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Lacor hospital protests primary health care budget cut

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is protesting the more than 50 percent reduction of its primary health care budget. The hospital director, Dr. Martin Ogwang, says that they have been receiving Shillings 600million under primary health care, which accounts for 5 percent of the …

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Acholi sub region gets vehicle maintenance workshop

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police has launched a motor vehicle maintenance workshop in the Acholi sub-region. Construction of the multi-million workshop by the police department of Logistics and Engineering lasted eight months. It becomes the third facility in the country after the one in Soroti and Mbarara cities. …

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Police in Gulu on the spot over extortion

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu district is on the spot over extortion and protecting criminals. The allegations were on Wednesday raised by aggrieved residents and local leaders of Gulu district during a community policing meeting held in Patiko sub county. Patrick Komakech, the Patiko sub county …

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Gulu district launches education taskforce to improve performance

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities and stakeholders in Gulu district have launched a task force to improve education performance. The “Education Taskforce’’ comprises school headteachers, chairpersons school management committees (SMC), teachers associations, opinion leaders, educationists as well as local and national leaders. The force is headed by David Obol, …

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LYEC: First elephant monument unveiled in Gulu City

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A symbolic elephant monument was unveiled Friday in Gulu City in honour of the cultural significance of the creature to the Acholi people. The monument, installed with funding from Uganda Breweries was unveiled by the Chief Justice of Uganda,  Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and His …

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GULU: 140 motorcycles robbed in 90 days

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 140 motorcycles have been stolen in the greater Gulu in the last three months. Statistics from the different Boda-boda associations in Gulu district and City indicate that the motorcycles, all Bajaj models were stolen by thugs between January and March this year. …

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Ordnance explosion kills 2 pupils, critically injures 2 others in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An explosion has killed two pupils and left two others critically injured in Omel sub county, Gulu district. Bosco Abonga, the Deputy Speaker of Omel sub county identifies the deceased as Ronald Rubangakene,12 and Morris Opiyo,13. The injured are Derrick Okello,13 and Brian Rubangakene,12. They …

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More HIV negative people infected with TB in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More HIV negative persons are contracting Tuberculosis (TB) than HIV-positive patients in Gulu District and Gulu City, Health officials have revealed. Whereas people with HIV are up to 50 times more likely to develop TB in a given period of time, analysis on HIV …

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