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UPDF asked to step up disarmament process in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs Col. Charles Engola has directed the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces – UPDF to step up disarmament efforts in Karamoja. Engola made the directive on Wednesday while meeting UPDF senior commanders at the 3rd Division headquarters in …

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UPDF recovers 4,000 cattle, 69 illegal arms in Karamoja operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has recovered 69 illegal firearms, 603 ammunition and over 4,300 stolen livestock during the ongoing disarmament program in Karamoja sub-region. The recovered animals include cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys that have since been returned to the rightful owners. The 3rd division spokesman Maj. …

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Gov’t delivers vaccines for Foot and Mouth disease in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finally delivered vaccines for the foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Karamoja. At least 30,000 cattle have been vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Karamoja. The outbreak was confirmed in November 2019, resulting into a livestock quarantine in Kotido, Abim …

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UPDF to resume forceful disarmament in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) will soon launch a disarmament exercise in Karamoja sub-region. The exercise is aimed at getting rid of illegal firearms from armed suspected warriors. Meeting leaders from the districts of Kitgum and Lamwo on Monday, the UPDF 5th Division …

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Malnutrition on the rise in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Karamoja region is threatened with increasing cases of malnutrition according to Simon Ondoga, a senior nutritionist in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital. Odonga says that the malnutrition rate in the region has grown from three in 10 children under five years in 2018 to …

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Karamoja newspaper supply cut off after suspension of transport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing lockdown has affected the distribution of newspapers in Karamoja, a region located about 350 kilometres from the capital Kampala. The newspaper scarcity started after the ban on public transport one of the measures announced by the government to control COVID-19. The region …

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Museveni: Illegal guns were a hindrance to development in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that the proliferation of guns in Karamoja sub region was responsible for the low development in the area. Speaking at the commissioning of the Sun Belt Mining Group Limited factory in Rupa sub-county, Moroto district, Museveni commended the Karimojong for …

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Cabinet approves UGX 41 Billion loan for Karamoja health facilities

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved a proposal to borrow 10 million Euros (over Shillings 41.9 billion) from Italy to finance the Karamoja Infrastructure Development Project Phase 2. The money will finance the construction of 68 staff houses for selected health facilities in all the districts of Karamoja, …

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