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WHATS GOING ON
NEWS ARCHIVE
  • Illegal Guns Worry Lira Security Officers

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    By Sam Ogwal Alero

    Security officers in Lira district are worried about illegal arms still in the hands of civilians

    According to Lira Resident district commissioner, Robert Abak who heads security in the district, his intelligence reveals that a number of civilians still poses guns which they use to rob and kill people.

    Without announcing a particular date, Abak said, any time they will launch an operation to recover the illegal guns and those found in possession will be arrested.

    RDC Lira Robert Abak on Insecurity
  • Dokolo Starts Birth Registration Drive with Personnel Training

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    By Ouni Jaspher

    Key district officials in Dokolo have undergone a capacity building training on birth registration sponsored by Dokolo District Local Government in Conjunction with the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) .

    According to the District Population Officer Dokolo, Mr. Moses Okello the key objectives of the training include, Improve Participants understanding on Birth and death registration (BDR), to review both National and International legal standards on BDR and to increase participant’s awareness and understanding of Uganda’s Legislation on BDR.

    Okello expects participants at the end of the training to have identified or mapped out community based structures and developed knowledge on how to work with them in Birth registration, understand the respective BR key actor’s roles and responsibilities and also Be knowledgeable about the legal standards and frame work for Birth Death Registration in the country .

  • Ignorance Of The Law Fueling GBV

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    By Adero Grace

    Despite several other interventions, domestic violence is still a challenge in Lango Sub region.

    Annet Lamwaka, the Project Coordinator at Lira Safety Center for Gender Based Violence says the usefulness of the domestic violence Act still leaves a lot to be desired, she adds that there are good laws in Uganda but implementation is lacking.

    Challenges in the Fight Against GBV
  • Lawyer Ayena Odongo Wants Auma Linda Arresterd

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    the founder of Lango War reparation Association LAWRA has asked Police in Lira to investigate and arrest Linda Auma and Emmy Joe Odongo for alleged continued extortion of money from the war claimants.

    According to Ayena Odongo both Linda Auma and Emmy Joe Odongo are continuously fraudulently extorting money from the complainants in the name of carrying out verification yet the exercise was smoothly completed early this year by the office of the Attorney general.

    Now Ayena wants Police to raid Awuma's residence and have her arrested because over illegal transactions.

  • Rain Washed Remains From Lira Cemetry to Nearby Garden

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    By Ojok Jimmy

    Residents of Bar Onger Parish in Railways division in Lira Municipality are demanding urgent response from the authorities following a heavy down pour that scattered human remains in their gardens.

    Solomon Achar, a resident says the human remains were washed to his garden neighboring from the cemetery following the two day's down pour.

    According to Achar, at first he thought the bones were from the remains of animals slaughtered in the nearby abattoir but his fears worsened when he smelt a heavy stench accompanied by blue flies from his garden.

  • Theatre Plays, Local Songs and Poetry to Grace Anti Corruption Week 2016

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    By Wa Reporter

    The Apac Anti Corruption Coalition (TAACC) is launching the anti corruption week through forum theatre plays, local songs and poetry, with the theme: "Reject and Report Corruption: Your responsibility".

    TAACC therefore wishes to employ the interactive education programmes such as forum theatre plays, tailor made songs and poems to inform, educate and entertain the citizens to demand and advocate for their political rights as well as effective service delivery.

    According to Tom Opwonya the Executive Director – TAACC The event will further deepen the intensity and stimulate more discussions on accountability and anti-corruption campaigns.

  • UPC Party President Seat Will be Available in 2020 - Akena

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    Monday, November 28, 2016

    By Ojok Jimmy

    Lira municipality member of parliament Hon. Jimmy Akena has cautioned those intending to contest for UPC party president to with draw their intentions as there is no vacancy for that post.

    Akena sounded the caution while addressing a gathering at Lira Primary School during a launch of phase two Boda boda motorcycles distribution.

    He said there are people moving around to consult UPC delegates at grassroots level so that they can assume the office of the party president; to Akena, the office of the party president will only be vacant in 2020.

    Listen To Akena in the Audio file

    Jimmy Akena on Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) party Leadership
  • Northern Uganda Inter Church Alliance Against Proposed Land Amendment Bill

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    Monday, November 28, 2016

    By Cesar Ivan Okello

    The religious leaders, cultural leaders, members of Parliament (MPs) and district leaders from Lango Sub Region have fronted a draft resolution against the proposed land amendment bill by the government.

    Jonathan Odur (Pictured Left) were among the leaders made this resolution in a meeting organized by Northern Uganda Inter Church Alliance at Gracious place in Lira Town.

    The executive director of NUICA Rev.Joel Awio Agel said, they want to prevent the bill in its early stages.

    Rev. Joel Awio Agel and Otuke Woman MP on Proposed Land Amendment Bill Erute North and South MPs on Proposed Land Amendment Bill
  • Galvanizing Actions to End Gender Based Violence in Lira

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    Monday, November 28, 2016

    By Adongo Zainabu

    Cases of Gender based violence are expected to reduce in Lira district, after the authorities decided to come up with an ordinance that shall be launched on the 10th of December in Iwal Primary school, Ngetta Sub County during the celebrations to mark the 16 days of activisim.

