obongi district receive boat ambulance to strengthen health service delivery.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Ministry of health (MOH) has procured a boat ambulance to strengthen health service delivery in made sub region. The boat ambulance with registration 001 was on Wednesday handed to the authorities of Obongi district local government where it’s stationed to serve the districts like Moyo, Adjumani, obongi and even beyond during emergency response for referrals. While handing over the boat ambulance to the leaders...

todayApril 13, 2023

Illegal Charcoal burning poses threat to West Nile Tree cover,

By Pajobo Idarus Arua Owing to the deforestation rates in west Nile sub region with 28.6% of the tree coverage being lost to Charcoal burning, leaders have put efforts to restore the forestry coverage to conserve the environment in the Area. In Yumbe District, the senior Environment officer Mr. Andama Swaib Solo talks to us on how the district is trying to preserve the tree coverage. “We tend to go out to do enforcements and find out tha...

todayApril 13, 2023

Resettle the war veterans: West Nile leaders urge the government.

By Morish Dramadri Arua. West Nile leaders have tasked the government to resettle the war veterans in the region following their fight for peace in the country to enable them attain a peace of mind. In a meeting with President Museveni during his tour in the region, Hon. Huda Oleru the Woman Member of Parliament for Yumbe district who also doubles as the State Minister for Veteran Affair questioned the government on its plan for the veterans i...

todayApril 13, 2023

Districts to receive one billion Road Funds annually.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Government has decided to Support Districts with 1billion Shillings for Road Maintenance but not for Bridge Construction. This Revelation, came during the presentation on the Status of Roads in West Nile Region by the Minister for Works and Transport Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala. In his Presentation to the Leaders of West Nile Districts, Gen. Katumba urged the Districts to share the Road Equipment under their care with the Mu...

todayApril 13, 2023

Madi sub region set to host president Museveni on wealth creation campaign

By: Inyakuni Kennedy Madi Zone The central organizing committee (COC) for the visit of His Excellency president Museveni to Madi sub region particularly in Obongi district has said over hundred thousand people from the three districts of obongi, Moyo and Adjumani district have been mobilized to interact with president on Thursday 13th April 2023 at Lionga boma ground in obongi town council. President Museveni is for national tour campaigning f...

todayApril 12, 2023

Bishop Odoki reshuffles several priests in Arua diocese

By Janet Moriku Arua   The Bishop Ordinary of Arua diocese Rt. Rev. Sabino Ochan Odoki has reshuffled a number of priests to improve evangelization. Fr. Francis Angela, and Fr. Alphonse Odongkara both from Maracha spiritual pastoral Center have been appointed as Curate and Parish priest of Onduparaka Catholic sub-Parish respectively. Fr. Raphael Ayiga from Dufile Catholic Parish has been appointed as the Curate of Obongi Catholic Parish me...

todayApril 12, 2023

Adjumani leaders worry over the eroding state of woodlots in the district.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Adjumani The authorities in Adjumani district local government have expressed challenges over the sustainability of the community woodlots established with the financial support from government and other development partners in the district aimed address climate related concerns . According to the leaders, many of the groups always targets the money after which they will never bother to maintain the trees. They have asked go...

todayApril 11, 2023

IGG Bags over 30-Cases for Investigation from ‘Arua Baraza’

By Sabir Musa Arua More than 30 corruption cases were reported by members of public during Inspectorate of Government baraza held in Arua City, an engagement meant to receive complaints of corruption. These cases reported among others include nepotism, extortion and abuse of public office, mainly pinning local governments and public officers. Case at Arua Regional Referral Hospital Earlier before the baraza, Inspector General of Government (IG...

todayApril 10, 2023

Return of funds to central treasury blame for unfinished projects in Moyo district.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo Moyo district local government is staked with a Multi-billion twin projects meant to improve access to social services in Moyo district particularly Dufile Sub County. The two separate incomplete projects that cost tax payers billions of shillings include construction of maternity ward at Araa Health center ii and construction of multi-purpose hall, two classroom blocks, ICT laboratory, administration block, and accomm...

todayApril 10, 2023

Bishop appeals to Priests to return to Holiness and be devoted to the Service of God

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Church of Uganda Priests of Madi West Nile Diocese renewed their priestly Vows, with a call by the Lord Bishop to return to Holiness and devotion to the service of God. Following the Half day Clergy Conference at Emmanuel Cathedral Mvara, the Clergy of Madi West Nile Diocese were urged to Embrace Knowledge Acquisition to be effective in their Service to the People of God. The Clergy were thus led into renewal of their Pries...

todayApril 10, 2023

Opposition urges West Nile to demand for their needs from the President.

By Sunday Amandi Arua city Opposition political leaders in Uganda have called on the leaders in West Nile to use the visit of the President to inform him of issues that are pressing the region, and denying them progress. The president of the republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to visit West Nile region from the 11th of April 2023, and talk to the leaders in the region. Ahead of his visit, Mathias Mpuuga, the leader of opposi...

todayApril 10, 2023

Reflect On your personal life as you participate in the Way of the Cross, Christians advised

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Many Catholic Faithfuls of St Mary’s Asumpta Catholic Parish Ragem, in Arua Diocese thronged the Streets to walk together with their colleagues on the Way of the Cross; meditatively, from the gates of Arua Hill Primary school, up to St Mary’s Asumpta Catholic chapel in Ragem, a distance of about 3.5 Kilometers. Start of Way of the Cross At the point of reflection where Simon from Cyrene helped Jesus to carry hi...

todayApril 10, 2023

Obongi district local government hit by shortage of staff.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Obongi district local government is grappling with challenges of understaffing hence affecting service delivery to the local population. Health, education, production, and natural recourses among others are the major departments being hinted by shortage leading to undesirable performance of the respective sectors. Obongi district was created in 2019 from Moyo district has a total population of fifty-two thousand for ...

todayApril 9, 2023

Religious leaders urge man to reconcile with God during joint way of the cross

By Robert Ojok Gulu The religious leaders across board desire to have man reconcile with God and fellow man. During the joint way of the cross to emulate passion and death of Jesus Christ, clergies believe good relationship among Christians would make purpose of Jesus’ suffering and death a reality. The Bishop of Anglican diocese of northern Uganda Godfrey Loum thinks good relationship fight envy,Rt. Rev Godfrey Loum says our desire shou...

todayApril 7, 2023

Obongi district leaders reap on government programs

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Obongi district leaders have embraced the numerous government programs aimed at improving the standard of living of the local population. Some of these programs include, parish development model (PDM), And Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) among others. Under PDM in the financial year 2021/2022 and 2022/2023, the district has received funds of UGX; 896 Million to eradicate poverty in the comm...

todayApril 7, 2023

Accumulated Utility Bills haunt Vendors In Arua Main Market

By Idarus Pajobo Arua Vendors in Arua central market have raised complaints over the power and water shortage at the market saying it haunts their businesses.   Currently, the market relays more on solar energy and when there is no sunshine, the whole building is in darkness.  What the vendors believe is that, the officials have failed to pay the over accumulated bills to the West Nile Rural Electrification company (WENRECO) ...

todayApril 6, 2023

Emyooga Sacco’s snub Audit in Zombo

By Rwothomio Mike Zombo The microfinance support center Arua zonal office is struggling to hit its audit target of emyooga Savings And Corporative Society groups in Zombo district as majority of  SACCO executives are  declining  to appear for the audit. According to the micro finance support center Arua which is by law mandated to coordinate and implement emyooga activities in the region, a total of 1.1 billion Uganda shill...

