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Amuru residents blame teenage pregnancies on domestic violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Amuru district have attributed the high cases of teenage pregnancies in the district to domestic violence. Statistics from the Human Rights Focus indicate that 4,062 young girls were impregnated in Acholi sub region since the Covid-19 lockdown in March up to mid-August 2020. …

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Police constable recruit dies during physical fitness test in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prospective Probation Police Constable – SPC recruit collapsed to death in Amuru district on Saturday while participating in a physical fitness exercise. Morris Odoch was participating in the rigorous drills alongside other shortlisted candidates in Amuru town council as a prerequisite for joining the …

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NRM registrar evicted for pushing dubious land deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Locals of Kidimon village in Lakang sub county of Amuru district have chased away David Omony, the National Resistance Movement-NRM sub county registrar  over what they call a fake land deal. Omony in a group of six people have been collecting signatures of at least …

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NFA impounds 450 bags of charcoal in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has impounded 450 bags of charcoal from illegal dealers in Amuru district. 150 bags were impounded from Ober Parish in Amuru sub county along the Apaa-Pabbo road while being transported to Kampala aboard a vehicle registration number UAL 590N. The …

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Amuru district vice chairperson sacked for incompetence

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LCV chairperson Amuru has sacked his deputy over alleged incompetence. Michael Lakony accused John Bosco Ocan, who is also the councillor for Atiak sub county of being absent from his office for nearly three months. Ocan was last week nominated to contest in …

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Amuru flood victims yet to receive relief aid

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Flood victims in Pabo sub county in Amuru district are yet to receive relief aid three months after being displaced. In July, 563 households were affected by hailstorms in Pukwany village Pabo sub county. The floods also destroyed more than 700 acres of crop …

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