    The 16 days of activism against gender based violence is a campaign that was launched by the United Nations Women aimed at galvanizing actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.

    In Lira district, to ensure that Gender based violence is eliminated at all levels the district councilors drafted an ordinance that was tabled before the council and approved.

  • NRM in Amach Cry Foul over Women Entrepreneurship Program

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    Monday, November 28, 2016

    By Cesar Ivan Okello

    The Chairperson Women league for National Resistance Movement party for Lira District has called for immediate intervention by RDC over what she said unfair treatment by LCIII Chairperson for Amach Sub-County.

    Zena Opolot who is also the female Councillor for Teso A Parish in Adyel Division Lira Municipality said, the LCIII of Amach Sub-County Bernard Adoko, is blocking NRM members from benefiting from Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program fund.

    According to Zena Opolot, Bernard Adoko is currently side-lining NRM members from registering their groups to benefit from the program yet government program is supposed to benefit every body regardless of Party affiliation.

  • Over 3000 Pupils Sitting On Dusty Floor in Apac District Schools

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    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    By Omara Geoffrey

    Pupils in five primary schools in Apac district still sit on the floor while attending lessons according to the finding by the Apac Anti Corruption Coalition-TACC.

    The report presented by the Executive Director of TACC, Tom Opwonya Superman at Omodi Hotel on yesterday said, over 3000 children in the five schools in Apac do not have access to desks which are conducive for learning.

    Opwonya said, the schools which do not have the desks include Aketo, Wansolo, Alerwany, Apwori and Akokoro primary schools.

  • Ikwera SACCO Lost 24Million Shillings To thugs

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    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    By Okot Henry

    Police in Aduku has arrested 9 suspects in connection with the robbery at Ikwera Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) that led to the theft of 24 million shillings.

    According to the security guard of Ikwera Sacco Doi Bonny who spoke to our reporter, at about 1am last night, a group of 15 men raided Ikwera SACCO Premises after dismantling the heavy padlocks on the door.

    Abili Clinton the deputy Manager Ikwera SACCO confirmed the incident adding that even their computers were stolen.

  • Ban On Sachet Waragi Gathering Support in Lango - Minister Onek

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    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    By Opira Samuel

    The recent directive by the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Relief Hon. Hilary Onek to ban the importation of Sachet Waragi in Lango, is gathering support from members of the public including the dealers.

    While addressing the RDCs, CAOs and District Chairpersons from all the districts in Lango at Lira District chambers yesterday, Onek ordered for an immediate ban on the sales and consumption of sachet Waragi.

    He argues that the massive importation of the Waragi in Lango and Northern Uganda at large is highly contributing to the increasing levels of poverty in the region.

    Vox Pop On Ban of Sachet Waragi (Luo)
  • UPC has a Puzzle To Fill - Rev Yokoyadi Opolo Apelo

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    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    By Cesar Ivan Okello

    The former UPC Adhoc Committee Chairperson has called for coexistence among the rival UPC factions who are currently fighting for the leadership of the party.

    Rev Opolo Apelo who is currently bed ridden and occasionally suffer from some loss of senses, made the appeal when Radio Wa reporter paid him a courtesy call at his Rainbow Home in Ojwina Division, Lira Municipality.

    In 2005 during the disputed UPC party elections where some bigwigs of the party were locked out, Rev. Yokoyadi Opolo Apelo stood firm to ensure that the party that twice led the government, did not collapse.

  • Crime Preventers Resort To Threatening the Community - Mudong

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    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    By Ojok Jimmy

    The Police has cautioned crime preventers against threatening the community with arrests saying they are not mandated to arrest any one.

    According to the police spokesperson ASP David Ongom Mudong, they have received complains that some crime preventers are threatening people in the community with arrest but with the intension of extorting money from them.

    Mudong said crime preventers are not mandated to arrest any one and they are not allowed to carry any operation without the police. They are however only allowed to report to police any crimes that happen in their communities.

  • Salon Operator and Four Others Remanded Over Robery of 1.8Million

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    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    By Ouni Jasper

    Dokolo grade one magistrate, Drajole Emmanuel Alione on Tuesday adjourned a robbery against a Saloon operator in Adwoki trading center and 4 others to the 24 /11/2016.

    The five are accused of robbing George Ojegele a resident of the same centre of property worth 1.8 million shillings.

    Prosecution alleges that on the 21/09/2016 in Adwoki trading center Agwata Sub County at 3:00am a group of young men broke into George Ojegele's store in Adwoki and stole 3 inverters, one Solar panel and one Solar battery worth 1.8 million.

  • Elders and Opinion Leaders Delays Creation Of New Sub County

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    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    By Amony Immaculate

    The creation of new sub-counties from Adekokwok sub-county still hangs in the hands of the local community and opinion leaders as they are to be consulted first.