todayApril 6, 2023

Arua district, UWA terminate 20 years MOU with Uganda Wildlife Safaris over non execution

By Godwin Abedican Arua On 11th December 2008 Arua district local government together with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Uganda Wildlife Safaris, a private developer for the facilitation of a sustainable management and utilization of wild life at Ajai wildlife reserve through enhancement of good practices of wild life management, ensuring that the local community is developed and also improving ...

todayApril 6, 2023

Construction of A multi-billion Dufile seed secondary school project stall due to lack of funds.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo The leader of the opposition in parliament of Uganda Hon. Matthias Mpuuga has asked the people of west Nile region to demand for services for which they have continued to pay. He notes that the region has lagged behind in infrastructure developments like roads, electricity among other social services which they are entitled for. Hon. Mpuuga made the call during his two days oversight role of monitoring and supervision o...

todayApril 6, 2023

West Nile leaders continue to engage in meetings to achieve connectivity to National Grid.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua In order to make the Dream of Electricity connectivity to the National Grid come true, stakeholders in West Nile have resolved several action Points to achieve this Dream. Access to Reliable and affordable electricity supply plays a major role in improving The Quality of Life of Citizens and it is upon this backdrop that a Stakeholders Dialogue was organized at Muni University Conference Hall, by west Nile Development Associ...

todayApril 5, 2023

Tobacco life Cycle eating away fertility of Land in West Nile

By Sabir Musa Arua West Nile was one of the regions in Uganda with very fertile lands, good for practicing Agriculture to feed the country and her neighbors; South Sudan and DR Congo. This was seen in the good yields of different crops planted in districts across the region. But slowly, this pride the region once had is fading away as result of tobacco growing and curing process which on the other hand is contributing to deforestation. A repor...

todayApril 5, 2023

Chrism oil should sanctify man from sin in death, Archbishop Odama stresses.

By Ojok Robert Mone. Gulu The archbishop of Gulu John Baptist Odama has urged Christians against dying in sin in the presence of oils, Eucharist and Gospel. The archbishop who was presiding over chrism mass in Gulu cathedral said, Christians should sanctify their hearts, body and the souls to be in communion with Christ. Anointment makes a Christian to be sanctified against pagan practices like wars, current wave of Homosexuality which would mak...

todayApril 4, 2023

Councilors yet to monitor government projects for last financial year.

By Ojok Robert Mone Omoro The minister for local government Rapheal Magyezi has directed Omoro chief administrative officer (CAO) to implement lawful resolutions of the council including organizing monitoring of government projects. This come at a time when the minister had impromptu meeting with the councilors who were aggrieved of technocrats working in isolations neglecting the role of legislators. The District Chairperson Douglas Peter Oke...

todayApril 4, 2023

Shs. 700 million plastic recycling plant project in Arua city hangs in balance due to disagreements over land.

By Morish Dramadri Arua Ayivu division council has failed to agree on a motion to allocate a 50 by 50 meters land for the construction of a recycling plant by Arua city in former Oluko Sub County citing inadequate consultation of the local leaders and the communities in the area. The 700 million project funded by the mayor’s migration council, seeks to establish a recycling plant for plastics in the city which according to the decision of...

todayApril 4, 2023

Obongi district projects to use 22.5 billion in the financial year 2023/2024

By Unzimai Stephen Obongi. Obongi district local government council has laid a draft budget estimate of 22 billion, five hundred seventy four million four hundred fifty six thousand shillings for the financial year 2023/24. The estimated budget for the coming fiscal year has increased by 565 84700= of 2.6 percent from the current ending financial year of 2022/23 which had a budget of twenty billion eight million six hundred and nine thousand s...

todayApril 4, 2023

Madi symbols and anthem, pride and true identity of the Madi people

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Knowledge of Madi symbols still low among the people in moyo district. The madi anthem is a song that calls for unity from all the madi people to develop their region. It calls political leaders, business men to join hands in the struggle for development of its people. The madi anthem was composed in 2012 by Luzira Gabriel the former resident district commissioner moyo after approval by the council for both adjumani and moy...

todayApril 4, 2023

Government’s Salary enhancement for scientists courses unrest in Adjumani district.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Adjumani Adjumani district chief administrative officer (CAO) Mr. Grandfield Omonda Oriyem has raised a red flag over the delay in paying salaries for secondary school teachers and health workers in Adjumani district. He said the district has a shortfall of UGX; 4 Billion to pay the affected categories. “We closed the financial year (FY) 2021/2022 when we had a shortfall to pay health workers. The decision we took in t...

todayApril 4, 2023

Cross Boarder Business raises demand for Chicken and Goats in Arua City.

By Sunday Amandi Arua city The businesses of selling chicken and goats have become so lucrative in Arua city, yet few people still embrace them. The demand for chicken and goats has risen up in the city, owing to the increased number of people, and the cross boarder business. According to David Nyakuni, who deals in local chicken in the chicken market at social center within the city, due to the high demand for chicken in Arua city, they are r...

todayApril 2, 2023

Farm Input prices shoot up in Arua City as planting season begins

By Sunday Amandi Arua city The high demand for agricultural inputs at the beginning of the fast planting season has led to increase in prices of some commodities in Arua city. The commodities that are highly affected due to the high demand in the market are beans, ground nuts and maize. Seeds are the basic inputs and the most important catalyst for other inputs to be cost effective. Hope Letasi, who deals in produce business in Arua main marke...

todayApril 2, 2023

Yumbe District Awards Wethungerhilfe for outstanding community support.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Yumbe Yumbe District local government awards Wethungerhilfe an aid agency for its remarkable support to the communities through socio-economic transformation of lives of the people in the district. Wethungerhilfe is one of the organizations in the district that provides financial support to the most vulnerable persons. They also promote agricultural production to improve livelihoods of the people in yumbe. Mr. Asiku Abdul M...

todayApril 2, 2023

Deputy inspectorate of government monitors DRDIP projects in Moyo & Adjumani district.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo & Adjumani district The deputy inspectorate of government Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria commented the leadership of Moyo and Adjumani district for successful implementation of Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP) sub projects aimed at improving lives of the local residents of the people. DRDIP is a World Bank funded program spearheaded by office of the prime minister. Dr. Patricia made remar...

todayMarch 31, 2023

The storm is over: Muni girls’ secondary school lifts the trophy of the 2023 Arua city girls’ football.

By: Morish Dramadri Arua. Songs of thanksgiving and joy clouded the play grounds of St. Mary’s Ediofe girls’ secondary school as students of Muni girls’ secondary school celebrated their victory and championship after playing a draw with St. Mary’s Ediofe girls’ secondary school in a tight competition to raise the trophy of Arua city post primary schools girls’ football tournament. Muni girl’s secondar...

todayMarch 30, 2023

Legislators from Bunyoro Sub-Region want Parliament to Name Kabaale Airport After Omukama Kabalega

By Ojok Robert Mone Kiryandongo Parliament of Uganda is yet prevail over naming Kabaale airport after Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro Kitara kingdom. This comes barely 2-weeks to commemoration of centenary anniversary of Kabalega’s death that shall take place on 6th. April from Buyanja sec. sch in Kibaale district in western Uganda. On 24th. Feb. last month, the woman Member of Parliament of Hoima city Asinansi Nyakato petitioned office of t...

todayMarch 30, 2023

500 Acres of Land for Industrial Park donated to Arua District.

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Arua District is set to benefit from 500 acres of land donation located in Ayaa Parish, Ajia Sub County for Industrial Park. An industrial park is a portion of the city that is specifically reserved for industrial use and they generally include: ports, oil refineries, distribution centers, warehouses, and factories. The National Industrial Policy 2020 was developed to position Uganda to take advantage of both domestic and e...

todayMarch 30, 2023

Minority groups threaten to breakaway from Bunyoro kingdom over lack of recognition.

