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NFA impounds 600 bags of charcoal in Gulu and Amuru

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority- NFA has impounded 600 bags of charcoal in Gulu and Amuru districts. 300 bags were impounded from the charcoal dealers camp in Patiko sub county in Gulu district on Tuesday evening. Another 300 bags were impounded on Monday evening from …

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Bumper crop harvest triggers domestic violence in Amuru

Many couples in Amuru district are reportedly fighting over the ownership and sale of the crops harvested from their gardens   Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an upsurge in cases of domestic violence in Amuru district resulting from a bumper crop harvest. Just like other parts of Northern …

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Kilak North parliamentary candidate reports death threats to police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justus Tugume, an independent candidate for the Kilak North parliamentary seat in Amuru district has expressed fear for his life after receiving a life-threatening letter at his home in Atiak sub county. The authors of the anonymous letter that was dumped at the candidate’s residence …

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Apaa residents reject gov’t mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Apaa township in Amuru district has rejected the long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets in the ongoing distribution by the Ministry of Health. The town council chairperson, Maliam Abwola told URN on Wednesday morning that his executive resolved to reject the 384 …

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JICA to repair 185 broken boreholes in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is set to repair 185 broken boreholes in Amuru district. Amuru district has 548 boreholes of which 30% of them are non-functional after breaking down and developing mechanical problems for several years. Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV chairperson says …

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Water scarcity hits 6,000 people in Amuru district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 6,000 residents of Amuru sub-county in Amuru district are facing acute water shortage after major wells and springs dried up. Annually, Acholi sub-region experiences dry spells that span from November to early March. Grace Achan, the area water committee of Amuru trading center …

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Tumukunde promises change to voters in Amuru, Adjumani

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate Gen.Henry Tumukunde has promised change of government in Uganda. Tumukunde who was on Monday afternoon addressing voters in Adjumani and Atiak town councils in Adjumani and Amuru districts said that he has the expertise to get President Museveni out of his office. …

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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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