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Karamoja leaders task Museveni to fulfill pledges

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Council chairpersons in Karamoja sub-region have asked President Yoweri Museveni to fulfill the pledge of purchasing 200 tractors to enable farmers in the region to venture into commercial agriculture. According to the LCV chairpersons, while at Morulinga State Lodge last year, President Museveni promised …

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Minister Kitutu apologises for mismanaging Karamoja iron sheets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Karamoja Affairs, Mary Goretti Kitutu has apologised over management of iron sheets meant for Karamoja region. Kitutu who was on Friday, 03 March 2023 appearing before the Committee on Presidential Affairs admitted that the iron sheets meant for the vulnerable people of …

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Army cited in Karamoja food saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has been cited in the alleged mismanagement of relief food meant for the people of Karamoja. According to the Committee on Presidential Affairs that is currently investigating the alleged misuse of Karamoja relief items including iron sheets, goats and maize …

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KASAIJA: I did not apply for Karamoja iron sheets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija has defended himself as “innocent” in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal that has sucked in several ministers. Kasaija said that whereas he received iron sheets from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), he did not …

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Karamoja leaders welcome disarmament exercise in Kenya

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the Karamoja sub-region have welcomed the launch of disarmament operations against illegal guns among the Turkana and Pokot communities in Kenya. Currently, the Turkana warriors are voluntarily handing over their guns to the government during the ongoing disarmament exercise in Kenya. The leaders …

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Officials implicated in iron sheet saga must be punished: Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has said that officials found culpable in the alleged diversion of iron sheets meant for vulnerable youth in Karamoja should be punished. Among said the committee on Presidential Affairs is probing the allegations, following a petition by the Karamoja legislators on 15 February …

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