By Ojok Robert Mone Kiryandongo Chope speaking people are divided on their quest for secession from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom. This ethnic group according to history migrated from the north following the Nile valley before settling in Northern Bunyoro by 18th century. Currently there are more than 52-Chope clans scattered in different districts of Bunyoro kingdom including Kiryandongo, Masindi, Hoima, Buliisa among others. Tonny Obonyo a resident...

todayMarch 30, 2023

Financial Technology Solution launched for Small-Holder Farmers

By Sabir Musa Yumbe Small-holder farmers in Northern Uganda are set to benefit from a digital financing system also known as Fintech solution designed by Ensibuuko to ease access for farmers to services. Codenamed AgriConnect, the online platform enables farmer groups to save money, apply for soft loan and market their products through the financing technology solution, now spear headed by Uganda Development Bank. Ensibuuko Chief Executive Of...

todayMarch 30, 2023

Arua City leaders demand handover of value addition facility to Local Contractor.

By Sunday Amandi Arua Two yearS after it was commissioned by President Museveni, the value addition facility located in Awindiri ward within Arua Central Division Arua city continues to lie idle due to unresolved challenges, making the city miss opportunities that would be brought by its operationalization. Though the Minister of Local Government, Rafael Magyezi during a visit in the city promised guidelines to handover the facility to a privat...

todayMarch 30, 2023

Professor warns Students of Curses for causing Strikes in Schools

By Joseph Abiria Arua With the mush rooming numbers  of private founded secondary schools in the country, a collection of students from different backgrounds converge in these schools in order to acquire  knowledge , but what perturbs many people, some students  deviate from  following school regulations over petty complains and misunderstandings leading to strikes. The ring leaders of these strikes are the main culprits who...

todayMarch 30, 2023

Moyo district kick starts 2023 post primary schools ball competition.

By Unzimai Stephen Moyo The post primary school ball game competition in Moyo district has started on 27th of March, 2023 with 12 schools participating out of the 14 secondary schools in the district, with St Andrews College and Fr. Bilbao memorial secondary staying out of the competition. The annual competition among secondary schools to prepare to present the district to regional and national ball game competition started with minimal indisc...

todayMarch 28, 2023

Myths and superstitions attributed to the poor attitude of will writing in madi sub-region.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo A will is an acknowledgement of mortality—a physical reminder that we are after all mortals. A will is often regarded as a remembrance of death, therefore, coming to terms with the fact that we will die and must depart to another realm of the unknown is one of the most difficult things most people would want to contemplate. The subject is, therefore, not only very difficult to discuss but also difficult to accept. I h...

todayMarch 27, 2023

Yumbe District leaders speak out on emerging issues on Gender based Violence (GBV).

By Inyakuni Kennedy Yumbe The authority in Yumbe district local government have expressed displeasure on the raising cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) among the local residents in the area.  Gender-Based violence refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. It’s a serious violation of human rights and a life-threatening health and p...

todayMarch 27, 2023

Veterinary experts in Moyo district cautioned pig farmers on quarantine measures.

By Unzimai Stephen Moyo Pig farmers in Moyo district have been cautioned to continue following the set terms and conditions of the quarantine for pig business in the district due to the African swine fever (ASF) disease. This follows reports of some farmers slaughtering their pigs amidst continuous death of pigs in many parts of the district. African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs which is not a dang...

todayMarch 25, 2023

Health facilities in Moyo District grappling with stock out of HIV test kits and ARVS drugs.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo The stock out of HIV test Kits in the district has forced the health facilities to carry out re-distributions among themselves as an alternative to manage the situation in the meantime. This is a general problem in the facilities in the district i.e., the general hospital; and the lower health facilities at sub county levels. However, Health workers in the district have allied fears of increase in new cases of HIV infection...

todayMarch 25, 2023

Arua among beneficiaries of PWD Mobility Devices from UAE

By Sabir Musa Arua City With support from Dar-Al-Ber Society from United Arab Emirates through government of Uganda, more than 50 system devices were given to persons living with visual and hearing impairment in Arua City. These include eye glasses, white canes and hearing devices. Chairperson for Persons with Disability in Arua City, Swale Musema notes that, high cost of the devises limits access for many people despite being important mobili...

todayMarch 25, 2023

Moyo district police arrests a 45yrs old woman for illegal recruitment.

By Tasia Doreen Moyo Police in Moyo district have arrested a 45yrs old woman for claiming to be an employee of kiinyara sugar works and illegally recruiting ten youth in vura bilinyo village, Moyo Sub County. The incident happened on Thursday 22/03/23 when one of the youth recruited took an initiative to inform the sub county authorities about the on-going recruitment. The suspect has been identified as Nakuba cissy a resident of kiryaana paris...

todayMarch 25, 2023

Obongi district leaders plunge to improve access to safe and clean water.

Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi The Authorities in Obongi district local government have plugged to improve access to safe and clean water coverage up to 75% by the end June 2023 down from 58%. Currently about 42% of the local population in obongi in access water from unimproved water sources like river Nile, and underground water points.According to reports, per capita in obongi is less than fifteen liters per day yet the recommended standard is twent...

todayMarch 25, 2023

Stakeholders challenge media to popularize weather information access code

By Janet Moriku. Gulu District leaders and other stakeholders have challenged the media to popularize a newly developed code that eases access to weather information using phones. This was during a workshop organized by Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) and World Food Programme (WFP) at Bomah Hotel in Gulu city on 23rd March 2023. UNMA in collaboration with Makerere University collage of Agriculture have developed a code that can...

todayMarch 25, 2023

Gulu Regional Referral hospital contractor arrested over breach of contract

By Robert Ojok Mone   Gulu city   The Contract manager and 2-others working with Block Technical services have been arrested for failure to complete construction of 54-unit staff house at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. Block technical services was contracted to awarded contract in 2014 but to date the work stood at 70-percent completion despite receiving all 7.3-billion shillings as per the contract cost. State Minister for hea...

todayMarch 24, 2023

WFP moves to building lives and livelihoods among refugees and host communities

By Janet Moriku Gulu Uganda national meteorological authority UNMA and world food program WFP have organized a three days sub national climate outlook forum for West Nile and Acholi sub region for the rainy season of March to May 2023. The workshop being attended by District technical leaders and other stakeholders is being held at Bomah Hotel in Gulu city from 22 to 24 March 2023. Mr. Mujuni Godfrey the UNMA representative in his opening remar...

todayMarch 23, 2023

Rains threaten progress of USMID-AF bridge projects in Arua city and district

By Godwin Abedican Arua With the apparent return of the rains in Arua district and city, time seems to be fast running for the completion of the two bridges on river Enyau in Arua city.  Commissioned on 4th October 2022 as an eight months project, so far 60 percent of the time or project duration has been spent with the works still at 40 percent physical progress at the two sites. The projects being implemented with funding from the govern...

todayMarch 23, 2023

Obongi RDC suspends commissioning of DHO’s office.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Police in Obongi District have kick started investigations on the suspension of commissioning of obongi district health office on allegations of shoddy work. The investigation was launched after obongi Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Mr. Mpimbaza Samuel suspends commissioning of the project of over 697 million shillings on quality issues. This follows a complaint raised by members of CPMC for the project who comp...

todayMarch 23, 2023

DEMYSTIFIED! Menstruation Is not a disease but a Woman’s pride.