    The chairperson Local Council 3 Moses Mike Alengo said the action cannot be taken without the advice from the stakeholders and communities as they are important in defining boundaries.

    Listen to more in this reportage.

    Divided Opinion on Creation of New Sub County
  • Bishop Franzelli Closes Door Of Mercy At Lira Cathedral

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    Monday, November 21, 2016

    By Pelegrine Otonga and Ceasar Ivan Okello

    20th November marked the formal close of the extraordinary Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy launched by Pope Francis last December 8th 2015.

    As the curtain came down with the symbolic shutting of the main door at Uganda Martyrs Lira Cathedral, the Bishop of Lira Diocese Rt. Rev. Joseph Franzelli called on the Christians to embrace the mercy of God by becoming ambassadors of mercy and forgiveness in their different communities.

    Before declaring the official end of the special jubilee, Bishop Franzelli reminded the congregation that assembled outside the church, of the unending mercy of God to all who seek forgiveness and ready to live righteously.

  • MP Akena Receives A Black Carpet In His Constituency

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    Monday, November 21, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    There was drama on Saturday afternoon at Silver Peak Hotel along Soroti Road in Lira after Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) Party delegates chased away Lira Municipality MP Jimmy Akena who had sneaked into the Hotel’s Conference Hall where Julius Ocen, the MP for Kapelebyong County was addressing the Party loyalists.

    Julius Ocen who contested as an independent candidate during the 2016 general Election after pulling out from contesting under the UPC ticket is vying for the UPC Party Presidency following the release of an election roadmap by acting UPC President Joseph Bbossa.

    He was meeting party delegates from the eight districts of Lango to seek their mandate for what he said, was to rescue the Party he said is on the verge of collapse.

    Listen to more in this reportage.

    MP Akena Rebuked By Constituents
  • Obote's Tomb in Akokoro To be Elevated to a Tourist Attraction Site

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    Monday, November 21, 2016

    By Opira Samuel

    The Government will this week begin touring prospective tourists attraction sites in Lango which includes the tomb of the founding Father of the Nation and leader of the Uganda Peoples’ Congress Party, Dr. Apolo Milton Obote in Akokoro.

    The Ministry of Tourism recently announced that important historical sites throughout the country shall be developed to attract more tourists into the country to boost its foreign earnings.

    Speaking to Radio Wa reporter in an interview on Monday, the MP for Dokolo North Hon Paul Amoru Omiat confirmed this development and said over 2000 visitors will be in Lango sub-region this week.

  • Radio Wa Unveils 2015 Christmas Carol

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    Friday, November 18, 2016

    By Omony Gideon

    With great pleasure, Radio Wa invites you to join the rest of the world in the celebrations to welcome the Prince of Peace; Jesus Christ on Christmas.

    As a tradition, the yearly Christmas Carol Competition is back, this time with a reflection on Christ’s coming as revealed by prophet Isaiah and how it relates with this year’s Jubilee of Mercy which will conclude on November 20th. 2016.

    All willing choir groups should register with Radio Wa by 25th November 2016 ready for recording from 3rd December 2016 to 14th December 2016.

  • Crime Perventer Kills Colleague at Gambling Joint

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    Friday, November 18, 2016

    By Sam Ogwal Alero

    Police in kole district are investigating circumstances under which a crime preventer stabbed his collegue to death,

    The incident happened in Ayara parish on Thursday at around 9.00pm. The dead man has been identifed as Joseph Archa 21 years and his killer as Denis Denis Owiny.

    According to an eye witness the two men were among those playing cards for money but under unclear reasons locked up themselves in a fight that led to Aracha's death.

  • Trade Minister Intervenes in Lira traders Deadlock

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    Friday, November 18, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    The Minister of Trade , Industry and Cooperatives Hon Amelia Kyambade has challenged business Community in Lango and Lira in particular to always accept competition in business.

    Hon Amelia Kyambade who is also the MP for Mawokota County made the caution on Friday while meeting business Community in Lango at Lira District Council Hall over their long pending complains of interfereance in business by the Foreign investors.

    On Friday business men and women in Lira town locked their shops to show their grievances towards the foreign investors whom they accuse of running petty businesses that are supposed to be done by local business people.

  • Kaguta Bridge Construction Hit by Corruption

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    By Adongo Zainabu

    The community of Agweng Sub county has blamed the delay in the completion of Kaguta Bridge construction to the rampant rates of corruption among the contractors and the technical persons at the sub county and Lira district Local government.

    The residents raised this concern during a dialogue organised by FAPAD on Saturday at the sub county.

    Listen to more in this reportage

    Kaguta Bridge - A beehive of Corruption
  • I Do Not Have Any Party Card - Eng. Badru Kiggundu

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    By Wa Reporter

    Dr. Badru Kiggundu, Electoral Commission chairperson since 2002, held a final press briefing as Electoral Commission chairperson today at Imperial Royal Hotel. Earlier this year, Badru Kiggundu announced that the February general elections were his last.

