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Lack of market research dragging local investments in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in Gulu have cited lack of adequate market research and advisory services for dragging investments and business innovations in post-conflict Acholi sub-region. Jackson Odong, the proprietor of Jarib Industries LTD, a local firm dealing in honey; peanut and rice processing in Gulu …

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Museveni hails former Acholi deputy paramount Chief Lugai

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has hailed the fallen former Deputy Paramount Chief of Acholi George William Lugai. In a brief message read to mourners by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Friday, Museveni said he knew Lugai as a mediator who worked …

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Acholi culture to fight HIV

Ancient fireside gatherings could tackle stigma | BONNIE FOURNIER | For 25 years, northern Uganda was devastated by civil war. During this time the area’s residents, many of whom belong to the Acholi people, were forced from their homes. They ended up living in internally displaced camps, relying on the …

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President Museveni explains why Acholi, Lango war claimants funds were diverted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Most of the funds initially meant to compensate Acholi and Lango War Debt Claimants and victims of different insurgencies have been diverted to facilitate critical national infrastructure developments, according to President Yoweri Museveni. The president said the government has now prioritized infrastructure developments like roads, …

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Oulanyah urges Acholi sub-region to increase productivity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has asked the Acholi sub-region to increase productivity as a tool to eradicate poverty and place the region on the right pedestal to prosperity. Oulanyah said unlike the struggle against past insurgencies, the campaign against poverty can now be waged …

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Tilenga Project: Acholi, Bunyoro demand protection of cultural sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cultural institutions in Acholi and Bunyoro sub regions are calling for protection of their heritage inside Murchison Falls National Park as Uganda moves into the development of oil production facilities. The two kingdoms say that they possess valuable cultural sites and heritage materials inside the …

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VIDEO: Prime Minister Rugunda rushes to Gulu

VIDEO: Prime Minister Rugunda rushes to Gulu Prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda gets a rude welcome to the Acholi sub region as MPs accused his deputy Gen Moses Ali and security agencies of aiding bloodshed in Amuru district that has left at least 8 people dead, dozens injured with some …

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