By Kaleb Yikii Arua Sexual Reproductive Health Experts have called upon stakeholders in Arua District to consider Menstruation not as a disease but as a woman’s Pride. According to Ministry of Health Data, an Average of 1,000 teenage Pregnancies are reported per day in Uganda and Arua District has the Highest Number of teenage Pregnancies in West Nile Region. These according to Experts have been mainly due to myths and Misconceptions on...

todayMarch 23, 2023

Apostolic Nuncio's visit gives hope to Arua diocese clergy, Christians

By Robert Elema West Nile The clergy, religious and the christians in Arua diocese have said, the visitation of the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda to the diocese will cement the relationship and strengthen the faith in the diocese. The Papal Nuncio to Uganda Rt Rev Luigi Bianco had been for a three day pastoral visit to Arua diocese, in West Nile region where he had been meeting with the clergy, religious men and women, the lay faithful, christians...

todayMarch 23, 2023

Exiled Abang Cromwell returns to vipers training after a failed transfer in January

By Suso Odumuodu West Nile province striker Abang Cromwell Rwothmio has returned to vipers training after failing to secure a move before the January transfer deadline. The venoms rejected loan bids from fellow Uganda premier league sides, Arua hill, Gaddafi, URA and Onduparaka for the reason that, the president and the club view him as a key player in the project at St Mary’s stadium. The poacher who has for the last two months...

todayMarch 21, 2023

Unregulated use of agrochemicals in northern is posing threats to bee farming.

Ojok Robert Gulu City Approximately 1.2 million people are involved in the apiculture sector countrywide according to Value Chain Analysis of the Honey Sub-sector in Uganda under Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade of 2012. The main honey-producing areas in Uganda are the West Nile region, Northern Uganda, and the Western Uganda. With northern Uganda producing 124,000 metric tones out of 500,000 metric tons produ...

todayMarch 21, 2023

Groupings for the post primary ball games in Maracha District officially have been revealed.

By Suso Odumuodu Maracha A total of 11 schools have been registered for the Post primary ball games in Maracha District. The Schools have been divided in to two groups, A and B. Group A has five schools that include; Oleba Seed S.S, Otravu S.S, Victory S.S, Yivu S.S and St John girl’s secondary school. Group B is comprised of 6 schools that has; Maracha S.S, Kololo Public S.S, Kijomoro S.S, Maracha Domestic, All Saints and Excel S.S that...

todayMarch 21, 2023

Ayivu Division Town Clerk transferred back from Arua Central

By Sabir Musa Arua city Barely 2-months after his transfer to serve in Arua Central Division as Town Clerk from Ayivu Division, Emmanuel Angudubo is back again in the division, now as the Acting Ayivu Division Deputy Town Clerk on new transfer by Arua City Clerk’s office. This transfer according to Deputy Arua City Clerk, Cornelius Jobile comes after a substantive Division Town Clerk was posted to Arua Central by Ministry of Public Servic...

todayMarch 21, 2023

UNHCR, OPM appeals to refugee community to invest in agriculture.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi United Nations high commission of refugees (UNHCR) and other refugee agencies in obongi district have called on obongi local government through the land lords to offer more for refugees to practice agriculture as a means to survive amidst the challenges of economic hardships. The appeal for more land for refugees is as a result of continued reduction of food ratio but also lack of donations to support refugee operati...

todayMarch 21, 2023

Arua Education Stakeholders call for Promotion of UPE

By Sunday Amandi Arua Despite the achievements of universal primary education in Ugandan for the last 25 years of its implementation, various stakeholders are advocate for improvements to make it work better. In January 1997, the government of Uganda under the leadership of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni introduced Universal Primary Education, UPE, with the aim of taking off the cost of learning, so as to relieve the burden on the poor parents in educa...

todayMarch 20, 2023

DEAR DAY CELEBRATIONS: Rotary Club Arua Echo City donates assorted books to Okazara Primary School

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua National DEAR day in Arua District was celebrated in Okazara Primary School, with Children Reading to Guests and Guests Reading to Children. The Drop Every Thing and Read (DEAR) Day is a national Event annually Celebrated on the  March 15th, masterminded by Peace Corps Uganda in 2017, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports; In an effort to promote reading culture in Schools, Rota...

todayMarch 20, 2023

West Nile RDC’S called to embrace unity

By Joseph Abiria Arua Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) in west Nile region have received training in best management skills, code of conduct in public service, monitoring and evaluation, and NRM ideologies. The training gave the RDCS a better understanding on how to effectively  implement service delivery. While addressing the RDCS and their deputies during an engagement meeting, state minister for Kampala Joseph Kabuye maintained t...

todayMarch 19, 2023

Two guns recovered in a single day in Maracha District

By Frederick Dramadri Maracha The Joint security team in Maracha district have retrieved two guns in separate incidences in a single day from Nyara cell Okapi ward Maracha town council after been tipped by whistleblowers. The guns that are suspected to be from the neighboring countries of south Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo are alleged to have been used in the robberies that were documented by police in the recent three weeks in west N...

todayMarch 17, 2023

Obongi district lay strategies for disease control and prevention.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Obongi district health department has threatened to take tough measures against individuals and institutions that are not having sanitation and hygiene related facilities at their home states or institutions as a move to curtail disease outbreaks in the district. The call for each home state to have hygiene promotional facilities was sound during the launch of sanitation week held on Wednesday at Lomunga primary schoo...

todayMarch 17, 2023

Onduparaka F.C limps to escape relegation amidst lifting ban on home games

By Morish Dramadri Arua city West Nile’s iconic Uganda premier league team Onduparaka football club is fighting for its future in the league next season following its current position on the Uganda premier league table after losing several matches both at home and away this season. Recently, the funs of onduparaka started growing expectations of success in the matches of the team after federation of Uganda football association (FUFA) fin...

todayMarch 17, 2023

Moyo schools urged to embrace tree planting

By Inyakuni Kennedy Moyo Education institutions in Moyo District both government aided and private have been challenged to embrace tree planting as a means to mitigate the effect of climate change that has become a global threat. The move is to avoid and reduce emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to prevent the planet from warming to more extreme temperatures. In a bit to avoid and reduce on climate crisis, the exper...

todayMarch 16, 2023

“TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FIRST RAINS, PLANT DROUGHT RESISTANT CROPS,” FARMERS ADVISED.

By Kaleb Yiki Arua City As the First Rains pour in different parts of West Nile Region, Farmers have been advised to Plant Drought Resistant Crops Early. According to Uganda National Meteorological Authority’s March to May 2023 Seasonal Rainfall outlook, for North Western Region; the onset of the rains is expected to be around Mid to late March where, the Peak of the seasonal rain is expected to occur around late April to May; thereafter,...

todayMarch 16, 2023

CHRIST IN SPORTS: PLAYERS SEEK TO REVAMP BASEBALL IN WEST NILE.

