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Apac leaders top list of emyooga defaulters

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political leaders in Apac district have come under the spotlight for defaulting Emyooga funds. Through Emyooga, the government sought to support 18 categories of associations, namely: boda boda riders, women entrepreneurs, welders, taxi operators, fishermen, journalists, veterans, performing artists, and elected leaders among others. In …

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Apac district council passes by-law to fight child marriage

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apac district council has passed a by-law to curb the rising cases of teenage pregnancies and child marriage in the district. The ordinance passed on Monday calls for punitive action against defilers and irresponsible parents. The law criminalizes presiding over any child marriage ceremony and …

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Apac district officials under probe for alleged embezzlement of UGX400m

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is investigating seven Apac district officials on allegations of embezzling 400 million shillings. Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson has identified the suspects as Ekwang Tonny Paul, Apac Chief Financing Officer, Edoko Tom, the human resource officer, Sam Otim, the District Education …

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Residents left homeless as hailstorm hits Apac district

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 families in Ibuje town council, Apac district are homeless and several crop gardens destroyed as hailstorms caused havoc. Hailstorms accompanied by strong winds ravaged the area following a downpour and destroyed hectares of crop gardens and houses, leaving residents in dilemma. Ibuje …

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UPDF soldier commits suicide after shooting woman to death

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier attached to NARO army detach in Akokoro sub-county in Apac district has shot dead a 20-year-old woman before taking his own life. The soldier is 45-year-old Samuel Ojara, while his victim is Sharon Akello. Ojara reportedly followed Akello to …

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Soldiers evict 200 from Maruzi ranch

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 settlers in Maruzi ranch in Apac district are homeless after their houses were torched by the army over the weekend. The affected people have been residents of Corner Mulema trading center in the heart of Maruzi ranch. They claim that soldiers deployed …

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