    Kiggundu said, during the 14 years at Electoral Commission, we were been able to organize, conduct and supervise three general elections i.e. 2006, 2011 & 2016. Adding that EC has been consistent in developing administrative technological capacity to deliver effective electoral services.

    Kiggundu’s Electoral Commission has been accused by the opposition of working to ensure that Museveni wins elections. This year’s general elections were seen as particularly shambolic, with the EC failing to deliver voting materials in key opposition strongholds in and around Kampala on time.

  • 20 Dead from Hepatitis B Infection in Amolatar

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    Friday, November 11, 2016

    By Francis Owani

    Over twenty people reported dead from Hepatitis B infections in Amolatar district.

    According to Geoffrey Ocen, the vice chairperson LC5 Amolatar district the twenty people died with in a space of one week. Ocen is calling upon the ministry of health to take immediate action to rescue the residents of Amolatar district out of deadly virus.

    He further noted that statistics from their health centres indicate Hepatitis B Virus is the most killer disease compared to others like HIV/AIDS and Malaria among others.

  • Wave of Murder Hits Lira & Kole Districts

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    Friday, November 11, 2016

    By Okai Ambrose & Ouni Jaspher

    Police in Kole Central police station have arrested Emmanuel Opio, a resident of Abolo-wo village, Obutu parish, Alito sub county, Kole district for alleged involvement in the lynching of a clan brother.

    Opio who was earlier reported to be on the run after allegedly killing Tia Emmanuel, was arrested from his hideout in his house at Alito Sub county on Tuesday 8th.

    Jimmy Mogi Agaba, the Kole the officer in charge of Criminal Investigations Department confirmed the arrest of Opio saying, police have finished investigations and shall produce him for prosecution before court anytime.

  • Arrest Those Selling ARVs to Farmers for Feeding Pigs - Augustine

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    Friday, November 11, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    The Chairperson for Persons living with HIV Aids in Lira District is calling upon district leaders to ban the selling and consumption of pork in Ogur Sub-County following reports that farmers are feeding pigs with ARV.

    Speaking to Radio WA reporter on Augustine Oyo said, there are complains about farmers in Ogur feeding the animals with ARV in order to make them fat.

    He warns that unless local leaders and Health officials put a ban on the selling and consumption of pock people will contract deadly disease for eating meat that is poisoned by ARV.

  • Transitional Road Map For Lango Cultural Institution.

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    Tuesday, November 08, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

     

    The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development Hon shall channel all the developmental funds meant for Lango Cultural Institution through the office of the Speaker of the institution.

     

    The pronouncement was on Monday made during a meeting with a delegation of 15 Cultural leaders from Lango in the boardroom of the Gender Ministry in Kampala.

     

    In her communication, the Minister Janat Mukwaya said, the decision to channel the funds through the Speaker’s office, arose from numerous complaints that most of the funds were being mismanaged or diverted from the original plans.

  • Outgoing Lira RDC Donates Operation Wealth Creation Heifer to Charity

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    Tuesday, November 08, 2016

    By Opira Samuel

    Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi, the outgoing Lira Resident District Commissioner has donated the heifer he received under the Operation Wealth Creation Program to Children for Peace Uganda, an NGO operating in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub regions.

    This comes a fort night after the presidency Minister, Esther Mbayo, gave a directive to leaders in Lira district who received heifers under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program to return them immediately.

    In her directive, Mbayo described the leaders who received the heifers as corrupt and ordered them to bring back the animals so that they are given to the most vulnerable people.

  • Primary Leaving Examinations Kicks Off Without Anomalies

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    Wednesday, November 02, 2016

    By Immaculate Amony

    The Primary Leaving Examinations kicked off yesterday with briefing of the candidates after months of intensive preparations by both the candidates and the school teachers.

    In most schools, pupils were briefed in the morning hours on the do´s and don´ts during the two day examination period from Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November.

    PLE Briefings Key To Pupils' Success
  • All Saints University Lango Given Ultimatum to Relocate

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    Wednesday, November 02, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    All Saints University Lira is to launch a fundraising drive to save the institution from being de-gazetted by the National Council of Higher Education from continuing to operate from St. Augustine Guest House in Lira town.

    The Council has already given a one year ultimatum for the university to relocate to its own site or their operating licence shall be revoked.

    Consequently, the synods of the Anglican Dioceses in Lango have decided to appeal for funds to enable the university develop its site located at Ireda, next to Lango Cultural Centre before the end of 2017.

  • Lira Business Community Suspends Industrial Action

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    Saturday, October 29, 2016

    By Amony Immaculate

    The Lira business community has given a 5 days ultimatum to the government to resolve their issues, or else they will resume their earlier proposed industrial action to protest the manner in which the Asians are conducting their business.

    The suspension of the strike followed a closed door consultative meeting held at North Kyoga Regional Police Headquarters at Erute with the newly posted Resident District Commissioner Robert Abak.