By Idarus Pajobo Arua City The baseball game in west Nile, has been termed as a way of sharing the good news of Christ which aims at giving opportunities to the players for moral enhancement and spiritual growth. Baseball is a sport not much known in west Nile region yet has existed for over twenty years with only the major schools in the region embracing it. Speaking to Mr. Allanmar Adriano, the team leader Nile Harmers Baseball team  &n...

todayMarch 16, 2023

UPDF Officer sentenced to 40 years in Prison over shooting dead a Civilian

By Joseph Abiria Arua The court martial sitting at bondo military barracks has sentenced Corporal Franco Okwi to 40 years in prison. The convict allegedly shoot dead one Philliam Sida on 25 December 2022 following a misunderstanding between the convict and the deceased. On the fateful day of the shooting the convict requested the deceased to go and buy for him alcohol at a nearby trading center, but the deceased declined to go because he was o...

todayMarch 15, 2023

Women in obongi spend hours in search for clean and safe water.

By Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi The residents in Obongi town council Obongi District have resorted into drinking water from river Nile due to the absence of clean and safe water points. According to the affected people 9(women) many of their productive hours in a day are spend in search of water. On the international women’s day, some of the women took to the streets of obongi town protesting over lack of clean and safe water sources saying ch...

todayMarch 14, 2023

FIVE ARUA CITY HEALTH CENTRES RECEIVE DELIVERY BEDS

By Sabir Musa Five health centers within Ayivu East Constituency received a total of 10 delivery beds in a move to prevent infection of mothers and newly born babies during child birth in maternity wards Lobbied from the Ministry of Heath by area Member of Parliament Geoffrey Feta, each of the 5 health centers received 2 delivery beds, but these were handed over without mattresses as stakeholders are encouraged to support the initiative. &ldquo...

todayMarch 14, 2023

ACCESS TO INFORMATION: WOMEN ADVISED TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY TRAININGS TO CLOSE GAP

By Sabir Musa Gender activists in Arua City have called for interventions of different stakeholders to close the digital gender gap which is identified as a barrier on the path of improving women’s life. Projects Officer at Strategic Initiative for women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA-Network), Blessed Pinyoloya says, failure to close the gap will continue limiting women from access of information and opportunities. “Unless women are a...

todayMarch 14, 2023

Christians in Arua Diocese start pilgrimage and prayers for beatification of Venerable Bernardo Sartori

By Godwin Abedican Arua The catholic faithful in Arua Diocese have embarked on making pilgrimages and special prayers for miracles to happen such that Venerable Bernardo Sartori can be canonized to become a saint. The pilgrimages that will be taking place at the burial site of the late Venerable Sartori, in Ombaci cemetery, Ombaci parish will be for Christians across the diocese and beyond to make personal prayers towards the above purpose. Bo...

todayMarch 14, 2023

“No factory for manufacturing blood, lets donate blood,” donor appeals to public

By Sunday Amandi Arua City The people of West Nile have been called upon to embrace blood donation in order to save the lives of those who need blood in the health facilities. Robert David Ndeluzi, who spoke for Red Cross and blood bank in West Nile region made this appeal at the blood donation exercise organized at Makerere university business school, Arua campus on Thursday 9th of March 2023. “The demand for blood is so high in the heal...

todayMarch 13, 2023

10 years agriculture project launched at Eruba primary school

By Godwin Abedican Arua Lions Aid Norway has launched an immediate takeoff of a 10 year greenhouse agriculture support project at Eruba Primary School in Arua district. On 22nd of February 2023, the school and Lions aid Norway signed an equal partner’s agreement spelling out the roles and responsibilities of the school, Lions Aid Norway-including soliciting external finance and the roles of the community during the implementation of the p...

todayMarch 13, 2023

Arua district to Operationalize Redundant Multi-billion Health Facility.

By Dramadri Frederick Arua Arua district leaders are in advance stages of operationalizing services at Kawuanzeti Health Center III that was blocked by a landlord over unpaid arrears for the last two years. The newly constructed health facility located in Ndrivu village, Ajonyo Parish in Vuraa Sub County under Arua district was ready for use since 2021 but due to unpaid balances of 15 million shillings by the district local government for the l...

todayMarch 13, 2023

Women urged to take lead in supporting girl child education

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Women in Arua District have been called upon to play their Roles of Educating the Girl Child. This Call, came during the celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day in Arua District. March 8th has been designated to celebrate annually and globally the socio-economic and political achievements of women. Uganda celebrated International Women’s Day in Kiruhura District under the theme “Digital Innovatio...

todayMarch 10, 2023

Education for all: 33 year old mother of 3 returns to school for a bright future

By Pajobo Idarus Arua Ms Mindraa Patricia, A 33 year old and a mother of 3 decided to go back to school in order to be empowered and create a better future for her and her children. Patricia rejoined school in order to build hope for her and her children’s’ hope. “The reasons why I went back to school is because I did not know where my future was going, I needed to build my future, I needed to bring up my children. That is the...

todayMarch 10, 2023

Praying for rains will not save us, restore the wetlands: west Nile environmentalists urge.

By Morish Dramadri. Arua City The degradation of wetlands in West Nile due to the impact of climate change, other human and environmental stressors, is threatening environmentalists in the region. According to the statistics from Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda project, Over 80% of the people living adjacent to wetland areas in Uganda directly use wetland resources for their household food ...

todayMarch 9, 2023

ARUA CITY LEADERS TO FORCE STREET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL.

By Sunday Amandi Arua. Local leaders in Arua city are calling upon parents to send their children to school as the first term of the 2023 academic year is already ongoing. Many children of school age going still loiter in Arua city, and others do petty businesses like selling eggs and other things, when their colleagues are already learning. But this issue may come to an end in the near future as the local leaders in the various wards in Arua c...

todayMarch 9, 2023

Arua City Council to petition Parliament Speaker over Headquarters

By Sabir Musa Arua Arua District Local Government is yet to relocate the head quarter to former Vurra County (residual Arua District) about 3-years after creation of Arua City and Terego District. The two administrative units were curved out of the mother (Arua District) leaving only four sub counties of Vurra, Logiri, Arivu and Ajia making up the residual Arua District where the district head quarter is supposed to be shifted, according to Mi...

todayMarch 7, 2023

“No to Homosexuality” – West Nile Clergy and Muslims join voices against the Vice

By Sabir Musa Arua Arua Muslim District Kadhi, Sheikh Abujaffar Shaban on Friday led a protest against homosexuality, a practice according to verses from Quran is forbidden. Co-led by Arua Resident City Commissioner, thousands of Muslims together with believers from other faith joined a long walk on streets of the city with placards reading de-campaigning messages. “Run and report to police any case of homosexuality, it is a criminal act ...

todayMarch 7, 2023

Catholic Church in Serere burnt by suspected arsonists.

