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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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District chairman sentences 2 hippos to death

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Time is finally out for two hippopotamuses that have have continued to destroy food crops and even kill domestic animals for two years ever since they invaded Gaya parish in Pabo sub county of Amuru district. Following persistent cries from the people of Amuru and …

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Four arrested for illegal possession of a firearm in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Amuru district have arrested four people for illegal possession of a firearm. Patrick Jimmy Okema the Aswa river region police spokesperson identified the suspects as Lemi Chris-33, a resident of Wakiso district and Kiir Angelo-34, a South Sudanese from Juba who …

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Unfulfilled pledges upset family of former FRONASA fighter

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of Yakobo Oyet, a former freedom fighter of FRONASA in Atiak sub-county, Amuru district is upset over unfulfilled pledges made by President Yoweri Museveni. Formed in 1971, the rebel outfit – Front for National Salvation (FRONASA) was a left-leaning militant group led by …

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Atiak Sugar Factory finally starts production in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Atiak Sugar Factory in Amuru district has finally started production, four years after erection of the plant in Gem Pachilo village, Atiak sub-county. The agri-business is co-owned by Horyal Investments Holding Company Ltd and the government of Uganda. It aims at creating and sustaining farmers’ …

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