    Imat Apuli commonly known as Queen Alango who spoke on behalf of the business community at a press conference said they have suspended their planned strike awaiting communications from the President through the RDC. They also added that suspending the strike does not mean that they are cowards but rather civilised and peace loving people.

  • Otuke NRM Office Locked Over Rent Defaulting

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    Saturday, October 29, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    The running of National Resistance Movement party activities in Otuke District has been paralyzed following the closure of administrative office over rent arrears.

    The Otuke District NRM Chairperson Jasper Okengo told Radio WA that he is currently in a total mess as all the party documents have been locked inside the office by the land lord over the rent which has accumulated for over two years.

    Okengo Jasper said that the land lord James Obot is demanding for 2.4 million shilling from NRM secretariat that has never been paid for the last two years. According to Okengo, he has now abandoned living within Otuke Town Council for fear that the land lord would get him and embarrass him in public.

  • Lutukumoi Bids Farewell to Lira Municipal Council

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    Saturday, October 29, 2016

    By Opira Sam

    The outgoing RDC for Lira Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi,has said as Lira aspires to attain a city status,there is need to embrace revenue reforms.

    The intention of this he said, will be to streamline mechanisms of revenue mobilisation and management within the Municipality.

    He was bidding farewell to Lira Municipal Council during the main council meeting held at the Municipal council hall.

  • Apac District Gets New District Service Commission

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    By Omara Geoffrey

    Nicholas Opio Bunga, the former Apac LC V chairperson is the new District Service Commission chairperson. Apac district council approved his nomination and other members of the Commission in an extra ordinary meeting held early this week.

    The other members of Apac District Service Commission include Erick Odyeny, a retired Grade II magistrate, Margret Odot, Sam Ben Emer and Dr. Ambrose Onapa.

    Bob Okae, the Apac LC V chairperson, has welcomed the approval of the new District Service Commission members, saying it has been difficult to work with the Commission, which supports service delivery to residents.

  • Low Investment Undermines Development in Northern Uganda

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    By Ojok Jimmy

    Northern Uganda has been identified as one of the regions in Uganda with the lowest and fewest enterprise establishments.

    This is because 70 percentage of the people in the region rely on agriculture. The finding were highlighted in a survey carried out in 2013 by the ministry of trade.

    Speaking to members of Uganda Chamber of Commerce from North-Eastern uganda at Magherita Hotel, Oule David the specialist at the Ministry of trade said, the aim of the meeting with the business community is to educate them on Small and Medium Enterprise businesses which can attract international markets.

  • Civil Servants Malicing Government on Vision 2020

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    By Caesar Ivan Okello

    The Minister for the Presidency Hon Easter Mbayo has accused Civil servants of betraying government efforts of achieving vision 2020 to realize middle income status.

    The minister was on Tuesday monitoring and commissioning several projects under the Presidents office in the three District of Alebtong , Otuke and Lira.

    Mbayo commissioned RDC's office in Otuke , Lira and tractor in Alebtong and also toured citrus and pineapple farms among other projects.

  • UPDF To Recruit 62 from Alebtong, Dokolo, Lira and Otuke

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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    By Adongo Zainabu

    A good number of applicants who had the interest of join the national army, the Uganda People´s Defence forces from the North Kyoga region today were turned away at a recruitment centre in Lira.

    The youths who had come from the districts of Lira, Otuke, Alebtong and Dokolo arrived at Akii Bua stadium early on Tuesday morning which was the area´s Centre of recruitment, others as early af 5:00AM.

    While addressing the press at Akii Bua stadium, Colonel Jeff Mukasa who is the recruitment team leader said, the exercise targets only senior four leavers who have completed O´level between 2014 and 2015.

  • Gambling Banned in Apac Over Insecurity Fears

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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    By Omara Geoffrey

    Apac district Council on Monday banned gambling using casino machine following complaints that the vice is threatening security in the area and promoting laziness among the youth.

    The leaders passed the resolution during a council sitting held on Monday. The council's decision has, however, drawn public criticism with a section of residents arguing that the district leadership should have regulated the gambling business rather than banning it.

    Mr Peter Obong Acuda,the LC5 councilor for Akokoro sub county said they had received numerous complaints from parents that many school-going children dodge classes in preference to go gambling.

  • School Farming Program Gets a Boost in Alebtong

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    Monday, October 24, 2016

    By SamOpira

    Alebtong district leadership have agreed to begin using the tractor obtained from the office of the Prime Minister to plough all the school land in a bid to revive the school feeding programme currently being muted by the Member of Parliament for Moroto County, Samuel Okwir Odwe.

    Odwe said the School Feeding programme has received the backing of Christian Charity Rehabilitation Foundation of Uganda where the school gardens shall be planted with cassava, maize and beans.

    The legislator told Radio Wa over the weekend that the State Minister for Education Rose Mary Sseninde and that of Northern Uganda Grace Kwiyucuny will soon visit Alebtong district to follow up on the new initiative to revive school farms to support the School Feeding Programme which he said has received the backing of the education officials and the councillors.