Daily Monitor The congregation at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Abira Cell, Kidetok Town Council, Serere District were yesterday forced to hold Mass under the sun after unidentified arsonists set their church ablaze on Saturday night. By the time of publishing this story, the faithful had already started Mass in the ruins of the grass thatched church.  About 100 congregants and their catechist Francis Eyoku braved the heat and smoke. ...

todayMarch 6, 2023

Arua city business women commence 4.6 billion market project

By Godwin Abedican Arua A group of traders in Arua city under their umbrella body, Arua women business enterprise limited are appealing for government support towards the construction of a 4.6 billion shillings market structure to help aid their business. This project by the traders comes after the vendors in the market reportedly refused to allow the attachment of their market land to Arua main market during the reconstruction of the marketing...

todayMarch 1, 2023

Arua City PDM staggers at initial stage

By Sabir Musa At its initial stage, the newly introduced Parish Development Model program in Arua City is taking a path of failure, according to some residents and local leaders, raising concerns over silence of the program. Sources who spoke to Radio Pacis reveal that there is need for the city authorities to start a fresh process if success is to be registered in this government’s new approach on wealth creation, employment and increasin...

todayMarch 1, 2023

South Sudan’s president calls on refugees to return home

CGTN South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has urged the country’s more than 2 million refugees to return home in his first meeting with displaced people since civil war erupted almost a decade ago. Kiir’s appeal on Wednesday came as the country prepares to hold its first elections since gaining independence in 2011. South Sudan’s elections are set to take place in December 2024. South Sudan is still recovering fr...

todayMarch 1, 2023

Police Plans to Withdraw Officers from Controlling Traffic-Commander

URN The Traffic police are considering surrendering the role of controlling traffic flow in urban centers to wardens, the Acting Traffic Commander, Lawrence Niwabiine has revealed. According to Niwabiine, they are studying the traffic situation in Kampala City Authority-KCCA and other urban centers nationwide with the view of withdrawing traffic officers and passing on the role to traffic wardens. He says that the move is aimed a...

todayMarch 1, 2023

Lack of government support leaves Ragem primary school in Arua city chocking with enrollment

By Godwin Abedican Arua Established by the Alur community in 1956, occasioned by the drowning of a pupil when crossing river Enyau while trekking to Ediofe where the learners used to go in search of schools a distance of around 5 kilometers, Ragem primary school was established to cater for the lower classes as the other classes continued with their long trek until primary seven. Started under a tree, the school since then grew until it was tak...

todayMarch 1, 2023

Armed robbery attack in Arua City leaves one injured and 50 million shillings stolen

By Godwin Abedican Arua The territorial police of Arua central division is investigating an incident of aggravated robbery in Arua city which occurred on the night of 25th of February 2023 under file number Arua CRB181/2023 in which some staff of Abiriga and sons a business located along Rhino camp road were attacked by armed robbers. The incident that left one identified as Abiriga muhamad Hassan allegedly happened after he left the work place ...

todayFebruary 28, 2023

Arua District Khadi vows to expose and shame Muslim homosexuals

By Kaleb Yiiki Arua Arua Muslim Supreme Council has come out openly to condemn all forms of Acts of Homosexuality Groups Commonly Known as LGBTQ community. According to Annie E Casey Foundation Blog, LGBTQ stands for Les­bian, Gay, Bisex­u­al, Trans­gen­der, Queer, where the term QUEER is an adjec­tive used by par­tic­u­lar­ly younger peo­ple, whose sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion is not e...

todayFebruary 28, 2023

67 Candidates in Nabilatuk District yet to receive their PLE results.

URN Candidates from two primary schools in Lorengedwat Sub County in Nabilatuk district are yet to receive their Primary Leaving Examination-PLE result, a month after their release by the Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB. The examination body released the PLE results on January 27th, 2023. However, 67 candidates who sat their PLE at Lorengedwat and Komatur primary schools are yet to receive their results.  John Bosco E...

todayFebruary 28, 2023

Obongi Ferry to start operations after two and half years.

By: Inyakuni Kennedy Obongi Obongi: The former member of parliament of Obongi constituency Hon. Fungagroo Kaps Hassan has raised a red flag on the quality of rehabilitation works of obongi ferry landing sites especial at Sinyanya in Adjumani side by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). HE said the current work done by UNRA still exposes the site to floods due to possible floods from Zoka River in which work has not been done sufficiently. &l...

todayFebruary 23, 2023

Security team recover items from Suspected Child Trafficker’s house

By Sabir Musa Arua Police in Arua City have recovered items belonging to children from Nebbi and Packwach who were confined in a house located within Arua City by 27-year old Sabir Siraji in disguise of offering free education through sponsorship. Siraji was arrested on 1st February 2023 together with 28-year-old Salima Geria who were later remanded by Arua Grade One Magistrate Court on counts of child trafficking and obtaining money by false ...

todayFebruary 23, 2023

Adjumani RDC threatens Parents with arrest over Failure to send children to School.

By Samson Ganiko Adjumani The Resident District Commissioner of Adjumani District Taban Peter has issued a strong warning to parents who have continued to keep their children at home. According to Taban, since the reopening of schools for the academic year 2023 for about 3 weeks now, some school age going children are seen selling items in the streets of Adjumani town and other surrounding urban areas instead of being in a class. With the help...

todayFebruary 23, 2023

We shall arrest and fine Vandals – NWSC Warns

By Sabir Musa Vandalism of National Water & Sewerage Cooperation systems and illegal water connections are indicated among cases that hinders supply of water in Arua City. A recent case of vandalism was registered in Komite Ward within Ayivu West Division with no arrest made, but this raised concerns from management of National Water & Sewerage Cooperation, police, all preferring tough preventive measures and charge on persons confirmed...

todayFebruary 23, 2023

Residents decry slow work pace on USMID bridge project in Arua city amid fears of rainy season

By Godwin Abedican Arua Residents in Arua city are concerned over the slow pace of work at two sites of bridges on river Enyau being constructed under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Additional Funding (USMID-AF. Following several years of complain about the poor state of the road and bridge, Arua district received funding from the government of the republic of Uganda with support from the world bank under USMID-AF for th...

todayFebruary 22, 2023

Arua Public Primary School gets new SMC Leaders

By Kaleb Yikii A new School Management Committee for Arua Public Primary School has been given the oversight execution Powers. Arua Public Primary School is a cosmopolitan institution that welcomes any tribe and religion and was started in around 1950s by Indians and the School was later on handed over to the Government of Uganda. According to the Education Act Statutory Instrument 127—3 on the Education Management Committees Regulations; ...

todayFebruary 20, 2023

Dry Spell climax forces Arua City Residents to fetch water from unclean sources.

By Kaleb Yikii As Uganda’s Northern region continues to experience Dry spell, residents in Arua city continue to grapple with Access to clean water. Lack of access to safe drinking water is a situation that affects approximately 783 million people, many of them being among the worlds poorest. The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted General Comment No. 15 on the right to water in which, Article I.1 state...

todayFebruary 20, 2023

West Nile Parents are called to feed their Children In school

By Sunday Amandi Parents in West Nile region are called upon to impress the program for feeding their children in schools in order to improve on their learning. For many school children in West Nile, learning on empty stomach is an everyday reality and this affects their performance as starvation weakens a child’s ability to learn and retain information. Victor Alioni, the head teacher of Ediofe boy’s primary school says, children n...

todayFebruary 17, 2023

Rising Nile Water Levels, Floods Paralyse Major Ferry Operations in Northern Uganda

By Kei Emmanuel Duku:   Northwestern Uganda: In the last four years, the districts of Moyo, Obongi and Adjumani in Northwestern Uganda (West Nile) have experienced extreme weather-related events, mainly floods triggered by persistent torrential rainfall. As a result, water levels in the Albert Nile and River Nile have steadily risen, causing river banks to burst. This has caused massive flooding, which have severely affected several househ...

todayFebruary 16, 2023

Court remands business man and co-accused over child trafficking and obtaining money by false pretense

By Godwin Abedican Arua The grade one court in Arua has remanded two suspects Sabir Siraj aged 27 said to be a business man, resident of Nsambya north cell, Awindiri ward, and Geria Salima aged 28 a resident of Tanganyika ward all in Arua Central division Arua city on 32 counts including 9 counts of child trafficking and 23 counts of obtaining money by false pretense. Arua city leaders-pose with some of the children The duo were arrested in ...

