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Amuru district seeks UGX 160Bn to avert flooding in Elegu

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru District Local Government is seeking more than 160 billion Shillings to avert flooding in Elegu town, located near Uganda’s port of entry at Nimule. The area known for trade between Uganda and South Sudan, experiences flash floods during the rainy season and whenever River …

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Consumers, traders question UNBS on substandard goods in Elegu

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Consumers and traders operating at Elegu Border Point in Amuru district have asked the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to step up market surveillance and crackdown on substandard commodities. They pointed out that the area is witnessing a surge in goods and commodities …

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Traders loses millions as fire guts Elegu Market

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has razed down Elegu Market in Amuru District, at the Uganda-South Sudan border. Preliminary reports indicate the fire started at about 1 am on Monday before spreading across the entire market structures made of bamboo poles, timber, and iron sheets. Noah Katende, a …

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Kenyan trucker found dead in Elegu township

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detectives from Aswa river region police headquarters in Gulu city are investigating the death of a Kenyan trucker in Elegu township at the Uganda-South Sudan border. Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West ward, Elegu town council in …

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Residents of Elegu township petition Ecweru over flooding

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Elegu township in Amuru district have petitioned the State Minister for Works, Musa Ecweru over the delayed expansion of the bank of River Unyama to avert flooding. In 2019, the government through the Ministry of Works signed a tripartite deal worth Shillings 1.9 …

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Truck drivers resume transportation of goods to South Sudan

Amuu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is relief in Elegu township, Amuru district following the resumption of transportation of goods to the South Sudan capital, Juba by the long-distance truck drivers on Tuesday. More than 600 trucks had been parked at the Uganda-South Sudan border of Elegu in Amuru district …

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