  • Domestic Violence Affects Childs Education Progress - Fr. Opio

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    Monday, October 24, 2016

    By Ojok Jimmy

    The Assistant Education Secretary of Lira Diocese Father Lawrence Opio has said the success and future of the children depend on how parents are responsible at home and committed towards their education.

    He said if parents are responsible and serious about education, their children will perform well in all exams and have a bright future in life.

    He made the remarks over the weekend while presiding over the dedication prayer for primary seven candidates of Lira Central Primary school.

  • Land Wrangles in Alebtong Left Two Dead

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    Monday, October 24, 2016

    By Opira Sam

    The Regional Police Commander of North Kyoga John Peter Ematu, has vowed to camp at Atin Kok Parish in Abia Sub-county Alebtong District at any time following the escalating level of crime in the area.

    John Peter Ematu was on Saturday addressing a security meeting of Ogora clan organised by Moroto County Member of Parliament Samuel Okwir Odwee following the recent wake of murder cases in the area.

    In a space of only one week, at least two members of Ogora Clan were murdered under circumstances relating to land wrangles with the most recent one being that of Okello Angelo who was reportedly way laid and hit to death.

  • Crime Preventers Demand for Special Government Program

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    Friday, October 21, 2016

    By Okai Ambrose

    Crime Preventors across Kole District have petitioned their superior to lobby for special government programs that come to the district to help in transforming their lives.

    The Crime preventors who are mostly young men and women say they are also among the neglected in community who should be treated as others who are benefitting from government programmes aimed at eradicating poverty.

    In their meeting held on Thursday with the Resident District Commissioner, District Police Commander (DPC) and the Production Officer of Kole at the district headquarters, the Crime Preventors through their coordinator Milton Ogwal said, they have been so resourceful to government in controlling mob justice, controlling the successful conclusion of the recent elections and still remained patriotic, that they will never let down any government programme.

  • Make Blessed Daudi & Jildo Icons of God's Mercy - Odama

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    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    By Caesar Ivan Okello

    The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese has appealed to Christians to partake the martyrdom of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa as models to acclaim God's Mercy to the people of northern and Uganda at large.

    Archbishop John Baptist Odama said with God's mercy, there should be no more revenge and all forms of hatred which do not promote peaceful coexistence among communities.

    His Grace Odama was today speaking to thousands of pilgrims that congregated at Wipolo Shrine for the Blessed Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa at Paimol in Agago district for the annual commemoration of the two martyrs.

    The prelate also decried the rampant killings that is being fuelled by land conflict, yet he added, the land that people are fighting for, is a free gift by God to all mankind.

  • Oyam Community Donates Land For Hospital

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    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    By Aloca Paul

    Community in Myene Sub-County in Oyam District have offered 100 acres of Land to Ministry of Health for the construction of Hospital.

    The Hospital will be constructed by Syno-hydro company Ltd which is working on Karuma hydro power dam project. The plan to build the Hospital in Myene Oyam District is part of the social responsibility that syno-hydro company planned for the communities from oyam, Nwoya and Kiryandongo districts.

    During the consultative meeting held at Juma Parish in Kamdini on Tuesday , the community unanimously agreed to give 100 acres of the land they have been using as communal grazing ground for the construction of the hospital.

  • HIV/AIDs Elimination Possible By 2030 - Dr Ondoa

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    By Immaculate Amony

    Uganda is going to get to the HIV/AIDs elimination stage by 2030 if people protect their children who are the next generation against the deadly epidermic.

    This assurance was made by the Director General of Uganda Aids Commission, Dr Christine Ondoa during the National Ceremony to Commemorate Philly Bongole Lutaay Day held in Alebtong District.

    The Minister also promised to coordinate the response to HIV/AIDs in Lango

    Listen to more in this report.

    Uganda Marked Lutaya Day in Alebtong District
  • Alcohol & Gambling to be Outlawed in Oyam

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    By Opira Sam

    Plans are under way by Oyam district authorities to suspend gambling and early morning drinking in the district.

    Gillian Akullu the Resident District Commissioner for Oyam (Pictured Left) said, they have held a series of security meetings to devise appropriate legal procedures to follow while implementing the decision.

    She said it was agreed that they target at eliminating Casino Slot Machines commonly known as Zagazaga among other measures. Akullu added that they are yet to hold another security meeting which will come out with a final resolution on the steps to be taken on gambling activities and early morning drinking.

  • Ayer Sub County Chief Implicated in a Fraud Case

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    By Okai Ambrose

    Police in Kole district have arrested the Ayer Sub County Chief, Walter Ocen over allegations of fraud.

    Walter Ocen was arrested for allegedly forming two ghost youth groups in the names of Obed-agen Youth Group in Agege and another one in Omwara Parish all in Bala Sub County that led to the misappropriation of over 15 million shillings under the Youth livelihood Programme before his transfer to Ayer as the Sub County Chief.