todayFebruary 16, 2023

54 Moyo PLE best performers awarded.

By Tasia Doreen The best pupils who obtained first grades in the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations PLE in Moyo district have been rewarded by the area Member of Parliament Aleru Tom Aza. Stakeholders this week convened at Moyo people’s hall to witness the awarding event of the 54 learners who were each given a mattress and a pair of bed sheets. This has been an annual event but did not take place for about two years as a result of the covi...

todayFebruary 16, 2023

Concern as Men’s involvement in Ante Natal services remains low In Arua City

By Sunday Amandi The involvement of men in antenatal care in health facilities is still low in Arua city. Very few men are responsible enough to accompany their pregnant wives to the health facilities for this health care service, and this to a greater extent affects women’s care during pregnancy. Maternal morbidity and mortality remains high in Uganda largely due to inadequate antenatal care, low skilled deliveries and poor quality of oth...

todayFebruary 15, 2023

Ediofe Girls Secondary School tops West Nile Region in 2022 UCE Examinations with 59 First Grades.

By Kaleb Yikii There was a lot of excitement upon receiving the Breaking News that Ediofe Girls Secondary school emerged as the best performing School in West Nile in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Examinations for the academic year 2022. This excited the Students, who took to the Streets of Arua City to celebrate their Academic Victory singing and dancing. Alaru Magret Loyd, a senior three student says they hit the streets of Arua Ci...

todayFebruary 14, 2023

Local Government’s grapple with Service Delivery due to Low Revenue Mobilization

By: Joseph Abiria Arua Local governments across the board are grappling with service delivery due to low revenue mobilization. Revenue collection for local governments is becoming a serious challenge because of non-compliance and poor tax remittance shown by tax payers. The crisis is overwhelming local governments since they lack adequate man power to collect the taxes amidst mismanagement of funds at the source. During a training of trainers ...

todayFebruary 13, 2023

Madi and West Nile Diocese Transfers 48 Priests

By Kaleb Yikii Madi West Nile Diocese has transferred forty eight priests across the Twelve Archdeaconries. Madi West Nile Diocese of the province of Church of Uganda covers about 9 districts including Arua City in the West Nile Sub region. The Diocese is made up of Twelve Archdeaconries spread across the Nine West Nile Districts of Madi, Aringa, Koboko, Maracha, Terego, Vurra, Oyibu, Emmanuel Cathedral, Logiri, Rhino Camp, Arua Urban and Arua A...

todayFebruary 10, 2023

Muni Graduation: Museveni to install chancellor and preside over fifth Graduation.

By Godwin Abedican Arua All is set at Muni University for the dual event on 10th February 2023 as the university officially receives the new Chancellor expected to be installed by his Excellency the president of the republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. This installation and graduation was initially set to take place on 14th of January 2023 but was postponed because the President had other engagements on the same day which could not allo...

todayFebruary 9, 2023

War Claimants: We want guns to fight Kony

By Morish Dramadri. Arua The disgruntled members of greater Arua Kony war victim’s association are demanding for guns from government to hunt for the leader of the Lord’s resistance army Joseph Kony after their efforts to demand for compensation for the lives and properties lost in the LRA insurgency in the Northern Uganda seems to be hitting a snug from the concerned authorities. Between 1993 to early 2000’s, the region exper...

todayFebruary 9, 2023

Hardware dealers in Arua city decry low sales amid reopening of schools

By Godwin Abedican Arua Dealers in hardware and building materials are experiencing low sales amid rising costs of goods by suppliers compounded by the reopening of schools across the country. The traders describe the season from December to March as being the most profitable season in their business, but this time round it is business unusual since there have been cases of inflation mainly associated to increasing demand and the unstable price...

todayFebruary 9, 2023

Police on spotlight following arrest of serial conman and Child trafficker in Arua city

By Godwin Abedican Arua Following the arrest of Siraji Sabir aged 27, an Alur by tribe, who claims to be a resident of Kawanda in Kampala, who has been masquerading as the chief executive officer of Al- Rahman Islamic primary and secondary school a mixed day and boarding school purportedly located in Bombo by the police in Arua city, there have been concerns raised over how the security operatives especially the police have overseen him being ...

todayFebruary 7, 2023

Health Experts call Parents to Maintain Hygiene of their Children.

By Sunday Amandi. Parents are called upon to maintain the hygiene of their children to prevent bacterial infections, as cases of these infections are increasing among the children.According to medical experts, bacterial infections in children are becoming more common than the cases of malaria, but parents instead treat their children of malaria when they are having bacterial infections. Scholar Ajibaru,a clinical officer at Ediofe health center...

todayFebruary 6, 2023

Farmers Mint Money from Sunflower Growing in Yumbe District

Yikii Kaleb Arua Sunflower Farmers in Yumbe District have reaped big profits from better negotiations for their produce prices. The Sun flower Farmers were put into groups and carried out collective bulking and Storage where, these Negotiations made farmers to sell their Produce at a fair price to Comboni brothers in Adjumani, which offered to buy Sunflower seeds from the farmers at a unit price of 1,500 Shillings per Kilogram. Asiku Yassin Adr...

todayFebruary 2, 2023

West Nile vegetable farmers cautioned against indiscriminate use of chemicals

By Sunday Amandi Arua Vegetable farmers in West Nile are called upon to seek for the rightful procedures before they can apply agro-chemicals on their vegetables, as excessive application of these chemicals can be harmful to human health. According to David Edaku, the Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI) climate smart agriculture coordinator, most farmers use these chemicals on their vegetables without following the correct procedure o...

todayJanuary 27, 2023

Church Land: Authorities in Gulu city want Church of Uganda to invest in real estate business.

Robert Ojok Gulu Gulu city authorities have requested church of Uganda to develop available church land that has for long been hideouts of criminal. The piece of land measuring to about 2-square kilometers located in mican sub word, bardege-layibi division is partly being used by lay readers and priests. The mayor of Bardege-Layibi city division Patrick Oola Lumumba who was among thousands of Christians gathered during the pastoral visits of A...

todayJanuary 26, 2023

Archbishop’s Visit: Family in Omoro offers to accommodate the cleric.

Robert Ojok Gulu A family in Omoro district has offered to accommodate the archbishop of church of Uganda during his pastoral visit in the diocese starting this weekend. The family whose name is with held accepted to accommodate the archbishop in their home during his visit in Archdeaconry of Omoro. According to Diocesan communications officer Rev. Canan Wily Akena, they welcome the generosity but it will be the archbishop to approve the propo...

todayJanuary 21, 2023

Arua district and city receive 38,000 USD Enyau river buffer zone re-demarcation project

By Godwin Abedican Arua The ministry of water and environment has launched a 38,000 USD project towards the re-demarcation of River Enyau buffer zone in Arua district and Arua city. The project named “Reducing climate change vulnerability of local communities to climate change through Ecosystems based adaptation of wetlands and forest systems” is being funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environmen...

todayJanuary 21, 2023

Maracha District Local Government driver commits suicide under unclear reasons.

By Godwin Abedican Arua Police in Arua district have commenced with investigations in to a suspected death by suicide of a driver of Maracha District Local Government. The deceased identified as Adiba John, aged 30 resident of Ajono-yivu village, Eruba parish, Vurra sub county Arua district, was found handing lifeless on a rope tied to a mango tree on the family compound early morning around 7:00Am by one of his bothers on 18th January 2023. ...

todayJanuary 20, 2023

Stuck between environment and mineral: The dilemma of Kitgum’s Orom graphite.