    Jimmy Mogi Agaba, the Kole police Officer in Charge Criminal Investigations Department, confirmed the arrest of Ocen saying investigations in to the matter are ongoing.

  • Lira Police Foiled a Family Demonstration Against Them

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    Monday, October 17, 2016

    By Sam Ogwal Alero

    Police in Lira on Monday foiled a demonstration by family members over the release of one of the suspects involved in the murder of late Phinehas William Otile a software Engineer in April 2016.

    Led by the late's aunt, Eunice Otile, 15 family members started their demonstration on Obote avenue at exactly midday drawing the attention of the public and and also prompting police to take action.

    The protesters who were all carrying placards calling for the intervention of the Resident District Commissioner of Lira, accused police for unlawfully releasing Joseph Odur who together with seven others were arrested after the death of their son William Otile.

  • Participatory Budget To Enhance Development

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    Monday, October 17, 2016

    By Ojok Jimmy

    District leaders have been told to involve the communities in budget conferences so as to enable them identify areas that need to be funded.

    The district leaders were challenged by the Assistant manager of Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group(CSBAG) Lydia Kabusinge, at a two days meeting organized by Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD)

    Kabusinge said many districts always approve budgets without involving the local community and yet yet it is the community to tell them the department that needs more help.

  • UNEB - UCE Registers Early Success in Lango

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    Monday, October 17, 2016

    By Okai Ambrose & Sam Ogwal Alero

    The Uganda Certificate of Examination (UCE) exams on Monday kicked off well in various schools in Lira.

    According to a mini survey conducted by Radio Wa in and outside Lira municipally, by 7.30am, candidates were ready for Physics practical which is the first exam for this year.

    In Kole district despite the early arrival of papers, schools are complaining about a huge number of fees defaulters sitting for the exams.

  • Hope For Sickle Cell Patients in Oyam

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    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    By Opira Sma

    Sickle Cell patients at St.John's Hospital Aber have received a new hope with development partners and well wishers committing to aid the Sickle Cell Clinic.

    During a mini fund raising conducted on Friday at the sideline of the Annual General Assembly of the Hospital, at least 1.3 million shillings was raised in cash and over 1 million shillings made as pledges towards procuring drugs and other assortments for the Sickle cell clinic.

    The clinic was constructed some times back with the expectations of receiving supplies from the government but which has since, not yet responded positively leaving a considerable number of patients with little hope of receiving treatment.

  • Operation Wealth Creation Seedlings still Viable in Lira

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    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    By Ceasar Ivan Okello

    The District Agricultural Officer for Lira District Ms Dorcus Alum (Pictured Left) has asked farmers in Lango sub-region not to shun seedlings under operation wealth creation because of the current weather changes.

    Alum made the appealed following continued public outcry that most of the items being distributed under OWC are not creating any impact as a result of timing and lack of consultation to access the need of the people .

    She said that farmers should accept the seedlings because the current continuous dry spell is beyond them and the government can not do much to stop it.

  • The World Through The Blind

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    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Dy Opira Sam

    Blind person still face much discrimination as evidenced in the number of school required to offer them equal learning opportunities.

    This is among the concerns expressed by the blind in Lira District as Uganda yesterday joined the rest of the world to mark the World Sight Day that is an annual event to focus on global attention on blindness and vision impairment that is done on the second week of October.

    Attention to the plight of the blind in Lango
  • Lira - New Sub Counties To Enhance Service Delivery

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    Friday, October 14, 2016

    By Zainabu Adongo

    Lira district local government has created six new sub counties from the sub counties of Adekokwok, Ngetta, Lira sub county, Barr, Amac and Aromo sub counties.

    Among the new sub counties are Iwal, Boroboro, Itek, Wiodyek, Olaka and Ayami sub counties.

    The vice chairperson of Lira district local government, George Okello Ayo, said that they created the new sub counties due to the large populations that has been recorded in the sub counties of Ngetta, Barr, Amac, Aromo, Lira and Adekokwok sub counties.

    Leader Of Government Business in Lira DLC
  • Otuke Prepares to Host Minister for Presidency

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    Friday, October 14, 2016

    By Caesar Ivan Okello

    The Minister for Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo is expected to visit Otuke District on Monday 17th October 2016 to monitor government projects mainly Youth Livelihood projects which have become a public concern Country wide.

    The development for the Minister's visit was revealed by Otuke Resident District Robert Abak in an interview with Radio Wa. According to Abak, Hon Mbayo shall visit Youth Livelihood projects in Alai Ward where the youth are engaged in fish farming for income generation .

    Minister Mbayo is coming at the time when there are numerous complains that many Youth groups have shared the Youth Livelihood fund money among themselves while other group leaders have run away with the money.

  • Alebtong to Host Philly Bongoley Lutaaya Day

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    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    By Sam Ogwal Alero

    Alebtong district has been chosen to host the national celebration of Philly Bongoley Lutaaya day which is annually commemorated on the 17th October to crate awareness on HIV/Aids.

    This was confirmed by Alebtong district leaders headed by the RDC Moses Andrew Awany during a press briefing held at Gracious Palace Hotel in Lira Town.

    The district leaders told press that HIV-Aids is still posing a major public health and economic challenge in the country particularly in northern Uganda . We have more in the report

    Insight into Philly Bongoley Lutaaya Day
  • Apac & Kole Districts Cuts Their Share of 7.8bn NUSAF 3 Cake.

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    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    By Omara Geoffrey

    At least 4100 household members across Kole and Apac districts have benefited from NUSAF 2 programme totalling to more than 8.3 billions.

    Addressing a stakeholder meeting held at Scouts hall in Apac, Mr.Jaspher Otimoi, the NSUAF 3 desk officer said a total of 267 sub-projects are expected to be funded with several others to be considered in the financial year 2016-2021 adding that a total of 7.8 billion has been released as disbursement for the projects which will be considered .

    Otimoi noted that the money will be posted to individual sub-project accounts for the groups’ leaders to withdraw and spend accordingly.

  • Lango Districts Missing out on Scholarships

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    By Amony Immaculate

    Otuke and Amolatar districts have been ranked the worst for submitting less than a quarter of the numbers required for a scholarship offered by Kampala International University (KIU).

    George Titus, the centre coordinator KIU Lira study centre confirmed the report saying of the 50 slots offered per district, both Otuke and Amolatar districts submitted less than 10 beneficiaries.

    Titus blamed this on lack of coordination and sensitization of the parents over this opportunity where the successful students would be able to study most of the arts and science disciplines.

    George Titus on KIU Missed Opportunities
  • Dr Apollo Milton Obote - Forgotten Too Soon?

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    By Zainabu Adongo

    There is a wide perception from the general public in Lango sub region that the death of Dr. Apollo Milton Obote on the day falling immediately when the country celebrates its independence anniversary, be gazetted as a national day.

    Obote died on the 10th of October 2005 of kidney failures in one of the hospitals in Johannesburg, south Africa and his body was buried at his ancestral home in Akokoro, in Apac district.

    It can now be confirmed that this year, the day passed without any activity such as a memorable prayer, public lecture or a rally dedicated to the fallen hero.

    No Memorial Function for The Late Dr. Milton Obote
  • Candidate Students Warned Against Gambling

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    By Jimmy Ojok

    The Vicar General of Lira Diocese has cautioned students who are about to sit for their final exams against joining any club of gamblers during their vacation.

    Monsignor Desiderious Pule Olima said many youth have taken up to gambling activities like sport betting, Zagazaga Chinese slot machines and playing cards staked on money where the students can easily be lured to.

    Father Desderious Pule sounded the caution during a dedication prayer for senior four and senior six candidates of Comboni College at Ngetta.

  • Lira Municipality Downplays "Mafia" Claims

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    By Zainabu Adongo

    Lira Municipal Council have refuted reports attributed to the Resident District Commissioner of Lira that there are mafias who are swindling the revenue collected from the municipality.

    In his response, the acting deputy Town Clerk, Patrick Ogweng (Pictured Left) blamed the low revenue collection to a number of challenges ranging from evasion of tax payment by most businessmen and women and inadequate human resource to manage the collection.

    Listen to more of the report.

    Municipal Officials React To "Mafia" Claims
  • Bishop Franzelli Calls On Women To Grow In Authority

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    By Grace Adero

    The Bishop of Lira diocese has said Uganda needs women who will go against the current trend of corruption, lack of responsibilities and living without caring for the needs of others.

    The Bishop said, women should grow in authority as they strive to make a difference through sacrifices to end corruption that has endangered the lives of the needy who are the would be beneficiaries of most government programs in Uganda.

    The Rt. Rev. Joseph Franzelli was speaking on the occasion to mark the 20th anniversary of the abduction of the Aboke Girls by the Lord's Resistance Army rebels. He said, there were still more challenges despite the changes that have taken place in the school.

  • RDC - Mafias are Tapping Lira Municipal Revenue

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    Monday, October 10, 2016

    By Zainabu Adongo

    The Resident District Commissioner of Lira has said Lira Municipal Council has been taken over by some Mafias who collect money into their accounts.

    Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi said that the municipality has got a huge challenge that the new mayor, Mike Ogwang Veve are grappling with.

    The RDC made these shivering remarks while officiating the celebrations marking the 54th Independence anniversary for Lira district at Akii Bua stadium on Sunday.

  • Silence as Uganda Marks Dr. Obote's 10th Anniversary

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    Monday, October 10, 2016

    The Independence anniversary that Uganda marks every 9th day of October is becoming reminiscent of the death of the Founding Father of the Nation, the late Dr. Apollo Milton Obote that occurred on 10th October 2005.

    Much as the Independence Day brings back the memory of Obote's death, no anniversary event has been organised at the tomb at Abeibuti Village, Abutipuku in in Akokoro in Apac district and elsewhere.

    Insight into the Life Of Dr. Apollo Milton Obote (RIP)


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