By Robert Ojok Mone Orom East is currently faced with climatic changes which are a result of environmental degradation majorly caused by human activities like farming, logging, and charcoal burning. The coming in of the Orom cross graphite mine estimated to cover 520km-square with 14 years of extraction of the minerals may increase the vulnerability of the area to soil erosion, deforestation, and loss of vegetation cover. The gras...

todayJanuary 18, 2023

Arua Regional Referral hospital targets offering second chance of vision for Cataract patients

By Sabir Musa Arua Regional Referral Hospital administration has renewed effort in reducing cases of disabilities resulting from cataract, a cloudy area in the lens of eye that affects light focus. Statistics obtained from the hospital indicates that, 13 cases of Cataract have so far been registered at the facility since start of this year and an estimate of 30 to 60 cases are registered monthly. The Hospital Director, Alex Andema confidently ...

todayJanuary 18, 2023

Accelerated Education is an opportunity to address Child Marriage, City Education Officer reveals

By Sabir Musa As different stakeholders continue generating ideas to address the high cases of child marriage and teenage pregnancy in West Nile, Arua City Education officer, Raymond Ombere notes that introducing accelerated Education programs can be a better option “to reduce the problem”. These vices according to stakeholders are result of poor parenting, weak justice system, cultural practices and poverty. Many of the girls affec...

todayJanuary 18, 2023

Over 6000 Arua City Land Applications Dumped In Arua District

By Dramadri Federick Arua 6000 land application files of residents from Ayivu division under Arua city are lying idle without approval in Arua district lands office due to unclear direction from ministry of local government. These files were entirely drawn between 2015 and 2020 from Ayivu County which was by then operating under Arua district before the elevation of Arua municipality into city. Benard Atiku Arua city land board chairperson say...

todayJanuary 11, 2023

West Nile province defends FUFA over attack on officials on allegations of cheating

By Godwin Abedican Arua City Following an uproar on social media about how the distribution and allocations of the Monies realized from the gate collections and ticket sales for the first leg of the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Drum tournament between West Nile province and Lango province played at the AbaBet green light stadium Onduparaka in Arua city, on Saturday 7the January 2023, officials from West Nile region have come...

todayJanuary 11, 2023

2AMBE ARENA, West Nile's First playground for Night Coorperate-Games

Arua By Sabir Musa At 7pm, bright lights installed at different locations inside the newly constructed 2Ambe Arena in Arua City were switched on, giving a clear sign for an ongoing game that started at 6pm to continue without any interruption. Established by 2ambe Company Limited, it is the first ever playground with artificial turf and strong lights to allow games at night. The company’s Managing Director, Osman Thuambe in an interview ...

todayJanuary 5, 2023

KIU students pilot regional health camp amid medical supply challenges

By Abedican Godwin Arua West Nile students association of Kampala international university western campus medical union are piloting a regional health camp for West Nile starting with Terego district. The camp organized by the students in partnership with the district woman Member of Parliament Hon. Rose Obiga will focus on addressing reproductive health challenges and needs across the district targeting women in the reproductive age between 15...

todayJanuary 4, 2023

Refugee farmers in west Nile linked to export buyers

By Godwin Abedican Arua Palm corps international together with other partner organisations like Welt Hunger Hilfe, Norwegian Refugee Council and Action Against Hunger, under the Building Self-reliance in Northern Uganda project in the refugee settlements in West Nile in a bid to improve on the earnings among the farmers in the settlements and host communities, have come in to save the farmers from exploitation by agents who always set very low ...

todayJanuary 4, 2023

Yumbe Records Eighty Percent School Dropout Rate.

By Sabir Musa  Only twenty percent of pupils in Yumbe District complete their Primary Education. The district education department reports that out of 28,302 learners who joined primary one class about seven years ago, only 6,634 were able to sit for 2022 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), showing over 80% dropout rate. 2,593 of the PLE candidates were girls while 4,041 were boys. Rasul Luriga, Yumbe District Education Officer, attributes...

todayDecember 12, 2022

Health workers on spot over theft of medical equipment and drugs

By Sabir Musa Arua City leaders have issued strong warning to health workers following several cases of medical equipment and drug theft and negligence of duty. This comes just days after a Midwife at Adumi Health Centre 3 was arrested on allegation of stealing drugs and missing of a medical equipment. Cornelius Jobile, Deputy City Clerk, confirms that several health workers are set to face the Reward and Sanctions Committee to answer cases aga...

todayDecember 12, 2022

Pride Micro finance Skills youth in Arua city.

By Sunday Amandi Pride Micro finance has skilled several young people in Arua city. The program is funded by pride micro finance with support from European investments bank, and implemented by Uganda small scale industries Association. According to Jackson Kizza Sebuliba, a training coordinator, financial literacy is key for the business people to succeed in every business that they engage in. He said the training was aiming at empowering the y...

todayDecember 8, 2022

Sudan military agrees to hand over power

By BBC Sudan’s pro-democracy coalition Forces of Freedom and Change has signed an initial agreement with the military to restore civilian rule after last year’s coup. The deal allows for a two-year civilian-led transition towards elections. But protests challenging the agreement have already begun in the capital, Khartoum, and more are expected across the country, as people call for those who led the coup to be held accountable. Sud...

todayDecember 5, 2022

Lack of policy implementation hindering fight against teenage pregnancy and early marriage

By Abedican Godwin Arua Weak enforcement of policies by the government has been cited as one of the major challenges in the fight against teenage pregnancy and early marriage in the region of west Nile. During a regional girls’ summit held in Arua city, the stake holders voiced concerns over government’s failure to strengthen the policies. The summit, on the theme “children need a society free from child marriage and teenage p...

todayNovember 25, 2022

Arua Regional Referral Hospital Receives CT scan Machine

By Godwin Abedican Arua Regional Referral Hospital has finally received the long awaited Computerized Tomography (CT) scan machine. A computerized Tomography (CT) scan machine is a machine that combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around the human body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body providing more-detailed information th...

todayNovember 17, 2022

Arua District Embarks on Land titling for development

By Sabir Musa Arua District Local Government is in plan to register and title all the lands offered by community for construction of schools and health centres among other government established institutions. The district leaders confirms that many of these institutions constructed on lands offered by community are facing challenges of land-ownership hence affecting service delivery. Milly Nakimuli, acting Arua District Planner, says such lands...

todayNovember 17, 2022

West Nile food crisis: Restaurants resort to food rationing

By Ronald Orachwun For someone who has been in West Nile region lately, chances are high that you could have come across a number of stories how several families are struggling to feed themselves for the past few months amidst high or increasing prices of some essential commodities and reduced agricultural productivity. From the start of the year, the country witnessed a sharp increase in prices of everyday products including; cooking oil, laund...

todayNovember 17, 2022

Boy drowns in River Nyagak in Zombo district

By Mike Rwothomio Police in Zombo district have mounted a search for the body of a boy who drowned in River Nyagak in Cula muk village, Zingili Ward Paidha town council Zombo district. Information about the deceased remains scanty, but the available information shows that he was a resident of Ngia village in Nyapea Sub County in the same district. It is alleged that the minor was pushed in the middle of the river by a friend with whom he had go...

todayNovember 17, 2022